The following programs are offered by Worthington Libraries. Old Worthington Library is at 820 High St., Northwest Library is at 2280 Hard Road and Worthington Park Library is at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call (614) 807-2626.

The following programs are offered by Worthington Libraries. Old Worthington Library is at 820 High St., Northwest Library is at 2280 Hard Road and Worthington Park Library is at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call (614) 807-2626.

Northwest Library's outdoor concert season will close at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, with a pirate-themed performance by the Scioto Valley Brass Band. They will perform songs like "Under the Sea," "Parade of Tall Ships" and "Margaritaville." Costumes are encouraged. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the library.

Through demonstrations and hands-on practice with punching/kicking bags, Worthington Police Department staff will show women how to keep safe at "Self Defense 101." The program will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Northwest Library. Registration is required.

Speaking Volumes, an evening book discussion group, will meet to discuss "Yesterday's Weather" by Anne Enright at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Old Worthington Library.

During the eco-friendly ReUse. ReCreate. ReRead. series, participants will reuse found objects to recreate something fun and useful. The final session will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.