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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

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, 07/09/2015 - 8:30pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Your iPhone Questions Answered

Bring your iPhone and your questions. We’ll cover some of our favorite tips and tricks and then answer your questions about how to... more

When?
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 11:00am
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Opera on Film with Christopher Purdy

Christopher Purdy will be back to continue our Opera on Film Series with La Boheme.
La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by... more

When?
Sun, 07/12/2015 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Portrait of an Artist: Wassily Kandinsky

In this program, we will look at the paintings of this extremely innovative and spiritual Russian artist who is a key figure in the... more

When?
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:17am

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Look, up in the sky. It's a bird …It's a plane…It's Superman! 

It's you making your escape.  Consider packing these in your bag:

Super Summer starts now!  Sign up for the UAPL Summer Library Club 

May is for Mayhem: The Edgars

Written by on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:15am

Every MayThe Mystery Writers of America award...Read More

A Man Before His Time: Orson Welles

Written by on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:57am

If you want a happy ending,that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. –Orson Welles

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Adult Recommendations

Holiday Food

I don’t know if it was Thanksgiving or the swiftly approaching holiday season, but I can’t stop thinking about (and reading about!) food. Whether I’m eating it, talking about it, reading about it, or making it, food is awesome! If you’re anything like me, be sure to pick up one of the following titles to satisfy your appetite for a delicious read:

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Part memoir, part graphic novel, this book will suck you in with its awesome illustrations, delicious recipes and musings on the author’s life, favorite foods, and family. I dare you to read it and not go eat all the things!

Born Round: The Secret History of a Full Time Eater by Frank Bruni

This witty, well written memoir traces the author’s complicated relationship with food from early adolescence to his present gig as a NY Times food critic. It’s refreshing to know that even well revered critics have their limits and weaknesses.

Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table by Ruth Reichl

Reichl was the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, and this, her first memoir, tells the story of her coming-of-age through recipes. Beautifully written and well worth a read for her excellent food descriptions and recipes.

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A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg

Best known for her food blog, Orangette, this is Wizenberg’s recollection of the food and people that influenced her life. Each chapter includes a recipe, and her writing is so fantastic that you’ll be torn whether to keep reading or stop just long enough to cook something before diving back in.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks by Kathleen Flinn

Put down that box of Hamburger Helper and pick up this highly entertaining book about how Flinn, a culinary school graduate, taught 9 women from all walks of life to prepare basic meals for themselves and their families using fresh, simple ingredients.

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci

Relationships are like recipes – some are worth the work and some totally fail.  Melucci does a great job of navigating the sometimes rocky terrain of her romantic life by relating the men she dates to the things she loves to cook. Oh, and there’s lots of pasta!

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The Raven's Eye: A Brock and Kolla Mystery by Barry Maitland

For DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, of Scotland Yard, a tragic accidental death becomes a possible murderous death among the houseboats that line the canals around greater London.  Maitland’s interwoven themes and well constructed plot subtly pull one into the story.  Good read.

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

If Tara French and Gillian Flynn went on vacation in England together to an amusement park (think English Jersey Shore) this would surely be the outcome. Two women who haven't seen each other since they committed a heinous crime together as children cross paths as adults when one, now a reporter, visits the other, an amusement park employee, to investigate the brutal murders that take place in the vacation town. If you're anything like me, you'll most likely peg the killer within the first third of the book, but be warned that things are definitely not what they seem.  A perfect beach read for those in denial about the recent wintry weather or an equally creepy Halloween appropriate thriller. 

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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