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
We Want to Hear From You! Take our Summer Reading Survey!
We are conducting a brief survey on our summer reading programs to see what patrons liked and what impact the programs may have. There are surveys for pre-readers, school aged children, teens, and adults. To complete the survey, please click here and select the survey for the program you, or your child, participated in. Paper copies are also available at the Adult and Youth Services Reference Desks. All responses are anonymous and the survey will be available until the end of August. The survey takes just a couple of minutes to complete.
We appreciate your time and look forward to reading your responses!
Back By Popular Demand--The Adult Summer Reading Program
This year's Summer Reading Program, "Wish You Were Here...Rest. Relaxation. Read," encourages adult patrons to make the library--and reading--part of their summer moments of relaxation.
At the Reference Desk, beginning June 9, adults 18-and-older can register to participate and will be given a special "signing bonus" that day for early registration. Summer activities include a kick-off tea and trivia afternoon, Beach Blanket Book Talks in Library Park, bi-weekly Drop-In programming, an end-of-summer movie and pizza party, and much more. As in the previous year, participants will earn prizes along the way as they progress through their reading log.
Attend the Author Fair on Sunday, June 11, from 11:00am to 5:00pm for an additional opportunity to register for the Summer Reading Program.
It's guaranteed to be a lot of fun! Don't miss out on the opportunity. Rest. Relaxation. Read.
For more information, please call (310) 524-2728.
Free Computer Classes, Summer Session
Get out of the summer heat and take part in a new series of free computer classes designed for 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:
Word 2013 Basics
Excel 2013 Basics
Android Phone/Tablet Basics
El Segundo Herald Database Search 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.
« 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 Last Laugh, by Lynn Freed
To escape their griping grown children, husbands and lovers, and an abundance of grandchildren underfoot, three self-proclaimed "old bags," Dania, Ruth, and Bess, head for a quiet island on the Aegean Sea. They'll spend a year by the water--watching the sunset, eating grilled fish and fresh olives, sipping ouzo. They deserve it, they say. After all those years, the three women will finally have some peace. Except they can't. For one, Bess, a pampered once-beautiful inheritress, falls swiftly into an affair with a poetry-writing taxi driver--who has, of course, a territorial wife. And Dania, a therapist, begins to receive an increasing number of cryptically menacing phone calls from a psychotic patient. An ex-lover of Ruth's shows up unexpectedly, right before one of Bess's does--and then the women's children arrive, with their own demanding children in tow. As the island quickly becomes crowded, the women's serene year in Greece devolves perilously, and uproariously, into something much more complicated.--From the dust jacket.
Devastation Road, by Jason Hewitt
It is spring 1945, and a man wakes in a field in a country he does not know. Injured and with only flashes of memory coming back to him, he pulls himself to his feet and starts to walk the perilous road west, setting out on an extraordinary journey in search of his home and his past. His name is Owen. A war he has only a vague recollection of joining is in its dying days, and as he tries to get back to England, he becomes caught up in the flood of rootless people pouring through Europe. Among them is a teenage boy who discloses little about his origins, and together they form an unlikely alliance as they cross battle-torn Germany. When they meet a troubled young woman, tempers flare and scars are revealed, and Owen realizes that each of his new companions is hiding something from him. Even as he tries to gather up the shattered pieces of his life, no one is as he remembers, not even himself.--From the dust jacket.
The Separatists, by Lis Wiehl
After getting the green light from her network to launch an investigative news show, Erica flies to Bismarck, North Dakota, to investigate Take Back Our Homeland, the nation's largest secessionist group. What she finds is profoundly disturbing--a growing threat to the future of our union. Back home, her husband Greg is drinking more and talking less--and taking an unusual interest in the glamorous author Leslie Burke Wilson. Erica's teenage daughter has also begun acting out in troubling ways. Then Erica discovers a potential informant murdered in her Bismarck hotel. Take Back Our Homeland might be even more dangerous than she had thought--and she's unwittingly become one of the key players in the story. Her fear and anxiety escalate--for her marriage, her daughter, and her own life.--From the dust jacket.
Cocoa Beach, by Beatriz Williams
France, 1917. Virginia Fortescue journeys overseas with the Red Cross in order to escape the claustrophobia of a childhood spent hiding her father's criminal past. While driving an ambulance across the battlefields of the Western Front, she meets a brilliant, charismatic British army surgeon and falls into a passionate affair. But Captain Simon Fitzwilliam's charm disguises a history filled with its own darkness, and as the war draws to its close, Virginia is forced into a terrifying choice for herself and their unborn child. Florida, 1922. Newly widowed, Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach to settle her estranged husband's estate, and discovers a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, and rumrunners, to which Simon's brother and sister welcome her tenderly. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the hedonistic surface of this oasis. The more she learns about Simon's life in Florida, the more she fears that the uncanny circumstances of his demise point to a sinister agency, and that her life as well as their daughter's may lie in its crosshairs...From the dust jacket.