Library News for the Week of September 4, 2023

Upcoming Holiday Closures – Worthington

  • Closed on Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.
  • Closed on Saturday, September 16th for King Turkey Day.


Upcoming Holiday Closure and Saturday Hours – Adrian

  • Closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.
  • The Adrian library will resume their Saturday hours beginning September 9th.  (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)


After School Programs for Youth – Worthington

  • After School Programs begin next week, September 11th!
  • Please call the library at 507-295-5340 to sign your children up.
    • Mondays (grades 5-9):  Wii from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesdays (grades K-5):  After School Program 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):  After School Program 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.


Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Tuesday, September 19th – Paint Party with SammyJo Miller from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required!
  • Wednesday, September 20th – “Prairie Songs:  Sing along with Laura Ingalls Wilder” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


Other Happenings in the Library – Worthington

  • Nobles County Art Center:
    • Art Show:  Creature Feature (by Kelly Henkels)
      • The last day of this show is Wednesday, September 6th – you don’t want to miss it!
    • Art Club – 4th Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
      • There is no cost to join – all are welcome!
    • The Art Center is located in the basement 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, September 25thth at 6:00 p.m. – we will be discussing the book, “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict.  All are welcome!
      • Farmer’s Market:  Stop by the table and visit with the Friends of the Library!
        • Tuesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in downtown Worthington.


Did You Know?

  • Did you know that the state of Minnesota is split into twelve library systems?  We (southwestern Minnesota) are in in the Plum Creek Library System, which includes nine counties and 26 libraries!


Coming Soon:

  • New Books for Adults:  “Lion & Lamb” by James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski, “Where the Dead Sleep” by Joshua Moehling, “The Invisible Hour” by Alice Hoffman, “An Honest Man” by Michael Koryta, “Tides of Fire” by James Rollins, “The One That Got Away” by Charlotte Rixon and “Like a River” by Granger Smith
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “Lion & Lamb” by James Patterson and Duane Swierzynski, “The Maze” by Nelson DeMille, “The Homewreckers” by Mary Kay Andrews, “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy” by Jamie Ford, “Tracy Flick Can’t Win” by Tom Perrotta, “The Best Strangers in the World” by Ari Shapiro and “His Majesty’s Airship” by S.C. Gwynne
  • New Books for Children: “Bears are Best!” by Joan Holub and “Llama Llama’s Little Lie” by Reed Duncan
  • New DVDs: “No Hard Feelings”, “You Hurt My Feelings”, “Blue Bloods” (Season 13), “NCIS” (Season 20) and “The Flash”