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Get to Know the Next Vice President of the United States

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Both of the candidates for the United States presidency have chosen running mates who are not household names. Campaign Button that says "Vote" with red, white and blue U. S. flag-like backgroundIf you would like to learn more about the two vice-presidential candidates, Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, we have some great resources. Check out these objective, non-partisan biographical databases provided by the Upper Arlington Public Library:

For both of these subscription resources, you will need to enter your library card number and PIN to access them from home.

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Picnics: Recipes and Parks

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Picnic table overlooking a lakeNow that the heatwave is over, it’s a great time to enjoy a picnic. Picnics used to be incredible affairs hosted by the wealthy - in this account by Ward McAllister from 1890, his picnic included the temporary installation of a wooden dance floor, among other over-the-top luxuries. Nowadays, picnics are easily enjoyed by anyone when the weather is nice, no dance floor required. Take a look at our UA Recipe Collection (especially the appetizers!) to find something tasty, and head out to one of the many parks in our area: