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 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Library Book Club Friends: The next gathering will be at 6 p.m. on October 24, to discuss “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Please register in person or on Zoom.
After-school programming at the Nobles County Library in Worthington begins this week. Please drop by the library or call (507) 295-5340 to register your children. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the library.
October 10: Just Gurlz (girls, grades 5-9), until 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 11: after-school program (K-5), until 4:45 p.m.
October 12: Storytime (toddlers and preschoolers), 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 13: after-school program (K-5), until 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 17: Wii (Grades 5-9), until 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 18: after-school program (K-5), until 4:45 p.m.
Halloween haunted house: For students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Join us for a movie, crafts, games and a haunted house tour. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume! Please register for one of the parties by Wednesday, October 19 at the library reception or call (507) 295-5340.
The parties will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 20; and noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. on October 21.
Space is limited so register early!
New books for adults: “The Furies” by John Connolly, “Mad Honey” by Jennifer Finney Boylan, “Our Missing Hearts” by Celeste Ng, “Endless Summer” by Elin Hilderbrand, “Home Sweet Christmas” by Susan Mallery, “Long Shadow” by David Baldacci, “The Family Game” by Catherine Steadman and “Voice of Fear” by Heather Graham.
New children’s books: “Bug Scouts Camp Out!” by Mike Lowery, “Narwhalicorn and Jelly” by Ben Clanton, “Pete the Cat and the Sprinkle Stealer” by Kimberly and James Dean, “Bird & Squirrel: All Together” by James Burks, “Mariana and Her Familia” by Erika Meza and “Max Meow: Taco Time Machine” by John Gallagher.
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New library app: Download the Aspen LiDA app and sign in using your library card number. From here, you can browse Nobles County Library collections, view new materials, manage your library account, search and download electronic resources, store your library card digitally, and much more.
Fun fact: William Kent Krueger’s latest book, “Fox Creek,” has 114 takes!
Watch our Facebook page and nclibrary.org for updates and future events!
Worthington Author Tours
Adrian Leeauthor of supernatural books, “How to Be a Christian Psychic,” “Mysterious Minnesota,” “Mysterious Midwest” and more, will speak from 6:30-8:30 p.m. October 24.
Kathie Hendricks “Kate Henry”, Luverne author of the children’s books “Backyard Hockey”, “Please Don’t Eat the Cupcakes” and more, will present a program for children from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and an adult program from 5:30 p.m. November 8.