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       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

Summer Reading Program Wrap-up Parties

Celebrate your child's summer reading accomplishments with the Totally Teen party on Tuesday, August 4th, and the "Read to the Rhythm" party on Wednesday, August 5th.

Those wishing to attend the parties must present their party ticket at the event. Summer Reading participants are invited to pick up their party tickets beginning Monday, July 27th. Reading Club and Read-to-Me Club members must have been registered in the program and must have read at least 10 books to obtain a party ticket. Totally Teen Club members need to have read 5 or more books. The deadline for obtaining tickets is Saturday, August 1st. If you are unable to pick up your ticket between July 27th and August 1st but would still like to attend the party, please turn in your folder prior to the August 1st deadline and we will reserve a ticket for you. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the Youth Services Information Desk before the party.

The Totally Teen Club party will be held in the Friends of the Library Room at 2:00pm on Tuesday, August 4th, and will feature pizza and a movie. The "Read to the Rhythm" party for Reading Club and Read-to-Me members will be held beginning at 2:45pm at the Library Park gazebo on Wednesday, August 5th; this party will feature refreshments and musical entertainment by Dan Crow.

Don't forget that there's still time to register your child for the Summer Reading Program. For more information about program registration, the reading parties, or party tickets, please see the library's calendar to the right of this page, or call (310) 524-2726.
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The 2015 Summer Reading Program Is Here!

March to the beat of this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Read to the Rhythm.” In-person registration for the Summer Reading Program begins at 9:00am on Thursday, June 11th. This free eight-week program is designed to motivate children to read for pleasure during the summer. Storytime session sign-ups will also begin at 9:00am on June 11th. For our Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party, the library is pleased to present “The Arty Loon Show” on Wednesday, June 17th, at 3:00pm in Library Park. Please call (310) 524-2726 for additional information about Summer Reading or Storytime sign-ups.

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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.

One Way or Another, by Elizabeth Adler.

One moment Angie Morse is standing on the deck of a large luxury yacht and the next she feels a stinging blow to her head from a champagne bottle wielded by a beautiful woman. And then a push. She is in the water. She can see people on the yacht, but they don't seem to notice that she is gone, and all seem to have deliberately turned their backs as the yacht begins to slowly pull away from her. These are her friends, and one is her love. Two had a reason for getting rid of her, though she would never have thought it would come to this. Until now. Revenge burns so deeply inside her that she knows she will survive somehow. She will get them. One way or another.--From the dust jacket.
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A Necessary End, by Holly Brown.

Thirty-nine-year-old Adrienne has tried before to adopt a child, but this time, nothing is going to get in her way. Sure, her husband, Gabe, is ambivalent about fatherhood. But she knows that once he holds their baby, he'll come around. He's just feeling a little threatened, that's all. Because once upon a time, it was Gabe that Adrienne wanted more than anything; she was willing to do anything...But that was half a lifetime ago. She's a different person now. There are lines she wouldn't cross, not without extreme provocation. And sure, she was bitten by another birth mother--clear to the bone--and for most people, it's once bitten, twice shy. But Adrienne isn't exactly the retiring type. Enter Leah. At nineteen, she bears a remarkable resemblance to the young woman Adrienne once was. Which is why Adrienne knows the baby Leah is carrying is meant to be hers. But Leah's got ideas of her own. If Gabe and Adrienne let her live with them for a year, they get the baby, free and clear. All Leah wants is a fresh start in California, and a soft landing. Or so she says. It seems like a small price for Adrienne to pay to get their baby. And with Gabe on board, what could possibly go wrong?--From the dust jacket.

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The Swede, by Robert Karjel.

At a remote military base in the Indian Ocean, the FBI is trying to get a prisoner to confess. But the detainee, a suspect in an Islamist-inspired terror attack in the United States, refuses to talk. Ernst Grip, a Swedish security officer, has no idea why he's been dispatched to New York City. The FBI agent he meets on arrival, Shauna Friedman, seems to know a little too much about him. And when he arrives at his real destination, the American authorities have just one question: Is their terror suspect a Swedish citizen? In the process of uncovering the prisoner's true identity, Grip discovers the man's ties to a group of other suspects--a ruthless American arms dealer, a Czech hit man, a mysterious nurse from Kansas, and a heartbreakingly naïve Pakistani. The closer Grip gets to the truth, the more complicated the deception becomes. Who is real and who is leading a double life?--From the dust jacket.
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The Wild Girl, by Kate Forsyth.

Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him. In the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in the early nineteenth century Dortchen lives next door to the young and handsome fairy-tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm. It is a time of tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hessen-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, Wilhelm and his brothers quietly rebel by preserving old half-forgotten tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small over the land. As Dortchen tells Wilhelm some of the most powerful and compelling stories in what will one day become his and Jacob's famous fairy-tale collection, their love blossoms. But Dortchen's father will not give his consent for them to marry and war, death, and poverty conspire to keep the lovers apart. Yet Dortchen is determined to find a way.--From the dust jacket.
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Tue., August 4, 2015
2:00  PM  -  4:00  PM
  Totally Teen Pizza Party
Wed., August 5, 2015
2:45  PM
  Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm" Party
Wed., August 19, 2015
7:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
Thu., September 3, 2015
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee
Mon., September 7, 2015
All Day Event
  The Library Will Be Closed
Tue., September 8, 2015
7:00  PM
  Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thu., October 1, 2015
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee
Wed., October 21, 2015
7:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
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