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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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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.

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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

2. A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

Taking place over the span of 24 hours, this inventive novel follows a rotating cast of raucous characters through the snowy streets of Philadelphia. The book centers around Madeline Altamari, an aspiring jazz singer who is nine years old. Left to her own devices after the sudden death of her mother nearly a year ago incapacitates her father, Madeline is smart mouthed, grieving and about to have the adventure of her lifetime on Christmas Eve Eve. 

Add Madeline's principal who has it out for her because she is her mama's daughter; her favorite teacher Miss Sarina Green, recently returned to Philly after a divorce; and the owner of the Cat's Pajamas, Lorca, who is facing the club's imminent demise along with several other colorful characters and you have a highly entertaining whirlwind of a novel with a healthy dash of magical realism rounding out the entire affair. It's a small book, and though it can easily be devoured in one sitting it will remain with the reader long after the last, powerful line. A recommended read for music lovers, prose lovers, and really just about anyone with a sense of humor and wonder.

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!

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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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