Learn about the art of color in comic books and graphic novels with John Novak, colorist for Giants Beware! and the Tricky Journey series. Join us on Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. when John will discuss the making of graphic novels and demonstrate how to color pages on a computer. Participants can try their hand at coloring digitally. For grades 5-8. Register through our online program calendar.
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.
Automatic Renewals - What you need to know
We'll be turning on automatic renewals for your items starting May 1st!
Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
May 2nd marks the launch of “Choose Privacy Week.” Learn how to protect yourself online at a program and demonstration for all levels on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in the Main Library's Friends Theater. Educate yourself on concepts like online tracking, two factor authentication, encryption, and specific technologies like PGP and Tor. Or drop by the theater anytime throughout the day to ask questions and learn about protecting your privacy on the Internet. If you bring in a functional laptop, we can help you with the basics: downloading Firefox, Adblock Plus, and HTTPS Everywhere.
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.
What does privacy mean to you? Is it something you value? Or, in the digital world, is privacy a thing of the past? Maybe it’s something you never really considered before.
Privacy is something that everyone should think about, especially now when more people are conducting business and sharing personal details online. You can learn more about this issue by consulting the Privacy page on Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context, one of UAPL’s subscription databases.
Opposing Viewpoints brings balance and perspective to controversial issues by presenting information and pointed arguments from subject experts and top journalistic sources. Explore the concept of privacy by reading encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, listening to podcasts, watching videos, plus much more.
May 1-7 is officially recognized as Choose Privacy Week by libraries in America. UAPL is offering three programs where patrons can learn how to protect their computer, mobile device, and, more importantly, themselves from privacy intrusions. For more details on what's being offered, click on the links below.
Can't make it on any of these days? Check out the Online Privacy Subject Guide for self-guided research on this topic.
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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter by Cass R. Sunstein
Great book for anyone in collaborative decision making or management situations. Understandable and actionable, this book is about groups comprised of like-minded thinkers who often amplify, rather than correct, errors in judgment. They become more polarized and adopt more extreme positions than the ones they began with. Great suggestions on how to correct “group think,” and identify vulnerabilities in existing practices.
Anyone involved in making decisions would enjoy this book.