Needlework group to meet at New Ulm Public Library

NEW ULM — A self-directed needlework group will meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library starting Jan. 3. Needleworkers of all varieties (quilting, embroidery, crochet, knitting, etc.), levels and abilities are welcome to join this age 16 and older group. Each needleworker should bring his/her own materials and ideas. People are welcome to come and go as they see fit. For more information, please contact the library at 507-359-8334.

Library to show The Great Courses “Experiencing Hubble” series

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library will show The Great Courses’ “Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe,” which includes a series of video lectures from Prof. David M. Meyer (Northwestern University). Meyer shares stunning images captured by the Hubble Telescope, and discusses the groundbreaking discoveries scientists have made using these images. The series, which is free and open to the public, will begin on Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and continue on the first and third Thursdays of the month through March 15. Each session will include two video lectures followed by a brief discussion. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.

Adult winter reading

program at library

NEW ULM — The 2018 adult winter reading program begins at the library on January 2. This year’s theme is Off the Shelf! Participants fill out one entry slip for each book they read between January 2 and March 2 and all participants who turn in three entries will receive a free book. In addition, two patrons will be drawn from all entries to win one of two $20 Chamber Bucks certificates. Participants indicate whether they would recommend the books they’ve read, and their opinions will be shared anonymously on our bookshelf display in the library. Stop by to see which books our patrons recommend! Call 507-359-8334 for more information.