Library News: Week of January 23, 2022 – The Globe

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., Adrian, is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 pm, Friday from noon to 5 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm.

Marvelous: The library now has a weekly newsletter available! The newsletter will be emailed every Wednesday morning to all registered users. It will show you at most 20 main options of new library items. Other new items are categorized on the side for easy navigation.


and sign up at the bottom of the page or let us know when you’re in the library checking out items you want to sign up.

Author Visits: Kate Towle will visit the Nobles County Library in Worthington on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. loss that binds them together and stretches their bond in profound and surprising ways. Towle will lead an interactive presentation and discussion. It is not mandatory to read the book. Please mark your calendars and join us.

Also, author Allen Eskens will be at the Nobles County Library at 6:30 pm on March 3. Eskens earned her journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. After law school, he studied creative writing in the MFA program at Minnesota State University Mankato. Eskens now lives with his wife, Joely, in the Minnesota metropolitan area, where he recently retired after practicing criminal law for 25 years. Join us and find out how Eskens started his career, how his writing process works, and his latest titles.

Winter Reading Program: The Winter Reading Program begins on January 3rd and ends on March 31st. Come into any of the library branches beginning January 3 to sign up and get your punch card. Read 12 books (or audiobooks/ebooks) and bring your punch card to choose your prize! All participants are entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of the program. (You must be at least 16 years old to participate.)

Friends of the Library Reading Club: The next meeting will be at 7 pm on January 31 to discuss “LaRose” by Minnesota author Louise Erdich. Everyone is welcome to join! Contact the library to participate.

Reading clubs: Nobles County Libraries in Adrian and Worthington would like to work with book clubs throughout the county to learn about upcoming programs, author visits and more. Contact us with your information at 295-5340 or email We look forward to hearing from you and working together!

Monthly Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: Meetings are at 6 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. We will discuss how each of our books connects to the theme of the month and what we liked/disliked about the book. Call 295-5340 or email to register.

Saturdays without screens: The Adrian Branch Library hosts Screen Free Saturdays every Saturday through May 21 (excluding holiday weekends). Kindergarten through eighth grade students are invited to come out of the house and play from 10:30 am to noon in the library. Bring your favorite board game or play one available in the library.

New adult books: Lars Kepler’s “The Mirror Man,” Michael Brooks’ “The Art of More,” Dean Koontz’s “Quick Silver,” Jill Kemerer’s “A Cowboy to Rely On” and Eliza Jane Brazier’s “Good Rich People.”

New children’s books: “Henry Heckelbeck Builds a Robot” by Wanda Coven, “Maxine” by Bob Graham, “Drama” by Raina Telgemeier, “Baby-Sitters Little Sister, Karen’s School Picture” by Katy Farina

DVD: “Dune”, “The Dry”, “Halloween Kills” and “The Addams Family 2”

audio book: “The Missing Piece” by John Lescroart and “The Last House on the Street” by Diane Chamberlain

Appointment: “In big cities and small towns, libraries serve a purpose that almost nothing else does. They are a place of information for everyone; a place where people can come together as a community. They are the aisles of books, the knowledge of generations compiled and open to anyone”. jill biden

Registration is requested in the library or by calling 295-5340. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the library, and must be picked up by 5 p.m.

  • Monday: Just Gurlz for girls in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday: After School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Story time for toddlers and preschoolers, 10-11 am
  • Thursday: After School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • January 31: Wii U for grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 pm
  • February 1: After School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

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