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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

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

"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.

"The Forgotten Garden: A Novel" by Kate Morton

The Forgotten Garden shifts back and forth through time to solve a mystery about a four year old girl Nell; abandoned and waiting alone on a dock in Australia for parents who never come. The only link to her past is a little white suitcase the child carried when she was found.

Nell embarks on an adventure and attempts to piece together the mystery surrounding her past. Her travels lead her to Blackhurst Manor, delving deep into a family's secrets and purchasing a cottage in Cornwall near the Manor. Before she can solve the mystery of her past, Nell dies but her grandaughter Cassandra takes up the quest. This is a fairytale-like novel with old houses and hidden gardens all containing secrets and surprises.

"The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adrianna Trigianni

​A novel about Italian immigrants and their lives in northern Italy as well as in America in the early 1900s. Enza and Ciro meet on a moonlit night in the cemetery of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Schilpario, Italy when they are just teenagers. They go their separate ways to new lives in America but they never quite leave behind their beautiful homeland. The descriptions are magically vivid and although it is a love story of sorts, it's also a powerful testimony on the strength of the human spirit and the importance of family.

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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.
Our knowledgeable...Read more