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.

* 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 Drop-In & Discover: Slightly Spooky, children ages 2-5 should come in costume for Halloween-themed early literacy activities. Participants can drop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Northwest Library.

* Teens can celebrate the release of the latest Hunger Games movie at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with a scavenger hunt, trivia and more. Hunger Games: Catching Fire is at Old Worthington Library and part of TGIF, a library series which offers unique after-hours programs for teens.

* During Every Child Ready to Read, parents and caregivers will learn how math and science can help develop a child's early literacy skills. Children ages 2-5 will play games, practice sorting and take part in density experiments. The workshop will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Old Worthington Library.

* A Warm Up Worthington knit-in is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northwest Library. During the event, participants will knit and crochet 7-inch by 9-inch blocks for blankets that will be donated to Columbus-area charities. Bring needles; yarn and templates will be provided.

* Children ages 6-11 will explore the cultures of different countries through crafts and games on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Northwest Library's Exploration Station is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m.

* The next meeting of Worthington Libraries' Decanted book discussion group is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Held at House Wine, 644 N. High St. The selected title is Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Registration is required.

* Northwest Library will host a LEGOs party for children ages 9-11 at 7 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 5.

* 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.

* During Holiday Savings 101, guests will learn how to make the most of their money. A demonstration of Consumer Reports Online and a presentation by Mary Hoover, owner of a money-saving blog, are planned. The program, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, will be held at Northwest Library.

* Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Terese Anne Fowler will be the topic of the Wednesday, Nov. 6, meeting of Speaking Volumes, a book discussion group that meets at Old Worthington Library. A 7:30 p.m. start is scheduled.