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.
Preschool Storytime Class —
Apr 1, 10:15 AM Tremont Road - Main Library
Stories & Songs —
Apr 1, 10:15 AM Miller Park Branch Library
Tales for Twos and Threes Class —
Apr 1, 10:15 AM Lane Road Branch Library
Apr 1, 11:15 AM Miller Park Branch Library
Babytime Class —
Apr 1, 11:15 AM Lane Road Branch Library
Teen Wednesdays —
Apr 1, 5:00 PM Lane Road Branch Library
The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market —
Apr 1, 6:30 PM Tremont Road - Main Library
News and Announcements
It’s time for another Big Library Read! Now through March 31, we have an unlimited number of downloads available for Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates. It’s the story of an English professor who begins teaching Shakespeare to inmates in solitary confinement. Download your copy at http:// www.ualibrary.org/mediaservices and visit the discussion thread on our Adult Department Goodreads page at https:// www.goodreads.com/group/show/101613 to share your thoughts.
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.
Our Librarians Just Posted
- Juvenile Fiction Selection: The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy Created by Dana in Youth Services
- Naptime with Theo and Beau and other Fun Puppy Books Created by Jennifer in Youth Services
- It's a Fact: Amazing Eyes Created by Laura in Youth Services
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
"A Light that Never Goes Out: the Enduring Saga of The Smiths" by Tony Fletcher
This is a detailed story of the band The Smiths by a clearly ardent fan that would certainly be of interest to other fans of the band (like myself), but also to anyone following the history of indie music. They are such an English band, and the author details many locations and subtexts that may not be readily apparent to those who are not native Mancunians or familiar with British pop culture and local history. He talks about all of the band’s influences and shows the reader where they fit into musical history. This is a really thick book of 704 pages covering the span of the band’s life, so there’s a lot of detail here, considering they were only together for 6 years.
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