Superheros unite at our superhero bash on Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Activities! Crafts! Costume contest! It will be an epic gathering of the forces for good!
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Author Visit: Anthony Doerr
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Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See, will visit Upper Arlington on Sunday, October 11. Tickets to his talk and reception are now on sale online (credit card) and at the Main Library's Adult Services desk (cash and check only). Tickets are available to Doerr’s 2 p.m. talk at Upper Arlington High School as well as the 5:30 p.m. reception at the Main Library. Prices range from $15-$35 for the talk with a special discounted rate of $10 for students. Reception tickets are $50 and include light refreshments, beverages and a personal book signing with the author. The reception benefits the UA Community Foundation’s Ann Royce Moore Fund, which is dedicated to bringing quality authors to the community.
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Even better, visiting these databases is part of the Summer Library Club! Visit each of them to count toward an activity, and be sure to log the time you spend reading articles as well!
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The Elephant Keepers' Children
The setting is the imaginary island of Fino off the coast of Denmark, where the world’s religions live together peacefully. Father is a vicar and Mother is a fine artist. For the second time in the lives of the three siblings, Hans, Tidle and Peter, their very eccentric parents disappear. The youngest, fourteen year old Peter is the narrator. From his precocious view point he describes the weird circumstances and incredible adventures they have finding their parents, while the rest of Denmark is trying to corral them to keep them out of harm’s way. There is a lot of satire, laugh out loud moments and a satisfying ending.