Heroes are more than just comic book creations. Twenty-five real heroes grew up in Ohio and became astronauts! Educators from the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum visit the Lane Road Library on Monday, July 6 at 4 p.m. to talk about those Ohioans who defied gravity, including the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. One of the educators will also dress up in an Apollo-style spacesuit! Recommended for ages PreK and up. Register through our online program calendar.
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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.
Author Visit: Anthony Doerr
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Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See, will visit Upper Arlington on Sunday, October 11. Tickets to his talk and reception are now on sale online (credit card) and at the Main Library's Adult Services desk (cash and check only). Tickets are available to Doerr’s 2 p.m. talk at Upper Arlington High School as well as the 5:30 p.m. reception at the Main Library. Prices range from $15-$35 for the talk with a special discounted rate of $10 for students. Reception tickets are $50 and include light refreshments, beverages and a personal book signing with the author. The reception benefits the UA Community Foundation’s Ann Royce Moore Fund, which is dedicated to bringing quality authors to the community.
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Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus
Take a set back into retro Columbus with the book Kahiki Supper Club by David Meyers.
The Kahiki, a South Seas themed restaurant, was located in Columbus on East Broad Street. The restaurant was easy to identify since it was shaped like a Polynesian fighting boat, with giant flaming Mo’ai heads outside the main doors. Entering you walked into a faux South Pacific village with tropical rainforest, totally exotic. The best was ordering up the “Mystery Drink” which came in a bowl with a smoking volcano and served by the “Mystery Girl” who danced the drink to your table after being summoned by a giant gong, fun!