Library News for the Week of May 15, 2023

Youth Programs – Worthington

  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up your children. 
    • Monday, May 15th:  Wii (Grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 16th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 17th:  Story Time (Toddlers – Preschoolers) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
      Just Gurlz (Girls Grades 5-9) after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 18th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Monday, May 22nd:  Wii (Grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 23rd:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 24th:  Story Time (Toddlers – Preschoolers) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
      Just Gurlz (Girls Grades 5-9) after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 25th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • We have reached the end of the after school programs!  Join us in June for the Summer Reading Programs!

 

Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Please mark your calendars with these events and join us!
    • Wednesday, June 7th: Board Game Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – we will have games to play or bring your own
    • Wednesday, June 14th: author Carol Blackford from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – a Minnesota-born author and educator
    • Tuesday, June 20th: Paper Plains from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. – interactive program to create paper from invasive plants
    • Wednesday, June 21st: paranormal investigator Adrian Lee from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Worthington Cemetery (2195 Nobles Street) – learn about the symbolism of art in the cemetery
    • Tuesday, June 27th: Yoga with Melissa from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. – on the library lawn
    • Tuesday, June 27th: author/forensic psychologist Frank Weber – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Frank will answer questions, sign and sell his books, discuss the latest forensic tools and perform a live demonstration of a lie detector test.  From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Frank will speak about his latest book.

 

Nobles County Art Center – Worthington 

  • Now Showing:  Annual Area Art Show
    • This show opened on April 2nd and is on display until June 30th – come view local artist’s work!
  • Art Club – if you’re interested in joining the Art Club, we meet the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
    • There is no cost to join and we have fun – all are welcome!
  • The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library.

 

Friends of the Library Book Club – Worthington 

  • Friends of the Library Book Club
    • Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. – we will be discussing the book “The Blackout Book Club” by Amy Lynn Green.
    • Please join us in person at the library or on Zoom!  All are welcome.

 

Did You Know?

  • Did you know…we have FREE state park passes for you to check out?
    • Check out a pass for seven days of free access to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas!
    • The basics:
      • A Plum Creek Library System card is required to check the pass out and an adult must pick it up in person.
        • You can make a reservation for a pass up to 90 days in advance.
        • Passes that are not reserved by the end of Thursday become available on a first come, first serve basis.
      • One pass per household at a time and a limit of one reservation every 30 days.
      • A pass is checked out from Wednesday through Tuesday and is not renewable.
    • Call to make your reservation today!  Free maps are available as well.

 

New at the Library

  • Books for Adults: “Seven Girls Gone” by Allison Brennan, “Mermaid Beach” by Sheila Roberts, “The Loner” by Diana Palmer, “The Rescue” by T. Jefferson Parker, “Mother of the Bride Murder” by Leslie Meier, “Murder on Bedford Street” by Victoria Thompson, “With My Little Eye” by Joshilyn Jackson, “Happy Place” by Emily Henry, “The Last Word” by Taylor Adams, “For You and Only You” by Caroline Kepnes, “Dear Future Mama” by Meghan Trainor, “Generations:  The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents – and What They Mean For America’s Future” by Jean M. Twenge, PhD, “U.S. Immigration Made Easy” by Ilona Bray, J.D., updated by Attorney Kyle A. Knapp, “Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business” by Stephen Fishman, J.D., “1,531 ACT Practice Questions” (8th Edition) by the Staff of the Princeton Review and “Milk Street Noodles: Secrets to the World’s Best Noodles, from Fettuccine Alfredo to Pad Thai to Miso Ramen” by Christopher Kimball
  • DVDs: “Triangle of Sadness” and “Yellowstone: Season Five, Part 1”
  • Books for Children: “José and El Perro” by Susan Rose and Silvia López, “Make Way for Butterfly” by Ross Burach, “Dolly Parton’s Billy the Kid Makes It Big” by Dolly Parton and “I See a Bat” by Paul Meisel