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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

Art: Goya and Modernism

Join Ann Shifflet for a look at the innovative and expressive paintings and prints of Goya, the genius of the Spanish art world in the... more

When?
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL... more

When?
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL... more

When?
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 3:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

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

When?
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:00am

April is the coolest month, mixing poetry and jazz.  It comes in like a laugh with National Humor Month and April Fools Day.  It goes green with Earth Day.  Shakespeare manages to get a word in then it is followed by May and June (two of my favorite months).  Libraries are right there in the middle of everything. They always are!

You may have to overlook the April showers and tax day but I think the payoff is well worth the rainy days. Here are some great books. Before April is over you will have millions more to choose from!

Related:  

  • National Humor Month
  • UAPL joins the Central Library Consortium April 9, 2014
  • National Poetry Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • National Library Week: April 13-19, 2014
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2014
  • Shakespeare's 450th Birthday & Talk Like Shakespeare Day:April 23, 2014 

New Books Opening Soon

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:30am

I took a tour of one of my favorite places, Inniswood Metro Gardens, yesterday...Read more

Women's March

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 8:29am

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Nominees

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:02am

Here are five finalists for the 2014 PEN...Read more

Adult Recommendations

"The Hypnotist's Love Story" by Liane Moriarty

The hypnotist has finally started dating someone that seems like he could be “the one.” He tells her on a date that he has a stalker and she finds herself fascinated rather than disturbed. This story is told from the point of view of two characters, one of whom is the stalker. The author has such a way with character development that it's easy to sympathize with the stalker and you find yourself liking her. Moriarty seems to be able to capture the most complicated of human emotions and motivations in a simple and accessible way. There are no black and white issues in her books and the truthfulness of that really shines through. This was a very enjoyable read.

"Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis" by Timothy Egan

This is the biography of Edward Curtis, a talented photographer.  His obsession was to photograph and document the American Indian before destruction of their ways. Egan writes is a riveting story of how Curtis spent ten years, sacrificed his marriage and family, finances and health to produce a twenty volume work The North American Indian. The photographs at the end of each chapter are a good accompaniment to the text.

"A Light that Never Goes Out: the Enduring Saga of The Smiths" by Tony Fletcher

This is a detailed story of the band The Smiths by a clearly ardent fan that would certainly be of interest to other fans of the band (like myself), but also to anyone following the history of indie music. They are such an English band, and the author details many locations and subtexts that may not be readily apparent to those who are not native Mancunians or familiar with British pop culture and local history. He talks about all of the band’s influences and shows the reader where they fit into musical history. This is a really thick book of 704 pages covering the span of the band’s life, so there’s a lot of detail here, considering they were only together for 6 years.

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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.
Our knowledgeable...Read more