EL SEGUNDO PUBLIC LIBRARY 111 W. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245
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2013 El Segundo Author Fair
Be here for an afternoon of book-related entertainment and fun at the 2013 El Segundo Public Library Author Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2nd.
Thirty-five authors are scheduled to appear at the event, including children's storytellers, illustrators, poets, and the ever-popular Balloon Man. At 12:30 the library presents its first-ever author panel focusing on young adult fiction--"Beyond the Hunger Games: New Fiction for Young Adults," moderated by Julie Todd, Youth Services Librarian. Moderated by author Patricia Smiley, the popular mystery author panel--"The Butler Didn't Do It: Writing the Modern Mystery"--gets started at 2:30. Scheduled to appear around the two panels, many of the authors will be available to meet with the public and discuss their work.
Attendees are invited to enjoy free entertainment by local musicians, goodie bags, light refreshments, and book sales and signings. The Author Fair is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library. Please call (310) 524-2728 for more information.
' Our fundraising goal for the El Segundo Herald preservation project is $20,000. Thanks to the generosity of donors listed below, we are almost there! The donations, together with the Friends' contribution of $20,000, is nearly sufficient funding for the completion of the Friends' project "Saving Our Community History." Digital conversion and placement of El Segundo’s only newspaper, the El Segundo Herald, on the Library’s web site will give everyone a view of our past from 1916 forward! What a gift to ourselves and to the generations that follow! Only an additional $5,500 is needed to accomplish all this. To make a donation toward this project, please send a check made out to "Friends of the El Segundo Public Library" and note “Herald Project” on the check. Donations can be mailed or walked into the library.
The Evening Book Discussion Group continues with a new selection of titles sure to keep everyone talking. The meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on the last Wednesday each month, from September 2012 through June 2013, excluding December 2012. Discussions will be led by library staff and, on occasion, the authors themselves.
On March 27th, library staff will discuss M.L. Stedman's novel The Light Between Oceans.
The library will present a discussion of the novel The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro, on April 24th.
Meet author Melanie Benjamin, via Skype, in a discussion of her book The Aviator's Wife on May 29th.
Discuss the novel Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes on June 26th.
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.
There Was an Old Woman, by Hallie Ephron.
"Don't let him in until I'm gone." That's what Sandra Ferrante, Mina Yetner's neighbor, whispers just as the EMT's are carrying her away to the hospital. Mina writes down the message--at ninety-one, she has to write down almost everything--and calls Sandra's daughter Ginger to tell her that once again her mother needs help. Evie Ferrante is dismayed when she gets the call from her sister: this time it's Evie's turn to see what their mother has done to herself. But when Evie arrives home, she's shocked to find her mother's house in terrible disrepair. And as she cleans and organizes, she makes several puzzling discoveries: expensive liquor in the garage, pricier than her mother's usual brand; a new flat-screen TV on the wall. Where had the money come from? Searching for answers, Evie turns to Mina. Lately, Mina's been having episodes she can't explain, and her nephew, Brian, is trying to convince her to move to a community that will provide some assistance. Though Mina resists, Evie thinks it might not be a bad idea. But before Mina goes anywhere, she will need to help Evie figure out what's going on with her mother--and as Evie digs into the events of the past few months, a bigger, more sinister story begins to unfold.--From the dust jacket.
Capital Punishment, by Robert Wilson.
Alyshia D'Cruz, daughter of Indian tycoon Frank D'Cruz, has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. After a boozy evening out, she gets in the wrong cab home. Enter Charles Boxer. Ex-army, ex-police, he has found his niche in private security. His specialty: kidnap and recovery. When D'Cruz hires Boxer to find Alyshia, Boxer knows Frank's crooked business empire has made him plenty of enemies. Despite the vast D'Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don't want cash, instead favoring a cruel and lethal game. But the British government doesn't want its big new investor to lose his daughter in the heart of the capital. The MI6 office in India follow's Boxer's lead, and soon it seems more lives than Alyshia''s are at stake as the trail crosses paths with a terrorist plot on British soil. To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and London's home-grown crime lords.--From the dust jacket.
The Darkling, by R.B. Chesterton.
In the 1940s, Coden, Alabama, was a hideaway for movie stars--an isolated playground tucked among the live oaks and placid bay waters where pleasure and vice could be indulged. By the summer of 1974 Coden's glamour has faded, but it doesn't bother Mimi Bosarge, who is simply happy to have a job as a live-in tutor with the wealthiest family in town, the Hendersons. When the Hendersons generously open their arms to Annie, a troubled teenager with no recollection of her past, Mimi's greatest concern is creating a curriculum for the family's new ward. But it soon becomes obvious that something is wrong, Annie seems suspiciously savvy for her young age, and Mimi can't quell the unnerving sense that there is something malicious about the waiflike beauty.--From the dust jacket.
Honor, by Elif Shafak.
In the mid-1940s, twin sisters are born in a small Kurdish village on the border of Turkey and Syria. One of them, Jamila, stays in the village and becomes a midwife, a feared and respected figure who has healing powers and the ability to see into the future, Her sister, Pembe, who dreams of a different life, marries a man from Istanbul named Adem Toprak, eventually following him to London in the early 1970s where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their three children, Iskender, Esma, and Yunus. In London, the family faces a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in. After Adem, a bitter, frustrated man who feels increasinly ground down in life, moves out, Iskender, as eldest son, must step in and become the one who will not let any shame come to the family name. And when Pembe begins a chaste affair with a gentle, kind man named Elias, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them.--From the dust jacket.