Looking for a quiet place to study? Have a group that needs space to prepare for exams? The Main and Lane Road Libraries will have open rooms available from 6:30-9 p.m. on June 1 & 2. High schoolers only, please. Snacks and covered beverages are permitted.
Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio
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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The Big Give from the Columbus Foundation is returning on May 12-13 and this year, the Upper Arlington Public Library is participating! The Big Give is a 24-hour online giving rally to benefit community nonprofits. The campaign begins on Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Donations to the UA Library through The Big Give make us eligible for a portion of a record $1.3 million Bonus Pool that amplifies giving on a pro rata basis. This means that everyone who gives will have their donation(s) increased based on the total amount raised during The Big Give. All major credit cards, with a minimum donation of $20, are accepted. All credit card fees are covered by The Columbus Foundation—100% of Big Give donations go to charity. So please consider donating to the UA Library during The Big Give by visiting www.columbusfoundation.org. Thank you!
This year marks several milestones for major military conflicts involving the United States.
- 150 years ago: Robert E. Lee surrendered April 9, 1865, and the American Civil War was officially over on August 20, 1865.
- 100 years ago: Pivotal moments of World War I were happening in 1915, such as the sinking of the Lusitania and the first large-scale use of poison gas in warfare.
- 70 years ago: World War II ended after Japan formally surrenders September 2, 1945.
- 50 years ago: The United States sharply increased their military presence in Vietnam, began air raids, and the US Army fought their first major battle in the war.
It’s important to commemorate these events, as they have defined our nation and world. Learn about each of these conflicts by by checking out our unique and informative resource, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. Get detailed information about every major war in the world, from the Peloponnesian War of Ancient Greece to the present Iraq War.
Each conflict covered includes an overview, detailed articles, viewpoints, primary sources, images, maps, a timeline, and more. Learn about the milestones mentioned above by visiting the Topics page, and choosing a war you would like to learn more about. You can also further your research by visiting more of UAPL's history databases.
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"Shine Shine Shine" by Lydia Netzer
This debut novel centers around a woman born with no hair, her husband who is a prize winning robotics scientist and their autistic son. As the characters work through a set of unusual circumstances, the main character is reminded that her quest for conventional American “normalcy” has eroded away the things that matter most to her. This novel is beautifully written and reveals their story in surprising ways. An extremely engaging book, it ultimately poses the question of whether autism is truly a disorder or an evolution of intellect and adaptation.