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2014 brings resolutions, goal setting

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If you're the resolution-making type, Worthington Libraries has the resources necessary to help you achieve your goals. In addition to online and on-site materials, get inspiration and assistance from a number of upcoming programs!

Get creative

If you've had a story idea bouncing around in your head for some time, resolve to get it down on paper (or in a computer file) in the New Year. Writing the Young Adult Novel will feature Edith Pattou, the author of several fantasy novels, including East, an American Library Association Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Registration is required for the class, which is scheduled on Feb. 8 at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St.

Banish the winter blahs by making a tiny take-home garden at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. A mini-terrarium session is planned on Feb. 8 as part of the library's Crafternoon series; registration is required.

 

Save money

Did you know that Augusten Burroughs, author of the memoir Running with Scissors, will be in Worthington on Jan. 23 as part of the library's Hear & Now series? You might expect to pay a lot to see a New York Times-bestselling writer, but tickets for the event, which will be held at the McConnell Arts Center (MAC), 777 Evening St., are only $10 and include a meet-the-author reception. Get tickets now at the MAC's website.

If you received a new eReader, tablet or smartphone over the holidays, fill it for free. You'll learn about apps that help you maximize the library's resources and access books, music, movies, magazines and more during Up and Running, hands-on workshops planned Jan. 11 and Feb. 22 at Old Worthington Library and Northwest Library, respectively.

 

Enjoy local talent

Central Ohio is bursting with ability, and you can find it at the library. Don't miss the perennially popular February by the Fire music series that showcases area talent. Guitarists Grace Adele and Keenan Wade, Stephanie Jeffreys and Patrick Woods, and guitarist Mark Flugge will start the weekend off right on Friday afternoons in February.

Learn more about the underappreciated caterpillar from Columbus Dispatch columnist Jim McCormac during the Feb. 20 session of Gardening & Beyond.

Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.

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