Worthington News

Library notes

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.

* Teens will learn DIY manicure tips during Northwest Library's Nail Art program, which starts at 3:30 p.m. June 19.

* The Turtle Lady will visit Worthington Park Library with turtles, snakes, toads and lizards at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19.

* Stories and special training will be part of Old Worthington Library's Prince & Princess Party, which will start at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 20. Kids are encouraged to dress up.

* "Up in the Sky" is the theme of the Saturday, June 21 session of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Punks. Early literacy activities are planned for preschoolers from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Northwest Library.

* On Saturday, June 21, find out how you can use social media to share photos with friends and family. Instagram and Tumblr 101 will start at 10 a.m. at Old Worthington Library.

* Upcycle your style by turning old shirts into no-sew totes. Bring your own t-shirts to Make It: EcoBag, a Worthington Park Library program that starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21.

* The physical and chemical properties of slime will be explored at Worthington Park Library at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 23. Kids ages 9-11 will make different kinds of slime.

* Parents and 6- to 8-year-olds will learn how to pick the right book, read together, practice writing and more during the Destination Read series. A beach-themed program will be held Northwest Library on Monday, June 23; a zoo-themed event will take place at Worthington Park Library on Tuesday, June 24. Both start at 6:30 p.m.

* A henna tattoo demonstration for teens is planned for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Old Worthington Library.

* During Northwest Library's Characterize It: Using Art & Stop-Motion Video to Tell a Story, kids ages 9-11will learn about storytelling and character development and bring their ideas to life using stop-motion animation. Participants may bring their own iPad or share one of the library's. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. Registration is required.

* A themed COSI science exhibit will be at Old Worthington Library on Wednesday, June 25. Kids of all ages can explore from 1 to 4 p.m.

* Teens can taste-test classic and experiment with new snow cone flavors at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Worthington Park Library .

* The library's English Conversation Group for new English language learners will meet at Old Worthington Library on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through Aug. 6. Library staff will help participants with basic English skills practice pronunciation and talking in English.

* Old Worthington Library's Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group will consider Geraldine Brooks' March at 10:30 a.m. June 26.

* A videogame extravaganza is planned for teens at 3:30 p.m. June 26, at Northwest Library.

* The library and the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center (MAC) will bring author Gail Tsukiyama to town at 7 p.m. June 26. Tickets for her presentation, which will be held at the MAC, can be purchased for $10 and are available at the MAC, 777 Evening St.; by phone at 614-431-0329; and online at mcconnellarts.org/wp/events.