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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

Sunday Film Club

Cinema of Woody Allen
Our fall series of Woody Allen movies continue as Steve Hunt presents “Crimes and misdemeanors” In Woody... more

When?
Sun, 11/02/2014 - 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.

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When?
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Come Write In!

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)and you’ve always wanted to try your hand at writing the next great American... more

When?
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Come Write In!

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)and you’ve always wanted to try your hand at writing the next great American... more

When?
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:54am

Can't make it to all those Halloween parties?   You can be there in spirit with these creative, and mostly literary, costume ideas from Shmoop

Top Costumes for When You Can't Make the Party:

  • An Imaginary NumberWhen your friends text to ask where you are, just write back, “I'm an imaginary number!”
  • Punctuation in an E.E. Cummings PoemIt just wouldn't be right to show up to a party as something that doesn't exist.
  • The Higgs BosonTo be fair, you'd have to show up eventually, but you could get there several decades late…and we're guessing the party would be over by then.
  • GodotSpoiler alert: Godot never makes it to the party in Waiting for Godot. Brilliant postmodernism and genius costume.
  • The End of a Tolstoy Novel -The end of a Tolstoy novel never comes anyway…hey-o!

If you're like me,the trick is to stay home and treat yourself to a book instead.  These new books released today contain perennial Halloween costume role models: demons, a ghost, or a vampire.

Books to get you in the Halloween Mood

Written by Vita on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:44pm

Crisp cool winds, falling leaves, feels like Halloween is approaching; time for a creepy scary book to read!  ...Read more

Catisfaction

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

If the cat isn't happy, nobody's happy. You need to catify. Call ...Read more

Adult Recommendations

All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick McDonald

In this devastatingly honest memoir Michael MacDonald, one in a family of ten, recounts his experience growing up in Southie which is one of South Boston’s public housing projects.  Described by all the residents as “the best place in the world”, McDonald has the courage to pull back this veil and tell the emotional and powerful true story.  MacDonald explores the busing riots of the 1970s, Southie’s “no snitch” culture, the loss of four of his own siblings, and the exploits of Whitey Bulgar (the town’s top gangster and father figure).  Through all of this pain and loss McDonald is still able to point out areas of hope and the strong sense of community that is still alive in Southie today.  

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!

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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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