It’s the perfect time for planning a picnic! Join us on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. when we weave a picnic basket out of newspaper just in time for July 4th. We'll be outside if weather permits. From those in grades 5-8. Register through our online program calendar.
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Come listen, sing, and dance with us as local band RMT performs patriotic songs outside in Miller Park on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, or even a picnic dinner to this annual tradition. In the event of rain, a duo from the band will perform this program inside of Miller Park Library, so we hope to see you rain or shine! After the concert at dusk, stick around for an outdoor screening of WOSU Public Media's Columbus Neighborhoods: Tri-Village.
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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.
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Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) by Christian Rudder
Do Equal Opportunity Employers really hire without discrimination? Is Twitter destroying our capacity to write, or improving it? Can Facebook predict if your marriage will last? How is Google fighting the flu?
Christian Rudder, one of the founders of OkCupid, leverages the company’s massive collection of data as a starting point for this examination of human nature. Rudder keeps the text light and readable, skipping wonky details while being sure to note when his conclusions are limited by his data. His insights range from quirky factoids—white men are most likely to read Robert Heinlein while drinking a home-brewed beer, while Asian women would rather snack on macarons and read Norwegian Wood—to sobering insights about racism, sexism, and homophobia. A must-read for anyone interested in social media and what it reveals about our personalities and communities.