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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

Let's Speak English

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

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When?
Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
UAPL Book Circle: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Join us for an informal discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
One morning, recently retired Harold... more

When?
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
UAPL Book Circle:The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Join us for an informal discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
One morning, recently retired Harold... more

When?
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Help! How are we going to pay for college? Part 2: Beyond the Basics

In this two-part program, the Heartland Institute for Financial Education will provide tips and strategies to help manage the rising... more

When?
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

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

If the cat isn't happy, nobody's happy. You need to catify. Call Jackson Galaxy.  He might look strange to you but he has a compelling story. He turned life around for himself and for cats, and their owners, across the county. His television show on Animal Planet, My Cat From Hell, promotes a better understanding of cats and their “mojo”.  He is breaking down the stereotype of the crazy cat lady and what it means to be an animal lover.

He recently got married at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah.  I spent some time volunteering at Best Friends.  It is a beautiful spot capable of healing animals and animal lovers alike. When you have to scoop multi-cat litter boxes, and I sure have, I recommend scooping them with a view of the Grand Canyon's Grand Staircase.  

Related:

  • Bob Walker and Frances Mooney were the first to promote, and execute with style,the idea of the cat super highway that Jackson Galaxy advocates.  Check out their books The Cats' House, Cats Into Everything, and the Cats' House website for fun and inspiration.  The couple sold the original cats' house and moved to Virginia in 2013.  I am awaiting news of the new cats' house east. 
  • Kate Benjamin is the coauthor of Catification.  Visit website HausPanther  for information, great gear, and frequent giveaways.

Life Can Be Funny: Memoirs

Written by Bonnie on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:30am

There is a bumper crop of new and forthcoming memoirs this fall.  

Life can be funny - or not. ...Read more

Picture Time!

Written by Bonnie on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:30am

Adult Recommendations

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?

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds

Long Shadow is broad but rich in historical perspective, specifically in reference to the First World War shaping the 20th century.  Informative, insightful, and certainly well worth looking through since August 2014 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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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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