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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

The Art of Vilhelm Hammershoi

Explore the paintings of Vilhelm Hammershoi, a Danish artist who produced some of the most lovely and haunting works to come out of the... more

When?
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 10/04/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 10/04/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Sunday Film Club

Cinema of Woody Allen: Annie Hall
Steve Hunt will kickoff our fall film series with Annie Hall. Full of intellectual wit and... more

When?
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:30am

I'm a visual anthropologist.  I didn't know it until I discovered Retronaut:The Photographic Time Machine book and website.  The subject heading for Retronaut is visual anthropology. I love it. A guilt-free way to spend more time finding funny cat photos!

True photographic time travelers shouldn't miss the UA Archives.

Related: two bonus retrofitted reads

Fall Guys

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:25am

Leaves aren't the only things to hit the ground every fall.  Football season is here. You can decide for yourself...Read more

Summer In A Jar

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:15pm

Sustainable summer?  We can dream.

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Adult Recommendations

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.

Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

Nick Trout, a veterinarian, writes a delightful story for pet-lovers.  Estranged from his father, the vet pathologist Dr. Mills, returns to his hometown after a fourteen year absence.  His father's much beloved veterinary practice, which he has left his son, is now debt-ridden and about to be taken over by the bank.  Dr. Mills had hoped to sell the business and flee back to his southern retreat, ignoring the past and its memories. Now he’s forced to either give up the business or make an effort to see patients in order to keep it at least temporarily afloat.  That might involve getting too close for comfort.

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons

Mr. Rosenblum is a Jewish refugee who fled to England from Germany before the outbreak of WWII.  He longs to be accepted as a true Englishman.  As a profitable businessman, he buys the correct Savile Row suit, a Jaguar, and shops at Fortnum & Mason.  But his Jewish background prevents his membership into a golf club, for him the ultimate sign of an English gentleman.  In desperation he decides to build his own golf course which proves to be a greater endeavor than anticipated.  The character is exasperating at times, but heartwarming overall, especially when you learn the author is writing about her grandfather.

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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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