WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open 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 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
New books for adults: “The Hacienda” by Isabel Cañas, “Traitor” by David Hagberg, “When She Dreams” by Amanda Quick, “Blood Will Tell” by Heather Chavez and “Vigil Harbor” by Julia Glass
New children’s books: “Mapmakers and the Lost Magic” by Cameron Chittock, “The Boxcar Children: The Mystery in the Magic Shop” by Gertrude Chandler Warner, “Spring Parade” by Camelia Kay, “Duck, Duck, Dad?” by Lorna Scobie and “Beak & Ally: The Big Storm” by Norm Feuti
New audiobook: “Dream City” by David Baldacci
New DVD: “Death on the Nile”
Estimate: “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little like you’ve lost a friend.” Paul Sweeney
Library Book Club Friends: The next meeting will take place on May 23 at 6 p.m. and will discuss “Allez le dire sur la montagne” by James Baldwin. All are welcome to participate in the journal club discussions. Contact the library to participate.
Monthly Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: The next meeting is at 6 p.m. on May 11 in the library program room. March’s topic was gravitational manipulation and April’s topic was your favorite science fiction or fantasy book. We will discuss how each of our books relates to these themes and what we liked/disliked about the books at the next meeting. Call 295-5340 or email [email protected] to register.
After-school programs: Register at the library or by calling 295-5340. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the library and must be picked up by 5 p.m.
- Monday: Just Gurlz, for girls in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
- Tuesday: after-school program (K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
- Wednesday: Story time for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Thursday: after-school program (K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
- May 9: Wii U for students in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
- May 10: Afterschool program (K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
Screenless Saturdays: The Adrian Branch Library is hosting Screen-Free Saturdays. Kindergarten to Grade 8 students are invited to come and play games from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the library. Bring your favorite board game or play the one available at the library. Screen-Free Saturdays continue through May 21.