Library News: Week of August 22, 2021


WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open 9 a.m. to 8 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 noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, and starting September 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sale of summer books: The Adrian Library will host a summer book sale from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. on Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

There will be a variety of books available, with a bag sale on Saturday. Book sales are open to the public and are not limited to library card users only.

Friends of the Library Book Club: The next meeting will be on August 30 at 7 p.m. The location remains to be determined. The book in question is “Oona Out of Order” by Margarita Montimore. Everyone is welcome to participate in the book club discussions. Contact the library to participate.

Minnesota State Park Passes: Minnesota State Park passes are available at checkout Wednesday through Tuesday for a weekend or vacation. You must be a resident of Nobles County and a Plum Creek Library card holder. The pass must be collected in person by an adult. Reserve a Minnesota State Park Pass today at the Worthington or Adrian Library.

Nobles County Library Computer Tutorials: The library will offer a guided tutorial for individuals to create their own gmail account to send and receive emails. Sessions are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on September 1 and September 15; or from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 8 and 22. The seats are limited. Please dial 295-5340 or stop by the library to reserve a spot.

New books for adults: “Wait for It” by Jenn McKinlay, “At Summer’s End” by Courtney Ellis, “The Perfect Family” by Robyn Harding, “The Madness of Crowds” by Louise Penny and “Emily’s House” by Amy Belding Brown.

New children’s books: “Bailey School Kids, Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots” from Pearl Low, “Maya and the Robot” from Eve. L. Ewing and “Pokemon, Sword and Shield” by Hidenori Kusaka.

Quote: “When I think of all the books I have yet to read, I’m sure I’m even happier.” Jules Renard

New electronic resources have been added to the Nobles County Library website, under Search> Digital Libraries. You can access it anywhere, 24 hours a day; all you need is your library card.

  • NovelListPLus: Get book recommendations, reviews, articles, book lists and more.

  • Consumer Reports: The online version of Consumer Reports. Search their comprehensive archive for unbiased expert product reviews.

  • Auto Repair Source: Up-to-date information on the maintenance and repair of thousands of domestic and imported vehicles since 1974.

  • Legal Information Reference Center: Legal reference books for consumers, how-to instructions, and Minnesota-specific legal forms.

  • Creativebug: Over 1000 instructional videos on arts and crafts; for artists and designers of all levels.

  • AncestryLibrary is available for use inside the library. Search your ancestors, census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.

In Worthington, Friday is the last day the library store will be open. Please hand in your summer reading papers and library money to choose your prizes!

Thank you to the following companies for their support of the summer reading programs: Fareway & Hy-Vee for making the Summer Reading Carnival a huge success; to Ameriprise Financial, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Carpet Plus, Daily Apple, Main Street Kids, Panaderia Mi Tierra, Serenity Gifts, Sterling Drug, The Stag, We Care Day Care and Worthington Federal Savings Bank for supporting the Teen Scavenger Hunt; to the First United Methodist Church for its support of the Teen Escape Room; to Arby’s, Dominos, Jimmy John’s, KFC, Kwik Trip, Pizza Ranch and Subway for their generous donations to the teen auction. Thank you also to the teenage volunteers for their help at the Summer Reading Carnival!

For youth programs in Adrian, stop by, call (507) 483-2541 or email [email protected] to register.

  • Tuesdays: from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., elementary students read one-on-one with Ms. Shateen.

  • Wednesdays: 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., Story Time, Grades Pre-K-2.

  • Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Games and crafts, Grades 3 to 7.

  • The last day of the summer programs is Wednesday. Please hand in your summer reading journals by Monday.

September 2: Pamela Nowak, from Minnesota, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Nobles County Library in Worthington about how women survived the U.S.-Dakota war and how they felt about it. in relation to what they experienced. She started her research in 2017 and will talk in detail about her latest novel, “Never Let Go, The Survival of the Women of Lake Shetek”. There will be time at the end for questions. This event is free and open to the public.

September 21: “Moving Words” premieres at 6:30 pm Come listen to a panel of Minnesota authors at the Worthington Library. More details coming soon!

October 28: Musical artist Dennis Warner will perform at 1 p.m. at the Adrian Senior Citizens Center, 120 N. Maine Ave., and at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Worthington.

Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events.


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