Do you love to write or want to be a better writer? Do you dream of being an author? Join us at the Main Library on Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. for a fun workshop with the Thurber House designed to encourage and inspire your own creative writing through activities, examples and opportunities to share your work. For those in grades 5-12. Register through our online program calendar.
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.
Author Visit: Anthony Doerr
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Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See, will visit Upper Arlington on Sunday, October 11. Tickets to his talk and reception are now on sale online (credit card) and at the Main Library's Adult Services desk (cash and check only). If paying by cash, please bring the exact amount of your total, as we are unable to make change. Tickets are available to Doerr’s 2 p.m. talk at Upper Arlington High School as well as the 5:30 p.m. reception at the Main Library. Prices range from $15-$35 for the talk with a special discounted rate of $10 for students. Reception tickets are $50 and include light refreshments, beverages and a personal book signing with the author. The reception benefits the UA Community Foundation’s Ann Royce Moore Fund, which is dedicated to bringing quality authors to the community.
Wondering where to start to find good sources for elementary, middle, or high school projects and assignments? Try one of these new resources, now available through UAPL’s Reference Databases page:
Explora is an interface that offers simple searches of a collection of magazine and newspaper articles, essays, and primary sources, appropriate for homework and covering every school subject. Each profile will search sources at the appropriate school level. There is also an Explora geared toward adult researchers and college students with the same simple-search features.
In addition to being easy to use, you can also access Explora on a mobile device, get topic ideas and suggestions, create a profile and save your research, get citation help, and many other useful features.
These Explora resources improve on and replace Searchasaurus, Kid’s Search, and Student Research Center, which have been discontinued.
Try it today! And keep Explora in mind for future school assignments.
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"Gold" by Chris Cleave
The themes of Gold are love, sacrifice and choices - on an Olympic scale. The author takes on track cycling, one of the toughest of the cycling venues. He wrote this a year before the London Olympics, so it has a very current vibe. The two main characters are Zoe and Kate, competitive cyclists preparing for the Olympics. The underlying story, involves Sophie who has leukemia, the daughter of Kate. Gold is a terrific read for sports enthusiasts who enjoy competitive events.