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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 Art of Vilhelm Hammershoi

Explore the paintings of Vilhelm Hammershoi, a Danish artist who produced some of the most lovely and haunting works to come out of the... more

When?
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 10/04/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 10/04/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Sunday Film Club

Cinema of Woody Allen: Annie Hall
Steve Hunt will kickoff our fall film series with Annie Hall. Full of intellectual wit and... more

When?
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

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

I'm a visual anthropologist.  I didn't know it until I discovered Retronaut:The Photographic Time Machine book and website.  The subject heading for Retronaut is visual anthropology. I love it. A guilt-free way to spend more time finding funny cat photos!

True photographic time travelers shouldn't miss the UA Archives.

Related: two bonus retrofitted reads

Fall Guys

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:25am

Leaves aren't the only things to hit the ground every fall.  Football season is here. You can decide for yourself...Read more

Summer In A Jar

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:15pm

Sustainable summer?  We can dream.

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Adult Recommendations

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

MISTER OWITA'S GUIDE TO GARDENING is a beautifully written memoir by a first time author Carol Wall. The story is a very personal account of friendship between two people.  Less about gardening, the book is more about those accidental judgments that we make based on prejudices of race, money, education, and plain old general appearances.

I enjoyed this book.  It is about the power of friendship which can change our hearts and transform our lives; it is a reminder we all have more in common with each other than we think.

  

50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants

Snow is still on the ground but gardening is blooming in my heart.   The month of March finds seed catalogs, gardening books, and over wintered herbs strewn all over my kitchen and dining room.  The need is for spring!

My favorite gardening books for Ohio are authored by Tracy Disabato-Aust. Every spring I start a plant list for my garden from Tracy’s book, 50 High-Impact Low Care Garden Plants.  The book has a little bit of everything from grasses to shrubs, but all are Ohio hardy and easy care.  My favorite stand out plants are Bear’s Breeches, Variegated Aralia, Blue False Indigo, Bleeding Heart, and Hellebore.  The Dragon's Eye Pine made the list this year but where to plant, the garden is getting full!

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper

No one is more surprised than Judd Foxman when his father passes away.  Not so much by the death, but by the nonreligious patriarch’s last wish to have the family sit Shiva, a Jewish tradition that requires his mother and siblings to spend an entire week together under one roof.  This wouldn’t be so bad if Judd’s family wasn’t so dysfunctional.  As this group of unique characters are forced to spend time together old wounds are brought to surface and they are made to deal with issues they would have rather continued to ignore.  The only family member not present is Judd’s wife who has been openly having an affair.  As Judd unwillingly reconnects with his family and struggles to deal with the reality of his deteriorating marriage what results is a novel full of biting, albeit slightly dark humor with realizations about family life and love.  

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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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