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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
  • Internet Basics
  • Social Media Basics
  • Email Attachments
  • Microsoft Word 2013 Basics
  • Photo 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.



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.

The Boy Who Escaped Paradise, by J.M. Lee

The enigmatic Gilmo used to have a quiet life back in Pyonyang. But when his father, a preeminent physician, is discovered to be a secret Christian, he and young Gilmo are incarcerated in a political prison overseen by a harsh, cruel warden. There he meets the spirited Yeong-ae, who becomes his only friend. When Yeong-ae manages to escape the labor camp, Gilmo flees, too, in an effort to track her down. He uses his peculiar gifts [as a math savant] to navigate the criminal underworld of East Asia--a world wholly alien to everything he's ever known. As he arrives in America, an unidentified body is discovered in New York City, with numbers and symbols written in blood near the corpse. Gilmo is arrested on the spot. Angela, a determined CIA operative, is assigned to gain his trust and access his unique thought process.--From the dust jacket.

Small Admissions, by Amy Peoppel

When ambitious grad student Kate Pearson's handsome French "almost fiancé" ditches her, she definitely does not roll with the punches, despite the best efforts of family and friends. It seems that nothing will get Kate out of pajamas and back into the world. Miraculously, one cringe-worthy job interview leads to a position in the admissions department at the revered Hudson Day School. Kate's instantly thrown into a highly competitive and occasionally absurd culture, where she interviews all types of children: suitable, wildly unsuitable, charming, loathsome, ingratiating, or spoiled beyond all measure. And then there are the Park Avenue parents who refuse to take no for an answer. As Kate begins to learn that there's no room for self-pity or nonsense during the height of admissions season or life itself, her sister and friends find themselves keeping secrets, dropping bombshells, and arguing with each other about how to keep Kate on her feet.--From the dust jacket.

The Hollow Men, by Rob McCarthy

Dr. Harry Kent likes to keep himself busy--juggling hospital duties with his work as s police surgeon for the London Metropolitan Police--anything to ward off the memories of his time as an army medic. Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But teenager Solomon Idris's case is different. Idris has taken eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant , and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly ill teenager...before the siege goes horribly wrong. When Solomon's life is put in danger again at a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something people will kill to protect. Determined to uncover the secret that drove the boy to such desperate action, Harry soon realizes that someone in the medical world, someone he may even know, has broken the doctors' commandment to "do no harm" many times over.--From the dust jacket.

Little Deaths, by Emma Flint

It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York, shimmer in a heat wave. One July morning, Ruth Malone, a cocktail waitress, wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Separated from her husband, Ruth has been raising her children alone. Noting her perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, detectives leap to convenient conclusions fueled by neighborhood gossip and speculation. Covering the story as his first big assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the dark ways of cops and reporters, and the underbelly of the city he now calls home. As he fixates on Ruth, Pete soon begins to doubt everything he thought he knew.--From the dust jacket.

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.

Winter 2017 Drop-In Lobby Events

Beat the winter chill by participating in our new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This six-program series features local chiropractor Dr. Erica Witter-Davis, veterinarian Dr. Andrew Streiber, 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.

Stranded, by Bracken MacLeod

Badly battered by a punishing storm on their way to resupply an oil company drilling platform, the crew of the Arctic Promise find themselves sailing blindly without functioning navigation or communications equipment. Lost and unable to call for help, they push ahead into unfamiliar waters as an ominously thickening fog envelopes them. One by one the crew fall prey to a mysterious illness. Ailing from debilitating headaches and nosebleeds, the weakening sailors begin to see shadowy figures haunting the ship. Deckhand Noah Cabot is the only person unaffected by the strange disease plaguing the others onboard, which does little to ease their growing dislike of him. Dismissing Noah's warnings of the worsening conditions he's observed, the ship's captain, his antagonistic father-in-law, William Brewster, presses on until the open sea freezes into solid ice and they can go no farther. Brewster orders the men overboard in an attempt to break the ship free by hand. As they struggle with sledgehammers and pickaxes against the ice crushing the ship, the fog clears, revealing a faint shape in the distance. Desperate, and in ever-declining health, they have no choice but to try to reach on foot what they hope is their destination. Despite their distrust of him, Noah finds himself leading the few able-bodied deckhands on a perilous journey across the ice...--From the dust jacket.

A Gambler's Anatomy, by Jonathan Lethem

Handsome, impeccably tuxedoed Alexander Bruno travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur "whales" who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon. Fronted by his pasty, vampiric manager, Edgar Falk, Bruno arrives in Berlin after a troubling run of bad luck in Singapore. Perhaps it was the chance encounter with his crass childhood acquaintance Keith Stolarsky and his smoldering girlfriend, Tira Harpaz. Things don't go much better in Berlin. Bruno's flirtation with Madchen, the striking blonde he meets on the ferry, is inconclusive. The game at the unsettling Herr Kohler's mansion goes awry as his blot grows worse; he passes out and is sent to the local hospital, where he is given an extremely depressing diagnosis. Having gone through Falk's money, Bruno turns to Stolarsky, who, for reasons of his own, agrees to fly Bruno to Berkeley and to pay for the experimental surgery that may save his life. Berkeley, where Bruno discovered his psychic abilities and to which he vowed to never return. Amid the patchouli flashbacks and anarchist gambits of the local scene, between Tira's come-ons and Keith's machinations, Bruno confronts two existential questions: Is the gambler being played by life? And what if you're telepathic but it doesn't do you any good?--From the dust jacket.

The Next, by Stephanie Gangi

Is there a right way to die? If so, Joanna DeAngelis has it all wrong. She's consumed by betrayal, spending her numbered days obsessing over Ned McGowan, her much younger ex, and watching him thrive in the spotlight with someone new, while she wastes away. She's every woman scorned, fantasizing about revenge...except she's out of time. Joanna falls from her life, from the love of her daughters and devoted dog, into an otherworldly landscape, a bleak infinity she can't escape until she rises up and returns and sets it right--makes Ned pay--so she can truly move on. From the other side into right this minute, Jo embarks on a sexy, spiritual odyssey. As she travels beyond memory, beyond desire, she is transformed into a fierce female force of life, determined to know how to die, happily ever after.--From the dust jacket.

I'll Take You There, by Wally Lamb

I'll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday-night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist's booth, he's confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood's silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit--and in some cases relive--scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema's big screen. In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly affected his life. There's his daughter, Aliza, a Gen Y writer for the New York magazine who is trying to align her postmodern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.--From the dust jacket.

