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Digital Media @ UAPL
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
As of January 1, 2014, the UAPL Zinio subscription is available through a new updated link.
Existing account holders: Please note that if you are trying to log in to your Zinio account for the first time using this new link you will need to click on “Create New Account” and re-enter your information. You will need to use the same email address and password that you used previously on Zinio.com. Please direct your questions to Media Services at (614) 486-9621 x227.
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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Events for Adults
Join Cindy Gaillard, multiple Emmy-Award winning Executive Producer for Arts & Culture at... more
Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers.
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The Adult Readers' Blog
March arrived in a flurry and it looks like the the bad weather isn't done with us yet. Time to raise the white flag and surrender to your reading retreat!
The Columbus Dispatch recently printed an article on the joys of a room of one’s own: a reading retreat. This has been the winter for one, but with the help of the UAPL, you can create your own retreat any time, anywhere, and in any weather. No contractor required. Just put your nose in a book or your head in The Cloud. We have books, movies, music, and information in all formats. Whether you like the comfort of a book in hand or a movie on your tablet, they are all portable. Great for sunny days too! Just remember this is Ohio, downpours and hundred-degree temperatures are just around the corner. Surrender now!
- Where’d You Go Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple. Bernadette lives in beautiful Seattle but it turns out her life there isn’t all sunshine. She has to retreat to a colder clime to thaw out her frozen emotions. With this scenario can you believe she’s also a MacArthur Genius? Where's you go Bernadette is a fast and funny read.
- Still Life With Breadcrumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen. Rebecca Winter is a once-famous, New York photographer. She's divorced, an empty-nester, and her career has stalled. She retreats alone to an unglamorous cabin in rural Pennsylvania. There she learns to widen her focus and begins to see the possibilities for another kind of life.
- Serena by Ron Rash. What do Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Angelina Jolie have in common besides the Academy Awards? Angelina Jolie bought the rights to the book. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are slated to star in the film. Throw a log on the fire for this one. It’s about the crazy love of a timber tycoon and his ruthless wife. Ron Rash is a great writer but this book won’t please everyone. One reviewer described Serena as “Lady MacBeth of the Appalachians.” You have to be ready to lean into that icy wind bringing a story filled with deceit, melodrama, and a cold, cold heart that doesn’t know the meaning of retreat.
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"A Light that Never Goes Out: the Enduring Saga of The Smiths" by Tony Fletcher
This is a detailed story of the band The Smiths by a clearly ardent fan that would certainly be of interest to other fans of the band (like myself), but also to anyone following the history of indie music. They are such an English band, and the author details many locations and subtexts that may not be readily apparent to those who are not native Mancunians or familiar with British pop culture and local history. He talks about all of the band’s influences and shows the reader where they fit into musical history. This is a really thick book of 704 pages covering the span of the band’s life, so there’s a lot of detail here, considering they were only together for 6 years.
"Me before You: a novel" by Jojo Moyes
Me before You is the story of Louisa Clark, and Will Traynor. “Lou” is a small town British girl, living with her zany family, and a waitress in a small Tea Shoppe. She answers an ad in the paper for a companion to a young man, and is hired for her likability and cheerfulness. Will, who was once a very active man, had an accident and is now a quadriplegic. His depression and sorrow are understood, but his mother would like him to live life in a different way. What follows is a combining of heart and soul, as these two unlikely people share their lives careening toward an unbelievable ending.
"The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier
In the early 1850’s Quaker sisters, Honor and Grace Bright, set sail for America. They begin a journey to Ohio where Grace will marry Adam Cox, a Quaker, who has settled near Oberlin, Ohio. In Pennsylvania Grace contacts Yellow Fever and dies. With the help of strangers, Honor continues to Ohio. Her arrival, instead of her sister Grace, is an unwelcome surprise to the small Cox household. While Honor struggles to adapt to the Quaker Community in America, she, unwittingly, becomes involved with the Underground Railroad. Once again, Tracy Chevalier has written an informative and compelling historical novel.