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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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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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.
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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Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus
Take a set back into retro Columbus with the book Kahiki Supper Club by David Meyers.
The Kahiki, a South Seas themed restaurant, was located in Columbus on East Broad Street. The restaurant was easy to identify since it was shaped like a Polynesian fighting boat, with giant flaming Mo’ai heads outside the main doors. Entering you walked into a faux South Pacific village with tropical rainforest, totally exotic. The best was ordering up the “Mystery Drink” which came in a bowl with a smoking volcano and served by the “Mystery Girl” who danced the drink to your table after being summoned by a giant gong, fun!