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.
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Substance abuse is never easy to talk about, but it continues to be a serious problem throughout Ohio, including Upper Arlington. Open dialog about the problem —who it affects, what causes it, and how to confront it — is an important step toward understanding and prevention. Join Leadership UA on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the UA Main Library's Friends Theater for a moderated panel of community leaders that will:
- Detail the urgency of substance abuse in Upper Arlington
- Explain how local resources are being organized to address the problem
- Offer ideas for proper storage and disposal of prescription drugs, a leading gateway to illicit drugs addiction
- Allow parents and others a chance to ask questions and share input.
Our distinguished panelists include Police Chief Brian Quinn, UA High School Principal Andrew Theado, Drug Free Action Alliance Executive Director Marcie Seidel, former UA Mayor David Varda, and UA Assistant City Attorney Thad Boggs. Dr. Brad Mitchell will moderate the discussion.
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 formerly 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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"The Hypnotist's Love Story" by Liane Moriarty
The hypnotist has finally started dating someone that seems like he could be “the one.” He tells her on a date that he has a stalker and she finds herself fascinated rather than disturbed. This story is told from the point of view of two characters, one of whom is the stalker. The author has such a way with character development that it's easy to sympathize with the stalker and you find yourself liking her. Moriarty seems to be able to capture the most complicated of human emotions and motivations in a simple and accessible way. There are no black and white issues in her books and the truthfulness of that really shines through. This was a very enjoyable read.