EL SEGUNDO PUBLIC LIBRARY 111 W. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri. & Sun. Closed Phone: (310) 524-2722
A Visit with the Claus Family
Join us for this special holiday program! We'll sing carols with the Claus family, listen to Santa tell stories, and then the little ones can meet Santa. The free program wil be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th in the Friends of the Library Room. Children under eight must be accompanined by an adult. Don't forget to bring your camera! Please call (310) 524-2722 for additional information.
Evening Book Discussion Group
The Evening Book Discussion Group continues 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.
The library will present a discussion of the novel Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, on January 29th.
The novel The Dinner, by Herman Koch,will be the topic of discussion on February 26th.
Guest author Sherri Smith will be on hand to discuss her novel Orleans on March 26th.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Saturday Concerts in the Library Series
The fall season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 21 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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« 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 Banquet, by Jonathan Grimwood.
Jean-Marie d'Aumout will try anything once, with consequences that are at times mouthwatering and at others fascinatingly macabre. Orphaned as a child, taken under the wing of a local nobleman and sent to an elite school for young gentlemen, Jean-Marie becomes a true man of the Enlightenment; he befriends Ben Franklin, corresponds with the Marquis de Sade and Voltaire, thwarts a peasant uprising, plays a key role in the Corsican War of Independence, and, among his many other exploits, constructs the finest menagerie in all of Europe. He is a father, a husband, a devoted friend, and an imaginative lover, But Jean-Marie's every adventurous turn is decided by an obsessive quest: to know all of the world's flavors before that world changes irreversibly.--From the dust jacket.
I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafazai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.--From the dust jacket.
The Abominable, by Dan Simmons.
It's 1924, and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on Mount Everest. By the following year, three climbers--a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a French mountain guide, and an idealistic young American--find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers--joined by the missing boy's female cousin--find themselves being pursued by someone, or something, in a nightmare that becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet. What is chasing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be.--From the dust jacket.
The Wedding Gift, by Marlen Suyapa Bodden.
Despite their disparate circumstances, the lives of these two women in 1852 Alabama are inextricably entwined: Sarah, a slave who is the daughter of the master of a vast plantation, and Theodora, his wife. Their journey is one that binds them together and sets them free. When prestigious plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter's hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah--her slave and her half-sister. Theodora knows that her daughter, Clarissa, is not the proper Southern belle she appears to be, with ambitions of loving whom she chooses. Sarah, in turn, hides behind the facade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape. Both women bring these tumultuous secrets and desires with them to their new home, igniting events that spiral into a tale beyond what you ever imagined possible, and it will leave you enraptured until the very end.--From the dust jacket.