Richmond Street School Library Branch: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Center Street School Library Branch: Mon. 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Tues.-Fri. 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Winter 2018 Free Computer Classes
Learn some new, cool computer tips and tricks with the winter 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:
Photo Editing Basics in Word
New this session: 20-minute Tuesday sessions of one-on-one tech troubleshooting
Please click here for a complete listing of troubleshooting sessions, classes, dates, and times, or see the calendar section to the right of this notice.
Note that class 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.
Winter 2018 Drop-In Programs
The winter session of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Program series begins on Tuesday, January 16. This six-program series features library staff and guests leading hands-on activities and lecture presentations.
All workshops are free and include supplies. Likewise feel free to bring your own supplies for inspiration. For program scheduling, please click here, or see the calendar to the right of this notice.
For additional information, please call (310) 524-2728.
Winter Evening Book Discussions
With a New Year comes a new selection of titles for the winter Evening Book Discussions! The meetings 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.
Leading off on January 31, our first book to discuss is David Williams' novel When the English Fall.
Library staff lead a discussion of Hanna Who Fell From the Sky, by Christopher Meades, on February 28.
For our final title of the season, the library is pleased to present author Janis Thomas in a discussion of her novel What Remains True on March 28.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Fall and Winter 2018 Concerts in the Library
Join us for some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 20, 2018, and continues through May 19. 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. See the library calendar at the right for specific programs or call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.
Show Your El Segundo Public Library Card at Save at Local Businesses
The El Segundo Public Library has partnered with generous local businesses to encourage both shopping locally and using your public library.
Our partner businesses are offering various discount perks for simply presenting your El Segundo library card at the time you do business.
We are excited about our business partnerships and hope that you will be too. Click here to see a list of the businesses and their incentives, or call (310) 524-2728 for more details.
« 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 Girls in the Picture, by Melanie Benjamin
It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone's lips these days is "flickers"--the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, America's Sweetheart. The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly. Yet their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she wonders if it is possible to find true love, perhaps with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash--and even the deepest friendships might be shattered.--From the dust jacket.
Everything Here Is Beautiful, by Mira T. Lee
Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man, only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them?--From the dust jacket.
Lullaby Road, by James Anderson
Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the highest desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and people looking to escape their past. Among those haunted by their history is local truck driver Ben Jones, still heartbroken over the murder of the woman he loved, now spending his days and nights traversing treacherously icy roads and serving as the region's sole lifeline to the outside world. But Ben's melancholy soon turns to desperation when he finds a mute Hispanic child who has been abandoned at a seedy truck stop along his route, far from civilization and bearing a note that simply reads "Please, Ben. Bad trouble. My son. Take him today. His name is Juan." And then at the bottom, a few more hastily scribbled words. "Trust you only. Tell no one." Despite deep misgivings, and without any hint of who this child is or the grave danger he's facing, Ben takes the child with him in his truck and sets out into an environment that is as deadly as it is beautiful. From that moment forward, nothing will ever be the same. Not for Ben. Not for the child. And not for anyone along the desolate stretch of road known as Route 117.--From the dust jacket.