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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.

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Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Events for Adults

Summer Astronomy Series

Join us at the Lane Road Library for our Summer Astronomy Series. Staff members from The Ohio State University’s Department of... more

When?
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:30pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Art: The Secrets of Cahokia

Learn about a fascinating Native American city located near what is now East St. Louis that, at its heyday, was home to tens of... more

When?
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Opera on Film: Fidelio

Join Dr. Purdy as he presents Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven’s sole operatic work. Fidelio is an opera with spoken dialogue in two acts... more

When?
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Opera on Film: Romeo and Juliet

Dr. Christopher Purdy concludes our summer Opera on Film program with Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet. Based on William Shakespeare’... more

When?
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:19am

Monty Python’s Financial Obligation Reunion

Is money the root of (mostly) all show business reunions?  Probably. The Monty Python troupe makes no secret of the fact that financial need is a major force behind the current re-enactment of their greatest hits: Monty Python Live (mostly)The last show will be broadcast live in some local theaters on July 20. 

Monty Python's Flying Circus is part of the cultural memory of my generation.  It really was “something completely different” for (mostly) all of us. We didn't see the shows that influenced them, such as The Goon Show or Beyond the Fringe, until much later.  Even after forty-five years of hits and misses, The Pythons continue to exert their own influence, and rightfully so. Their very large footprint can be found all over the library.  In the television shows, the movies, the music, and the books. Books by and about the group and its members. I don’t begrudge them the money, just as long as it is still funny. 

  • So Anyway, the long-awaited memoir by the minister of funny walks himself, John Cleese,will be published in November. 
  • Terry Gilliam's memoir is slated for release in February 2015.
  • Monty Python at Work by Michael Palin will arrive in September.  It is an updated version of his Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years.

Harper Lee Prize

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:38am

  A new book about Harper Lee ,The Mockingbird Next Door, will be released next week. Here are the three nominees for the...Read more

Roger Ebert: I'll See You At The Movies.

Written by Bonnie on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 6:00am

I am a life-long film lover.  I was thrilled to meet Roger Ebert and talk with him briefly at a book signing many years ago. I always...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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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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