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
Saturday Concerts in the Library
Get set to enjoy some great music as the fall season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 19 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.
Evening Book Discussion Group
Grab a copy of the latest discussion group book and get set for an evening of lively conversation during our monthly Evening Book Discussion Group meetings. The meetings will 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.
Library staff is pleased to present author Jillian Lauren in a discussion of her non-fiction work Some Girls: My Life in a Harem on September 30.
William Klaber's novel The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell will be featured on October 28.
The season's last selection, M.O. Walsh's My Sunshine Away,will be discussed on November 25.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or 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.
Pardon the Ravens, by Alan Hruska
Pardon the Ravens tells the gripping story of what happens when a young man lets his heart get in the way of his business affairs and--compounding the problem--crosses the most powerful organized crime boss in New York City. Neophyte lawyer Alec Brno is given the opportunity to try a huge fraud case that might make him a partner in his prestigious firm, an almost unthinkable leap for a poor kid from Queens. But when he falls for Carrie, the Mafia don's estranged and fragile wife, the situation gets serious fast. Alec finds himself caught between helping Carrie, pleasing the partners of his firm, and trying not to get killed. This riveting ride weaves through Wall Street's privileged offices and courtrooms, New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, and an isolated house in coastal Maine. As he races to win the case and save Carrie's life, Alec discovers that sex, drugs, and danger hide behind every corner.--From the dust jacket.
The Friendship of Criminals, by Robert Glinski
Polish crime boss Anton Bielakowski has been a fixture in Port Richmond for many years. No one has ever defied him--not successfully anyhow. Now, as he prepares to figure out what to do with his remaining legacy, the new head of the Italian mob is threatening to overpower him. The FBI is also close to tearing his life apart; they lurk around every corner. Anton's son is also causing his share of problems. Anton had just hoped to live out the rest of his life in peace--a retirement, if you will, from the world of crime. But with the restless and ambitious criminal factions of Philadelphia unsure who to trust and experiencing a general feeling of unease, the criminal underworld is bracing itself for war. Anton is too old for this. Either he's going to jail or he's going to die, but he's not going anywhere without first putting up a fight to remind everyone just what type of boss he is.--From the dust jacket.
The Map of Chaos, by Felix J. Palma
When the person he loves most dies in tragic circumstances, the mysterious protagonist of The Map of Chaos does all he can to speak to her one last time. A session with a renowned medium seems to offer the only solution, but the experience unleashes terrible forces that bring the world to the brink of disaster. Salvation can only be found in The Map of Chaos, an obscure hand-written mathematical treatise that he is desperate to uncover. In his search, he is given invaluable help by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and of course by H.G. Wells, whose Invisible Man seems to have escaped from the pages of his famous novel to sow terror among mankind. They alone can discover the means to save the world and to find the path that will reunite the lovers separated by death.--From the dust jacket.
Normal, by Graeme Cameron
He lives in your community, in a nice house with a well-tended garden. He shops in your grocery store, bumping shoulders with you and apologizing with a smile. He drives beside you on the highway, politely waving you into the lane ahead of him. What you don't know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement under his garage. And the food that he's carefully shopping for is to feed a young woman he's holding there against her will--one in a string of many, unaware of the fate that awaits her. This is how it's been for a long time. It's normal...and it works. Perfectly. Then he meets the checkout girl from the 24-hour grocery. And now the plan, the hunts, the room...the others--he doesn't need any of them anymore. He needs only her. But just as he decides to go straight, the police start to close in. He might be able to cover his tracks, except for one small problem--he still has someone trapped in his garage.--From the dust jacket.