Library News for the Week of January 8, 2024

Holiday Closing:

  • The Worthington and Adrian libraries will be closed on Saturday, January 13th and Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Winter Reading Program – Adrian & Worthington:

  • The Winter Reading Program has begun and ends March 30th!  Come in to either library branch to sign up and get your punch card.
  • Read twelve books (or audio books/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize.
  • After you’ve turned in your completed card(s), be sure to fill out a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing!
  • Must be at least 16 years old to participate.


Happening at the Worthington Library for Adults:

  • Tuesday, January 9th:  “Pirates: Predators of the Seas” with Arn Kind from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 11th:  Friends of the Library Meeting at 5:05 p.m.  (all are welcome)
  • Tuesday, January 16th:  Board Game Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ages 18+ please)
  • Tuesday, January 23rd:  AARP HomeFit Workshop from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (via Zoom, please register in advance)
  • Monday, January 29th:  Friends of the Library Book Club at 6:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the book, “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” by Robert Dugoni.  All are welcome!


Happening at the Worthington Library for Youth:

  • After School Programs:
    • Mondays (grades 4-9):  Wii from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesdays (grades K-5):  Kids Club from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesdays (toddlers-preschoolers):  Story Time from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesdays (girls grades 5-9):  Just Gurlz from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Thursdays (grades K-5):  Kids Club from after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Please call the library at 507-295-5340 to sign your children up.  You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library; please have your children picked up by 5:00 p.m.


New Books Coming Soon:

  • New Books for Adults:  “The Lost Van Gogh” by Jonathan Santloffer, “Romney: A Reckoning” by McKay Coppins, “Cold Victory” by Karl Marlantes, “Me Without You” by Kelly Rimmer and “The Stars Don’t Lie” by Boo Walker
  • New Books for Children:  “Bad Kitty Does NOT Like Easter” by Nick Bruel, “Snowflakes On Our Tongues” by Mike Ornstein and “Bunny With a Big Heart” by Marilyn Sadler


Nobles County Art Center:

  • Through February 27th, the library and the Art Center will be offering a collaborative art experience with Dan Wahl, called, “Horse Meditations”.  This will be in the main part of the library and should be a fun, interactive experience for all ages!  Join us in the Art Center for an opening reception on Sunday, January 7th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Art Club meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. – there is no cost to join and all are welcome!
  • The Art Center is located in the lower level of the Nobles County Library.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Contact us at 507-372-8245 or