Thursday, February 25, 2010

Interfaith talk at the Worthington Library March 3 at 7:oo pm

Andras Arthen of Worthington, along with his family and other members of The EarthSpirit Community, recently returned from Australia where they joined thousands of other international participants attending the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne.

The Parliament is the oldest and largest interreligious conference in the world, having been held initially in Chicago in 1893. That particular event marked the first time that religious leaders and dignitaries from the mainstream Western faiths met formally with their counterparts from Asian religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, giving rise in our culture to an interest in such practices as Yoga and Zen which continues to this day.

The Melbourne Parliament, from December 3-9, brought together some 6,500 delegates from most of the many spiritual traditions including Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, American Indians, Zoroastrians, Pagans, Jews, Yorubans, etc. The week-long event featured over 600 workshops, lectures, ceremonies, panel discussions, and artistic presentations which provided insight into the richness and diversity of the world’s religions and addressed the roles that those institutions can play in resolving some of the major problems that we face today.

Andras Arthen, who is a member of the Parliament’s Board of Trustees, will offer a talk about the event (including a slide presentation) at the Worthington Library on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm. For more information about the Parliament of the World’s Religions, go to .

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Book Club to discuss The Great Gatsby

When was the last time you read The Great Gatsby? You have the opportunity to read it again and discuss it with your library neighbors on February 25th at 7:00 pm. Now you can express your opinions without being graded! Come join us and have a great time with this classic F. Scott Fitzgerald book. Copies of the book are available at the library if you need one.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


On Febrary 13, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Friends of the Worthington Library will hold their annual Mid-Winter Book Sale at the Worthington Town Hall. Early Bird Browsers may come at 9:00 am for a $10 donation. If you have books to donate, they may be left on the stage at the town hall through Friday. Accepted are hard covers, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, videos and audio tapes. Please, no textbooks or software. If you would like to volunteer your time or if you have questions, call Laurie at 238-4229 or Susan at 238-0047.

This is a great book sale and there will be a bake sale to benefit the library as well!

After you have found those wonderful bargains, come experience another - a free movie at the library! We have chosen a wonderful film for our February Second Saturday Movie. Look for the posters to see our selection. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Worthington Library. Join us at 6:00 pm and bring your own snacks.