Richmond Street School Library Branch: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Center Street School Library Branch: Mon. 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Tues.-Fri. 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Public Input Needed for Library Renovation Designs
The library will soon begin a renovation of its reference shelf area, east of the main floor Reference Desk, to create a community Reading and Wi-Fi Lounge, with added chairs, tables, and mobile device charging stations.
Two design plans have been developed for this project and we would like public comment on the design options.
Please click here to take a look at the options and to complete two brief polls about furniture design and color scheme on Facebook.
Winter 2018 Free Computer Classes
Learn some new, cool computer tips and tricks with the winter series of free computer classes, designed for anyone needing to brush up on their computer skills. Library staff will provide a hands-on overview of computer and internet basics with topics to include:
Photo Editing Basics in Word
New this session: 20-minute Tuesday sessions of one-on-one tech troubleshooting
Please click here for a complete listing of troubleshooting sessions, classes, dates, and times, or see the calendar section to the right of this notice.
Note that class seating is limited and registration is required. Some classes take place when the library is closed to the public. Late arrivals will not be admitted 5 minutes after the class begins.
To register for a class, or for questions, please call (310) 524-2728.
Winter 2018 Drop-In Programs
The winter session of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Program series begins on Tuesday, January 16. This six-program series features library staff and guests leading hands-on activities and lecture presentations.
All workshops are free and include supplies. Likewise feel free to bring your own supplies for inspiration. For program scheduling, please click here, or see the calendar to the right of this notice.
For additional information, please call (310) 524-2728.
Winter Evening Book Discussions
With a New Year comes a new selection of titles for the winter Evening Book Discussions! The meetings take place at 6:30pm in the Friends of the Library Room on the last Wednesday of each month, excluding December. Discussions will be led by library staff and, on occasion, by the authors themselves.
Leading off on January 31, our first book to discuss is David Williams' novel When the English Fall.
Library staff lead a discussion of Hanna Who Fell From the Sky, by Christopher Meades, on February 28.
For our final title of the season, the library is pleased to present author Janis Thomas in a discussion of her novel What Remains True on March 28.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Fall and Winter 2018 Concerts in the Library
Join us for some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 20, 2018, and continues through May 19. Free to all, the series features classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different ethnic traditions. Programs take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room the third Saturday of each month. See the library calendar at the right for specific programs or call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.
Show Your El Segundo Public Library Card at Save at Local Businesses
The El Segundo Public Library has partnered with generous local businesses to encourage both shopping locally and using your public library.
Our partner businesses are offering various discount perks for simply presenting your El Segundo library card at the time you do business.
We are excited about our business partnerships and hope that you will be too. Click here to see a list of the businesses and their incentives, or call (310) 524-2728 for more details.
« NEW BOOKS »
Below are selected new titles at the library. Come in and check out these and other books recently added to the library collection.
This Is What Happened, by Mick Herron
Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero--if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.--From the dust jacket.
The Glass Forest, by Cynthia Swanson
In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she's married to handsome, charming Paul and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul's niece, Ruby, tells them that her father, Henry, has committed suicide and her mother, Silja, has gone missing, the newlyweds drop everything to be by Ruby's side in the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York. Angie thinks they're coming to the rescue of Paul's grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic seventeen-year-old who resists Angie's attempts to nurture her. Staying in Henry and Silja's eerie and ultramodern house on the edge of the woods, Angie discovers astonishing truths about the complicated Glass family. As she learns about Henry and Silja's spiraling relationship and Ruby's role in keeping them together, and apart, Angie begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. As details of the past unfold and Ruby dissects her parents' state of affairs, the Glass women realize what they're really capable of when it comes to love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal.--From the dust jacket.
Girl Unknown, by Karen Perry
David and Caroline Connolly are beautifully balancing their marriage's middle years--raising two children; overseeing care of David's ailing mother; leaning into their careers, both at David's university teaching job, where he's up for an important promotion, and at the ad agency where Caroline has returned to work after years at home while the children were little. The stresses of a major home renovation and of a brief romantic crush (Caroline's) are behind them. The Connollys know and care for each other deeply. Then one early fall afternoon, a student of sublime, waiflike beauty appears in David's university office and says, "I think you might be my father." Memories from a youthful passion that David had tried to forget come rushing back. In the person of this intriguing young woman, the Connollys face either an opportunity to open their hearts or a threat to their very lives, but which is it? What happens when a hard-won family happiness meets a hard-luck beautiful girl?--From the dust jacket.