Library News: Week of Feb. 11, 2024


WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 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 from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Winter Reading Program is nearing the half-way point! It comes to an end March 30. Visit either the Worthington or Adrian branch library to sign up and get your punch card. Read 12 books (or audio books/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize.

After you have turned in your completed card(s), be sure to fill out a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing! Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate.

Worthington Library youth programming

Monday: Wii (grades 4-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday: Kids Club (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday: Story Time (toddlers-preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.; Just Gurlz (girls grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Thursday: Kids Club (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Please call the library at (507) 295-5340 to sign up your children. Children are responsible for their own ride to and from the library. Please have your children picked up by 5 p.m.

Worthington Library adult programming

Feb. 13: Musician Paul Imholte, “The Stringman”, 6 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 21: AARP “Online Fraud and Cyber Crimes” program, 2 to 3 p.m., Ecumen Meadows

Feb. 27: Board Game Night, 6 to 8 p.m., ages 18+

Adrian Library programming

Feb. 13: Teen Game Night, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Bring your own or play one of ours. Snacks and refreshments provided!

Feb. 27: Teen Night, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Snacks and refreshments provided!

March 2: Polymer Clay Jewelry with Etta, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. People ages 13 and older are invited to learn how to make polymer clay jewelry!

New books for adults: “I’ll Always Love You” by Sharon Hamilton writing as Annie Carr, “Parenting Anxious Kids: Understanding Anxiety in Children by Age and Stage” by Regine Galanti, PhD, “The Child Between Us” by Alison Ragsdale, “Twenty-Seven Minutes” by Ashley Tate and “Mercury” by Amy Jo Burns.

New large print book for adults: “The Berry Pickers” by Amanda Peters.

New books for children: “The Berenstain Bears Stay Healthy” by Mike Berenstain, “Big Name: Game On!” by Lincoln Peirce, “Arctic Animals” by Jill McDonald and “The Three Little Super Pigs and the Great Easter Egg Hunt” by Claire Evans.

Art Experience: The Worthington library and Nobles County Art Center’s collaborative art experience with Dan Wahl, “Horse Meditations,” is open through Feb. 27. Located in the main part of the library, this is a fun, interactive experience for all ages! Come and relax in the Meditation Cave in the Art Center.

Art Club: Art Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to join and all are welcome!

The Art Center is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in the lower level of the Nobles County Library. Contact us at (507) 372-8245 or


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