Please note that all 3 UA libraries will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25. We will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed on Thursday, January 1. Happy Holidays from your library!
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
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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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- Juvenile Fiction Selection: The Chicken Squad:The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin Created by Dana in Youth Services
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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, by Brigid Schulte
Americans spend more time working, more time parenting their children, and less time on vacation than the citizens of any other country on the planet—leading to widespread experience of “the overwhelm,” journalist Brigid Schulte’s term for the feeling of being constantly busy and dissatisfied with life. Her search for the underlying causes of America’s great stress-out takes her from the labs of time researchers scrutinizing time diaries in search of “time confetti” to the trapezes of the “Mice at Play,” a group of women who’ve deliberately made time for play in their lives. Her insights into why we’re feeling busier—and lousier—than ever, and how we can reclaim time for meaningful work, closer families, and greater joy, will provoke discussion and laughs of commiseration.