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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

Reading magazines just got easier! Download the new Zinio for Libraries app [iTunes Store | Google Play].

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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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Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.

Book A Librarian

Connect with Your Librarians

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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

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

Events for Adults

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 09/12/2015 - 10:30am
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 09/12/2015 - 10:30am
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
FOCUS GROUP for Library Strategic Planning

The UA Library is creating a three-year plan and we need your input! Register for one of our public focus... more

When?
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 10:00am
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
UAPL Book Circle

Join us for an informal discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr:A tale of a blind French girl, her father, a young... more

When?
Tue, 09/15/2015 - 7:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:18pm

Calling all readers: Are you looking to shake up your book club game? Maybe you've been wanting to join a book club but haven't taken the plunge? 

If so, UAPL's newest book discussion group, The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods, might just be your answer. Join us as we eat, drink and discuss a variety of titles by debut authors. From memoirs to historical fiction, dystopian to thriller - the group is designed to push you out of your reading comfort zone and get you talking. Who knows - you may even discover your next favorite book!

The group was formed in June of 2014 with the idea of taking the traditional book club and shaking it up a bit by meeting outside of the library's walls. The casual, bustling atmosphere of the cafe at Whole Foods on Lane Avenue promotes lively discussions and participants may snack on provided refreshments or choose to purchase their own food and drink (including beer and wine at happy hour prices) from the cafe.

We meet the first Wednesday of every other month (on even-numbered months, for those keeping score) because, let's face it - we're all busy with our lives and sometimes meeting every month can seem like a burden to our already jam-packed schedules. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30pm in the cafe area of Whole Foods on Lane Avenue

Selected titles range the gamut from fiction to nonfiction and everything in between but are always author's first works. 

Registration isn't necessary. If you're interested in attending, stop by the Adult Department desk and ask for a copy of October's book, Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal. We set copies aside so you don't have to worry about reserving a copy - just pick it up, check it out, and start reading. 

Those interested in recieving email updates (such as upcoming titles and title arrivals) may send an email to jdowning[at]ualibrary.org to be added to the Reading Cafe email list. 

Check out some of the title's we've read in the past below:

The Hugo Awards 2015

Written by on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:25pm

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction writers' most prestigious awards.  The Hugo Awards are trademarked...Read More

Escape to France

Written by on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 7:06am

Adult Recommendations

2. A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

Taking place over the span of 24 hours, this inventive novel follows a rotating cast of raucous characters through the snowy streets of Philadelphia. The book centers around Madeline Altamari, an aspiring jazz singer who is nine years old. Left to her own devices after the sudden death of her mother nearly a year ago incapacitates her father, Madeline is smart mouthed, grieving and about to have the adventure of her lifetime on Christmas Eve Eve. 

Add Madeline's principal who has it out for her because she is her mama's daughter; her favorite teacher Miss Sarina Green, recently returned to Philly after a divorce; and the owner of the Cat's Pajamas, Lorca, who is facing the club's imminent demise along with several other colorful characters and you have a highly entertaining whirlwind of a novel with a healthy dash of magical realism rounding out the entire affair. It's a small book, and though it can easily be devoured in one sitting it will remain with the reader long after the last, powerful line. A recommended read for music lovers, prose lovers, and really just about anyone with a sense of humor and wonder.

The Distance

At the intermission of a London opera performance, elegant socialite Charlotte Alton makes eye contact with a mysterious man who hands her a battered Christmas ornament before disappearing. It’s a message for Karla, an underworld fixer who can make information disappear—Charlotte Alton’s powerful and amoral alter ego. The invitation to meet is Charlotte’s first step onto a dark path that will bring together old enemies and new in a twisty puzzle-box of a thriller exploring intersections between the worlds of crime, intelligence gathering, police work, and high society. Elegantly written and tightly plotted, every detail matters in this dark and gripping debut.

Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus

Take a set back into retro Columbus with the book Kahiki Supper Club by David Meyers.

The Kahiki, a South Seas themed restaurant, was located in Columbus on East Broad Street. The restaurant was easy to identify since it was shaped like a Polynesian fighting boat, with giant flaming Mo’ai heads outside the main doors.  Entering you walked into a faux South Pacific village with tropical rainforest, totally exotic.  The best was ordering up the “Mystery Drink” which came in a bowl with a smoking volcano and served by the “Mystery Girl” who danced the drink to your table after being summoned by a giant gong, fun!

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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