Who knows where you are? Some of your apps may know more than you want them to. Join us at the Main Library on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. to learn more about privacy on your mobile devices, including location services, the risks of using public wifi, and what you can do to protect your privacy on the go.
Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio
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
Bring the family to Miller Park this Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. to build a mini house out of natural materials like sticks, leaves, flowers, bark and pine cones. Register through our online program calendar.
Good security can ease your worries about privacy. Learn more about avoiding malware, how to deal with the dozens of passwords that you can never remember, or how to improve the risky one-password-for-everything method of security you may be relying on. Join us in the Main Library's Friends Theater on Wednesday, May 6 at 3 p.m.
News and Announcements
The Big Give from the Columbus Foundation is returning on May 12-13 and this year, the Upper Arlington Public Library is participating! The Big Give is a 24-hour online giving rally to benefit community nonprofits. The campaign begins on Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Donations to the UA Library through The Big Give make us eligible for a portion of a record $1.3 million Bonus Pool that amplifies giving on a pro rata basis. This means that everyone who gives will have their donation(s) increased based on the total amount raised during The Big Give. All major credit cards, with a minimum donation of $20, are accepted. All credit card fees are covered by The Columbus Foundation—100% of Big Give donations go to charity. So please consider donating to the UA Library during The Big Give by visiting www.columbusfoundation.org. Thank you!
What does privacy mean to you? Is it something you value? Or, in the digital world, is privacy a thing of the past? Maybe it’s something you never really considered before.
Privacy is something that everyone should think about, especially now when more people are conducting business and sharing personal details online. You can learn more about this issue by consulting the Privacy page on Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context, one of UAPL’s subscription databases.
Opposing Viewpoints brings balance and perspective to controversial issues by presenting information and pointed arguments from subject experts and top journalistic sources. Explore the concept of privacy by reading encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, listening to podcasts, watching videos, plus much more.
May 1-7 is officially recognized as Choose Privacy Week by libraries in America. UAPL is offering three programs where patrons can learn how to protect their computer, mobile device, and, more importantly, themselves from privacy intrusions. For more details on what's being offered, click on the links below.
Can't make it on any of these days? Check out the Online Privacy Subject Guide for self-guided research on this topic.
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When Books Went To War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II, by Molly Guptill Manning
On May 10, 1933, German students (with official encouragement) burned an estimated 25,000 books in a symbolic act meant to “purify” Germany of Jewish influence. The Nazis would continue to burn books throughout their reign, both in their country and in the countries they invaded, in an attempt to stamp out any thought they deemed dangerous to National Socialism, ultimately destroying over 100 million volumes. People around the world reacted in outrage and horror, and in the US, groups of librarians, citizens, politicians, writers, and publishers came together to fight back. Through organized book donation drives and the invention of an entirely new book format—the Armed Services Edition—these fighters in World War II’s “War of Ideas” put 132 million books in the hands of American servicemen and their allies. Their work inspired an entire generation with a love of reading and enshrined books like Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as American classics. When Books Went to War tells their unforgettable story.