The following programs are offered by Worthington lib-raries. 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.

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

* Those who have questions about planting, harvesting and saving seed can pose them to local gardening experts at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. To participate in Growers' Gab, go to the library's Facebook page and click "like" (if you don't already follow the library).

* During the fourth installment in the seven-part series, Plant It Forward, those attending will hear from Franklin County master gardeners, who will discuss how horticulture therapy can boost self-esteem, offer stress relief, improve physical health and more. The session will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St.

* Students who use Worthington Park Library's homework help center are invited for snacks, games and puzzles on Friday, March 13, starting at 4:30 p.m.

* Take a 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 at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, and Profile Review at 1 p.m. April 18. Both sessions require registration; you may do so by calling 614-807-2626.

* "Powerful Forces" is the theme of the Saturday, March 14, session of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Punks. Early literacy activities are planned for preschoolers from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Northwest Library.

* Enjoy tea, trivia and a chat about all the Downton Abbey drama from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Northwest Library.

* On Saturday, March 14, after learning some physics basics, children ages 6-11 can try building their own catapult during the program Make It: Catapults, which starts at 3:30 p.m. at Old Worthington Library.

* The next session of the Old Worthington Library's Parenting 101 series will feature Carl Grody of Grody Family Counseling. On Saturday, March 14, he'll explain how parents should handle power struggles with their children as well as share tips on avoiding such situations. The program, for parents of children ages 5-10, will start at 3:30 p.m.

* On Sunday, March 15, teens can take the Wii U Super Smash Bros. videogame for a spin during a Northwest Library tournament that starts at 1:30 p.m.

* AARP Tax-Aide counselors will provide tax preparation help at Worthington Park Library on Tuesdays through April 14. No age or membership requirements are necessary to take advantage of this service, which includes a free, 60-minute appointment. Registration is required.

* A Teen Top Chef: Salsa Challenge will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Worthington Park Library. Participants can compete individually or as a team. Ingredients and equipment will be provided.

* Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters at the End by Atul Gawande will be the topic of the Wednesday, March 18, meeting of Northwest Passages, a Northwest Library morning book discussion group. A 10:30 a.m. start is scheduled.

* The library's English Conversation Group for new English language learners will meet at Old Worthington Library at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through May 13. Library staff will help participants with basic English skills practice pronunciation and talking in English.