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Digital Media @ UAPL

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

The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market

We’ve partnered with Whole Foods to bring you The Reading Café, an exciting new book discussion group that focuses on debut authors. We... more

When?
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Summer Astronomy Series

Join us at the Lane Road Library for our Summer Astronomy Series. Staff members from The Ohio State University’s Department of... more

When?
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:30pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Art: Witches in Northern European Art

Why are witches and covens such popular subjects of art during the Northern European Renaissance? We will discuss this intriguing... more

When?
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 08/09/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

Check our lists of   ►​ New Books        ►​ New Audiobooks

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:07pm

The first Man Booker prize to admit novels from across the globe as long as they are written in English has published its longlist. .. The American writers longlisted include Richard Powers, Siri Hustvedt, Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler 

Some of the titles on the list will be released in America later this year. The shortlist of six titles will be announced on September 9. The winner on October 14.  

Russian Nesting Books: The Book Within the Book

Written by Bonnie on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 7:23pm

 

 Classic works of world literature and the new books examing aspects of their enduring power. 

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First Outlander Episode Will Be Free Online

Written by Bonnie on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:23am

Written In My Own Heart's Blood is the 8th ...Read more

Adult Recommendations

"My Mother was Nuts" by Penny Marshall

Comedian/director Marshall writes very openly on her life experiences growing up in the Bronx, getting pregnant and married young in New Mexico, her marriage to Rob Reiner, friendship with Carrie Fisher, and relationship with Art Garfunkel.   Marshall revisits tough subjects like abortion, drugs, lack of mothering skills, and her now fading health. Great stories abound of her time spent on TV shows, movies, and her career as a movie director.  Marshall's humor is how she gets through the difficult stuff and lives with a simple motto: “try hard, help your friends, don't get too crazy, and have fun.”

"The Dinner" by Herman Koch

It begins with dinner at a high-end restaurant in Amsterdam. Two brothers, Paul and Serge, and their wives meet to discuss their teenage sons. It is quickly apparent this is no ordinary discussion.  What have the cousins done? What is to be done about it? Slowly the tension builds and the reader becomes anxious as the story unfolds. The ending is a stunner!

"The Perks of Being a Wall Flower" by Stephen Chbodky

After his friend Michael commits suicide, Charlie must begin his first year of high school alone. He begins to write letters to an anonymous friend. It is through these letters we learn about Charlie, his family, friends, mentor and life. This is a well-written, articulate, funny, and poignant coming-of-age book.

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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.
Our knowledgeable...Read more