Library Lines: Worthington Libraries programs aren’t only for children

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When one thinks of library programming, those that probably most often come to mind are for children, but in the next few months, we have a number of sessions planned for adults.

Computer learning workshops

Whether you or someone you know is just getting started with computers or wants to become more comfortable navigating the internet, email or other programs, library staff and Northstar Digital Literacy tools can help.

Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.

Three workshops are planned: July 14 and Aug. 22 at Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Drive, and Aug. 11 at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. All start at 2 p.m. Registration is required for each; you may do so online at worthingtonlibraries/calendar/register or by calling 614-807-2626. Computers will be available at each session, but attendees may bring their laptops.

10 Ways to Add Biodiversity to Your Garden

Creating a biodiverse space is not only beautiful; it’s also good for the planet, helping to sustain bugs, birds and wildlife. Suzanne Kull, a Franklin County master gardener, will share ways to beautify and biodiversify yards, from adding more native plants and natural features to limiting the use of pesticides and preventive spraying. The program will be held at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 6.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Memory loss that disrupts daily life might be a symptom of Alzheimer's or dementia. Melissa Rouse, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, will be at Old Worthington Library on Aug. 25 to discuss warning signs and caring for those affected. Registration is required for the session, which starts at 6 p.m.

For a list of the library’s summer programs, go to worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar.

Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.

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.

Oceans of Possibilities, 7 to 8 p.m. July 7 at Northwest Library. A professional storyteller will share tales and songs about oceans and the creatures living in them.

Field Day Fun, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 8 at Old Worthington Library. Guests ages 6-18 are invited to play four-square volleyball, bocce ball and other games.

Battle Bots, 2 to 4 p.m. July 11 at Northwest Library. A variety of contests will test the robots modified by guests ages 9-11.

Chatterboxes, 11:30 a.m. to noon July 12 at Worthington Park Library. A speech pathologist from the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center will answer parents’ questions about their young child’s verbal skills. The same program will be held at Northwest Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. July 13.

Escape room, 7 to 8 p.m. July 12 at Old Worthington Library. To “escape” a doomed submarine, guests ages 9-18 must solve clues by working together.

Magic show, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 13 at Worthington Park Library. A treasure hunt featuring a live hedgehog is planned for guests ages 3-8.

Literary Libations, 7 to 8 p.m. July 13 at the Pub Out Back, 679-C High St. The book-discussion group’s selected title is “Light Years from Home” by Mike Chen.

Computer learning workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. July 14 at Worthington Park Library. Adults who are beginning computer users can get general assistance or ask specific questions of library staff. Computers will be available to those who don’t bring their own. Registration is required.

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