Harry Potter Celebration
Come in costume and explore the world of Harry Potter! Design your own wand and magical beast, or take part in a scavenger hunt. There will also be videogames, potions, herbology, Quidditch and owls, thanks to the Ohio Wildlife Center.
Books and Brews
Sip among the stacks and support Worthington Libraries during the fourth annual Friends Foundation fundraiser.
Library to expand storefront location
Worthington Libraries has announced plans to expand its Worthington Park Library (1389 Worthington Centre Drive) location.
First opened in 2008, Worthington Park is a storefront library located in the Worthington Park Shopping Centre. The library originally occupied 5,280 sq. ft. in the center and was first expanded in 2013. The current location is 8,383 sq. ft. The addition, into adjacent space previously occupied by a fitness center, will bring the library's total footprint in the center to 14,190 sq. ft. (5,807 sq. ft. of additional space).
Meet the Freedom Riders
Despite two earlier Supreme Court decisions mandating the desegregation of interstate travel facilities, black Americans in 1961 continued to endure hostility and racism while traveling through the South. Freedom Riders set out to change that with a simple, but daring, plan: to board buses in small, interracial groups to test and challenge segregated facilities.
For six months, Freedom Riders endured savage beatings, humiliation and imprisonment, but ultimately their brave actions and commitment to nonviolence changed the United States forever.
The Bear and the Nightingale
A novel inspired by Russian fairy tales follows the experiences of a wild young girl who taps the mysterious powers of a precious necklace given to her father years earlier to save her village from dark and dangerous forces.
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
A journalist, weaving firsthand accounts from the people and places imperiled by climate change in the United States today, takes readers to the places hardest hit by the rising seas, which are transforming the U.S. coastline in irrevocable ways.