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.
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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.
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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.
2. A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Taking place over the span of 24 hours, this inventive novel follows a rotating cast of raucous characters through the snowy streets of Philadelphia. The book centers around Madeline Altamari, an aspiring jazz singer who is nine years old. Left to her own devices after the sudden death of her mother nearly a year ago incapacitates her father, Madeline is smart mouthed, grieving and about to have the adventure of her lifetime on Christmas Eve Eve.
Add Madeline's principal who has it out for her because she is her mama's daughter; her favorite teacher Miss Sarina Green, recently returned to Philly after a divorce; and the owner of the Cat's Pajamas, Lorca, who is facing the club's imminent demise along with several other colorful characters and you have a highly entertaining whirlwind of a novel with a healthy dash of magical realism rounding out the entire affair. It's a small book, and though it can easily be devoured in one sitting it will remain with the reader long after the last, powerful line. A recommended read for music lovers, prose lovers, and really just about anyone with a sense of humor and wonder.