This summer, each Worthington Libraries location will be filled with the sound of music – sing it, make it, write it!
Tune in for outdoor concerts, themed crafts and games and all the fun planned in conjunction with the library's music-themed summer-reading club, Let the Music Play, which continues through July 29.
Nothing says summer like an outdoor concert. Northwest Library's season starts Friday, June 8, with a performance by Miss Molly Winters – look forward to music with an "old-time" vibe; the R Lawrence Project will play a sultry mix of jazz, soul and R&B classics on July 20; and on July 27, steel-drum band the Sun Kings will play calypso, soca, reggae and pop favorites. Performances start at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the library, 2280 Hard Road.
Children ages 9 to 11 will use music-making websites to make their own songs and beats during Northwest Library's From Tech to Tunes program June 12. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., will hold a musical instrument-making workshop for ages 6 to 11 on June 30 and a session of Campfire Songs and Games on July 11. Led by a BalletMet instructor and student, children also can learn dance moves during a Ballerina Storytime on July 23 at Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Drive.
Children under 5 can help find a hiding hedgehog during Worthington Park Library's Sing-Along Storytime on June 25. Multicultural song-stories will take children on a trip around the world at Northwest Library on July 12. Make stories and rhymes even better by bringing a drum to Old Worthington Library's Drum City program July 16.
Using guitar picks, teens will design and create their own jewelry and accessories during Worthington Park Library's Pick Your Jam workshop June 18. Teens can also vie for music mastery on July 18 during Old Worthington Library's Name That Tune program.
Also at Old Worthington Library is a session for adults led by Arved Ashby, professor and area head of musicology at Ohio State University.
On June 28, he will explain how music tells stories.
For a list of the library's summer programs, including details about the sessions mentioned here, go to worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.