Resolve to do more at the Library

Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014, 8:26 am

If you were in a resolution-making mood this past year, did you know that the Library has the resources necessary to help you achieve your goals? In addition to online and on-site materials, get assistance from a number of upcoming programs!

Get creative

If you resolved to get the story idea that's been bouncing around in your head down on paper (or in a computer file) in the New Year, don't miss Writing the Young Adult Novel. Edith Pattou, the author of several fantasy novels, including East, an American Library Association Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, will share tips on February 8. Registration is required for the class, which is scheduled at Old Worthington Library.

Banish the winter blahs by making a tiny take-home garden at Northwest Library. A mini-terrarium session is planned on Feb. 8 as part of the library's Crafternoon series; registration is required.

Save money

Did you know that Augusten Burroughs, author of the memoir Running with Scissors, will be in Worthington on January 23 as part of the library's Hear & Now series? You might expect to pay a lot to see a New York Times-bestselling writer, but tickets for the event, which will be held at the McConnell Arts Center (MAC), 777 Evening St., are only $10 and include a meet-the-author reception. Get tickets now at the MAC's website.

If you received a new e-reader, tablet or smartphone over the holidays, fill it for free! You'll learn about apps that help you maximize the library's resources and access books, music, movies, magazines and more during Up and Running, a hands-on workshop planned February 22 at Northwest Library.

Enjoy local talent

Central Ohio is bursting with ability, and you can find it at the Library! Don't miss the perennially popular February by the Fire music series that showcases area talent. Guitarists Grace Adele & Keenan Wade, Stephanie Jeffreys and Patrick Woods, and guitarist Mark Flugge will start the weekend off right on Friday afternoons in February at Old Worthington Library.

Learn more about the underappreciated caterpillar from Columbus Dispatch columnist Jim McCormac during the February 20 session of Gardening & Beyond, which will be held at the Griswold Center.

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