In the Country of the Blind, by Edward Hoagland

Sixty years after the publication of his first novel, Cat Man, Edward Hoagland's new novel, In the Country of the Blind, is his twenty-fifth book, written as he himself is going blind. This capstone novel, set in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, introduces Press, a stockbroker going blind. Press has lost his job and his wife and is trying to figure out his next move, holed up in his Vermont cabin surrounded by a hippy commune, drug runners, farmers-gone-bust, blood-thirsty auctioneers, and general ne'er-do-wells. Solace and purpose come from the unlikeliest sources as he learns to navigate his new landscape without sight. Through this evocative, unsentimental novel, we experience the world closing in around Press, the rising panic of uncertainty, the isolation of exile, the increasing dependence upon the kindness of strangers, and a whole new appreciation of the world just beyond sight.--From the dust jacket.

The Red Car, by Marcy Dermansky

Leah is living in Queens with a possessive husband she doesn't love and a long list of unfulfilled ambitions, when she's jolted from a think ennui by a call from the past. Her beloved former boss and friend, Judy, has died in a car accident and left Leah her most prized possession and, it turns out, the instrument of Judy's death: a red sports car. Judy was the mentor Leah never expected. She encouraged Leah's dreams, analyzed her love life, and eased her into adulthood over long lunches away from the office. Facing the jarring disconnect between the life she expected and the one she is now actually living, Leah takes off for San Francisco to claim Judy's car. In sprawling days defined by sex, sorrow, and unexpected delight, Leah revisits past lives and loves in search of a self she abandoned long ago. Piercing through Leah's surreal haze is the enigmatic voice of Judy, as sharp as ever, providing wry commentary on Leah's every move.--From the dust jacket.

The Fall Guy, by James Lasdun

It is summer, 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house. As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable passions. As readers of James Lasdun's acclaimed fiction can expect, The Fall Guy is a complex moral tale as well as a gripping suspense story, probing the questions of guilt and betrayal with ruthless incisiveness. Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy?--From the dust jacket.

The Motion of Puppets, by Keith Donohue

In the Old City of Quebec, Kay Harper falls in love with a puppet in the window of the Quatre Mains, a toy shop that is never open. She is spending her summer working as an acrobat with the cirque while her husband, Theo, is translating a biography of the pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Late one night, Kay fears someone is following her home. Surprised to see that the lights of the toy shop are on and the door is open, she takes shelter inside. The next morning Theo wakes up to discover his wife is missing. Under police suspicion and frantic at her disappearance, he obsessively searches the streets of the Old City. Meanwhile, Kay has been transformed into a puppet, and is now a prisoner of the back room of the Quatre Mains, trapped with an odd assemblage of puppets from all over the world who can only come alive between the hours of midnight and dawn. The only way she can return to the human world is if Theo can find her and recognize her in her new form.--From the dust jacket.

This Must Be the Place, by Maggie O'Farrell

Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn, and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to pulling a gun on anyone who ventures up their driveway. Claudette was once the most glamorous and infamous woman in cinema before she staged her own disappearance and retreated to blissful seclusion in an Irish farm. But the life Daniel and Claudette have so carefully constructed is about to be disrupted by an unexpected discovery about a woman Daniel lost touch with twenty years ago. This revelation will send him off-course, far away from wife, children, and home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?--From the dust jacket.

Napoleon's Last Island, by Thomas Keneally

In October 1815, after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was sent to live the remainder of his life in exile on the remote island of St. Helena. There, on what he called "the cursed rock," with no hope of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British teenager named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be made livable, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have far-reaching consequences for them all. In Napoleon's Last Island, based on a true story, acclaimed author Thomas Keneally re-creates Betsy's powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her clashes and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her uneasy journey to adulthood as she begins to see the imperfections and weaknesses of human nature.--From the dust jacket.

The Confectioner's Tale, by Laura Madeleine

At the famous Patisserie Clermont, a chance encounter with the owner's daughter has given one young man a glimpse into a life he never knew existed: of sweet cream and melted chocolate, golden caramel and powered sugar, of pastry light as air. But it is not just the art of confectionery that holds him captive, and soon a forbidden love affair begins. Almost eighty years later, an academic discovers hidden photographs of her grandfather as a young man with two people she has never seen before. Scrawled on the back of the picture are the words "Forgive me." Unable to resist the mystery behind it, she begins to unravel the story of two star-crossed lovers and one irrevocable betrayal.--From the dust jacket.

Dear Mr. M, by Herman Koch

Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance. It told the story of a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M's novel was a runaway bestseller, one that marked his international breakthrough. That was years ago, and now M's career is fading. But not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him and his wife. Why? From alternating points of view, Herman Koch weaves together an intricate tale of a writer in decline, a teenage couple in love, a missing teacher, and a single book that entwines all of their fates. Thanks to M's novel, supposedly a work of fiction, everyone seems to be linked forever, until something unexpected spins the "story" off its rails.--From the dust jacket.

Fall Drop-In Lobby Events

Fall brings a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This four-program series features representatives from True Food Kitchen 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.

Evening Book Discussion Group

With the arrival of fall comes a new selection of 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.

Author J. Ryan Stradal joins us for a discussion of his novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest on September 28.

Phaedra Patrick's novel the Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper will be the topic of discussion on October 26.

The season's last selection, The Sky Over Lima, by Juan Gomez Barcena, will be discussed on November 16.

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

Free Computer Classes, Fall Session

September sees the addition of two more free computer classes offered 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:

  • Mobile Device Basics
  • Photo Basics

Please click here for a listing of the 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.

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!

Fall 2016 Concerts in the Library

Join us for some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 17 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.

The Library Will Be Closed Friday, August 26, 2016

The library will be closed on Friday, August 26, to undergo a project of discarding older books and reorganizing the adult non-fiction shelves. Normal business hours will resume on Saturday, August 27.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

"Come find Me" Art Walk Exhibit in the Library

Check out an interactive, mixed-media art installation by Chrystal McConnell, our featured artist for August's Art Walk! Chrystal's exhibit, titled "Come Find Me," is a collaboration with the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library, the El Segundo Historical Committee, and the El Segundo Public Library. It uses historic El Segundo photos and a collection of other props to create a library within a library.

The exhibit will be on display August 4 through August 27 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Free Computer Classes, Summer Session

Summer 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:

  • Microsoft Word 2013 Basics
  • Introduction to the Computer
  • Internet Basics
  • And Microsoft Excel 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.



Summer Drop-In Lobby Events

Join us this summer for a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This four-program series features representatives from Wild Birds Unlimited, Westside Pacific Village, 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.

The Author Fair Is Almost Here!

On Sunday, June 12th, from 11:30am to 4:30pm, the El Segundo Public Library opens its doors for the annual Author Fair. This year's theme, "Express Yourself...Through Writing. Art. Music." encourages attendees to be creative and inspired through a variety of art expressions. The event features two author panels: "Expressing Yourself Through Writing"--a how-to panel for those interested in writing and publishing--moderated by Kevin Smith, screen writer and Library Board member, and a second panel, "Confessions of the Best Local Mystery Writers," moderated by mystery and crime author Neal Griffin.

In addition to authors, this year's attendees can enjoy local artists' works on display and listen to live music. A very special "selfie" photo booth will also be part of the event to take photos of your friends, family, or possibly your favorite author.

