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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

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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 Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! This quarter’s featured book is Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler... more

When?
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
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

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The Adult Readers' Blog

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 where you stand in the cheering section. Either way, there is no denying that our town is a football town.  

Here are some new titles for you to tackle:

Summer In A Jar

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

Sustainable summer?  We can dream.

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Can't We Talk Like A Pirate Day? National Book Awards & Roz Chast

Written by Bonnie on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:30am

Yo Ho Ho and a new book by Roz Chast!  

September 19 is Talk...Read more

Adult Recommendations

The Knitted Slipper book: Slippers and House Shoes for the Entire Family by Katie Startzman

I am always looking for a last minute knitted project I can use as a gift.  The beauty of this book is half the patterns are felted making the knitting part fast and the felting part a cover up for any mistakes, perfect!

Fun, functional, and an offering of slipper & shoe options with patterns ranging from whimsical to practical.  Get out that leftover skein of wool, grab your needles, and whip up a quick gift.

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.

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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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