Spring is here! Drop by between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and see some animal friends from the farm including chicks, ducks, and more. Weather permitting as this will be an outdoor event. Recommended for ages 2+.
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.
Upcoming Program & Event Highlights
Our Teen Advisory Board is hosting a poetry contest for young patrons in grades K-12. To participate, write your own poem and submit a copy to any of our Youth Departments between March 30 –April 3. Poems are open to creativity but are limited to 500 words. One poem from each age group (gr. K-4; 5-8 and 9-12) will be chosen anonymously by the Teen Advisory Board, and each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate and will be featured on our website. Please include your name, grade, phone number and email address on your poem when entering. See our youth librarians for more details.
Tales for Twos and Threes Class —
Apr 2, 10:15 AM Tremont Road - Main Library
Babytime Class —
Apr 2, 10:15 AM Lane Road Branch Library
Babytime Class —
Apr 2, 11:15 AM Tremont Road - Main Library
Bunny Hop —
Apr 2, 4:00 PM Lane Road Branch Library
Upcycle Craft: Make a Book Clock —
Apr 2, 6:30 PM Tremont Road - Main Library
News and Announcements
Library Journal magazine has released its annual rating of public libraries across the country, and we're pleased to announce that we have been named a 5-star library! To compile this list, researchers review circulation, visits, program attendance and public Internet terminal use per capita. In fact, the entire state of Ohio can be proud: only New York has more highly rated libraries than we do.
Thinking about taking a trip this summer? If so, you better start planning now! The library is a great source of information no matter what kind of vacation you are planning. To get you started, check out our Travel Subject Guide to see what the library has for your research.
Taking an international trip? Learn a little about the culture and language of the people you will encounter using our research databases. Going on a road trip to another state? Come to the reference department to look at road atlases and state and city maps. Traveling local? Learn what Ohio has to offer by browsing a selection of books in the Ohio Room.
All this, plus librarian-recommended websites, books, magazines, and more are featured in our Travel Subject Guide. Check it out today, and start planning your fantastic summer vacation!
For a complete list of all UAPL Subject Guides, find them on the Research Overview page.
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- A Dystopia Novel Selection for Teens: Dualed Created by Stephanie in Youth Services
- Picture Book Selection: Voyage Created by Stephanie in Youth Services
- Juvenile Fiction Selection: The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy Created by Dana in Youth Services
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
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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