The Friends of the Library will once again sponsor the event, as well as the Grand Prize Raffles for the opportunity to will a Samsung Galaxy Tablet pre-loaded with the library's eBook apps, and other exciting prizes.

Save the date on your calendar for this year's Author Fair. Don't miss out on the fun! Please click here for the event flyer, or call (310) 524-2728.

Literary Tea Book Buzz

Join us for tea and treats on Saturday, June 25, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, during our Adult Summer Reading Program's kick-off event, featuring Penguin Random House presenting new and upcoming titles to get excited about! Please RSVP to the Adult Reference Desk by Saturday, June 18.

Participants must be 18 years or older and registered for our Adult Summer Reading Program. To RSVP, or for more information, please call (310) 524-2728.

Be a Winner with the Summer Reading Program!

Line up at the racing blocks for this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Read for the Win.” In-person registration for the Summer Reading Program begins at 9:00am on Thursday, June 9th. 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 9th.

For our 2016 Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party, the library is pleased to present the puppetry of Richard Woloski in "Let the Games Begin" on Tuesday, June 14th, at 11:00am in Library Park. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for this event.

Please call (310) 524-2726 for additional information about Summer Reading or Storytime sign-ups.

We Want to Hear from You: Take Our Library Survey

We are conducting a brief survey to see how our patrons use the El Segundo Public Library and to give you a chance to give us your feedback--what you like about the library, what areas you think need improving, what you'd like to see added to the library, etc. To take the survey, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBPYRYF. If you would prefer to fill out a physical copy of the survey, please ask library staff at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk. All responses are anonymous.

The survey takes just a couple of minutes to complete. We appreciate your time and look forward to reading your responses!

Spring Drop-In Lobby Events

Spring brings a new schedule of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series. This four-program series features representatives from South Bay 1-Stop Business & Career Center, the El Segundo Fire Department, Wild Birds Unlimited, 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.

Evening Book Discussion Group

An all-new selection of titles for discussion begins in April 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.

Library staff lead a discussion of Charlie Jane Anders' novel All the Birds in the Sky on April 27.

Ron Rash's novel Above the Waterfall will be the topic of discussion on May 25.

The season's last selection, The Memory Painter, will be discussed by its author, Gwendolyn Womack, on June 29.

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

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.

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.

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.



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.



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 on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 25--Introduction to the Computer
  • Saturday, October 10--Social Media
  • Friday, October 23--Internet Basics
  • Friday, November 20--Email Attachments
  • Saturday, November 21--Cooking Resources
Please note that seating is limited and registration is required. 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.



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.

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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.



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.

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.



15th Annual Author Fair

Mark your calendar for an afternoon of book-related entertainment and fun at the 2015 El Segundo Public Library Author Fair from 11:30am to 4:30pm on Sunday, June 7th.

This year we welcome 40 authors of books for adults, teens, and children, and host a variety of activities including book signings, poetry readings, live music, storytelling, and more. Our non-fiction, food-themed author panel "Dishing It Up: Food to Satisfy Every Palate" features authors who write about food--from cook books to history and culture, and even food in space. The day's other panel is called "Genre Pairings: Tastes of Fiction and Non-Fiction" and will include a mix of authors who write in the genres of humor, memoir, young adult, biography, and noir. Over the course of the event, attendees can enter a raffle for one of two Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, and restaurant gift certificates will be raffled off during the author panels.

The Author Fair is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library. We would also like to thank the restaurants that provided gift certificates for raffle, including Beach Mex, Deluca Trattoria, Petros Kafe, Rock & Brews, Second City, and Vinny's Pizza. Please call (310) 524-2728 for more information.

Click here to view the event flyer.


New El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database

We are pleased to announce that the library's newest online resource, the El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database, is now available. The database is a digital collection of the library's El Segundo Herald newspaper microfilm holdings, which cover the period of late-1916 to 2013. This resource was made possible by a generous gift from the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.

To access the database, please click on the El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database link to the left of this notice. For information about the database or for help using it, please call the Reference Desk at (310) 524-2728.

Fall 2014 Teen Programs

Between October 15th and November 19th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great fall activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30pm in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

October 15: Celebrate Teen Read Week with Dewey Decimal Pictionary. Based on the board game Pictionary, compete against your friends in teams to show off your best quick draw skills.

October 22: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens and talk about books. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Make sure the books are on your reading level.

October 29: Spoooktacular Fall Lanterns. Just in time to light your Halloween nights! Use recycled jars to make spooky lanterns.

November 5: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead! Come decorate your very own Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead whimsical Sugar Skull portrait, then frame it to take home!

November 12: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens and talk about books. Bring your favorite picture book to discuss that you loved as a kid.

November 19: Chocolate Challenge! Compete against your friends in an afternoon of chocolate challenges. Victory has never been so sweet!

Click here to view the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2722 for more information

14th Annual Author Fair

Mark your calendar for an afternoon of book-related entertainment and fun at the 2014 El Segundo Public Library Author Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 1st.

Over 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 the fiction panel "Across Time & Continents," moderated by Kevin Smith, and at 2:30 Carole Jakucs moderates the non-fiction panel "Developing Your Creative Side." 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.

Click here to view the event flyer.


Spring 2014 Teen Programs

Between March 5th and April 16th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great spring activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

March 26: Dewey Decimal Pictionary. Based on the board game Pictionary, compete against your friends in teams to show off your best quick draw skills.

April 2: Spring Break--No Program.

April 9: Altered Page Poetry. April is National Poetry Month! Turn a page from your favorite book into your own Altered Poem. No rhymes required!

April 16: Celebrate National Library Week with a Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Make sure the books are on your reading level.

Click here to view the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2722 for more information

Saturday Concerts in the Library

The new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 18 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.

Winter 2014 Teen Programs

Between January 15th and February 19th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great winter activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

January 15: Cookie Decorating Contest. Think you've got some sweet ideas? Come decorate cookies in our cookie decorating contest. Supplies provided.

January 22: One-of-a-Kind Bead Snowflakes. Create your very own beaded snowflake. Guaranteed not to melt.

January 29: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Make sure the books are on your reading level.

February 5: Washi Tape Photo Frames. Decorate a photo frame perfect for preserving memories of friends, family, or to give as a gift.

February 12: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Please make sure the books are on your reading level.

February 19: Clothes Pin Magnetic Memo Clips
With images from recycled magazines, comics, books, buttons, or ribbons, transform wooden clothes pins into memo clips.

Click here to view the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2722 for more information.


A Visit with the Claus Family

Join us for this special holiday program! We'll sing carols with the Claus family, listen to Santa tell stories, and then the little ones can meet Santa. The free program wil be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th in the Friends of the Library Room. Children under eight must be accompanined by an adult. Don't forget to bring your camera! Please call (310) 524-2722 for additional information.

