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
Free Computer Classes, Summer Session
Summer brings a new series of free computer classes to 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:
Microsoft Word 2013 Basics
Introduction to the Computer
And Microsoft Excel 2013 basics
Please click here for a complete listing of sessions, dates, and times, or see the calendar section to the right of this notice.
Note that 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.
Summer Drop-In Lobby Events
Join us this summer for a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This four-program series features representatives from Wild Birds Unlimited, Westside Pacific Village, and library staff leading hands-on activities and lecture presentations.
All workshops take place in the library's lobby, 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.
Be a Winner with the Summer Reading Program!
Line up at the racing blocks for this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Read for the Win.” In-person registration for the Summer Reading Program begins at 9:00am on Thursday, June 9th. This free eight-week program is designed to motivate children to read for pleasure during the summer. Storytime session sign-ups will also begin at 9:00am on June 9th.
For our 2016 Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party, the library is pleased to present the puppetry of Richard Woloski in "Let the Games Begin" on Tuesday, June 14th, at 11:00am in Library Park. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for this event.
Please call (310) 524-2726 for additional information about Summer Reading or Storytime sign-ups.
We Want to Hear from You: Take Our Library Survey
We are conducting a brief survey to see how our patrons use the El Segundo Public Library and to give you a chance to give us your feedback--what you like about the library, what areas you think need improving, what you'd like to see added to the library, etc. To take the survey, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBPYRYF. If you would prefer to fill out a physical copy of the survey, please ask library staff at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk. All responses are anonymous.
The survey takes just a couple of minutes to complete. We appreciate your time and look forward to reading your responses!
Evening Book Discussion Group
An all-new selection of titles for discussion begins in April for the Evening Book Discussion Group. 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.
Library staff lead a discussion of Charlie Jane Anders' novel All the Birds in the Sky on April 27.
Ron Rash's novel Above the Waterfall will be the topic of discussion on May 25.
The season's last selection, The Memory Painter, will be discussed by its author, Gwendolyn Womack, on June 29.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
« 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.
Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler
Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work--her preschool charges adore her, but their parents don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner. Dr. Battista has his own problems. After years in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, all would be lost. When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying--as usual--on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he's really asking too much. Will she be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around?--From the dust jacket.
City of Secrets, by Stewart O'Nan
In 1945, Jewish refugees by the thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it relied on the underground to shelter them; taking false names, they blended with the population, joining wildly different factions fighting for independence. City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided--like his new identity--by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistance. Alone, haunted by memories, Brand tries to become again the man he was before the war--honest, strong, capable of moral choice. He falls in love with Eva, a fellow survivor and member of his cell, and commits himself to the revolution, accepting missions that grow more and more dangerous even as he suspects he's being used by his cell's dashing leader, Asher. By the time Brand understands the truth, it's too late.--From the dust jacket.
The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Claire North
My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. But we've met before--a thousand times. It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit, you will never remember who I am. That makes my life difficult. It also makes me dangerous. The Sudden Appearance of Hope is a tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you forever.--From the dust jacket.
Reliance, Illinois, by Mary Volmer
Illinois, 1874: With a birthmark covering half her face, thirteen-year-old Madelyn Branch is accustomed to cold and awkward greetings, and expects no less in the struggling town of Reliance. After all, her mother, Rebecca, was careful not to mention a daughter in the Matrimonial Times ad that brought them there. When Rebecca weds, Madelyn poses as her younger sister and earns a grudging berth in her new house. Deeply injured by her mother's deceptions, Madelyn soon leaves to enter the service of Miss Rose Werner, prodigal daughter of the town's founder. Miss Rose is a suffragette and purveyor of black market birth control who sees in Madelyn a project and potential acolyte. Madelyn, though, wants to feel beautiful and loved, and she pins her hopes on William Stark, a young photographer and haunted Civil War veteran.--From the dust jacket.
The God Wave, by Patrick Hemstreet
For decades, scientists have speculated about the untapped potential of the human brain. Now neuroscientist Chuck Brenton has made an astonishing breakthrough. He has discovered the key--the crucial combination of practice and conditioning--to access the incredible power dormant in ninety percent of our brains. Applying his methods to test subjects, he has stimulated abilities that elevate brain function to seemingly "godlike" levels. These extraordinary abilities can transform the world, replacing fear and suffering with tranquility and stability. But in an age of increasing militarization, corporate exploitation, and explosive technological discovery, a group of influential power brokers is determined to control these new superbeings for its own manipulative ends--and its motives may be far from peaceful.--From the dust jacket.