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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

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.
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Drop-In Lobby Events

Join us for a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This six-program series features representatives from the El Segundo Police Department, authors, local artists, 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.
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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
  • Job Resources
  • 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.


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Evening Book Discussion Group

The Evening Book Club returns in January with an all-new selection of titles for discussion. 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.

Erika Swyler's novel The Book of Speculation will be featured on January 27.

Library staff will lead a discussion of Parnaz Foroutan's novel The Girl from the Garden on February 24.

The season's last selection, Rooms, by Lauren Oliver, will be discussed on March 30.

For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.


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« 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.


Art in the Blood, by Bonnie MacBird

Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend--until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris. Mademoiselle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star, writes that her illegitimate son by an English Lord has disappeared, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre. Racing to Paris with Watson at his side, Holmes discovers the missing child is only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem: the most valuable statue since the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and several children from a silk mill in Lancashire have been found murdered. The clues in all three cases point to a single, untouchable man. Will Holmes recover in time to find the missing boy and stop a rising tide of murders? To do so he must stay one step ahead of a dangerous French rival and the threatening interference of his own brother, Mycroft.--From the dust jacket.
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In the Dark, by Deborah Moggach

South London, 1916. Eithne Clay runs a ramshackle boarding house while her husband is off at war. She and her young son struggle to bring the comforts of home to a cast of characters even the war effort doesn't want, including a cynical veteran swayed by Communist propaganda and an old woman who eats everything in sight, despite her broken dentures. Life is difficult enough when Eithne learns that her husband is dead. Everything is transformed with the arrival of butcher Neville Turk, a handsome and burly ladies' man, who brings some much-needed excitement to Eithne's life--and some much-needed nourishment to the boarders. The house bursts to life with electricity--real and metaphorical--and the previously underfed residents chow down on fatty lamb chops. But what darkness will be revealed in this newly lit world?--From the dust jacket.
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Disposable Asset, by John Altman

Having completed her mission to silence an agency defector, CIA operative Cassie Bradbury finds herself cut adrift in Moscow with no documents, no tickets and no identification. Hot on her trail are the Kremlin, the Russian Mafia--and Sean Ravensdale, the disgraced ex-CIA agent who has been sent to track her down. Realizing that she has been set up and is now expendable, Cassie will need all her courage and resourcefulness to outwit her pursuers--and stay alive long enough to exact revenge on the man who recruited her--who betrayed her.--From the dust jacket.
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R. R. Martin

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Fire and Ice. These never-before collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals--in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg--whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westros, great destinies lay ahead for these two...as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.--From the dust jacket.
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Archives...
 
Fri., February 12, 2016
8:30  AM  -  10:00  AM
  Free Library Computer Class: Introduction to the Computer
Sat., February 13, 2016
8:30  AM  -  10:00  AM
  Free Library Computer Class: Social Media
Mon., February 15, 2016
All Day Event
  The Library Will Be Closed
Wed., February 17, 2016
12:00  PM  -  1:00  PM
  Drop-In Lobby Event: How to Write a Mystery
7:00  PM
  Friends of the Library Business Meeting
Sat., February 20, 2016
2:00  PM
  Concerts in the Library: Coventry Waites--Renaissance Music and Instruments
Wed., February 24, 2016
6:30  PM
  Evening Book Discussion Featuring The Girl from the Garden
Thu., March 3, 2016
7:00  PM  -  8:00  PM
  El Segundo Historical Committee
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