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
Free Computer Classes at the Library
Do you, or someone you know, need help learning the basics of computer use? Consider signing up for one or more of these free classes offered by the library:
Introduction to the Computer Friday, April 25, 9:00-10:00 a.m. This class will give a hands-on introduction to basic computer terms, help students get comfortable using a keyboard & mouse, and if there is time, explain how to search the internet.
Internet Basics Friday, May 16, 9:00-10:00 a.m. We will review the basic parts of a website, go over the different types of websites as well as the kinds of activities one can do on the internet (shop, socialize, search, etc.) Familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse are required.
Email Attachments Friday, June 20, 8:30-10:00 a.m. This class will cover the different types of attachments, such as documents or photos, as well as how to open, save, and attach them to an email. You must have an email account and be familiar with the basics of logging into your email, as well as sending/receiving email to attend this class.
Please remember that seating is limited and registration is required. Sign-up sheets are located at the Reference Desk. Classes take place before the library is open to the public and late arrivals will not be admitted 10 minutes after class begins.
For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at (310) 524-2728.
Saturday Concerts in the Library
The new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 18 and continues through May. 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.
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.
Guest author Sherri Smith will be on hand to discuss her novel Orleans on March 26th.
Library staff present guest author Kim Bixler in a discussion of her book Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House on April 30th.
Fannie Flagg's novel The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is the topic of conversation on May 28th.
Take part in the discussion of Graeme Simsion's novel The Rosie Project on June 25th.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
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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.
A Darkling Sea, by James L. Cambias.
On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a group of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their previous extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don't disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they're free to conduct their missions in peace. But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen errupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war. Against the backdrop of deep-sea conflict, three alien cultures collide. Both Terrans and Sholen seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives--and the future of human exploration--is anything but certain.--From the dust jacket.
Cold Storage, Alaska, by John Straley.
Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost where salmonberries sparkle in the morning frost and where you just might catch a King Salmon if you're zen enough to wait for it. Settled in 1935 by Norse fishermen who liked to skinny dip in its natural hot springs, the town enjoyed prosperity at the height of the frozen fish boom. But now the cold storage plant is all but abandoned and the town is withering. Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown after a seven-year jail stint for dealing coke. He has a lot to make up to his younger brother, Miles, who has dutifully been taking care of their ailing mother. But Clive doesn't realize the trouble he's bringing home. His vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane--lately, he's been hearing animals talking to him. Will his arrival in Cold Storage be a breath of fresh air for the sleepy, depopulated town? Or will Clive's arrival turn the whole place upside down?--From the dust jacket.
This Star Won't Go Out, by Esther Earl.
Diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age twelve, Esther (Persian for "Star") Earl was an exceptionally bright and talented--but very normal--teenager. She lived a hope-filled and generous, outwardly focused life as she navigated her physical decline with grace. A cheerful, positive, and encouraging daughter, sister, and friend, Esther died in 2010 shortly after turning sixteen, but not before inspiring thousands through her growing online presence. This unique memoir collects Esther's journals, fiction, letters, and sketches. Photographs and essays by family and friends help to tell Esther's story, along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 international bestseller The Fault in Our Stars to her.--From the dust jacket.
Jury of Six, by Dave P. Fisher.
In the Nebraska of the 1880s, the law was spread thin and honest men and women took care of difficulties themselves. Good men were respected; bad men were dealt with by the law of rope and gun. Half of Nebraska knew that you didn't push the Niobrara River MacMahons. Steal their cattle and you found yourself at the end of a MacMahon rope. Nail-tough Ita MacMahon, matriarch of the family, Miles, her brother-in-law, and sons Caden and Bren backed down to no man. Now a mysterious outlaw gang is running roughshod over the country, and when they start stealing MacMahon cattle and bushwhack Caden, enough is enough. Miles and Bren take to the trail that ends with Miles finding an old enemy.--From the dust jacket.