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
Spring Drop-In Lobby Events
Spring 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 South Bay 1-Stop Business & Career Center, the El Segundo Fire Department, Wild Birds Unlimited, 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.
Evening Book Discussion Group
An all-new selection of titles for discussion begins in April 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.
Library staff lead a discussion of Charlie Jane Anders' novel All the Birds in the Sky on April 27.
Ron Rash's novel Above the Waterfall will be the topic of discussion on May 25.
The season's last selection, The Memory Painter, will be discussed by its author, Gwendolyn Womack, on June 29.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Saturday Concerts in the Library
Get set to enjoy some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 16 and continues through May. 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.
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 with topics to include:
Microsoft Word 2013 Basics
Free Library eResources
Introduction to the Computer
And Many More!
Please click here for a complete listing of sessions, dates, and times, or see the calendar section to the right of this notice.
Note that seating is limited and registration is required. Some 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.
« 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.
The Decent Proposal, by Kemper Donovan
Struggling Hollywood producer Richard is twenty-nine, hungover, and broke. Ridiculously handsome with an easy charm, he spends his days procrastinating at the Coffee Bean and nights hanging out with his best friend, Michaela, aka "Mike." At thirty-three, Elizabeth is on track to make partner at her law firm. Known as "La Maquina"--the Machine--to her colleagues, she's grown used to a quiet, orderly life with no romantic entanglements of any kind. (Her closest friend is an old man who discusses Virginia Woolf with her at the beach. Enough said.) Richard and Elizabeth have never met before, but their paths collide when they receive a proposal from a mysterious, anonymous benefactor: they'll split a million dollars if they agree to spend at least two hours together every week for a year. Both are shocked and suspicious, and agree the idea is absurd, but after Richard anxiously considers the state of his bank account and Elizabeth carefully conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the situation, they agree to give it a try.--From the dust jacket.
The Brotherhood of the Wheel, by R.S. Belcher
In A.D. 1119 a group of nine crusaders became known as the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon--a militant monastic order charged with protecting pilgrims and caravans traveling the roads to and from the Holy Land. In time, the Knights Templar would grow in power and, ultimately, be laid low. But a small offshoot of the Templars endures and has returned to the order's original mission: to defend the roads of the world and guard those who travel on them. Theirs is a secret line of knights: truckers, bikers, taxi hacks, state troopers, bus drivers, RV gypsies--all of the folks who live and work the asphalt arteries of America. They call themselves the Brotherhood of the Wheel. Jimmie Aussapile is one such knight. He's driving a big rig down south when a promise to a ghostly hitchhiker sets him on a quest to find out the terrible truth behind a string of children gone missing all across the country. The road leads him to Lovina Marcou, a skeptical Louisiana State Police investigator working the same case, and, eventually, to a forgotten town that's not on any map--and the secret behind the eerie Black-Eyed Kids (BEKs) said to prowl the highways.--From the dust jacket.
We Love You, Charlie Freeman, by Kaitlyn Greenidge
The Freeman family--Charles, Laurel, and their daughters, teenage Charlotte and nine-year-old Callie--have been invited to the Tonybee Institute in rural Massachusetts to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother. The Freemans were selected for the experiment because they know sign language; they are supposed to teach it to Charlie and welcome him as a member of the family. Isolated in their new, nearly all-white community not just by their race but by their strange living situation, the Freemans come undone. And when Charlotte discovers the truth about the Institute's history of questionable studies, the secrets of the past begin to invade the present.--From the dust jacket.
Now and Again, by Charlotte Rogan
For Maggie Rayburn--wife, mother, and longtime secretary at a munitions plant--life is pleasant, predictable, and, she assumes, secure. When she finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss's desk, she impulsively takes it, an act that turns her world, and her worldview, upside down. Propelled by a desire to do good--and also by a newfound taste for excitement--Maggie starts to see injustice everywhere. Soon her bottom drawer is filled with what she calls "evidence," her small town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth. For Penn Sinclair--army captain, Ivy League graduate, and reluctant heir to his family's fortune--a hasty decision has disastrous results. Home from Iraq and eager to atone, he reunites with three survivors to expose the truth about the war. They launch a website that soon has people talking, but the more they expose, the cloudier their mission becomes.--From the dust jacket.