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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

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.

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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

Winter Opera on Film

Spend a Sunday afternoon at the Opera with Christopher Purdy. We have chosen Puccini’s Turandot. Set in China and performed in... more

When?
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

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

When?
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! This quarter’s featured book is The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon.... more

When?
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Sunday Film Club -- Movies of the Coen Brothers

Steve Hunt returns to discuss O Brother where art thou? In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden... more

When?
Sun, 02/08/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:47pm

Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever  by David Paitson and Craig Mertz arrives  on the shelves in March 2015.  The authors claim  the team cut a path in the ice leading directly to the Blue Jackets and Sunday's NHL All Star game.

When I hear the word puck, I think of a Shakespearean character so I was surprised to discover how many all stars wore number 9.  Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Wayne Gretzky (he chose 99 because he couldn't get 9). There's even a children's book on that very subject.   I'll never hear “Revolution 9” by the Beatles in quite the same way again.

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2015 Edgar Awards Nominees

Written by on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:01pm

Shadows of Another Time: Martin Luther King Jr. and 1965

Written by on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:27am

Adult Recommendations

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!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Nothing says summer more than a private island, lazy days, and traumatic amnesia. 17 year-old Cadence Sinclair Easton returns to the Sinclair family island after a two-year hiatus, two years in which she was afflicted by debilitating migraines and fragmented memories of an event that happened in the summer of her fifteenth year. The Liars - Cady, her two older cousins, and family friend, Gat – spend the summer piecing together the parts of “Summer 15” that Cady has been missing. What she (and the reader) finds when all the pieces come together is a shocking answer to the mystery and an ending that is as unforgettable for us as it was repellent for her. With luscious storytelling and a poetic sense of memory, Were We Liars will leave you clamoring for the answer from start to finish.

Who is the liar here after all?

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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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