Fall 2013 Teen Programs

Between October 9th and November 13th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great fall activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

October 9: Tic-Tac-Toe To-Go! Make your very own magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe game out of recycled Altoids tins.

October 16: Celebrate Teen Read Week with Book Discussions & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Make sure the books are on your reading level. "Seek the Unknown @ Your Library!"

October 23: Spooktacular Spooky Lanterns. Just in time to light your Halloween nights. Use recycled jars to make a spooky lantern.

October 30: Monster Sock Mash! "They're spooky. They're silly. They're funny. Oh my!" Make a one-of-a-kind sock monster out of used socks. Bring your own socks if you would like.

November 6: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring your favorite PICTURE BOOK that you loved as a kid to discuss!

November 13: Game On! It's Game Day! Challenge your friends to an afternoon of board games and plenty of treats too!

Click here to view the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2722 for more information.


Evening Book Discussion Group

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, excluding December. Discussions will be led by library staff and, on occasion, the authors themselves.

Guest author Sherri Smith will be on hand to discuss her novel Orleans on March 26th.

Library staff present guest author Kim Bixler in a discussion of her book Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House on April 30th.

Fannie Flagg's novel The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is the topic of conversation on May 28th.

Take part in the discussion of Graeme Simsion's novel The Rosie Project on June 25th.

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


Help Adults Learn to Read--Become a Certified Literacy Tutor!

Individuals interested in becoming certified literacy tutors are encouraged to sign up for this free training session. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, the 6-hour course qualifies attendees to obtain the Literacy Tutor Certificate. After training, tutors are assigned to work one-on-one with other adults wishing to learn to read, or to improve their reading skills.

If you are interested in the training, call the library at (310) 524-2728 to register.

Free Computer Classes at the Library


Do you, or someone you know, need help learning the basics of computer use? Consider signing up for one or more of these free classes offered by the library:

Introduction to the Computer
Saturday, June 22, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Learn basic computer terms, hands-on instruction using a keyboard and mouse, and, if time permits, internet searching.

Internet Basics
Saturday, July 13, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Explore different kinds of websites and what you can do when you visit them.

Email Attachments
Saturday, August 17, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
How to attach documents and photos to email, and, if time permits, how to print using the library computers.

Please remember that seating is limited and registration is required. Sign-up sheets are located at the Reference Desk. Classes take place before the library is open to the public and late arrivals will not be admitted 10 minutes after class begins.

For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at (310) 524-2728.

Summer 2013 Teen Programs


Between June 26th and August 7th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some great summer activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

July 10: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens and talk about books! Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Please make sure the book you share is on your reading level.

July 17: Top Chef Cupcake Challenge. Silliest? Most creative? Best book theme? Challenge your friends to an afternoon of cupcake decorating and show off your culinary creativity!

July 24: Shrinky Dink Friendship Necklaces! Turn recycled To-Go food containers into BFF Friendship necklaces.

July 31: Funky Junk Memory Frames. Using found objects and other treasured bits, decorate your own work of art to display summer memories of your friends, family, or even yourself! *Bring some of your own treasures to use if you would like.

August 7: Teen Pizza Party and Movie. Wrap up the summer program with this party beginning at 2:00 p.m. *Participants must be enrolled in the Totally Teen Reading Club and must have read 5 books this summer to attend the Teen Pizza Party!

Click here to view the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2722 for more information.


Summer Reading Program Sign-ups


Registration for the 2013 Summer Reading Program "Reading Is So Delicious!" begins on June 13 and continues into early August. The kick-off program, featuring the magical performance of David Skale and his furry assistant Bunny Boo Boo, is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, in Library Park.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.

Saving Our Community History: a Letter from the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library

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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.


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Celebrate Good Reading at the El Segundo Public Library!

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Do you have a favorite book or author that you would consider a "good read?"

During the library's February and March "Let's Celebrate Good Reading" event, you are invited to peruse the shelves of the adult collection and discover a book-or-two that you might consider as a new "good read." Each month the library highlights a special area of the collection, with displays and reading lists featuring "Pets" in February and "Movies and Music" in March.

Adding to the reading fun, adult patrons who borrow any two adult fiction or non-fiction books at a time will be eligible to enter a monthly raffle drawing. February's raffle prize, in conjunction with the pet theme, is a gift basket and gift card from Kirby's Pet Depot, and March's entertainment-themed raffle prize is a set of Academy Award-winning movies on DVD, accompanied by the books they were based on. One Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader will also be raffled each month. While supplies last, eligible patrons will receive a book bag, book marks, and other goodies. Raffle prizes are courtesy of Kirby's Pet Depot and the Friends of the Library.

Be sure to take part in the reading celebration--stop by the library, enter the raffle, and let us know what you think is a "good read!"



Celebrate Good Reading



Winter 2013 Teen Programs

Between January 16th and February 20th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some cool winter activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

January 30: Manga & Comic Book Art Frames. Collage a photo frame with Manga and comic book art.

February 6: Teens Make Valentines for Senior Citizens. Make hand-made Valentine's cards for El Segundo seniors. All Valentine's Day cards will be delivered to the El Segundo Senior Center & Meals on Wheels recipients in time for Valentine's Day.

February 13: Shrinky Dink Friendship Necklaces. Turn recycled To-Go food containers into BFF Friendship Necklaces just in time for Valentine's Day.

February 20: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books and enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Please make sure the books are on your reading level.

Click here to view the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2726 for more information.


Saturday Concerts in the Library Series

The winter season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, January 19 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.

2012 Fall Teen Programs
Between October 10th and November 14th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some cool fall activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

October 24: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books, and enjoy root beer floats. Bring your favorite PICTURE BOOK that you loved as a kid.

October 31: Trick or Treat, It's a Halloween Mask Making Workshop. Decorate a felt mask for Halloween.

November 7th: Book Discussion & Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books, and enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Please make sure the books are on your reading level.

November 14th: Game Day! Challenge your friends to an afternoon of board games, and plenty of treats, too!

Click here to see the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2726 for more information.


Evening Book Discussion Group


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.



Saturday Concerts in the Library Series
The new fall season of the popular Concerts in the Library series kicks off Saturday, September 15 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.

Free Advanced Computer Skills Class
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4th, the library is holding a free advanced computer skills class. Participants will learn advanced internet searching and tips, how to print email messages, and how to add or open attachments. Seating is limited and registration is required. Participants will recieve a reminder call about the class. Please note that the class will take place while the library is closed. Those attending should knock on the front door to enter; late arrivals will not be admitted after 9:10 a.m.

To reserve a seat or to ask questions about the class, please call the reference desk at (310) 524-2728.

Free Intermediate Computer Skills Class
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th, the library is holding a free intermediate computer skills class. Participants will learn how to surf the internet and, time permitting, set up an email account. Seating is limited and registration is required. Participants will recieve a reminder call about the class. Please note that the class will take place while the library is closed. Those attending should knock on the front door to enter; late arrivals will not be admitted after 9:10 a.m.

