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 computers, library staff and volunteers to help students with school assignments.
* Kids ages 2-5 are invited to Old Worthington Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, for Sense It! Messy Play Day.
* The library's new Crafternoon series, for teens and adults, kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with a holiday ornaments workshop scheduled at Old Worthington Library. The program is free; registration is required. Register by calling 614-807-2626.
* Starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, teens can taste-test a variety of hot chocolate recipes at Old Worthington Library.
* Northwest Library will host a LEGOs party for kids ages 6-8 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
* Wintry activities and stories are planned this month during Northwest Library's Fireside Tales series. Sessions start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.