EL SEGUNDO PUBLIC LIBRARY 111 W. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245
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Paws for Summer Reading!
Get set for some feathered and furry reading fun as the Summer Reading Program begins on Thursday, June 12th. This year's theme is "Paws to Read," focusing on our animal friends. Storytime session sign-ups will also begin at 9:00am on June 12th. For our Summer Reading Kick-off Party, the library is pleased to present Ken Frawley and his program "Animal Tales and Musical Scales" at 3:00pm in Library Park on Thursday, June 19th. For additional information about Summer Reading or Storytime sign-ups, please call (310) 524-2722.
Summer 2014 Teen Programs
Between June 25th and August 6th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great summer activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.
July 16: Dewey Decimal Pictionary. Based on the board game Pictionary, compete against your friends in teams to show off your best quick draw skills.
July 23: 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.
July 30: DIY Craft Mixer. Join us for an afternoon of DIY and crafting. Craft stations will include duct tape wallets, friendship bracelets, recycled glass lanterns & flower vases. Choose your craft. Make as many as you have time for.
August 6: Teen Pizza Party and Movie. Have an afternoon of fun from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at our Summer Reading Finale Party. Participants must be enrolled in the Totally Teen Reading Club and must have read five books to attend the Teen Pizza Party. RSVP and tickets are required.
Below are selected new titles at the library. Come in and check out these and other books recently added to the library collection.
The Advocate, by Randy Singer.
At the trial of Christ, Theophilus, brilliant young assessore raised in the Roman aristocracy, stands behind Pontius Pilate and whispers, "Offer to release Barabbas." The strategy backfires, and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths--Roman crucifixion. When he returns to Rome, Theophilus must prove himself in the legal ranks of the Roman Empire. He endures the backstabbing intrigue of the treason trials and the attempts of a cruel tyrant to control the woman he loves. But his struggle for revenge leaves a stain on both the empire and his own troubled soul. Ultimately, he will face the most notorious Ceasar, defending the man Paul in Nero's deranged court. Can Theophilus mount a defense that will keep another innocent man from execution?--From the dust jacket.
The Bones Beneath, by Mark Billingham.
The Bones Beneath, the twelfth novel in the internationally bestselling Tom Thorne series, shows Thorne facing perhaps the most dangerous serial killer he has ever put away, Stuart Nicklin. When Nicklin announces that he wishes to reveal the whereabouts of one of his earliest victims and that he wants the cop who caught him to be there when he does it, it becomes clear that Thorne's life is about to become seriously unpleasant. Thorne is forced to accompany Nicklin to a remote island off from the mainland in every sense. Shrouded in myth and legend, it is said to be the resting place of 20,000 saints, and as Thorne and his team search for bones that are somewhat more recent, it becomes clear that Nicklin's motives are far from altruistic...The Bones Beneath throws us into the twisted scheme of a dangerous and manipulative psychopath, which will leave Tom Thorne with the most terrible choice he has ever had to make.--From the dust jacket.
A Question of Bounty, by Paul Colt.
Historians agree: Sheriff Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, July 14, 1881. Why? Because Pat Garrett and Pete Maxwell said he did. Garrett's claim has been shrouded in controversy from the very beginning. One hundred thirty years later the controversy persists. Why? Because there are contradictions, irregularities and unanswered questions that simply won't go away. John Poe, Garrett's deputy on the scene that night, and others question Garrett's claim. They suggest he killed the wrong man and covered it up. We are left with the question: is Garrett's claim proven beyond the shadow of doubt; or is it a hastily conceived cover-up? A Question of Bounty: The Shadow of Doubt is based on Deputy Poe's memoir The Death of Billy the Kid and the curious story of a mysterious stranger that begins three weeks after Garrett is said to have killed the Kid.--From the dust jacket.
Brutal Youth, by Anthony Breznican.
With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, St. Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassman finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the apathetic faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshman Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelie Paskal--so eager to become popular, she only makes enemies. To even stand a chance at surviving their freshman year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once-popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.--From the dust jacket.