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Intellectual wellness focuses on lifelong learning and the intentional practice of challenging your mind with new concepts, issues and experiences. Individuals and families that strive to achieve intellectual wellness participate in creative, stimulating mental activities in an attempt to expand their knowledge about a variety of topics to help with problem-solving for themselves and others. This guide will help you find resources on a variety of topics related to intellectual wellness including local classes and workshops, museums, cultural arts, online learning, current events and much more.
The following are part of the Upper Arlington Public Library's premium resources. Unless you are in one of our library locations, you will need your library card number and PIN in order to access them. Please note: Links to our databases open in a new window or tab in your browser.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (
Features information on popular hobbies and recreation activities, including arts, crafts, collections, games, models, needlework, and outdoor activities, such as birding and hiking.
Offers interactive language learning courses, including materials on English as a second language, and languages such as Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Arabic, and more.
Provides access to online practice tests and tutorials for academic and occupational exams, including the ACT, SAT, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, and exams in the civil services, cosmetology, plumbing, real estate, and more.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, essays, primary source documents, and more.
Facts on File Issues and Controversies
Explores controversial issues, including topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly.
Points of View Reference Center
Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, articles, and primary source documents.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: eBooks on Intellectual Wellness
Includes full online access to the following titles (click on the titles to access):
These materials are available for use in the Reference Department of the Main Library. Click on the links for more location information.
- American Art Directory
- Dictionary of Language Games, Puzzles, and Amusements
- Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook
- Great Drawings of All Time
- History of Modern Art
- Literary Arts Directory
- Official Museum Directory
- Scarne's Encyclopedia of Games
- A Visual History of Twentieth-Century Architecture
- Writing in Ohio
Here are a few examples of magazines and journals the Upper Arlington Public Library subscribes to that would be relevant to someone interested in improving their intellectual wellness. Some current issues of these titles are available for checking out, while in some cases older issues may be accessed at the Main Library's Reference Department. Follow the links to the catalog or see a librarian for more information:
These recommended websites are chosen as reliable sources for information related to Intellectual Wellness.
- UA Parks & Recreation - LifeLong Learning (Adults)
- UA Parks & Recreation - Youth Programming
- UA Parks & Recreation - Senior Adult/50+
- UA Cultural Arts - Exhibits
- UA Cultural Arts - Performing Arts
- UA Labor Day Arts Festival
- UA Historical Society
- City of Upper Arlington Events Calendar
- Upper Arlington Public Library Event Calendar
- Upper Arlington Schools
- The Wellington School
- St. Agatha Catholic School
- St. Andrew School
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Franklin Park Conservatory
- Wexner Center for the Arts
- Martin Gardner
- Kaoru Iwamoto
- Raymond Smullyan
- Emanuel Lasker
- Abbie Salny
- Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel
- Temple Grandin