Give the gift of life at the Main Library on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Click here to make an appointment or just walk in.
Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
|Tiny Transforming Books||12/11/2013 - 6:30pm||Miller Park Branch Library|
|Write a Novel in 30 Days! Author Jody Casella, Series||12/11/2013 - 7:00pm||Tremont Road - Main Library - Friends Theater|
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Our next Picture This photo contest is here! December's theme is CELEBRATION. Post a pic depicting your interpretation of this theme to Instagram using #uaplcelebrationadult or #uaplcelebrationteen in the caption. If you haven't already, be sure to register by emailing your name, Instagram name, phone number, and whether you're an adult or teen to email@example.com. Then post your pic from a public account or follow us @uapl and let us follow you so we can see your photos. Deadline is December 15. You could win a $10 gift card if our panel of judges thinks your photo is the best! Get complete details here.
Experienced and novice genealogists should check out Heritage Quest Online to help discover their family trees.
Heritage Quest Online has a learning center with video lessons to guide genealogists of all levels through different research topics, like how to find information in courthouse records or newspapers. The PERiodical Source Index Archive, or PERSI, can be used to find relevant articles from genealogy and local history magazines, and Heritage Quest Online has more than 25,000 digitized family and local history books, all of which are searchable by name, place or publication. In addition to searchable Census records, Heritage Quest Online also lets genealogists search Freedman’s Bank records and pension and bounty-land records from the Revolutionary War.
If you are just getting started researching your family tree, check out this valuable resource, along with our Genealogy Research Guide, which includes lists to even more premium resources, recommended internet sites and other materials to help you find information about your family.
Research Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
UA Recipe Collection
We're happy to introduce to you the newly created UA Recipe Collection. Our reference librarians uploaded 120+ recipes so far and will be collecting and uploading more in the future. These recipes were submitted by members of this community. 12513
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new service of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This service helps healthcare seekers find an option that fits their budget and meets their needs. With one application, the seeker can see all options and enroll. Open enrollment starts October 1, 2013. Plans and prices will be available then. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014. Click here for information.
Connect with Your Librarians on Goodreads!
Do you like to talk about books and share what you have read with others? We do, too! So we just launched the Adult Services Goodreads group and our Youth Services Goodreads group. Join us there for good discussions and pick up recommendations from our librarians and other Goodreaders!
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