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      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

Fall Drop-In Lobby Events

Fall brings a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This four-program series features representatives from True Food Kitchen 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.
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Evening Book Discussion Group

With the arrival of fall comes a new selection of titles for the Evening Book Discussion Group. 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.

Author J. Ryan Stradal joins us for a discussion of his novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest on September 28.

Phaedra Patrick's novel the Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper will be the topic of discussion on October 26.

The season's last selection, The Sky Over Lima, by Juan Gomez Barcena, will be discussed on November 16.

For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
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Fall 2016 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 17 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.
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Images of America: El Segundo

In time for the City's 2017 Centennial celebration, Images of America: El Segundo by Debra Brighton, Library Director, will be available for purchase beginning Monday, August 15. The book provides a photographic journey of El Segundo's formation, and how it grew and developed through the decades into the modern city it is today.

The City's Centennial Committee will have copies available for purchase in the library and in other locations at a discounted price of $15.00 per book. All proceeds from the book bought at the library and locally will go to the Centennial Committee for fundraising efforts to sponsor events throughout our Centennial year in 2017.

Be sure to pick up a copy and brush up on the City's history in advance of its 100-year anniversary!
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Below are selected new titles at the library. Come in and check out these and other books recently added to the library collection.

Killfile, by Christopher Farnsworth

John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other people's thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, knows their most private traumas and fears, and relives the painful memories they can't let go of. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but John fled the Agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potentials of his gift in check--and himself out of trouble. Unfortunately, John is plunged into dangerous waters when his latest client, billionaire software genius Everett Sloan, hires him to investigate a former employee--a tech whiz kid named Eli Preston--and search his thoughts for some very valuable intellectual property he's stolen. Before John can probe Preston's mind, however, his identity is compromised and he's on the run for his life, with Sloan's young associate, Kelsey.--From the dust jacket.
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How to Party with an Infant, by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Raising Ellie as a single mom in San Francisco, Mele Bart navigates the mommy minefields to the best of her ability. She's found her parent group--Annie, Barrett, Georgia, and Henry--who have meaningful playground conversations and complain about the parents who try too hard. Then Bobby returns with the news he's getting married and wants Ellie to be the flower girl. Plagued by her obsession over Bobby and his cheese-making, Napa-residing, ever-so-perfect fiancée, Mele seeks a distraction and finds it in a cookbook-writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Mommy Club. She interviews members of her parenting group for inspiration--the results are explosively, hilariously honest. Mele doesn't expect to ignite long-latent appetites, both culinary and romantic.--From the dust jacket.
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The Dollhouse, by Fiona Davis

When she arrives at the famous Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling-agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong--a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, Darby's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs, where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there; the startling sounds of bebop; and even the possibility of romance. More than half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunts the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist.--From the dust jacket.
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The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all--a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one hot summer night they are invited to a dinner party next door, and a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the Contis' curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family--a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.--From the dust jacket.
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Wed., October 26, 2016
6:30  PM
  Evening Book Discussion Group Featuring The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Thu., October 27, 2016
4:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
Wed., November 2, 2016
12:00  PM
  Drop-In Lobby Events: Autumn Book Leaves Wreath
Thu., November 3, 2016
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee Meeting
Tue., November 8, 2016
7:00  PM
  Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Fri., November 11, 2016
All Day Event
  The Library Will Be Closed
Wed., November 16, 2016
6:30  PM
  Evening Book Discussion Group Featuring The Sky Over Lima
Thu., November 17, 2016
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  Drop-In Lobby Events: Heritage Quest Ancestry Database
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