To reserve a seat or to ask questions about the class, please call the reference desk at (310) 524-2728.

Teen Summer Programs
Between July 11th and August 15th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some cool summer activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

July 25: Book Discussions and Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books, and enjoy refreshing root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others.

August 1: Carnival Time! Teens are needed to help plan and create a carnival--games, fun, & prizes for younger kids. Next week, Thursday, August 9th at 2:30-4:00 p.m., be here to run the show!

August 8: T-shirt Art. Make a fashion statement! Come ready to turn a t-shirt into wearable art! Please bring your own white t-shirt to decorate. Other supplies will be provided.

August 15: Teen Pizza Party & Movie. You must be enrolled in the Totally Teen Reading Club and must have read five books this summer to attend the party.

Click here to see the program flyer.

Please call (310) 524-2726 for more information.


2012 Summer Reading Kick-off Program
Join the Library's Youth Services Division as they start off the Summer Reading Program with a fun-filled performance of "Thumbelina," a marionette show presented by the Puppets & Players Little Theatre. The show begins at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26th, in Library Park.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.

Free Beginning Computer Skill Class
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16th, the library is holding a free beginning computer skills class. Participants will learn how to use a computer mouse and access the internet. Seating is limited and registration is required. Participants will recieve a reminder call about the class. Please note that the class will take place while the library is closed. Those attending should knock on the front door to enter; late arrivals will not be admitted after 9:10 a.m.

To reserve a seat or to ask questions about the class, please call the reference desk at (310) 524-2728.

Summer Reading Program Sign-ups
Registration for the 2012 Summer Reading Program "Dream Big, Read!" begins on June 21 and continues into mid-August. The kick-off program, featuring a marionette performance of "Thumbelina" by the Puppets & Players Little Theatre, is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, in Library Park.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.

Teen Summer Reading Program Sign-ups
Registration for the 2012 Teen Summer Reading Program, "Own the Night," begins on June 21 and continues into mid-August. This program is designed for young people who are in middle or high school, or will be entering middle school in the fall. Read books from your school's required summer reading list, or other books on your reading level, and earn rewards. There will be a series of craft activities for teens and a pizza party at the end of the program.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.

2012 El Segundo Author Fair
Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 3rd, as the library again presents its annual Author Fair, with a new time of 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Always a treat for book lovers, the event will host 35 local authors and poets, covering such topics as mystery, memoir, travel, cooking, children's, music, and more. Authors will meet and greet the public at signing tables, while poets read their works in the Rose Garden Room. The first author panel of the day--"Leading Ladies"--will be moderated by Library Board of Trustees President Kevin Smith, and will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The second author panel--"Pop Culture 60's & 70's"--will be moderated by author Manny Pacheco, and will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The ever-popular and creative Balloon Man will return, and crafts and storytelling will be held in the Children's Library.

The Author Fair is one of El Segundo's top social and cultural events. Be sure to be a part of it!

The Author Fair is co-sponsored by the El Segundo Public Library and the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.

Click here to see the program flyer.

Spring Storytime Sign-ups

The spring storytime session will be here soon! Registration begins Tuesday, February 21st, at 9:00 a.m. in person. Toddler storytime for 2 year olds is held Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning February 28th, and preschooler storytime is held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning February 29th.

Library Club for ages 5 to 10 years is offered Thursdays at 3:00 p.m., beginning March 1st, and does not require registration. Storytime includes age-appropriate stories, songs, movies and crafts.

Teens in grades 6th and up can also participate in library programs on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning on February 29th. A few spring session programs for teens include book discussions paired with root beer floats, Dewey Decimal Pictionary, and manga and comic book photo frames! Snacks are always included for teens.

All programs are free! For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.



Spring Teen Programs
Between February 29th and April 4th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some fun spring activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

March 14th -- Book Discussion and Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others.

March 21st -- Manga & Comic Book Art Photo Frames. Collage a photo frame with Manga & comic book art.

March 28th -- Book Discussion and Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others.

April 4th -- Friendship Bracelets. Bead or braid a friendship bracelet to keep for yourself or to give to your BFF.

Please click here for the program flyer.

Call (310) 524-2726 for additional information.

We Treasure Books Celebration
Come explore the library's shelves for a wealth of information and entertainment in the "We Treasure Books Celebration" during the months of February and March. Members of the community are encouraged to read books from different genres each month. February's theme is "Biographies," with special reading lists and displays of biographical titles, while March's theme is "Travel," with special reading lists and displays of travel titles. There will be raffle drawings, with prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library, for adults 18 years and older who borrow two or more adult fiction or non-fiction books at one time; raffle prizes will include two Barnes and Noble gift cards and two Barnes and Noble Nook e-readers. Please call (310) 524-2722 for further information.

Saturday Concerts in the Library
Come join in the fun with the Library's Winter/Spring Concerts in the Library series during the months of January 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.

Evening Book Discussion Group
The Evening Book Discussion Group returns with a new selection of titles sure to keep everyone talking. Now on an extended schedule from September 2011 through June 2012--excluding December 2011--the meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on the last Wednesday each month. Discussions will be led by library staff and, on occasion, the authors themselves.

April 25th the library will present a discussion of the novel The Legacy, by Katherine Webb.

The discussion focuses on Jeffrey Eugenides' novel The Marriage Plot on May 30th.

Author Christopher Farnsworth leads a discussion of his novel Red, White, and Blood on June 27th.

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



Winter Storytime Sign-ups

The winter storytime session will be here soon! Registration begins Tuesday, January 3rd, at 9:00 a.m. in person. Toddler storytime for 2 year olds is held Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning January 10th, and preschooler storytime is held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning January 11th.

Library Club for ages 5 to 10 years is offered Thursdays at 3:00 p.m., beginning January 12th, and does not require registration. Storytime includes age-appropriate stories, songs, movies and crafts.

Teens in grades 6th and up can also participate in library programs on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning on January 11th. A few winter session programs for teens include book discussions paired with root beer floats, fashionable duct tape wallets and cell phone cases, valentines for senior citizens and game day! Snacks are always included for teens.

All programs are free! For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.



A Visit with the Claus Family
Join us for this special holiday program! We'll sing carols with the Claus family, listen to Santa tell stories, and then the little ones can meet Santa. The free program will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th in the Friends of the Library Room. Children under eight must be accompanined by an adult. Don't forget to bring your camera! Please call (310) 524-2726 for additional information.

Free Career Change Webinar
The library is hosting a free Career Change Webinar on Thursday, November 3, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Rose Garden/Gazebo Room. If you are thinking about a change in jobs, this is a must-attend workshop to get valuable advice for today's difficult job market. Career expert Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, will help you consider:



  • The 15 questions you need to ask before making a career change
  • How to create and execute a successful career change plan
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes people make when changing careers

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street.

Please call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



New Library Hours
Beginning Monday, October 31st, the library will be resuming its extended hours of operation during the workweek, Monday through Thursday. The library will remain closed Fridays and Sundays.

