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 2017 Drop-In Lobby Events
Join us beginning on Wednesday, April 5 for a new session of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This six-program series features MJ of Kreation Organic Juicery, local author Kim Bixler, author and artist Nancy Webber, 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.
Free Computer Classes, Spring Session
Spring brings a new series of free computer 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:
Introduction to the Computer
Mobile Device Basics
Social Media Basics
Microsoft Word 2013 Basics
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.
Winter 2017 Evening Book Discussion Group
Check out our selection of new titles 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.
On January 25 library staff lead a discussion of Jodi Picoult's novel Small Great Things.
The novel After You, by Jojo Moyes, will be the topic of discussion on February 22.
Fredrick Backman's novel, A Man Called Ove will be discussed on March 29.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Winter and Spring 2017 Concerts in the Library
Join us for some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 21 and continues through May 20. 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. See the library calendar at the right for specific programs or call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.
Images of America: El Segundo
In time for the City's 2017 Centennial celebration, Images of America: El Segundo by Debra Brighton, Library Director, will be available for purchase beginning Monday, August 15. The book provides a photographic journey of El Segundo's formation, and how it grew and developed through the decades into the modern city it is today.
The City's Centennial Committee will have copies available for purchase in the library and in other locations at a discounted price of $15.00 per book. All proceeds from the book bought at the library and locally will go to the Centennial Committee for fundraising efforts to sponsor events throughout our Centennial year in 2017.
Be sure to pick up a copy and brush up on the City's history in advance of its 100-year anniversary!
« 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 Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney
Emma: Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant--and it does. Jane: After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space--and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.--From the dust jacket.
Paris Spring, by James Naughtie
...In April of 1968...The cafes are alive with talk of revolution, but for the Scottish-American Will Flemyng--a spy working in the British embassy--the crisis is personal. A few words from a stranger on the metro change his life. His family is threatened with ruin and he now faces the spy's oldest fear: exposure. Freddy Craven is the hero and mentor Flemyng would trust with his life, but when he is tempted into a dark, Cold War labyrinth, he chooses the dangerous path and plays his game alone. And when glamorous, globe-trotting journalist Grace Quincy, in pursuit of a big story, is found dead in the Pere Lachaise cemetery, the question is raised--what side was she on? Certainly she knew too much, and had become dangerous. But to whom? The bizarre murder reveals a web of secrets, and Flemyng's loyalty to family and friends is tested as never before.--From the dust jacket.
The Fifth Petal, by Brunonia Barry
When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, husband to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem's most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. As he investigates this dark chapter of Salem's past, he finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the now-grown daughter of one of the victims, newly returned to town. Callie has always possessed second sight, but her homecoming causes her premonitions to intensify, and she struggles with visions she doesn't understand, as well as her growing attraction to a man with unknown connections to her mother's murder. Neither Callie nor Rafferty believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, a respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened will evil rise again?--From the dust jacket.
Fatal, by John Lescroart
When Kate Jameson confesses to her oldest friend, Beth Tully, that she's obsessing about a married man she just met, Beth is alarmed. As a San Francisco police detective, Beth has seen time and again the destructive repercussions of infidelity. She can't believe her friend would be so foolish. But Kate, despite her outwardly happy marriage to Ron and her two wonderful children, can't get Peter Ash out of her head. Soon her crush becomes a fixation, leading to one intense encounter. Confident that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Six months later, Peter Ash's body washes up on a beach, and Beth is assigned to the case. She has no idea of Kate's connection to the corpse, but as the pool of suspects narrows and the mystery of who Peter Ash became during the final months of his life deepens, Beth is forced to see that the prime suspect might have been right in front of her the whole time.--From the dust jacket.