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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

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
Amazing Library Resources: the Learning Express Library database

LearningExpress Library - Come learn how to use a resource that truly does have something for everyone. Whether you’re a high school... more

When?
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:29am

Books are almost as individual as friends. There is no earthly use in laying down general laws about them. Some meet the needs of one person, and some of another; and each person should beware of the booklover’s besetting sin, of what Mr. Edgar Allan Poe calls ‘the mad pride of intellectuality,’ taking the shape of arrogant pity for the man who does not like the same kind of books. ~TR

Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most voracious readers of all time.  He could read a book a day, sometimes more. Teddy's love for books was so great that he took them with him on African safaris.  He even took crates full of them on his dangerous, and nearly-fatal, exploration of the Amazon River.  Ohio-born author Candice Millard tells the story of that adventure in her book, River of Doubt.  

The Roosevelts were all great readers.  A complicated and fascinating family. However you feel about them, or documentary-maker Ken Burns, when the two meet they make history. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new seven part documentary by Ken Burns, airs on PBS starting this Sunday, September 14. 

Flyover State: Ohio and The Passenger Pigeon

Written by Bonnie on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:00am

Ohio is inexhorably tied to the fate of the passenger pigeon.  Huge flocks once darkened the skies over Columbus for...Read more

Thank Goodness for Louise Penny

Written by Bonnie on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:10am

If you take only one thing away from any of my books I'd like it to be this: 

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Adult Recommendations

Rush of Blood

I like Mark Billingham's Thorne series. This stand-alone murder mystery involves three British couples on holiday in Florida. This vacation takes a criminal twist when a young girl goes missing and is later found dead in a lagoon. The six Britons are suspects and Billingham keeps the suspense going. When another young girl is missing in England, the six who have returned from Florida are even more suspect. Great ending.

 

The Expats

Kate Moore and her husband decide to accept a job offer in Luxemburg.   While her husband begins his new job and Kate spends more time with her children she must learn how to adjust to the daily life in a new country.  Kate begins to notice her husband’s suspicious behavior and also becomes suspicious of another American couple they have befriended.   As she begins to investigate she becomes nervous they are connected to her past.   Mystery lovers will enjoy this novel which keeps them guessing until the very end.

The Elephant Keepers' Children

The setting is the imaginary island of Fino off the coast of Denmark, where the world’s religions live together peacefully.  Father is a vicar and Mother is a fine artist. For the second time in the lives of the three siblings, Hans, Tidle and Peter, their very eccentric parents disappear.  The youngest, fourteen year old Peter is the narrator. From his precocious view point he describes the weird circumstances and incredible adventures they have finding their parents, while the rest of Denmark is trying to corral them to keep them out of harm’s way. There is a lot of satire, laugh out loud moments and a satisfying ending.

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How About A Great Read?

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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