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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Last to See Me, by M Dressler
Over one hundred years ago, Emma Rose Finnis was born and died in the remote northern California town she now haunts. When she was alive, she was a lowly chambermaid and worse, a Finnis. Now, no one remembers her hardworking life and her grand dreams--because there are none left to remember. In a world where phantoms are considered "unclean," the spirits of her town have already been swept away. All except Emma Rose. But when a determined hunter arrives with instructions to extinguish her once and for all, Emma Rose refuses to be hounded from her haunt, the stately Lambrey Mansion. She's earned her place and she'll keep it--even if it means waging a war on the living. After all, she's got nothing left to lose. The same might not be said for those who still enjoy the luxury of a breath.--From the dust jacket.
Strangers in Budapest, by Jessica Keener
Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past. It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. For Annie, it is an effort to escape the ghosts that haunt her past, and Will wants simply to seize the chance to build a new future for his family. Eight months after their move, their efforts to assimilate are thrown into turmoil when they receive a message from friends in the United States asking that they check up on an elderly man, a fiercely independent Jewish American WWII veteran who helped free Hungarian Jews from a Nazi prison camp. They soon learn that the man, Edward Weiss, has come to Hungary to exact revenge on someone he is convinced seduced, married, and then murdered his daughter. Annie, unable to resist anyone's call for help, recklessly joins in the old man's plan to track down his former son-in-law and confront him, while Will, pragmatic and cautious by nature, insists they have nothing to do with Weiss and his vendetta. What Annie does not anticipate is that in helping Edward she will become enmeshed in a dark and deadly conflict that will end in tragedy and a stunning loss of innocence.--From the dust jacket.
In the Fall they Come Back, by Robert Bausch
Ben Jameson begins his teaching career in a small private school in Northern Virginia. He is idealistic, happy to have his first job after graduate school, and hoping someday to figure out what he really wants out of life. And in his two years of teaching English at Glenn Acres Preparatory School, he comes to believe this really is his life's work, his calling. He wants to change lives. But his desire to "save" his students becomes more and more deeply involved with three students in particular: an abused boy, a mute and damaged girl, and a dangerous eighteen-year-old who has come back to school for one more chance to graduate.--From the dust jacket.