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

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

* Old Worthington Library and Worthington Park Library's homework help centers are open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. The Northwest Library center is open from 4-7 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays. Each center has dedicated computers, courtesy printing of homework-related materials and library staff and volunteers to help students with school assignments

* During the library's Food for Fines Drive, which continues through Sept. 30, patrons may donate non-expired canned goods or boxed food items, unopened paper products and toiletries as payment for overdue fines. Each item donated is worth $1 in fine credit (maximum $20) and will help the Worthington Food Pantry and Resource Center stock its shelves.

* Old Worthington Library's Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group will consider chapters 21-40 of Ken Follett's Fall of Giants at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.

* Ages 4-6 are invited to Northwest Library's Bookworms Book Club. Prior to the next meeting, which will start at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, those attending should read William Steig's Pete's A Pizza.

* A clinical instructor at The Ohio State University Speech Language Hearing Clinic will discuss memory strategies as well as brain health and aging at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St.

* Old Worthington Library will host a Homework Help Center Kick-Off Party ay 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. All students who use the center are invited for pizza, games and prizes.

* During Worthington Park Library's LEGO Ninjago Party, ages 6-11 will earn a Master of Spinjitzu certificate for completing each trial and following the rule of the ninja. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

* The Library will lead a storytime in the children's area at the Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St. The storytime, which starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, will feature the Froggy costumed character.

* Kick off the library's popular community service program, Warm Up Worthington, on Saturday, Sept. 28, with an event featuring local craft stores and charities to whom blankets have been donated through the years. Hands-on knitting and crochet instruction, start-up supplies and more will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. at Old Worthington Library.

* The next meeting of Worthington Libraries' Decanted book discussion group is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Held at House Wine, 644 N. High St., the selected title is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Registration is required.

* Northwest Library will host a LEGOs party for kids ages 9-11 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

* The library's English Conversation Group for new English language learners will meet at Old Worthington Library on Wednesdays throughout the fall. Class meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m through Nov. 20. Library staff will help participants with basic English skills practice pronunciation and talking in English.

* The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean will be the topic of the Wednesday, Oct. 2 meeting of Speaking Volumes, an evening book discussion group that meets at Old Worthington Library. A 7:30 p.m. start is scheduled.

* Parents will learn how they can help their children in middle school or high school develop good study habits. Parenting 101 will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 3, at Northwest Library.