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
Holiday Magic Comes to the Library!
Get your holiday wish lists ready 'cause Santa's on his way!
Santa will be on hand to meet children from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in the Friends of the Library Room on Wednesday, December 9. During the program kids can sing with Santa, listen to stories, and meet with him one-on-one. Be sure to bring your camera! Please remember that children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.
Direct from the North Pole, Santa's Mailbox will magically reappear in the Young People's Library from Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 11. Children are invited to drop off their letters to Santa in the mailbox, and his elves will bring the letters for him to read and respond to. Return postage is not necessary, but remember to include a return address for Santa to mail his response to. Santa's Mailbox is sponsored by the El Segundo Women's Club.
For more information about Santa's visit or Santa's Mailbox, please call (310)-524-2726.
Drop-In Lobby Events
The library's popular Drop-In Lobby Events series is back with a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming. This six-program series features local professional artists, landscape designers, members of the El Segundo Historical Society, 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.
Saturday Concerts in the Library
Get set to enjoy some great music as the fall season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 19 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
Grab a copy of the latest discussion group book and get set for an evening of lively conversation during our monthly Evening Book Discussion Group meetings. The meetings will 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 is pleased to present author Jillian Lauren in a discussion of her non-fiction work Some Girls: My Life in a Harem on September 30.
William Klaber's novel The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell will be featured on October 28.
The season's last selection, M.O. Walsh's My Sunshine Away,will be discussed on November 25.
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.
Carter & Lovecraft, by Jonathan L Howard
Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case--the hunt for a serial killer--went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him. First, he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last-known descendent of H. P. Lovecraft, writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man. Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants him to be. As Carter reluctantly investigates, he discovers that H. P. Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted, inheritance.--From the Dust jacket.
A Death in the Family, by Michael Stanley
Faced with the violent death of his own father, Assistant Superintendent David "Kubu" Bengu, the smartest detective in the Botswana police, is baffled. Who would kill such a frail old man? Kubu's frustration grows as his boss, Director Mabaku, bans him from being involved in the investigation. The picture becomes even murkier with the apparent suicide of a government official. Are Chinese mine owners involved? And what role does the U.S. embassy have to play? Set amid the dark beauty of modern Botswana, A Death in the Family is a thrilling insight into a world of riots, corruption, and greed, as a complex series of murders presents the opera-loving detective with his most challenging case yet. When grief-stricken Kubu defies orders and sets out on the killer's trail, startling and chilling links emerge, spanning the globe and setting a sequence of shocking events into motion. Will Kubu catch the killers in time?--From the dust jacket.
The Sea Keeper's Daughters, by Lisa Wingate
Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her high-end restaurant from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina's Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney's estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney's only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?--From the dust jacket.
The Little Brother, by Victoria Patterson
Since his parents' divorce, Even Hyde's life is divided between the home of his successful father in the rich hamlet of Newport Beach, California, and infrequent, quick visits to his unstable mother in Rancho Cucamonga. His brother Gabe isn't so lucky. Feeling discarded and left behind, Gabe lives full time in Cucamonga and only spends weekends with his brother and father. Instilled at a young age that they remain close and protective of each other, Even tries to manage his older brother's quick temper and evolving addiction to skipping school and smoking weed. Their different worlds begin to impact the maturing boys, their independence enabled by distracted parents and their father's wealth. But then one summer weekend, Gabe commits a crime so heinous that Even cannot forgive his own flesh and blood for it. And when the only evidence of the crime falls into Even's hands, he must contend with a life-changing decision: Does he do the right thing and give the evidence to the police, or does family come first?--From the dust jacket.