Library News for the Week of October 2, 2023

Fall Book Sale – Worthington

  • The Fall Book Sale date has been set!  Come to our Book Sale Wednesday, October 18th through Friday, October 20th in our Book Sale Room!  (lower level of the library)
    • We have a room full of items – and every item is only 25 CENTS!
    • Mark your calendars and take advantage of this great sale!
    • Our book sales are open to the public – not restricted only to library card users.


Halloween Carnival & Haunted Mad Lab – Worthington

  • Grades K-5 – Join us Friday, October 20th for our Halloween Carnival!
    • Open House from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  (don’t need to register)
    • Wear your costume!  Come play games, make trick-or-treat bags, go through the Haunted Mad Lab and MORE!


After School Programs for Youth – Worthington

  • Please call the library at 507-295-5340 to sign your children up.
    • 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.
  • You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library.
  • Please have your children picked up by 5:00 p.m.
  • Please visit for all library events.


Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Tuesday, October 3rd:  Adrian Lee from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – “UFOs in Renaissance Art”
  • Wednesday, October 4th:  Open Mic Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Come showcase your talent!
  • Thursday, October 5th:  Board Game Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Enjoy a night of playing games!  (Ages 18+ please.)
  • Tuesday, October 10th:  “It’s an Invasion” with Tiffany from Blue Mounds State Park from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Learn more about invasive species on land and in the water.
  • Tuesday, October 24th:  “Antiques: What to do with the family treasures?” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Presented by: Mary Jean Pigman
  • More information about these programs on our website at or stop by the library!


Other Happenings in the Library – Worthington

  • Nobles County Art Center:
    • Art Show:
      • “Homestead Photography”, by Magnolia, Minnesota native, Sarah Sampedro
      • Show will be featured through Friday, October 27th
    • Art Club 4thMonday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
      • There is no cost to join – all are welcome!
    • Board Member:
      • The Art Center is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming a volunteer Art Board member!
      • The board meets on the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
      • Please contact the Art Center for more information or if you’re interested!
    • The Art Center is located in the lower level of the Nobles County Library.
      • Hours:  Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Tuesdays: 12 – 3 p.m. through October)
      • Contact information: or 507-372-8245
  • Friends of the Library
    • Book Club:  Monday, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. – we will be discussing the book, “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver.  All are welcome!


Coming Soon:

  • New Books for Adults:  “The Secret Hours” by Mick Herron, “23 ½ Lies” by James Patterson, “Catch Her Death” by Melinda Leigh, “My Rogue to Ruin” by Erica Ridley and “God Never Gives Up On You” by Max Lucado
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “The Heirloom” by Beverly Lewis, “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig, “It Starts With Us” by Colleen Hoover, “Going Rogue” by Janet Evanovich and “Racing the Light” by Robert Crais
  • New Books for Children:  “Two-Headed Chicken: Beak to the Future” by Tom Angleberger, “Proud Mouse” by Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel, “Dasher Can’t Wait for Christmas” by Matt Tavares, “Baking With Mi Abuelita” by Julissa Mora and “Pepita Meets Bebita” by Ruth Behar and Gabriel Frye-Behar
  • New Audiobook:  “23 ½ Lies” by James Patterson
  • New DVDs:  “Professor T” (Season 2), “The Little Mermaid”, “Past Lives” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”