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Digital Media @ UAPL
Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla, patrons now have access to thousands of titles in video, music, and audiobook formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Learn more about Hoopla, check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
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Events for Adults
Kelsey Swindler conducts this workshop that focuses on all aspects of book publishing–from traditional publishing to self-publishing,... more
Join Ann Shifflet for a look at the innovative and expressive paintings and prints of Goya, the genius of the Spanish art world in the... more
The Adult Readers' Blog
April is the coolest month, mixing poetry and jazz. It comes in like a laugh with National Humor Month and April Fools Day. It goes green with Earth Day. Shakespeare manages to get a word in then it is followed by May and June (two of my favorite months). Libraries are right there in the middle of everything. They always are!
You may have to overlook the April showers and tax day but I think the payoff is well worth the rainy days. Here are some great books. Before April is over you will have millions more to choose from!
- National Humor Month
- UAPL joins the Central Library Consortium April 9, 2014
- National Poetry Month
- Jazz Appreciation Month
- National Library Week: April 13-19, 2014
- Earth Day: April 22, 2014
- Shakespeare's 450th Birthday & Talk Like Shakespeare Day:April 23, 2014
"My Mother was Nuts" by Penny Marshall
Comedian/director Marshall writes very openly on her life experiences growing up in the Bronx, getting pregnant and married young in New Mexico, her marriage to Rob Reiner, friendship with Carrie Fisher, and relationship with Art Garfunkel. Marshall revisits tough subjects like abortion, drugs, lack of mothering skills, and her now fading health. Great stories abound of her time spent on TV shows, movies, and her career as a movie director. Marshall's humor is how she gets through the difficult stuff and lives with a simple motto: “try hard, help your friends, don't get too crazy, and have fun.”
"The Dinner" by Herman Koch
It begins with dinner at a high-end restaurant in Amsterdam. Two brothers, Paul and Serge, and their wives meet to discuss their teenage sons. It is quickly apparent this is no ordinary discussion. What have the cousins done? What is to be done about it? Slowly the tension builds and the reader becomes anxious as the story unfolds. The ending is a stunner!
"The Perks of Being a Wall Flower" by Stephen Chbodky
After his friend Michael commits suicide, Charlie must begin his first year of high school alone. He begins to write letters to an anonymous friend. It is through these letters we learn about Charlie, his family, friends, mentor and life. This is a well-written, articulate, funny, and poignant coming-of-age book.