Worthington Libraries Want You Out (side)
The North West Library at Worthington Libraries has incredible outdoor space. Poetry Path is a lovely spot with the works of American poets on permanent display among native Ohio plants, gravel walkways, a bird habitat area, and water features. The library’s backyard is a popular location for warm-weather programming, offering a stage and a large grassy amphitheater.
If you haven’t visited the library, at 2280 Hard Road, now is the time to do so, as we take full advantage of its large and beautiful outdoor spaces to plan fun events for the whole family.
After a two-year pandemic hiatus, our summer movie series is back. Plan to stop by the library at 8:30 p.m. for games and outdoor activities while every movie – shown on the big screen at Worthington Parks & Recreation – is due to start at dusk.
On June 10, don’t miss Disney’s “Vaana”, whose plot is inspired by Polynesian myths. The computer-animated adventure movie, “Finding Nemo,” is slated for July 15, followed by another Pixar movie, “Luca,” on August 5.
If your family has creative types or just loves spending time together, be sure to include “Bad Art Night” on June 23 and “Tie Dye in July” on July 16 on the family calendar. No special skills required, just a willingness to dive in and experiment with color and maybe get a little dirty. All supplies must be provided.
During a “Zombie Survival Training” program on Aug. 13, participants are encouraged to learn essential outdoor survival skills, such as making shelter and building a fire. For the youngest, a “Dance of Little Enchantment Under the Sea” is scheduled for July 23 – party or beach attire encouraged.
The Northwest Library’s summer programming is funded by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries. In case of rain, the summer film series will take place inside the library.
Hillary Kline is a Communications Specialist for Worthington Libraries.
The following programs are offered by Worthington Libraries. Old Worthington Library is at 820 High St., Northwest Library at 2280 Hard Road, and Worthington Park Library at 1389 Worthington Center Drive. Call 614-807-2626 for more information.
Margaret Atwood – Her Writing and Its Importance, from 7 to 8 p.m. on June 9 at the Old Worthington Library. Dr. Martin Brick, chair of Ohio Dominican University’s English department and director of its graduate program, will discuss the work of author Margaret Atwood. Registration is mandatory.
Summer Movie Series, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on June 10 at the North West Library. Outdoor activities and games must start at 8:30 p.m.; the film “Moana” begins at dusk.
Summer sings along, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 11 at the Old Worthington Library. Singing, dancing and more are planned for guests ages 8 and under.
Green Teens – Exploring Citizen Science, from 3 to 4 p.m. on June 13 at the North West Library. Participants were able to learn how, with a smartphone, to contribute to scientific research. A bioblitz, citizen science challenge, is also planned.
Children’s Art – The Great Ocean, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 13 at the Old Worthington Library. A variety of activities are planned to help guests ages 3-7 explore painting. Registration is mandatory.
let’s have a story, from 7 to 8 p.m. on June 14 at the Old Worthington Library. Children aged 8 and under are invited to discover popular African and Afrilachian tales, told by storyteller Lyn Ford.
Conversations in English/Conversations in English, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 15 at the Worthington Park Library. Native English speakers should conduct informal conversations designed for adult English language learners at all levels. Registration is mandatory.
A conversation with Margaret Atwood, from 7-8 p.m. June 15 at the Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. The author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will discuss her literary career in a conversation with WOSU’s Ann Fisher. Tickets, which range in price from $25 to $75, are available at cbusarts.com.