Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn outside the Main Library and enjoy some fun tunes as we say goodbye to summer with this closing concert on Saturday, August 8 at 1:30 p.m. We'll have some face painting, outdoor fun-and-games and a sweet popsicle treat while supplies last.
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.
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Most novels require some research, whether you need to know which animals inhabit Mexico, which state routes existed in Ohio in the 1940s, or if there’s a cure for arsenic poisoning. Learn more about the research process, and how to find these esoteric pieces of information you may need for your novel, at our program on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Register through our online program calendar.
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.
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Substance abuse is never easy to talk about, but it continues to be a serious problem throughout Ohio, including Upper Arlington. Open dialog about the problem —who it affects, what causes it, and how to confront it — is an important step toward understanding and prevention. Join Leadership UA on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the UA Main Library's Friends Theater for a moderated panel of community leaders that will:
- Detail the urgency of substance abuse in Upper Arlington
- Explain how local resources are being organized to address the problem
- Offer ideas for proper storage and disposal of prescription drugs, a leading gateway to illicit drugs addiction
- Allow parents and others a chance to ask questions and share input.
Our distinguished panelists include Police Chief Brian Quinn, UA High School Principal Andrew Theado, Drug Free Action Alliance Executive Director Marcie Seidel, former UA Mayor David Varda, and UA Assistant City Attorney Thad Boggs. Dr. Brad Mitchell will moderate the discussion.
Explore the history of our country, from when European navigators first started exploring this part of the world, to the legalization of same-sex marriage over 500 years later. American History is another one of UAPL’s subscriptions that is interesting to browse, but also appropriate and useful for doing research and school projects.
Get started by searching for what interests you, or explore the Topics page, which is organized chronologically by major events and themes, encompassed under the different overarching eras.
Read about major events that defined the US, such as the Louisiana Purchase, the Roaring Twenties, the New Deal, the Civil Rights Movement, and September 11, 2001. This resource also includes many important primary sources, such as photographs, videos, diary entries, speeches, and Supreme Court opinions.
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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
"The Hypnotist's Love Story" by Liane Moriarty
The hypnotist has finally started dating someone that seems like he could be “the one.” He tells her on a date that he has a stalker and she finds herself fascinated rather than disturbed. This story is told from the point of view of two characters, one of whom is the stalker. The author has such a way with character development that it's easy to sympathize with the stalker and you find yourself liking her. Moriarty seems to be able to capture the most complicated of human emotions and motivations in a simple and accessible way. There are no black and white issues in her books and the truthfulness of that really shines through. This was a very enjoyable read.