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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Come to the UA Main Library on Thursday, April 16 between 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for the annual Volunteer UA Expo: Where Communities and Good Causes Connect. Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that aligns with your interests and passions? Meet representatives from community organizations that rely on volunteers to support their mission. Adults and teens are welcome.
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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Gideon by Alex Gordon
In the tiny town of Gideon, Illinois, a witch was burned at the stake almost two hundred years ago. Now, following her father’s death, a young woman discovers that she descends from a long line of Gideon witches—and that the dark presence the town tried to destroy in 1836 is back and more dangerous than ever. Hounded by a demonic figure and threatened at every turn by Gideon’s suspicious, grudge-loving townsfolk, Lauren Reardon must unravel the mystery of her father’s past in order to save Gideon’s future—and maybe the world’s.
Tightly plotted and thoroughly imagined, Gideon is packed with unusual characters as well as some genuinely unnerving moments. Recommended for fans of Stephen King, Joe Hill, Dan Simmons, and Gillian Flynn.