It's time for our 4th annual Gingerbread Building Competition! Build a gingerbread house or other sweet creation and bring it to the Main Library on Friday, December 4 to be displayed during Holiday Happiness on December 5. You could win a prize to Huffman's Market or Graeter's for your handiwork. Our celebrity judges include Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Columbus DJ Mark Dantzer, and our own Browser Bear. Get details and preregister at gingerbread.ualibrary.org
We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.
Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.
Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio
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.
Help shape the Library's future
The Upper Arlington Public Library is in the midst of creating a three-year strategic plan. In order to have a plan that reflects the needs of our community, the Library is seeking your input!
Please take a few moments to complete a brief multiple-choice survey. Let us know how you feel about what we currently provide and what we should consider for the future.
Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
Bring the family to the Main Library on Saturday, November 28 at 2 p.m. for a showing of Inside Out. We'll supply popcorn and candy, and you may bring a drink with a lid. Children ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Stop by the Main Library's Youth Department any time between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 to make a terrific Thanksgiving turkey while supplies last.
Discover Local History
Discover UA history, find family and friends in yearbooks (1923-2000), or witness the changes in this community through City and Village documents (1918-), using the UA Archives, UAPL’s digital library initiative.
News and Announcements
Black Friday…Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday! On Dec. 1, join generous people from around the globe in giving back to their communities. You can support the Upper Arlington Public Library with a direct gift or by donating to the Friends of the Library, the Ann Royce Moore Fund at the UA Community Foundation, or through PowerPhilanthropy at The Columbus Foundation. Learn about giving options at give.ualibrary.org or call (614) 486-0900. Thank you!
UAPL is excited to announce that online access to the New York Times is now available to our patrons! By following a few simple steps, you can get unlimited access to articles on NYTimes.com (no more paywalls!) inside or outside of the library.
Inside any of UAPL’s library branches, simply use one of our public computers, or use your device to connect to our wifi, then sign up for a free account at nytimes.com/register. Then read all the articles you would like!
Outside the library, log into your account on UAPL’s online catalog. On the right-hand side of the page, you will see the NYT Complimentary Access code. Click Redeem to have this entered. You will have to create or log into your NYTimes.com account. This code will expire after three days (72 hours). When that happens, go back to your UAPL catalog account to redeem it again, and as often as you would like!
To access other newspaper and magazine titles, click here to see what is available through UAPL's subscriptions.
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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant
Addie Baum, born to immigrant Jewish parents in 1900 Boston, responds to her granddaughter’s question, “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” with the story that is The Boston Girl. During her formative years, turn-of-the-century Boston, and America in particular, evoked negative and fearful feelings in Addie’s parents, permeating and poisoning their relationship with her. As she reveals turning points in her life, Addie exhibits the honesty, wit, intelligence, and compassion she has called upon to help see her through her eighty-five years of life.
Simultaneously riveting and comfortable, Addie’s story is part history, part testament to persistence and resilience, and part being true to oneself. It is so comfortable that readers may feel they are sitting cross-legged on the floor at Addie’s feet as her story unfolds.
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