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
The library is offering free classes to anyone needing to brush up on their computer skills. Library staff will provide a hands-on overview of computer and internet basics on the following dates:
Friday, September 25--Introduction to the Computer
Saturday, October 10--Social Media
Friday, October 23--Internet Basics
Friday, November 20--Email Attachments
Saturday, November 21--Cooking Resources
Please note that seating is limited and registration is required. 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.
Drop-In Lobby Events
The library's popular Drop-In Lobby Events series is back with a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming. This six-program series features local professional artists, landscape designers, members of the El Segundo Historical Society, and library staff leading hands-on activities and lecture presentations.
All workshops take place in the library's lobby, 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.
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.
Lost Canyon, by Nina Revoyr
Four people on a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada find more adventure than they ever imagined. They are drawn to the mountains for reasons as diverse as their own lives. After an unexpected change in plans, the hikers start up a pristine mountain trail that hasn't been traveled in years. All they have to guide them is a hand-drawn map of a remote, mysterious place called Lost Canyon. At first the route past high alpine lakes and under towering snow-capped peaks offers all the freedom and exhilaration they'd hoped for. But then they stumble onto someone who doesn't want to be found, which leads to a series of dangerous conflicts, moral dilemmas, confrontations with nature, and an all-out struggle for survival.--From the Dust Jacket.
Biglaw, by Lindsay Cameron
Mackenzie Corbett has always dreamed of living in New York City. Now, almost two years into her job as an associate at a premiere Manhattan law firm, she's living her fantasy--big salary, high profile deals, cute boyfriend, designer bag on her arm. The giant bags under her eyes from lack of sleep don't fit into the fantasy though. To make matters worse, she's being tormented by a bitter, bitchy senior associate, her boyfriend is annoyed she never has time for him, and now she's stuck on the deal from hell with a partner whose biggest claim to fame is throwing a stapler at a cleaning lady because she touched his ficus plant. With the opportunity to secure a prestigious secondment on the line, the overachiever in Mackenzie is determined to endure whatever it takes to close the biggest deal in the firm's history. But when Mackenzie finds herself the focus of a devastating investigation, her dream job begins spiraling into a nightmare.--From the dust jacket.
Night of the Cobra, by Jack Coughlin
Top-ranked sniper Kyle Swanson was a promising young Marine on a dangerous peacekeeping mission in Mogadishu when he first captured "the Cobra" and a lifelong feud began. Twenty years later Kyle works for the CIA while the Cobra emerges from prison to become an efficient killing machine, and he has never slackened his hatred for Swanson. To draw out his ultimate target, the Cobra launches a violent campaign against the United States and attacks the second-largest shopping mall in America. Kyle teams with FBI agent Lucky Sharif, whom Kyle saved as a child in Somalia, to fight terrorists at home and abroad in order to stop his old enemy. The Cobra retreats to Somalia, where he is set to become a powerful warlord and leader of the bloody al Shabaab terror gang. To block him, Kyle must return to the daunting streets of Mogadishu, where he will face his personal nightmares, as well as the Cobra, who lies in wait.--From the dust jacket.
The Incarnations, by Susan Barker
The first letter falls into Driver Wang's lap as he flips down the visor in his taxi on Workers Stadium Road in Beijing, a polluted, congested city preparing for the 2008 Olympics. Who are you? you must be wondering. I am your soulmate, your old friend, and I have come back to this city of sixteen million in search of you. More letters follow, telling the stories of Wang's previous lives bound to this mysterious "soulmate," spanning a thousand years of treachery and intrigue. Driver Wang becomes convinced that someone is watching him, someone who claims to have known him for centuries. And with each letter, Wang feels the watcher in the shadows growing closer...--From the dust jacket.