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
Summer 2018 Free Computer Classes
Get set to learn some new computer skills with the summer series of free computer classes, designed for anyone needing to brush up on their computer know-how. Library staff will provide a hands-on overview of computer and internet basics with topics to include:
Please click here for a complete listing of 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.
Adult Summer Reading Program and Literary Tea Book Buzz
On Monday, June 18, adults 18 years and older are encouraged to sign up to participate in this year's Adult Summer Reading Program, which will run through Saturday, September 1. As in previous years, participants will receive incentive prizes for reading or for attending a library program or activity. With this year's theme, Change Your World @ Your Library, the library will encourage making a difference in the community through suggested volunteer opportunities, reaching out to different organizations within El Segundo and neighboring areas.
A "Literary Tea Book Buzz" will kick-off this summer's program from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday, June 30. The event will feature tea, coffee, treats, and prizes, along with a special presentation on upcoming book titles! RSVP's are required for the Literary Tea Book Buzz and must be received by June 25.
For more details, to RSVP for the Literary Tea Book Buzz, or to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, please visit the Reference Desk or call (310) 524-2728.
Children's Summer Reading Program and Storytime Registration
Send your child off on a journey of summertime reading and fun! Registration for the 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," begins on at 9:00am on Friday, June 15, and continues through August. Children earn grab bags containing incentive prizes when they read for fun during the summer. The kick-off program, featuring puppeteer Richard Woloski's performance of "The Wrong Way Home", is at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 21 in Library Park. There are optional weekly activities at the library and a finale party in August. The last day to pick up grab bags is Saturday, August 25. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Storytime registration also takes place at 9:00am on Friday, June 15, for the Read-to-Me and Preschool storytimes. There is also a drop-in Library Club program for children ages 5-10 and a drop-in teen program for kids in grades 6-12.
For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.
Spring Evening Book Discussions
Spring into the latest selection of titles for the 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.
On April 25 library staff will lead a discussion of Rachel Joyce's novel The Music Shop.
Jamie Ford's novel Love and Other Consolation Prizes, will be the focus of the May 30 meeting.
The final book of the series will be The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck on June 27.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
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.
Wicked River, by Jenny Milchman
Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated backcountry honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods. Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even nastier for someone to go missing for good. As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.--From the dust jacket.
Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru, by Karen Lee Street
Philadelphia, 1844. As violent tensions escalate between nativists and Irish immigrants, Edgar Allan Poe's fears for the safety of his wife, Virginia, and mother-in-law, Muddy, are compounded when he receives a parcel of mummified bird parts. Has his nemesis returned to settle an old score? Just as odd is the arrival of Helena Loddiges, a young heiress who demands Poe's help to discover why her lover died at the city's docks on his return from an expedition to Peru. Poe is skeptical of her claims of having received messages from birds and visitations from her lover's ghost, but when Miss Loddiges is kidnapped, he and his friend C. Auguste Dupin must unravel a mystery involving old enemies, lost soul-mates, ornithomancy, and the legendary jewel of Peru.--From the dust jacket.
Undiscovered Country, by Kelly O'Connor McNees
In 1932, New York City, top reporter Lorena "Hick" Hickok starts each day with a front-page byline--and finishes it by swigging bourbon and planning her next big scoop. But an assignment to cover FDR's campaign--and write a feature on his wife, Eleanor--turns Hick's hard-won independent life on its ear. Soon her work, and the secret entanglement with the new first lady, will take her from New York and Washington to Scotts Run, West Virginia, where impoverished coal miners' families wait in fear that the New Deal's promised hope will pass them by. Together, Eleanor and Hick imagine how the new town of Arthurdale could change the fate of hundreds of lives. But doing what is right does not come cheap, and Hick will pay in ways she never could have imagined.--From the dust jacket.
Mother of Invention, by Caeli Wolfson Widger
Meet Silicon Valley executive Tessa Callahan, a woman passionate about the power of technology to transform women's lives. Her company's latest invention, the Seahorse Solution, includes a break-through procedure that safely accelerates human pregnancy from nine months to nine weeks, along with other major upgrades to a woman's experience of early maternity. The inaugural human trial of Seahorse will change the future of motherhood--and it's Tessa's job to monitor the first mothers-to-be. She'll be their advocate and confidante. She'll allay their doubts and sooth their anxieties. But when Tessa discovers disturbing truths behind the transformative technology she's championed, her own fear begins to rock her faith in the Seahorse Solution. With each new secret Tessa uncovers, she realizes that the endgame is too inconceivable to imagine.--From the dust jacket.