The new hours are:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday and Sunday closed

Please call the Circulation Desk at 310-524-2722 for any questions about the library's new hours.


Fall 2011 Teen programs
Between October 12th and November 16th, kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some fun fall activities. The programs will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room.

November 2nd -- Celebrate Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Come decorate your very own Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead whimsical paper Sugar Skull portrait, then frame it to take home!

November 9th -- Book Discussion and Root Beer Floats. Hang out with other teens, talk about books & enjoy root beer floats. Bring the book that you have read, or are reading, to share with others. Please make sure the books are on your reading level

November 16th -- Fashionable Duct Tape Wallets or Cell Phone iPod Pockets. Create a wallet or cell phone/iPod pocket out of durable duct tape. Perfect for gift-giving or to keep for yourself!

Click here to view the proram flyer.

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Saturday Concerts in the Library
Come join in the fun with the Library's Fall Concerts in the Library series during the months of September 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.

Free Beginning Computer Skills Class
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, the library is holding a free beginning computer skills class. Participants will learn how to use a computer mouse and access the internet. Seating is limited and registration is required. Participants will recieve a reminder call about the class. Please note that the class will take place while the library is closed. Those attending should knock on the front door to enter; late arrivals will not be admitted after 9:10 a.m.

To reserve a seat or to ask questions about the class, please call the reference desk at (310) 524-2728.

Free Intermediate Computer Skills Class
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, the library is holding a free intermediate computer skills class. Participants will learn how to surf the internet and, given time, set up an email account. Seating is limited and registration is required. Participants will recieve a reminder call about the class. Please note that the class will take place while the library is closed. Those attending should knock on the front door to enter; late arrivals will not be admitted after 9:10 a.m.

To reserve a seat or to ask questions about the class, please call the reference desk at (310) 524-2728.


South Bay Bicycle Master Plan Workshops
Attend the workshop to preview the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan draft plan and provide input. The meeting will be held at the El Segundo Joslyn Center, located at 539 Sheldon Street, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 28, 2011.


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Help Adults Learn to Read--Become a Certified Literacy Tutor!
The library is hosting a free Literacy Tutor training session on Saturday, July 16th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Individuals interested in becoming certified literacy tutors are encouraged to sign up. The 6-hour training qualifies attendees to obtain the Literacy Tutor Certificate. After training, tutors are assigned to work one-on-one with other adults wishing to learn to read or to improve their reading skills.

If you are interested in becoming a Literacy Tutor, call the El Segundo Public Library at (310) 524-2728 to register for the training session.

Summer Reading Program Sign-ups
Registration for the 2011 Summer Reading Program, "One World, Many Stories," begins on June 23 and continues into mid-August. The kick-off program featuring the wild antics of Buster Balloon is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at the El Segundo Women's Club.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.

Barnes and Noble supports the El Segundo Author Fair
Help support the library by taking part in the Barnes and Noble book sale at the El Segundo Author Fair on Sunday, June 5. Barnes and Noble will be present at the Author Fair to provide you with a selection of the day's book titles for purchase. A portion of the proceeds during the Author Fair will be given back to the library in support of its activities. If you can't come to the Author Fair, be sure to pick up a voucher at the library's Circulation Desk and present it when you buy a book at the 1800 Rosecrans Avenue Barnes and Noble all day on June 5. Between June 5 and June 10 books can also be purchased at www.bn.com/bookfairs, using the Bookfair ID code 10492643 at checkout.

For additional information, please call (310) 524-2728.

El Segundo Author Fair
Be sure to mark your calendar for the 11th annual El Segundo Author Fair on Sunday, June 5th. From 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. the library will host 35 authors as they meet the public and discuss their work. Two author panels will be held: "Fresh Ideas: Good Eats" and "Things that Go Bump in the Night: Exploring Paranormal Fiction." Included in the day's entertainment will be book sales and signings, poetry readings, children's programs, live music, and goody bags.

The Author Fair is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. For additional information, please call (310) 524-2728.

Click here to view the 2011 Author Fair Flyer


Free Resume Webinar
The library is hosting a free Resume Webinar on Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room. If you are looking for a job, this is a must-attend workshop to learn how to create a winning resume that gets interviews. Resume expert Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, will teach attendees to:



  • Write a powerful profile and skills summary that shows how valuable your experience is to hiring managers.
  • Transform a list of job tasks into powerful success stories.
  • Leverage education and internships to prove you have "the right stuff" to do the job.
  • Use resume design templates to help you stand out from the crowd.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street.

Please call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



Free Career Webinar

The library is hosting a free Career Webinar on Thursday, May 5, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room. If you are looking for a job, this is a must-attend workshop to get valuable advice for today's difficult job market. Career expert Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, will answer these questions and more:



  • How do I explain long work gaps?
  • When is it okay to mention salary?
  • How long should my resume be?
  • What should I wear to my interview?
  • I'm switching careers but have no experience. What do I do?

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street.

Please call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



The Evening Book Discussion Group Returns
From January to June, join library staff, authors, and other avid readers in a lively discussion focusing on a book-of-the-month. Free to all, the meetings will be held the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Friends of the Library Room. The following dates and books are scheduled:



  • Wednesday, January 26th: author Dorothy Howell leads a discussion of her book Shoulder Bags and Shootings.
  • Wednesday, February 23rd: library staff discuss Aimee Bender's book The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
  • Wednesday, March 30th: join Kimberlee Carter, Senior Library Assistant, in a discussion of Isabel Allende's book Zorro.
  • Wednesday, April 27th: Ellen Cunningham, the library's Public Services Manager, examines Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann.
  • Wednesday, May 25th: Kathy Busick, Library Assistant, leads a discussion of The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton.
  • Wednesday, June 29th: Library staff hold a conversation on Helen Simonson's novel Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



New Library Hours Beginning January 3, 2011
Effective January 3, 2011, the El Segundo Public Library will be changing its business hours. The library's new hours will be:

  • Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Sunday Closed


A Visit with Santa and the Claus Family
Join us for this special holiday program! We'll sing carols with the Claus family, listen to Santa tell stories, and then the little ones can meet Santa. The free program will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 16th in the Friends of the Library Room. Children under eight must be accompanined by an adult. Don't forget to bring your camera! Please call (310) 524-2726 for additional information.

Interview Like a Pro Webinar
Join our free webinar on interview tips on Wednesday, December 1st, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Friends of Library Room. Hosted by Tutor.com, the webinar will feature career expert Barbara Safani, who will teach participants how to ace their job interview and stand out from the crowd. Ms. Stafani will discuss:

  • The latest inteview styles and techniques.
  • How to answer the top two interview questions everyone is asked.
  • Strategies to answer the most difficult interview questions and avoid common mistakes.

For additional information, please call (310) 524-2728.



