Green's a go at the Library!

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011, 9:09 am

There's no escaping the "g" word these days. From politics to fashion, "green" is the buzzword of our society.

While most of us want to do right by the planet and leave it a better place, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the information. Where do you start if you want to make a difference?

Worthington Libraries can ease your "green fatigue" this month with practical programs for all ages. Learn ways you can reduce your impact on the planet, right in your own home and neighborhood. Your reward? A healthier community, family and wallet!

For children

Those attending The Earth & Me on April 15 are in for an Earth Day treat at Old Worthington Library! At 11am, there will be stories, songs and a craft project that uses recycled materials.

How Does Your Garden Grow, also planned at Old Worthington Library, will feature pro-planet projects and activities for kids in grades K-3. The session will start at 4pm on April 30.

For teens

Ages 12-18 will get proof that pretty can also be practical during Earth Day: It's Your Bag. On April 23, teens will get serious about Earth Day by turning plastic grocery bags into crocheted totes. Participants should bring their own bags to the program, which starts at 2pm at Worthington Park Library.

For adults

On April 30, adults can get expert advice on growing green! At 11am, Stephanie Suter, from the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District, will share Backyard Conservation Practices at Northwest Library.

Also on April 30, Old Worthington Library will host representatives from Local Matters, Sustainable Worthington, Up the Lane Farm and others at 2pm during the Local Foods panel discussion.

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