Library News: Week of August 8, 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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Passes for Minnesota State Park: 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.

New books for adults: “Dark Roads” by Chevy Stevens, “The Guilt Trip” by Sandi Jones, “Murder Most Fowl” by Donna Andrews, “We Are the Brennans” by Tracey Lange, “Down Range” by Taylor Moore and “Scandal in Babylon” by Barbara Hamly.

New children’s books: “When Grandpa Stole” by Patricia MacLachlan, “The worm family was photographed” by Jennifer Frank and David Ezra Stein, “What will you be? By Yamile Saied Mendez, “History Smashers, The Mayflower” by Kate Messner and “A Halloween Scare in Minnesota” by Eric James.

Quote: “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wise counselors, and the most patient teachers. Charles W. Eliot

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.

  • We still have AncestryLibrary (for use inside the library only): search your ancestors, census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.

Drop by the library, call 295-5340 or email [email protected] register.

  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., summer reading program (auction for teens).

  • Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Summer Reading Carnival for children of all ages. Come play games, win prizes and enjoy some goodies!

  • August 27: last day, the library store will be open. Be sure to hand in your summer reading journal and library money to choose your prizes.

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 August 25.

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. compared to what they experienced. She started her research in 2017 and will speak in detail about her latest novel, “Never Let Go, 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.

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


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