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 Drive. Call 614-807-2626.
* Old Worthington Library and Worthington Park Library's homework help centers are open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The Northwest Library center is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Each center has dedicated computers, courtesy printing of homework-related materials and library staff and volunteers to help students with school assignments.
* During Old Worthington Library's Move It: Using Stop-Motion to Tell a Story, children ages 9 and up will learn the art of a story and bring their ideas to life using stop-motion animation. Participants may bring their own iPad or share one of the library's. The second part of the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Registration is required.
* During the second installment in the seven-part series, Gardening & Beyond, those attending will learn how to improve soil by composting fall leaves, yard waste and winter scraps. The session will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St.
* An afternoon of LEGO fun is planned for ages 6-11 at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Old Worthington Library.
* A sensory garden will be installed at Northwest Library next spring, and the public is invited to weigh in on where it should be put and what plants and features it should include. How Should Our Garden Grow sessions are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. If attending, RSVP to Meredith Southard at 614-807-2626.
* On Saturday, Oct. 19, parents and caregivers will learn how to assemble and use flannelboards for storytelling, rhyming and counting with their children. Supplies will be provided, as will examples of flannel stories and rhymes. The Worthington Park Library workshop will start at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required.
* Teens are invited for an afternoon of role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeon World or others at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. No experience is necessary to attend the Northwest Library event.
* Jim Warner, program director of food and nutrition for the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, will prepare and share samples of some of his favorite diabetes-friendly recipes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Cooking for Diabetes will be at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. Registration is required.
* During Worthington Park Library's Monster Mash, scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, children ages 6-8 will celebrate all things scary with stories, crafts and activities. Costumes are encouraged.
* 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.
* Ages 4-6 are invited to Northwest Library's Bookworms Book Club. Prior to the next meeting, which will start at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, those attending should read Aaron Reynolds' Creepy Carrots.