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15th Annual Author Fair

Mark your calendar for an afternoon of book-related entertainment and fun at the 2015 El Segundo Public Library Author Fair from 11:30am to 4:30pm on Sunday, June 7th.

This year we welcome 40 authors of books for adults, teens, and children, and host a variety of activities including book signings, poetry readings, live music, storytelling, and more. Our non-fiction, food-themed author panel "Dishing It Up: Food to Satisfy Every Palate" features authors who write about food--from cook books to history and culture, and even food in space. The day's other panel is called "Genre Pairings: Tastes of Fiction and Non-Fiction" and will include a mix of authors who write in the genres of humor, memoir, young adult, biography, and noir. Over the course of the event, attendees can enter a raffle for one of two Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, and restaurant gift certificates will be raffled off during the author panels.

The Author Fair is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library. We would also like to thank the restaurants that provided gift certificates for raffle, including Beach Mex, Deluca Trattoria, Petros Kafe, Rock & Brews, Second City, and Vinny's Pizza. Please call (310) 524-2728 for more information.

Click here to view the event flyer.

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Evening Book Discussion Group

Get set to read and discuss the latest selection of titles for the Evening Book Discussion Group. The meetings will 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.

Enjoy a discussion of Susan Crandall's novel Whistling Past the Graveyard on April 29th.

Cheryl Strayed's true-life tale Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail will be featured on May 27th.

Share your thoughts on Ruth Ozeki's novel A Tale for the Time Being on June 24th.

For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.

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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.

And Somtimes I Wonder About You, by Walter Mosley.
In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in the usual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanatorium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman. And his son, Twill, has been spending a lot of time out of the office with his own case, helping a young thief named Fortune and his girlfriend, Liza. Meanwhile, Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father's side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old-money family. It's up to Leonid to save whom he can and incriminate the guilty--all while helping his son finish his investigation, locating his father, reconciling (whatever that means) with his wife and girlfriend, and attending the wedding of Gordo, his oldest friend.--From the dust jacket.
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The Miracle Girl, by Andrew Roe.

The crowds keep coming. More and more every day, drawn by rumor and whisper and desperate wish. They come to Shaker Street to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a coma-like state--unable to move or speak. They come because a visitor experienced what seemed like a miracle and believed it happened because of Anabelle. Word spreads. There are more visitors, more supposed miracles, more stories on TV and the Internet. But is this the divine at work or something else? Set against the backdrop of the approaching millennium--with all of its buzz about reckoning and doom--this impressive debut novel is told through the eyes of Anabelle's devoted mother, who cares for her child while trying to make sense of the media frenzy surrounding her; Anabelle's estranged father, who is dealing with the guilt of his actions; the Miracle Girl herself; and the visitors who seek her help, her guidance, and her healing.--From the dust jacket.
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Cry Wolf, by Michael Gregorio.

Sebastiano Cangio has left his troubled past far behind. After witnessing a brutal murder, he fled to London, planning never to return. But then a dream job lures him back to Italy. As a ranger in the stunning Sybillines national park in mystical Umbria, he'll be able to complete his PhD about the wolves he loves so much. Then the first corpse is found. Cangio recognizes the signs: this is how a Mafia family lays down the rules and carves out its territory. A clan war is about to begin... Determined to prevent Umbria, a haven of peace, from becoming engulfed and destroyed by organized crime, Cangio finds himself pitted against a trail of bodies, greed and corruption that leads all the way to the top.--From the dust jacket.
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The Missing Piece, by Kevin Egan.

The Salvus Treasure is a fabulous hoard of ancient Roman silver, worth a total of seventy million dollars. Uncovered decades ago under disputed circumstances, the treasure has been claimed by various parties, some of whom will stop at nothing to secure full ownership of its riches. People have died--and killed--to possess all fourteen pieces of silver. The legal battle over who truly owns the treasure finally leads to the New York County Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. But as teams of high-priced lawyers wrangle over provenance and witnesses, a shocking act disrupts the trial...and a crucial piece of evidence goes missing. The missing piece is a silver urn worth at least five million dollars. Now, the race is on to discover what became of the urn...before the Salvus Treasure claims more lives.--From the dust jacket.
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Thu., June 4, 2015
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee
Sun., June 7, 2015
11:30  AM  -  4:30  PM
  15th Annual Author Fair
Wed., June 17, 2015
7:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
Wed., June 24, 2015
6:30  PM
  Evening Book Discussion Featuring A Tale for the Time Being
Thu., July 2, 2015
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee
Tue., July 14, 2015
7:00  PM
  Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thu., August 6, 2015
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee
Wed., August 19, 2015
7:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
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