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.

* Northwest Library and Worthington Park Library's homework help centers are open Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Old Worthington Library center is open from 3 to 6 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays. Each center has dedicated computers, courtesy printing of homework-related materials and library staff and volunteers to help students with school assignments.

* On Thursday, Sept. 4, volunteers from Sustainable Worthington will be at Old Worthington Library to teach those interested how to build a backyard compost system. The program starts at 7 p.m.

* Take your career search to a higher level with help from Jeff Young, who will teach a two-part LinkedIn program at Old Worthington Library. Get maximum results from the career networking tool during Ask the Expert on Saturday, Sept. 6, and Profile Review on Oct. 18. Both sessions start at 10 a.m. and require registration; go to worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar/registration or call 614-807-2626.

* A special Saturday morning storytime is planned for babies and their caregivers at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Northwest Library. Older siblings also are welcome and encouraged to bring a stuffed animal or doll to be their "baby."

* Kids ages 9-11 can make their own miniature robot during Northwest Library's Make It: BristleBots program at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Registration is required for the event; you may do so online at worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar/registration or by calling 614-807-2626.

* Wiggletime is a movement-based storytime planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. There will be dancing and storytelling for under-5s at Old Worthington Library.

* The library's English Conversation Group for new English language learners will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Old Worthington Library through Dec. 3. Library staff will help participants with basic English skills, practice pronunciation and talk in English.

* Brian Stewart, a tutor and author of two Barron's ACT prep guides, will be at Northwest Library on Wednesday, Sept. 10, to answer questions about college admissions and essays, and getting ready for the ACT and SAT. The program for college-bound teens starts at 7:30 p.m.