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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.

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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: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Join us for an informal discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
One morning, recently retired Harold... more

When?
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
UAPL Book Circle:The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Join us for an informal discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
One morning, recently retired Harold... more

When?
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Help! How are we going to pay for college? Part 2: Beyond the Basics

In this two-part program, the Heartland Institute for Financial Education will provide tips and strategies to help manage the rising... more

When?
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Intro to Yoga

Looking for a new way to relax and increase your flexibility and focus? An instructor from Yoga on High will be joining us at Lane to... more

When?
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:33am

If the cat isn't happy, nobody's happy. You need to catify. Call Jackson Galaxy.  He might look strange to you but he has a compelling story. He turned life around for himself and for cats, and their owners, across the county. His television show on Animal Planet, My Cat From Hell, promotes a better understanding of cats and their “mojo”.  He is breaking down the stereotype of the crazy cat lady and what it means to be an animal lover.

He recently got married at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah.  I spent some time volunteering at Best Friends.  It is a beautiful spot capable of healing animals and animal lovers alike. When you have to scoop multi-cat litter boxes, and I sure have, I recommend scooping them with a view of the Grand Canyon's Grand Staircase.  

Related:

  • Bob Walker and Frances Mooney were the first to promote, and execute with style,the idea of the cat super highway that Jackson Galaxy advocates.  Check out their books The Cats' House, Cats Into Everything, and the Cats' House website for fun and inspiration.  The couple sold the original cats' house and moved to Virginia in 2013.  I am awaiting news of the new cats' house east. 
  • Kate Benjamin is the coauthor of Catification.  Visit website HausPanther  for information, great gear, and frequent giveaways.

Life Can Be Funny: Memoirs

Written by Bonnie on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:30am

There is a bumper crop of new and forthcoming memoirs this fall.  

Life can be funny - or not. ...Read more

Picture Time!

Written by Bonnie on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:30am

Adult Recommendations

"The Last Chinese Chef" by Nicole Mones

​Charming book about a food writer who travels to China seeking the truth of a paternity claim against her deceased husband.  In addition she receives an assignment to interview the owner of a new restaurant opening in Beijing.  She soon discovers the restaurant owner is one of ten finalists for the Chinese Cultural Olympics too. These two story lines, the paternity claim and the preparation for the culinary contest, are woven throughout the book.  This will be appealing to lovers of Chinese food, romance, and anyone who enjoys historically accurate cooking.

"Gold" by Chris Cleave

The themes of Gold are love, sacrifice and choices - on an Olympic scale. The author takes on track cycling, one of the toughest of the cycling venues. He wrote this a year before the London Olympics, so it has a very current vibe. The two main characters are Zoe and Kate, competitive cyclists preparing for the Olympics. The underlying story, involves Sophie who has leukemia, the daughter of Kate. Gold is a terrific read for sports enthusiasts who enjoy competitive events.

"The Black House" by Peter May

Detective Finn MacLeod has been sent to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides as a consultant to a grim murder that has the same MO as one that was committed in Edinburgh a short while ago. Having been raised on the Isle of Lewis, he is familiar with the Gaelic language, traditions, as well as, the locals and their haunts. Quickly he is at odds with the Detective Chief Inspector who is the lead investigator and he becomes enmeshed in the case which opens forgotten memories and old wounds that could destroy him. Peter May, a Scott, has written a well-crafted, dangerous, and dark mystery for those who like their reads psychologically twisted and deadly. The Black House is the first title in the Isle of Lewis trilogy.

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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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