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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices. Learn more about Digital Downloads
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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

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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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.

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Join our Adult Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.

Books Librarians Love

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LibraryReads is a monthly Top 10 list of books chosen by librarians all over the country. You can see the current and past lists at LibraryReads.org
In addition, our librarian Bonnie stocks a Goodreads shelf with those titles for your convenience.

Adult Guides

Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Events for Adults

Let's Speak English

Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers.

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When?
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
UAPL Book Circle: Ordinary Grace

Join us for an informal discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Set in the summer of 1961 in small town Minnesota,... more

When?
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
UAPL Book Circle: Ordinary Grace

Join us for an informal discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Set in the summer of 1961 in small town Minnesota,... more

When?
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Intro to Meditation

Feeling stressed? Join us at Lane for an intro to meditation class led by an instructor from Yoga on High.

The iRest... more

When?
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:30pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:00am

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The truth is stranger than science fiction. The Hugo Awards were named after this guy, Hugo Gernsback. He was a publisher and inventor, among more dubious things.  Here he is in a 1963 photo from LIFE magazine wearing a little invention he called TV glasses.  You're thinking Google glass, right?

He made quite a few predictions about the future.  Would he have predicted the victor of the 2014 Hugo for best novel,and the first winner of the “Triple Crown of science-fiction writing”, would be a woman?

Ann Leckie was born in Toledo, Ohio.  She lives in St. Louis.  Her debut Ancillary Justice won the Arthur C. ClarkeNebula, and the Hugo for best novel this year.  The second book in a projected trilogy, Ancillary Sword, will be released in October. 

 

Don't Forget Your Lunch

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:37am

Can you believe school starts on August 20th? Time to start thinking inside the lunch box.

 

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All Business: Financial Times Longlist

Written by Bonnie on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:30am

The Financial Times released their...Read more

Adult Recommendations

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden

Another wonderful Beekman 1802 Heirloom cookbook with vegetable recipes arranged by the four seasons.  Recipes are simple and delectable with gorgeous photography. I find myself willing the veggies in my yard to grow faster; come on warm weather! 

All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick McDonald

In this devastatingly honest memoir Michael MacDonald, one in a family of ten, recounts his experience growing up in Southie which is one of South Boston’s public housing projects.  Described by all the residents as “the best place in the world”, McDonald has the courage to pull back this veil and tell the emotional and powerful true story.  MacDonald explores the busing riots of the 1970s, Southie’s “no snitch” culture, the loss of four of his own siblings, and the exploits of Whitey Bulgar (the town’s top gangster and father figure).  Through all of this pain and loss McDonald is still able to point out areas of hope and the strong sense of community that is still alive in Southie today.  

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

MISTER OWITA'S GUIDE TO GARDENING is a beautifully written memoir by a first time author Carol Wall. The story is a very personal account of friendship between two people.  Less about gardening, the book is more about those accidental judgments that we make based on prejudices of race, money, education, and plain old general appearances.

I enjoyed this book.  It is about the power of friendship which can change our hearts and transform our lives; it is a reminder we all have more in common with each other than we think.

  

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We offer lots of ways to connect our readers with just the right books.

Our collections in this section make it easy for readers to not only identify books that fit their reading interest, but to also download titles at no charge to a media of their...Read more

Adult Services: About Us

Adult Services: (614) 486-9621
Manager: Vita Marinello


The Adult Services Department provides a broad collection of circulating materials in order to meet the needs and interests of adult library users. Browse the latest mystery, fiction, and non-fiction titles in print or audio book format.
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