It’s the perfect time for planning a picnic! Join us on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. when we weave a picnic basket out of newspaper just in time for July 4th. We'll be outside if weather permits. From those in grades 5-8. Register through our online program calendar.
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Come listen, sing, and dance with us as local band RMT performs patriotic songs outside in Miller Park on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, or even a picnic dinner to this annual tradition. In the event of rain, a duo from the band will perform this program inside of Miller Park Library, so we hope to see you rain or shine! After the concert at dusk, stick around for an outdoor screening of WOSU Public Media's Columbus Neighborhoods: Tri-Village.
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- Tales for Twos and Threes — Jun 30, 10:15 AM Lane Road Branch Library
- Preschool Stories and Crafts — Jun 30, 1:00 PM Lane Road Branch Library
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The Big Give from the Columbus Foundation is returning on May 12-13 and this year, the Upper Arlington Public Library is participating! The Big Give is a 24-hour online giving rally to benefit community nonprofits. The campaign begins on Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Donations to the UA Library through The Big Give make us eligible for a portion of a record $1.3 million Bonus Pool that amplifies giving on a pro rata basis. This means that everyone who gives will have their donation(s) increased based on the total amount raised during The Big Give. All major credit cards, with a minimum donation of $20, are accepted. All credit card fees are covered by The Columbus Foundation—100% of Big Give donations go to charity. So please consider donating to the UA Library during The Big Give by visiting www.columbusfoundation.org. Thank you!
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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power, by Paul Fischer
In this fascinating book, film producer Paul Fischer combines interviews, research, and first-hand investigation to tell the strange story of Kim Jong-Il’s kidnapping of South Korea’s leading director and his star actress ex-wife. Obsessed with film since he was a child, Kim Jong-Il used North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda to build his power within the regime, making the only movies that the isolated North Korean people were allowed to view. As Kim’s ambitions eclipsed his country’s limited filmmaking ability, he decided to recruit new talent—forcibly.
Choi Eun-Hee was South Korea’s biggest and most beloved star; Shin Sang-Ok, her director ex-husband, ran the largest film production company in South Korea. Kim kidnapped both in 1978, and after torturing Shin into compliance, the two began making films for North Korea’s captive audience. With success—their films played to packed theaters for months and won international awards—came the opportunity to escape via a chase straight out of a spy novel.
A must-read for anyone interested in the history and culture of North Korea.