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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

Winter 2017 Evening Book Discussion Group

Check out our selection of new 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.

On January 25 library staff lead a discussion of Jodi Picoult's novel Small Great Things.

The novel After You, by Jojo Moyes, will be the topic of discussion on February 22.

Fredrick Backman's novel, A Man Called Ove will be discussed on March 29.

For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
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Winter and Spring 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, January 21 and continues through May 20. 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.
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Winter 2017 Drop-In Lobby Events

Beat the winter chill by participating in our new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This six-program series features local chiropractor Dr. Erica Witter-Davis, veterinarian Dr. Andrew Streiber, 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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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.

The Boy Who Escaped Paradise, by J.M. Lee

The enigmatic Gilmo used to have a quiet life back in Pyonyang. But when his father, a preeminent physician, is discovered to be a secret Christian, he and young Gilmo are incarcerated in a political prison overseen by a harsh, cruel warden. There he meets the spirited Yeong-ae, who becomes his only friend. When Yeong-ae manages to escape the labor camp, Gilmo flees, too, in an effort to track her down. He uses his peculiar gifts [as a math savant] to navigate the criminal underworld of East Asia--a world wholly alien to everything he's ever known. As he arrives in America, an unidentified body is discovered in New York City, with numbers and symbols written in blood near the corpse. Gilmo is arrested on the spot. Angela, a determined CIA operative, is assigned to gain his trust and access his unique thought process.--From the dust jacket.
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Small Admissions, by Amy Peoppel

When ambitious grad student Kate Pearson's handsome French "almost fiancé" ditches her, she definitely does not roll with the punches, despite the best efforts of family and friends. It seems that nothing will get Kate out of pajamas and back into the world. Miraculously, one cringe-worthy job interview leads to a position in the admissions department at the revered Hudson Day School. Kate's instantly thrown into a highly competitive and occasionally absurd culture, where she interviews all types of children: suitable, wildly unsuitable, charming, loathsome, ingratiating, or spoiled beyond all measure. And then there are the Park Avenue parents who refuse to take no for an answer. As Kate begins to learn that there's no room for self-pity or nonsense during the height of admissions season or life itself, her sister and friends find themselves keeping secrets, dropping bombshells, and arguing with each other about how to keep Kate on her feet.--From the dust jacket.
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The Hollow Men, by Rob McCarthy

Dr. Harry Kent likes to keep himself busy--juggling hospital duties with his work as s police surgeon for the London Metropolitan Police--anything to ward off the memories of his time as an army medic. Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But teenager Solomon Idris's case is different. Idris has taken eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant , and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly ill teenager...before the siege goes horribly wrong. When Solomon's life is put in danger again at a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something people will kill to protect. Determined to uncover the secret that drove the boy to such desperate action, Harry soon realizes that someone in the medical world, someone he may even know, has broken the doctors' commandment to "do no harm" many times over.--From the dust jacket.
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Little Deaths, by Emma Flint

It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York, shimmer in a heat wave. One July morning, Ruth Malone, a cocktail waitress, wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Separated from her husband, Ruth has been raising her children alone. Noting her perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, detectives leap to convenient conclusions fueled by neighborhood gossip and speculation. Covering the story as his first big assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the dark ways of cops and reporters, and the underbelly of the city he now calls home. As he fixates on Ruth, Pete soon begins to doubt everything he thought he knew.--From the dust jacket.
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Thu., February 23, 2017
12:00  PM
  Drop-In Lobby Events: Recording Your Family's History--Heritage Quest Genealogy Database
4:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
Thu., March 2, 2017
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee Meeting
Wed., March 8, 2017
12:00  PM
  Drop-In Lobby Events: Recycled Paper Bead Making
Tue., March 14, 2017
7:00  PM
  Library Board of Trustees
Sat., March 18, 2017
2:00  PM
  Concerts in the Library: Evan Marshall--Virtuoso Mandolinist
Thu., March 23, 2017
12:00  PM
  Drop-In Lobby Events: At-Home First Aid for Your Pets
Wed., March 29, 2017
6:30  PM
  Evening Book Discussion Featuring A Man Called Ove
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