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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

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
Let's Speak English

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

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When?
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch 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

"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.

"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.

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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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