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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices. Learn more about Digital Downloads
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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

Reading magazines just got easier! Download the new Zinio for Libraries app [iTunes Store | Google Play].

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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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.

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Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.

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    Teen DIY: Picnic Basket

    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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    Songs of America

    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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The Big Give from the Columbus Foundation is returning on May 12-13 and this year, the Upper Arlington Public Library is participatingThe 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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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.

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We're happy to introduce to you the UA Recipe Collection. Our reference librarians uploaded 1,250+ recipes so far. These recipes were submitted by members of this community. 011715

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Books Librarians Love

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LibraryReads is a monthly Top 10 list of books chosen by librarians all over the country. You can see the current and past lists at LibraryReads.org
In addition, our librarian Bonnie stocks a Goodreads shelf with those titles for your convenience.

Adult Recommendations

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. 

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We’ve partnered with the City of Upper Arlington to post Library positions through their NeoGov site. Upon clicking “Apply”, you will be re-directed to the City of Upper Arlington’s NeoGov website where you can view the full posting and apply online. To apply for a library position, you will be required to create an account in NeoGov.

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We make a wide range of newsletters available to you via BookNews. The topics cover new releases, bestsellers, audiobooks, teen and kids' literature, home and garden and many more. Explore this convenient source of up-to-date information.

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Online Book Clubs

Experience a new book every Monday! Each week you can read 2–3 chapters of a new book, which will be e-mailed in 5-minute daily segments. If you like the book, you can check it out at the library.

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