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
New El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database
We are pleased to announce that the library's newest online resource, the El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database, is now available. The database is a digital collection of the library's El Segundo Herald newspaper microfilm holdings, which cover the period of late-1916 to 2013. This resource was made possible by a generous gift from the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.
To access the database, please click on the El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database link to the left of this notice. For information about the database or for help using it, please call the Reference Desk at (310) 524-2728.
Fall 2014 Teen Programs
Between October 15th and November 19th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great fall activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30pm in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.
October 15: Celebrate Teen Read Week with Dewey Decimal Pictionary. Based on the board game Pictionary, compete against your friends in teams to show off your best quick draw skills.
October 22: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens and talk about books. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Make sure the books are on your reading level.
October 29: Spoooktacular Fall Lanterns. Just in time to light your Halloween nights! Use recycled jars to make spooky lanterns.
November 5: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead! Come decorate your very own Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead whimsical Sugar Skull portrait, then frame it to take home!
November 12: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens and talk about books. Bring your favorite picture book to discuss that you loved as a kid.
November 19: Chocolate Challenge! Compete against your friends in an afternoon of chocolate challenges. Victory has never been so sweet!
The new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 20 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
The Evening Book Discussion Group returns with a new selection of titles sure to keep everyone talking. The meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on the last Wednesday each month, excluding December. Discussions will be led by library staff and, on occasion, the authors themselves.
Library staff lead a discussion of Kate Racculia's novel Bellweather Rhapsody on September 24th.
Take part in the discussion of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, by Courtney Maum, on October 29th.
Join guest author Kim Fay in a discussion of her novel The Map of Lost Memories on November 19th.
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.
California, by Edan Lepucki.
The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side by side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant. Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paraniod community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this group poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide who to trust.--From the dust jacket.
Dead Line, by Chris Ewan.
What do you do if your fiancee suddenly goes missing, presumably kidnapped? If you're Daniel Trent, a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: You find out who took her and you make them talk. But what if your chief suspect is taken as well? How do you get him back quickly--and alive--so you can find out what really happened to your fiancee? Set in Marseille, this fast-paced thriller pitches the reader into Daniel's world as he tries to secure the release of Jerome Moreau from a ruthless gang in order to interrogate him on the whereabouts of his fiancee. When things don't go according to plan, Daniel must use all his skills and instincts to find the answers he's looking for. But will he be in time?--From the dust jacket.
Horrorstor, by Grady Hendrix.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they'll patrol the empty Showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination. A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstor is designed to retain its luster and natural appearance for a lifetime of use. Pleasingly proportioned with generous French flaps and a softcover binding, Horrorstor delivers the psychological terror you need in the elegant package you deserve.