Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn outside the Main Library and enjoy some fun tunes as we say goodbye to summer with this closing concert on Saturday, August 8 at 1:30 p.m. We'll have some face painting, outdoor fun-and-games and a sweet popsicle treat while supplies last.
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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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Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
Most novels require some research, whether you need to know which animals inhabit Mexico, which state routes existed in Ohio in the 1940s, or if there’s a cure for arsenic poisoning. Learn more about the research process, and how to find these esoteric pieces of information you may need for your novel, at our program on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Register through our online program calendar.
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The Friends of the UA Library Spring Book Sale ends Sunday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. On the final day, fill a paper grocery bag of books for just $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends and therefore the library at the sale!
Explore the history of our country, from when European navigators first started exploring this part of the world, to the legalization of same-sex marriage over 500 years later. American History is another one of UAPL’s subscriptions that is interesting to browse, but also appropriate and useful for doing research and school projects.
Get started by searching for what interests you, or explore the Topics page, which is organized chronologically by major events and themes, encompassed under the different overarching eras.
Read about major events that defined the US, such as the Louisiana Purchase, the Roaring Twenties, the New Deal, the Civil Rights Movement, and September 11, 2001. This resource also includes many important primary sources, such as photographs, videos, diary entries, speeches, and Supreme Court opinions.
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1776 by David McCullough
Take a moment to sit back in your lawn chair this month and reflect about our nation’s anniversary. Exactly 239 years ago Americans were having quite a different summer than many of us get to enjoy in 2015. Noted historian and story-teller David McCullough takes the reader through the entire tumultuous second year of the American Revolution, arguably the most notable of the eight-year war. Central to the book’s theme are the events of early July. On July 2, 1776, John Hancock, presiding over the delegates in Philadelphia, declared it is “…necessary to dissolve the connection between Great Britain and the American colonies…” While the colonists rushed to celebrate the British responded quite differently. 1776 will lead you through the trials and tribulations of our newly forming nation. 1776 is a magnificent summertime read!