The following programs are offered by the Upper Arlington Public Library system.
The "Book BINGO Winter Reading Club" runs through Feb. 15, at all three UA libraries. Pick up a BINGO card and complete it by Feb. 17, to be eligible for prize drawings. For babies through grade 12.
2800 Tremont Road
* Terry Eisele, author of the graphic novel With Only Five Plums, visits at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, to explain one of the most shocking events of World War II -- the massacre of Lidice, Czechoslovakia.
* Did you get an eBook reader over the holidays? Get your questions answered at the "eBook and eReader Q & A" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Bring your library card and device, and the Media Services staff will help you get ready to download free library eBooks. If you're using a Nook or Sony reader, you are encouraged to bring your laptop if you have one.
* Join the "Mary Poppins Sing Along" at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. Sing along as everyone's favorite nanny flies into the Friends Theater.
* Dr. Erik Hensel visits to present "Focus on Health: Type II Diabetes" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21. It's a disease that can often be prevented and managed by making adjustments to health and lifestyle habits.
* Jeffrey Vernon, doctoral candidate at OSU, visits at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, to discuss Lee Bollinger's concept of The Tolerant Society: The First Amendment and the Price of Free Expression. How does it relate to recent events and a century of court decisions controlling extremist and anti-social speech?
* "Winter Storytimes" run through Feb. 27. "Babytime" (0-24 months) meets on Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. "Tales for Twos and Threes" (2-3 years) meets on Mondays at 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. "Preschool" (ages 3 1/2-6 years) meets on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. "Family Evening Storytime" for all ages meets Mondays at 7 p.m.
Lane Road Library
1945 Lane Road
* Kids can make "Fairy Tale Crafts" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Create masterpieces based on Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. For ages 2 and older.
* The "UAPL Book Circle" meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, to discuss Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.
* Students in grades six through 12 can "Make Bowties and Bows" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. Registration is required.
* Kids ages 2 and up are invited to the "Penguin Party" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Enjoy a story, crafts and activities all about penguins.
* "Winter Storytimes" run through Feb. 27. "Babytime" (0-24 months) meets on Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. "Tales for Twos and Threes" (2-3 years) meets on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. "Stories & Crafts" (ages 3-5 years) meets on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Miller Park Library
1901 N.W. Arlington Ave.
* "Sing-a-Story" with Brian Griffin and his guitar return at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17. For preschoolers and their caregivers.
* Make "Caldecott Crafts" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, just in time for the announcement of this year's winner on Jan.27. Registration is required. For ages 3 and up.
* "Winter Storytimes" run through Feb. 27. "Babytime" (0-24 months) meets on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. "Stories & Songs" (ages 2 1/2-5 years) meets on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.