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
Literacy Tutor Training
Help adults learn to read by becoming a certified literacy tutor!
Individuals interested in becoming literacy tutors are encouraged to sign up for the library's free six-hour training session to be held on Saturday, September 6, from 8:00am to 3:00pm. This course qualifies attendees to obtain the Literacy Trainer Certificate. After training, tutors are assigned to work one-on-one with other adults wishing to learn to read, or to improve their reading skills.
For more information or to register for the training session, please call (310) 524-2728.
Evening Book Discussion Group
The Evening Book Discussion Group returns 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.
Library staff lead a discussion of Kate Racculia's novel Bellweather Rhapsody on September 24th.
Take part in the discussion of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, by Courtney Maum, on October 29th.
Join guest author Kim Fay in a discussion of her novel The Map of Lost Memories on November 19th.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Saturday Concerts in the Library
The new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 20 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.
« 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 Discretionist, by Lance Hawvermale.
Limousine driver Micah Donovan prides himself on his discretion. Regardless of what transpires in the back of his car every night, he keeps his eyes on the road and his heart so far away that he can no longer reach it. But something's different tonight in Las Vegas. The driver's wealthy client, Austin Savlodar, is the malicious son of an imprisoned gangster. During their journey through the neon streets, Micah overhears Savlodar forcing himself upon a woman in the back of the car. Reminding himself that it's none of his business, Micah delivers them to their destination. Savlodar phones again a few hours later, requesting another young beauty be delivered to his door. She introduces herself as Katelyn. This time, Micah is unable to turn a deaf ear, and he rescues Katelyn just before Savlodar can hurt her. Together they flee into the night, with Savlodar pursuing them. Micah's carefully crafted life, so far free of impediment and incident, breaks apart in his hands. He has only Katelyn to keep him standing--a woman he hardly knows yet is unable to resist.--From the dust jacket.
The Last Ride, by Ethan J. Wolfe.
In 1885, Walter Burke is making his living as a bounty hunter. After his sister, a New York City socialite, passes away, Walter travels east to assume responsibility for her only son. The young, sickly boy stands to inherit his mother's vast estate, despite protests from the boy's stepfather. Walter takes his nephew west on a long journey into a world the boy has only read about in schoolbooks and dime store novels. Walter and the boy embark on their journey as strangers, but after facing danger and adventure together, they begin to form a bond. Then the boy is kidnapped. With a hired band of gunfighters, the kidnapper plans to take Walter to Mexico, leave him for dead and claim the vast inheritance. But he hasn't reckoned on Walter's skills as a rider and tracker, nor on his determination to free his nephew by any means necessary.--From the dust jacket.
Inamorata, by Megan Chance.
American artist Joseph Hannigan and his alluring sister, Sophie, have arrived in enchanting nineteenth-century Venice with a single-minded goal. The twins, who have fled scandal in New York, are determined to break into Venice's expatriate set and find a wealthy patron to support Joseph's work. The enigmatic Hannigans are not the only ones with a secret agenda. Joseph's talent soon attracts the attention of the magnificent Odile Leon, a celebrated courtesan and muse who has inspired many artists to greatness. But her inspiration comes with a devistatingly steep price. As Joseph falls under the courtesan's spell, Sophie joins forces with the one man who knows Odile's dark secret--Nicholas Dane, her sworn enemy. When the seductive muse offers Joseph the path to eternal fame, the twins must decide who to believe--and just how much they are willing to sacrifice for fame.--From the dust jacket.