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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

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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Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.

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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

Digital Media Q & A

Start the new year by learning how to get free eBooks, movies, music and more from your library. Sign-up to guarantee a time, or just... more

When?
Sun, 01/04/2015 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Downton Abbey Season 5 Premiere Party

Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Join us after hours at the library for scones, tea and the season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey on our big... more

When?
Sun, 01/04/2015 - 8:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Sunday Film Club -Movies by the Coen Brothers

Join Steve Hunt as he starts our winter film season with Blood Simple,the directorial debut of the Coen Brothers. This is a neo-noir... more

When?
Sun, 01/11/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Using Hypnosis to help with health and lifestyle goals

Hypnosis has been used throughout the years in a variety of ways for therapeutic purposes and for entertainment. The American Medical... more

When?
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:14pm

My name is Francis Tolliver, in Liverpool I dwell

Each Christmas come since World War I I've learned its lessons well

That the ones who call the shots won't be among the dead and lame

And on each end of the rifle we're the same.

—–  'Christmas in the Trenches' by John McCutcheon

2014 is the 30 th anniversary of one of my favorite Christmas albums, Winter Solstice by John McCutcheon.  It contains the song 'Christmas in the Trenches' about the 1914 World War I Christmas Truce, an event marking its Centennial this Christmas Eve.

Christmas music has become an annoyance to many people.  It starts earlier every year.  It is everywhere.  It seems there is no escape.  Yet I seldom hear this song played and that's a shame.  It is a powerful reminder of the importance of common experience and music to unite and heal.  On Christmas Eve in 1914 a lone German soldier singing 'Stille Nacht /Silent Night' inspired the British soldiers to join the song and then meet in No Man's Land to share stories, supplies, and goodwill.  Some of the details have been disputed through the years but it doesn't detract from the story.  What everyone agrees on is that it did happen.

Winter Solstice is available to check out as a CD or as a digital download through our Hoopla service.  In addition to 'Christmas in the Trenches' it contains the rousing 'Old Christmas Morning /Breaking Up Christmas' a traditional Appalachian fiddle tune, an elegant instrumental version of the Jewish classic 'Erev Shel Shoshanim', 'Star in the East' a beautiful English hymn, and 'Detroit, December' a song that has acquired an additional layer of poignancy thirty years later.

A Tip of the Hat to the Colbert Bump

Written by on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:30am

En Espanol? Foreign Language Books

Written by on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:00am

Did you know about the small collection of adult fiction and non-fiction titles in foreign languages at the Tremont... Read more

Adult Recommendations

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

This beautiful and absorbing book follows the life of a bravely determined young woman, Malala, living in the Swat Valley along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Malala publicly supported female education which was a strong defiant act toward the local Taliban.  With poise, strength, and courage Malala gives us a first person account of what it is like to live in current Pakistani society.  Her detailed narrative of being shot by the Taliban along with her miraculous recovery is truly moving.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

As snow falls on Columbus today one might be contemplating an engrossing long winter’s read?  Donna Tartt’s first book in ten years, The Goldfinch weighs in at nearly 800 pages, but don’t be daunted.  The writing is lovely and deep as a snowdrift.  Just plow right in.

The Possibilty Dogs: what a handful of "unadoptables" taught me about service, hope, and healing by Susannah Charleson

The Possibility Dogs, is a fine book about raising, training, and working with search and rescue dogs. In this book, the author explores the realm of psychiatric service dogs; the characteristics and qualities required, and the incredible types of aids/interventions these dogs provide to their human partners. This book is an intriguing look at a little-understood and oft underrated branch of canine service.

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How About A Great Read?

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.
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