Movies, video games and the mall aren't the only options for teens looking for some air-conditioned entertainment. Worthington Libraries has super-creative programs planned just for them through the rest of the summer.
Teens can put their scientific sleuthing skills to the test during Mythbusters programs that are planned at all three library locations. They'll see for themselves whether eggs can bounce or if quicksand is for real.
Worthington Park Library's event will be Thursday, June 13, at 3:30 p.m.; Old Worthington Library's is scheduled June 25 at 2:30 p.m.; and Northwest Library's is planned July 10 at 3:30 p.m.
These summer make it and take it workshops are for crafters and the craft-challenged alike. Projects such as duct tape roses and wallets are fun and easy to make.
Workshops are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, and June 27 at Northwest Library and Worthington Park Library, respectively. The Old Worthington Library program will be held July 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Did you know that Quidditch has been brought down to Earth? Flightless fans of Harry Potter's favorite sport are invited for a ground-only version of the game at 2:30 p.m. July 16. Join us at Old Worthington Library's Quidditch pitch (the Hartford Street athletic field behind the library) for a chance to throw a bludger or catch the golden snitch.
TGIF: Zombie Nerf War
On Aug. 16, zombies will attack Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. Prepare yourself for the invasion; bring a Nerf Blaster (no modifications permitted) and foam darts at 6 p.m. for target practice.
Zombie Nerf War is part of TGIF, a library series which offers unique after-hours programs for teens.
For a complete list of the library's teen programming, go to worthingtonlibraries. org/calendar. Using the drop down boxes near the top of the screen, patrons can limit a search to a particular library or age range. For information about individual programs, click on the title for a complete description.
Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.