New Library Hours Beginning October 1st, 2010
Effective October 1, 2010, the El Segundo Public Library will be changing its business hours. The library's new hours will be:

  • Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on alternate Fridays
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

The alternate Friday and holiday closures for 2010 include the following dates:

  • October 8, 2010
  • October 22, 2010
  • November 5, 2010
  • November 19, 2010
  • November 26, 2010
  • December 3, 2010
  • December 17, 2010
  • December 24, 2010
  • December 31, 2010

Please note that all Friday and holiday closures are listed in the library's calendar to the right of this page.



El Segundo Reads Three Cups of Tea
During the months of September and October, join us for our El Segundo One Book, One City events, featuring Greg Mortenson's book Three Cups of Tea. In this account of actual events, Mortenson recalls his failed attempt to climb K2 which then led to creating schools in the far reaches of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Be sure to check out and read the book in September, then come back in October for some great Three Cups of Tea-related programs: a group book discussion, a tea tasting and discussion with tea expert David DeCandia, and an online Skype conversation with Christiane Leitinger, Director of the Pennies for Peace program, a part of the Central Asia Institute, co-founded by Mortenson. Dates and times for these events can be found in the library calendar at the right of this page.

Please call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.

Book Club-in-a-Bag
The library now provides Book Club-in-a-Bag kits to book groups. These kits give borrowers the opportunity to conduct book discussions like those that take place here at the library. A selection of titles is offered and the list will continue to grow over time. In each bag you will find:


  • 10 copies of a book
  • Discussion questions for the book
  • Author biography

Click here for more information about the El Segundo Public Library's Book Club-in-a-Bag program.



New: Gale Transitions Database
If you're looking for a job, the library's new Gale Career Transitions database is the place to get started. It is a "...complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. With Career Transitions users can:

  • Prepare -- build, save, retrieve and update personal career information with a career toolkit
  • Assess -- explore current skills, occupational knowledge and interests and match them with fulfilling career paths
  • Explore -- investigate thousands of career paths, industries, locations and companies
  • Improve -- find educational opportunities and take classes to increase hiring chances
  • Apply -- search job listings from around the country that meet user critieria"

Click here to access Gale Career Transitions.

"This project is supported in whole by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian."



Make Waves at Your Library -- 2010 Teen Summer Reading Programs
Between July 6th and August 17th, kids going into the 6th grade and up are invited to join in on some cool summer activities. The programs will take place on Tuesdays, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Library's Friends of the Library Room. Please note, the Wacky Relays will take place in Library Park just outside the Children's Library.

July 6th: Movie and Popcorn. Enjoy a movie specially selected for teens, and popcorn too!

July 13th: Make Waves! Make your very own wave machine out of recycled water bottles and cool treasures to put inside.

July 20th: Wacky Relay in the Park. Do you have what it takes to challenge your friends? You might get a little wet!

July 27th: T-Shirt Art. Make a fashion statement! Bring a plain t-shirt & turn it into something totally you!

August 3rd: Wacky Relay in the Park. Do you have what it takes to challenge your friends? You might get a little wet!

August 10: Creative Picture Frames. Using found objects and other treasured bits, decorate your own work of art to display summer memories of your friends, family, or even yourself!

August 17th: Teen Pizza Party and Movie! Participants must be enrolled in the Totally Teen Reading Club and have read 5 books this summer to attend the Teen Pizza Party.

Click here to view the program flyer.

For additional information, please call (310) 524-2726.

Summer Reading Program Sign-ups
Registration for the 2010 Summer Reading Program, Make a Splash--Read, begins on June 24 and continues into mid-August. The kick-off program featuring the amazing juggling skills of David Cousin is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the El Segundo Women's Club.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.

Teen Summer Reading Program Sign-ups
Registration for the 2010 Teen Summer Reading Program, Make Waves @ Your Library, begins on June 24 and continues into mid-August. This program is designed for young people who are in middle or high school, or will be entering middle school in the fall. Read books from your school's required summer reading list, or other books on your reading level, and earn rewards. There will be a series of craft activities for teens and a pizza party at the end of the program.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.

The El Segundo Author Fair Returns
Be sure to mark your calendar for the 10th annual El Segundo Author Fair on Sunday, June 6th. From 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. the library will host 35 authors as they meet the public and discuss their work. Two author panels will be held: "Mystery/Thriller" and "Hollywood Legends: Fact or Fiction?" Included in the day's entertainment will be book sales and signings, poetry readings, children's programs, live music, and goody bags.

The Author Fair is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. For additional information, please call (310) 524-2728.

View the 2010 Author Fair Flyer



Children's Book Week Afternoon Movie
Join us for an afternoon movie during our Children's Book Week celebration. Sit back and enjoy some snacks as you watch an animated feature, based on a popular children's book, about a scientist and the weird weather he creates. The showing is at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on Wednesday, May 12th. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. For additional information, please call (310) 524-2726.

Free Resume Workshop


The library is hosting a free Resume Workshop on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room. If you are looking for a job, this is a must-attend workshop to learn how to create a winning resume that gets interviews. Resume expert Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, will teach attendees to:



  • Write a powerful profile and skills summary that shows how valuable your experience is to hiring managers.
  • Transform a list of job tasks into powerful success stories.
  • Leverage education and internships to prove you have "the right stuff" to do the job.
  • Use resume design templates to help you stand out from the crowd.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street.

Please call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



Intermediate Computer Skills Class

Attend the library's free intermediate computer skills class from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9th, and learn how to:

    • Surf the internet
    • Set up an email account
    • Send and receive email

Sign up is required as class size is limited. Stop by the Reference Desk or call (310) 524-2728 to register. The class will take place while the library is closed; knock on the door to gain admittance. Late arrivals will not be admitted after 10:10 a.m.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. For further information, please call (310) 524-2728.




Got Game? Teens and Tweens Game Night
The El Segundo Public Library presents a special evening of gaming for kids in 5th grade and up. From 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23rd, kids are invited to play in tournament-style gaming with 3 Wii consoles and networked PC's. For those waiting to take their turn on the games, the library will provide a movie, board games, snacks, and pizza. Tournament winners will receive cool, game-related prizes.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors: Friends of the El Segundo Public Library, El Segundo Teen Center, El Segundo IT Staff, Electronic Arts, Game Stop, and Square Enix.

For additional information, please call (310) 524-2726.
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Like the El Segundo Library on Facebook

The library is now on Facebook. Become a fan of the El Segundo Public Library and get the latest news, find out about upcoming events, and see library-related photos--all on Facebook!
Library Facebook Link



Learn Basic Computer and Internet Skills
The Library will offer a Beginning Computer Class from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 19. Learn to use a mouse, logon to the Internet, and create an email account.

Seating is limited for this special event. Call the Reference Desk (310) 524-2728 to sign-up.


Storytime Registration
In-person registration for the spring Storytime session begins on Tuesday, February 23 and is required for Toddler and Preschool Storytimes. Storytimes begin on Tuesday, March 2.

Registration is not required for the Library Club storytime.

