Learn about the art of color in comic books and graphic novels with John Novak, colorist for Giants Beware! and the Tricky Journey series. Join us on Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. when John will discuss the making of graphic novels and demonstrate how to color pages on a computer. Participants can try their hand at coloring digitally. For grades 5-8. Register through our online program calendar.
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.
Automatic Renewals - What you need to know
We'll be turning on automatic renewals for your items starting May 1st!
Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
May 2nd marks the launch of “Choose Privacy Week.” Learn how to protect yourself online at a program and demonstration for all levels on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in the Main Library's Friends Theater. Educate yourself on concepts like online tracking, two factor authentication, encryption, and specific technologies like PGP and Tor. Or drop by the theater anytime throughout the day to ask questions and learn about protecting your privacy on the Internet. If you bring in a functional laptop, we can help you with the basics: downloading Firefox, Adblock Plus, and HTTPS Everywhere.
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Come to the UA Main Library on Thursday, April 16 between 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for the annual Volunteer UA Expo: Where Communities and Good Causes Connect. Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that aligns with your interests and passions? Meet representatives from community organizations that rely on volunteers to support their mission. Adults and teens are welcome.
What does privacy mean to you? Is it something you value? Or, in the digital world, is privacy a thing of the past? Maybe it’s something you never really considered before.
Privacy is something that everyone should think about, especially now when more people are conducting business and sharing personal details online. You can learn more about this issue by consulting the Privacy page on Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context, one of UAPL’s subscription databases.
Opposing Viewpoints brings balance and perspective to controversial issues by presenting information and pointed arguments from subject experts and top journalistic sources. Explore the concept of privacy by reading encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, listening to podcasts, watching videos, plus much more.
May 1-7 is officially recognized as Choose Privacy Week by libraries in America. UAPL is offering three programs where patrons can learn how to protect their computer, mobile device, and, more importantly, themselves from privacy intrusions. For more details on what's being offered, click on the links below.
Can't make it on any of these days? Check out the Online Privacy Subject Guide for self-guided research on this topic.
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- Hats Off To The Grads! Created by Bonnie in Adult Services
- Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas Created by Kalyn in Adult Services
- Delicious! By Ruth Reichl Created by Colleen in Adult Services
- Make Your Own At-Home Storytime Kit: Little Mouse, Little Mouse Created by Sarah in Youth Services
- Juvenile Fiction Selection: The Chicken Squad:The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin Created by Dana in Youth Services
- Funny Teen Fiction: The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy Created by Stephanie in Youth Services
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Fans of the Smitten Kitchen blog can rejoice in this cookbook by home cook Perelman. She cooks in a tiny New York City kitchen – although a friend told her upon move in that “ovens are for sweater storage.” Perelman’s love of cooking is apparent, with many photographs of both the process and finished product, with some innovative and some more classic recipes to try in your own kitchen, large or small.