The following programs are offered by Worthington Libraries. Old Worthington Library is located at 820 High St., Northwest Library is located at 2280 Hard Road and Worthington Park Library is located at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call (614) 807-2626.

The following programs are offered by Worthington Libraries. Old Worthington Library is located at 820 High St., Northwest Library is located at 2280 Hard Road and Worthington Park Library is located at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call (614) 807-2626.

Old Worthington Library's Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group will consider Colin Beavan's "No Impact Man" at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28. In the book, Beavan chronicles his family's year-long attempt to live eco-effectively in Manhattan.

Stephanie Suter of the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District will discuss green-gardening methods during "Backyard Conservation Practices," 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Northwest Library.

Learn more about supporting local farmers and businesses during "Local Foods," 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Old Worthington Library. Representatives from Local Matters, Sustainable Worthington, Up the Lane Farm and others will talk about ways to eat and live with a more seasonal mentality.

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to "How Does Your Garden Grow?" at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Old Worthington Library. Learn ways to be environmentally friendly through projects and activities.

An open mic event will feature teen entrants in the library's recent poetry competition. Readings will begin at 3 p.m. at Scottie's Coffee and Tea House, 660 N. High St.

Speaking Volumes, an evening book discussion group, will meet to discuss Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Old Worthington Library. The book is set in 1962 in Jackson, Miss. Three women start a civil-rights movement of their own, changing a town and the way women view one another.

During "Ready to Read: Crafts on the Go," children 5 and younger and their caregivers will complete easy, interactive crafts that will help children get ready to read. Projects are based on the six early literacy skills. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Worthington Park Library.