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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 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

The Inferno

Dan Brown’s latest, The Inferno follows the pattern of Brown’s other thrillers.  There is an intellectual puzzle to be solved while baddies chase and threaten the good guys. The fate of the world is in Langdon’s hands and hands of the brilliant Sienna Brooks, who accompanies him. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, specifically “Inferno”,   is the key to deciphering an obscure message left by an obsessed scientist, Zorbrist, who is intent on saving the world by destroying it. The chase and race is on… through the streets, alleyways, secret underground passages, hidden doors and tombs of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul.

Along the way Langdon delivers a running commentary on the rich history of the Italian Renaissance, Christian, and Islamic art. The abundance of information can distract from the plot versus enrich.  I would recommend reading this book for the excitement of the chase, the clues and the underlying theme, but not the convoluted plotting.

 

Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without all the Junk

Twinkie lovers’ have no fear – you can make your own at home, and guess what? You’ll know exactly what’s in them. This cookbook includes recipes for all kinds of “junk food” of your youth, made with healthier ingredients. There are gluten and dairy free options too.

Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic

Mark L. Donald joined the U S Marines straight out of high school as a way to escape his abusive father and avoid trouble with neighborhood gangs.  Given the work ethic installed by his mother and an innate competitive sense, he quickly earned a position on a Reconnaissance Team, the equivalent of a Navy Seal or Army Green Beret.  During the extensive training required for this team, he observed the Navy Hospital Corpsmen HM1 at work, and realized that this was what he was truly meant to do.  The story of his transition to a Navy HM1, during the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan War makes for a gripping read.  This book gives a great inside look at life on the battlefield and the devotion required of a true soldier.

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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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