How do you relax? Do you prefer to meditate or listen to music or walk outside?
The library has a number of upcoming programs planned if you need to take your busy body and mind down a notch. This fall, find time to join library staff for sessions teaching yoga, promoting aromatherapy, and making lasting family memories.
let’s go camping
There are no better summer traditions than hitting the road with your family and heading to a campground for a night or two of fun and adventure. Luckily you don’t have to go far because if there’s nothing you like in addition than camping, bring your family for a night and a night at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road.
Let’s Go Camping, an as many as you like staycation program, begins at 6:30 p.m. on September 17 with after-hours entertainment including bubbles, board games, bird watching and whale watching. clouds. Crafts, lawn games like badminton, and walks in the library garden continue until sunset, when storytelling and s’more making begins.
When it’s time to settle in for the night, you and your family can sleep under the stars or bring a tent, if you have one, and your own sleeping gear. Prefer to sleep indoors? The library will be available. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you plan to sleep at home, registration is required; you can do this at worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar/register.
The camping portion of the evening continues until 8 a.m. on September 18.
A relaxing scent
For thousands of years, humans have used natural aromatics to boost health and positive emotions. For more, plan to attend “A Scent of Relaxation” at the Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Center Drive, later this month.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on September 28, Deborah Zerkle, Registered Massage Therapist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will discuss the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and guide attendees in creating their own aromatherapy blend to take home. Registration is mandatory.
yoga for kids
Studies show that mindfulness – paying attention to what is happening in the present moment – can help children by improving their academic performance, their ability to resolve conflicts and their general well-being; increase concentration, attention and self-control; and decreasing levels of stress, depression, anxiety and disruptive behaviors.
On October 15, children 8 and under will do mindfulness crafts and learn yoga poses. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Yoga for Kids starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Northwest 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. Dial (614) 807-2626.
- “Paws” to read, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 15 at the North West Library. Guests ages 5-11 will practice their reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. Registration is required to reserve a 15-minute reading slot.
- Storytime for the slumber party with a stuffed animal, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on September 17 at the Worthington Park Library. A special story hour is planned for guests 8 and under who drop off a stuffed animal for a slumber party at the library on September 16.
- let’s go camping, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. on September 17 and 18 at the North West Library. Campfire tales, games and crafts are provided for guests of all ages. Anyone staying overnight must register and are asked to bring camping gear if possible.
- talkersfrom 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 19 at the Northwest Library. A Columbus Speech and Hearing Center speech-language pathologist will answer parents’ questions about their young child’s verbal skills.
- IT learning workshop, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on September 20 at the Worthington Park Library. Adults who are new to using the computer can get general assistance or ask specific questions of library staff. Computers will be available, but participants may bring personal laptops. Registration is mandatory.
- Conversations in English/Conversations in English, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 21 at the Worthington Park Library. Library staff will lead informal conversations designed for adult English language learners. Registration required.
- escape room, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 23 at the Worthington Park Library. In order to solve puzzles placed throughout the library, guests aged 12 to 18 must work together.