EL SEGUNDO PUBLIC LIBRARY 111 W. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun. Closed Phone: (310) 524-2722
Spring 2014 Teen Programs
Between March 5th and April 16th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great spring activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.
March 5: String Dolls. Originating from Thailand, Thai string dolls are handcrafted toys made from one continuous cotton string. Come and see how easy it is to make your own version of a Thai string doll.
March 12: Teen Tech Week! DIY @ Your Library Duct Tape Wallets or Cell Phone/iPod Cases. Create a wallet or cell phone/iPod pocket out of durable duct tape. Perfect for gift giving or to keep for yourself.
March 19: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Make sure the books are on your reading level.
March 26: Dewey Decimal Pictionary. Based on the board game Pictionary, compete against your friends in teams to show off your best quick draw skills.
The new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 18 and continues through May. 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, and will include light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. See the library calendar at the right for specific programs or call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.
Evening Book Discussion Group
The Evening Book Discussion Group continues with a new selection of titles sure to keep everyone talking. The meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on the last Wednesday each month, excluding December. Discussions will be led by library staff and, on occasion, the authors themselves.
The library will present a discussion of the novel Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, on January 29th.
The novel The Dinner, by Herman Koch,will be the topic of discussion on February 26th.
Guest author Sherri Smith will be on hand to discuss her novel Orleans on March 26th.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
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« 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.
Before I Burn, by Gaute Heivoll.
In 1970s Norway, an arsonist targets a small town for one long, terrifying month. One by one, buildings go up in flames. Suspicion spreads among the neighbors as they wonder if one of their own is responsible. But as the heat and panic rise, new life finds a way to emerge. Amid the chaos, only a day before the last house is set afire, the community draws together for the christening of a young boy named Gaute Heivoll. As he grows up, stories about the time of fear and fire become deeply ingrained in his young mind until, as an adult, he begins to retell the story. As the novel reaches its apex, the lives of Heivoll's friends and neighbors mix with his own life, and the arsonist's motivations are slowly revealed. Based on the true account of Norway's most dramatic arson case, and the winner of the Brage Prize, Norway's most prestigious literary award, Before I Burn is a breakout novel that marks the arrival of an exceptionally talented author in international literature.--From the dust jacket.
Cell, by Robin Cook.
George Wilson, M.D., a senior radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter the medical profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift--and the convergence of informational technology, nanotechnology, and genomics--foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical tool but rather as a fully customizable personal primary-care physician that can diagnose and treat even better than the real thing. It is called the iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancee dead in the bed beside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them were part of the same large-scale beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers--and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite the threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he's right, the consequences could be lethal for him and countless others.--From the dust jacket.
I Shall Be Near to You, by Erin Lindsay McCabe.
Rosetta doesn't want her new husband, Jeremiah, to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm someday. Though she's always worked by her father's side as the son he never had, now that Rosetta is a wife she's told her place is inside with the other women. But Rosetta decides her true place is with Jeremiah, no matter what that means, and to be with him she cuts off her hair, hems an old pair of his pants, and signs up as a Union soldier. With the army desperate for recruits, Rosetta has no trouble volunteering, although she faces an incredulous husband. She drills with the men, proves she can be as good a soldier as anyone, and deals with the tension as her husband comes to grips with having a fighting wife. Rosetta's strong will clashes with Jeremiah's while their marriage is tested by broken conventions, constant danger, and war, and she fears of her secret even as they fight for their future, and for their lives.--From the dust jacket.