Visit the café inside the Whole Foods Market at 1555 Lane Avenue on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit, an Ohio State University graduate. The book was chosen as a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Barnes and Noble Discover selection, an Indies Next Pick, an Indies Best Debut, and was awarded two New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.
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.
Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
Chess fans in grades 3-6 are invited to play against each other and teen volunteers on Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. at the Main Library. Register through our online program calendar.
Our Teen Advisory Board is hosting a poetry contest for young patrons in grades K-12. To participate, write your own poem and submit a copy to any of our Youth Departments between March 30 –April 3. Poems are open to creativity but are limited to 500 words. One poem from each age group (gr. K-4; 5-8 and 9-12) will be chosen anonymously by the Teen Advisory Board, and each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate and will be featured on our website. Please include your name, grade, phone number and email address on your poem when entering. See our youth librarians for more details.
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Library Journal magazine has released its annual rating of public libraries across the country, and we're pleased to announce that we have been named a 5-star library! To compile this list, researchers review circulation, visits, program attendance and public Internet terminal use per capita. In fact, the entire state of Ohio can be proud: only New York has more highly rated libraries than we do.
Thinking about taking a trip this summer? If so, you better start planning now! The library is a great source of information no matter what kind of vacation you are planning. To get you started, check out our Travel Subject Guide to see what the library has for your research.
Taking an international trip? Learn a little about the culture and language of the people you will encounter using our research databases. Going on a road trip to another state? Come to the reference department to look at road atlases and state and city maps. Traveling local? Learn what Ohio has to offer by browsing a selection of books in the Ohio Room.
All this, plus librarian-recommended websites, books, magazines, and more are featured in our Travel Subject Guide. Check it out today, and start planning your fantastic summer vacation!
For a complete list of all UAPL Subject Guides, find them on the Research Overview page.
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- Juvenile Fiction Selection: The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy Created by Dana in Youth Services
- It's a Fact: Amazing Eyes Created by Laura in Youth Services
- Teen novels set in Ireland Created by Dena in Youth Services
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
If Tara French and Gillian Flynn went on vacation in England together to an amusement park (think English Jersey Shore) this would surely be the outcome. Two women who haven't seen each other since they committed a heinous crime together as children cross paths as adults when one, now a reporter, visits the other, an amusement park employee, to investigate the brutal murders that take place in the vacation town. If you're anything like me, you'll most likely peg the killer within the first third of the book, but be warned that things are definitely not what they seem. A perfect beach read for those in denial about the recent wintry weather or an equally creepy Halloween appropriate thriller.
It's tax season, and the UAPL is here to make it as smooth as possible for everyone. While library staff cannot give out tax advice or answer... Read more