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      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

Fall 2016 Concerts in the Library

Join us for some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 17 and continues through December. 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.
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Images of America: El Segundo

In time for the City's 2017 Centennial celebration, Images of America: El Segundo by Debra Brighton, Library Director, will be available for purchase beginning Monday, August 15. The book provides a photographic journey of El Segundo's formation, and how it grew and developed through the decades into the modern city it is today.

The City's Centennial Committee will have copies available for purchase in the library and in other locations at a discounted price of $15.00 per book. All proceeds from the book bought at the library and locally will go to the Centennial Committee for fundraising efforts to sponsor events throughout our Centennial year in 2017.

Be sure to pick up a copy and brush up on the City's history in advance of its 100-year anniversary!
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"Come find Me" Art Walk Exhibit in the Library

Check out an interactive, mixed-media art installation by Chrystal McConnell, our featured artist for August's Art Walk! Chrystal's exhibit, titled "Come Find Me," is a collaboration with the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library, the El Segundo Historical Committee, and the El Segundo Public Library. It uses historic El Segundo photos and a collection of other props to create a library within a library.

The exhibit will be on display August 4 through August 27 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
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Watching Edie, by Camilla Way

Beautiful, creative, a little wild... Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then--but it didn't take long for her to learn that things don't always turn out the way you want them to. Now, at thirty-three, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. And when she becomes overwhelmed by the needs of her new baby and sinks into bleak despair, she thinks that there's no one to turn to... But someone's been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. It's no coincidence that Heather shows up on Edie's doorstep just when Edie needs her the most. So much has passed between them--so much envy, longing, and betrayal. And Edie's about to learn a new lesson: Those who have hurt us deeply--or whom we have hurt--never let us go, not entirely... --From the dust jacket.
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Harmony, by Carolyn Parkhurst

The Hammonds are living in suburban DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until it becomes clear that their older daughter, Tilly, is developing differently from other kids her age. Alexandra and her husband, Josh, have tried everything to help their off-the-charts genius but impossible daughter, who has been called "undiagnosable," though she seems to fall somewhere on the autism spectrum. After exhausting school after school, they have truly run out of ideas. And so the family turns to Camp Harmony and the wisdom of the charismatic, self-styled child behavior expert Scott Bean for a solution. But what they discover about themselves and their new mentor in the woods of New Hampshire will push them to the very limit.--From the dust jacket.
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Once Upon a Time in Camelot, by James Patrick Hunt

America, 1972. A cynical and dangerous time. It is the eighth and final year of the administration of Dan McCormick, the first leader of what is promising to be a political family dynasty. Now his younger brother Terry McCormick is poised to become the next president. But the war in Vietnam, which the McCormick family has so strongly supported and defended, has now become unpopular. And what's worse for Terry McCormick is that defense analyst Alan Hirsch has gone into hiding and taken the top secret Pentagon Report with him, a report that can only stain the treasured McCormick legacy. Corrupted by war and ambition, the McCormicks mark Hirsch for termination. Vince Kegan is a hit man for the Chicago Outfit. A small time enforcer who never questions the orders he's given. Forces beyond his control have put him in the position of tracking down Hirsch and eliminating him. Hard enough given that the FBI and CIA haven't had any luck finding Hirsch. It'll be harder still once Kegan realizes that Hirsch doesn't deserve killing... --From the Dust jacket.
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The Cauliflower, by Nicola Barker

To the world he is Sri Ramakrishna--godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru. To Rani Rashmoni, he is the Brahmin fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew and longtime caretaker, he is just uncle, prone to entering trances at the most inconvenient of times, known to perform dangerous acts of self-effacement--who must be vigilantly safeguarded against jealous enemies but also against that most treasured yet insidious of sulfur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower.--From the dust jacket.
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Below are selected new titles at the library. Come in and check out these and other books recently added to the library collection.

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.
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Sat., August 27, 2016
12:00  PM  -  5:00  PM
  "Come Find Me" Art Exhibit at the Library
Thu., September 1, 2016
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee Meeting
Mon., September 5, 2016
All Day Event
  The Library Will Be Closed
Tue., September 13, 2016
7:00  PM
  Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Sat., September 17, 2016
2:00  PM
  Concerts in the Library: Symphomaniax--Classical
Thu., October 6, 2016
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee Meeting
Sat., October 15, 2016
2:00  PM
  Concerts in the Library: 59th Street Bridge--Feelin' Groovy
Thu., October 27, 2016
4:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
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