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
Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
Need a little help with your holiday shopping? The Friends of the Library might have what you're looking for.
From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, the Friends will be holding their massive Used Book Sale in the Friends of the Library Room. All of their inventory will be on display, including adult and children's fiction and non-fiction books, DVD's, CD's, and puzzles.
For more information about the sale, please call (310) 524-2722.
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.
Fall 2017 Evening Book Discussions
After a great selection of titles to talk about, the fall Evening Book Discussions are ready to take a break in December before resuming in January! 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.
For our final fall meeting, we are pleased to have author Lisa Napoli join us as she discusses her non-fiction work Ray & Joan on November 29.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Fall 2017 Concerts in the Library
Join us for some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 16 and continues through December 16. 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.
« 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 Magical World of Madame Metier, by Daphne Rose Kingma
Facing destitution after the untimely death of her husband, Madame Metier revisits a long-forgotten talent--the creation of healing botanical creams and lotions. Her rediscovery of this sacred practice marks the beginning of her spiritual odyssey of self-actualization and empowerment. Meanwhile, two eccentric friends of hers begin a passionate affair that ends their respective marriages. Invigorated by their relationship, Monsieur Sorbonne searches for his life's passion while Mademoiselle Objet helps Madame Metier with her new business. While the couple explores the nuances of their romance, Madame Metier finds herself in a relationship with a mysterious being who redefines her understanding of human love. Just as things are looking up, Madame Metier is implicated in a local bigwig's death, and the three friends face an ordeal of persecution, spiritual crisis, and profound doubt.--From the dust jacket.
The Goddesses, by Swan Huntley
When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms; and their twin sons have been acting out by setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise; they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again; and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class, and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has a warm smile and a hard-won wisdom that resonates deeply with Nancy. Soon they are spending all their time together, sharing dinners, relaxing in Ana's hot tub, driving around Kona in the cute little car Ana helped Nancy buy. As Nancy grows closer and closer to Ana--skipping family dinners and leaving the twins to their own devices--she feels a happiness and mutual understanding unlike anything she's ever experienced, and she knows that she will do anything that Ana asks of her.--From the dust jacket.
Let the Dead Speak, by Jane Casey
When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home, she finds her mother missing and the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there's no sign of the body. London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbors. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then down the street there's William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighbor's favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic façade? As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? The answer could lead them to Kate Emery and save someone else's life.--From the dust jacket.
The Ice Cream Makers, by Ernest van der Kwast
In the north of Italy, nestled in a valley, lie a dozen small villages where, for generations, people have specialized in making ice cream. As the heir to a proud Italian ice-cream dynasty--one known for its fine ingredients and enterprising flavor of combinations, such as orange gingerbread and banana with caramel--Giovanni Calamine struggles to forge his own path as he breaks tradition, against his family's wishes, and pursues a literary career. So when Giovanni receives an unexpected call from his brother, from whom he's estranged, he is faced with a difficult decision: return home and serve in his family's interests or continue on his own path?--From the dust jacket.