Please call (310) 524-2726 for more information.

Learn Basic Computer and Internet Skills
The Library will offer a Beginning Computer Class from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26. Learn to use a mouse, logon to the Internet, and create an email account.

Seating is limited for this special event. Call the Reference Desk (310) 524-2728 to sign-up.


Ukulele Performance by Mitchell Chang
Join South Bay musician and teacher, Mitchell Chang, in a performance of ukulele music on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room. During the show Mr. Chang will play and share his knowledge of the ukulele. He is widely known for his participation in the Southern California Slack Key Festival and the Aloha Falsetto Festival.

For more information, call (310) 524-2728.


New Cabinet Installed in the Library's Heritage Room
In December 2009 the Friends of the Library hosted a reception to mark completion of cabinet installation in the Abbie Jean Krimmel Mesak Memorial Heritage Room. The cabinet, donated by two members of the Friends of the Library and built by local cabinet maker Ed Glotz, matches the room's original shelving that was installed in 1992; the cabinet includes lighted display shelving and drawers for housing some of the room's El Segundo history collection.

To quote Sue Carter, President of the Friends of the Library, the Heritage Room "is the only place in El Segundo with El Segundo historical material accessible to the public." The collection consists of many historical photographs--some dating back to the earliest days of El Segundo, government documents, high school year books, and other ephemeral items that give us an example of life in El Segundo through the years.

The Heritage Room is open to the public Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Arrangements can be made to view the collection at other times by calling Sue Carter at (310) 640-8923.
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The Book Lovers Celebration Returns!

Celebrate the joy of reading with the Book Lovers Celebration, a special event to be held during the months of February and March. February is the library's Mystery month, featuring displays and reading lists of detective and mystery books; the focus then shifts to Western month in March, with displays and reading lists of books about the wild west.

Beginning Monday, February 1st, patrons 18 years and older who borrow three adult fiction or non-fiction books at one time are eligible to enter weekly contests for unique prizes. The last day to enter the raffle contest is Wednesday, March 31st.

Share the joy of reading with the El Segundo Public Library and check out the Book Lovers Celebration!

This event is co-sponsored by the El Segundo Public Library and the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.



Concerts in the Library Return with a New Day and Time!

Our popular Concerts in the Library series has moved from Sundays to Saturdays!


Now scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on the third SATURDAY of each month, from January 16th through May 15th, we have a new slate of musical performances to entertain you. Free to all, the series features classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different ethnic traditions. The programs will be held in the Friends of the Library Room, with light refreshments provided by the Friends. The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



Join Our Monthly Evening Book Discussion Group
From January to April, join library staff, authors, and other avid readers in a lively discussion focusing on a book-of-the-month. Free to all, the meetings will be held the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Friends of the Library Room. The following dates and books are scheduled:



  • Wednesday, January 27th: author Jennie Nash leads a discussion of her book The Only True Genius in the Family.
  • Wednesday, February 24th: meet mystery author Harley Jane Kozak in a discussion of her book A Date You Can't Refuse.
  • Wednesday, March 31st: join Ellen Cunningham, the library's Public Services Manager, in a discussion of Lisa See's book Shanghai Girls.
  • Wednesday, April 28th: Kimberlee Carter, Senior Library Assistant, examines The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



Meet the Claus Family!
On Thursday, December 10th, starting at 3:00 p.m. in the library's Friends of the Library Room, we'll sing caroles with the Claus family, listen to Santa tell stories, and then the little ones can meet Santa. HO-HO-HO! Don't forget your camera.

Admission is free. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information, please call (310) 524-2726.

The Library Catalog Will Be Unavailable Tuesday, November 3rd

On Tuesday, November 3rd the library catalog and its associated functions will be undergoing maintenance and will not be available for use.

If you need immediate assistance, please call (310) 524-2722.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.




Influenza Evidence-based Information Portal

A number of online resources are available to obtain up-to-date information on the influenza.
To visit the Influenza Information Portal please click on this link


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El Segundo Reads...The Art of Racing in the Rain.
During the months of October and November, join us for our El Segundo One City, One Book events, featuring Garth Stein's novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. Pick up a copy of the book, available at the library's Reference Desk, and enjoy the many programs listed below in "More information."
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El Segundo Reads The Art of Racing in the Rain
During the months of October and November, join us for our El Segundo One City, One Book events, featuring Garth Stein's novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. Pick up a copy of the book, available at the library's Reference Desk, and enjoy the many programs listed below.
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Free Resume Workshop


The library is hosting a free Resume Workshop on September 30, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Friends of the Library Room. If you are looking for a job, this is a must-attend workshop to learn how to create a winning resume that gets interviews. Resume expert Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, will teach attendees to:



  • Write a powerful profile and skills summary that shows how valuable your experience is to hiring managers.
  • Transform a list of job tasks into powerful success stories.
  • Leverage education and internships to prove you have "the right stuff" to do the job.
  • Use resume design templates to help you stand out from the crowd.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue at the corner of Mariposa Avenue and Main Street.

Please call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.




The Concerts in the Library Series Returns!
The Library's popular Concerts in the Library series returns with new performers and a new, earlier time! Sit back and enjoy the entertaining and educational performances of four new musical groups beginning on Sunday, September 20th and continuing each third Sunday of the month through December. Free to all, the series features classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different ethnic traditions.
Please see our calendar section for specific details on each program.
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EL SEGUNDO PUBLIC LIBRARY

111 W. Mariposa Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri. & Sun. Closed

Phone: (310) 524-2722



Summer Fun 4 Teen Reading Club Members!
Youths going into 6th grade and up are invited to participate in the "Express Yourself @ Your Library" Teen Reading Club activities.

July 8: T-Shirt Art -- Make your own fashion statement! Bring a plain t-shirt and turn it into something totally you!

July 15: Painted Glass Lanterns -- Recycle used jars into illuminated works of art!

July 22: Read It Then Bead It: Wearable Art -- Make colorful beaded wearable art jewelry out of recycled magazines and wrapping paper!

July 29: Make Your Own Japanese Carp Banner -- with artist Margo Gravelle!

August 5: Picture Frames -- Found stuff picture frame cubes. Using found objects and other treasured bits, decorate your own work of art to display photographs of friends, family or even yourself!

August 12: Totally Teen Pizza Party -- Must be enrolled in the Totally Teen Reading Club & have read 5 books this summer to attend the party.

All programs are on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:30 p.m. For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.


Library Club Summer 2009: Stories, Movies, Crafts, Games, & Fun!
Join us Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for Library Club, featuring stories, movies, games, and crafts prepared especially for kids ages 5 to 10. Themes feature summer fun, including summer vacations, the beach, picnics, and pets. No registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The final Library Club meeting of summer 2009 will be held on Thursday, August 6.

For further information, please call (310) 524-2726. See you there!


Art in the Library!
Once again the El Segundo Public Library's main floor is filled with colorful artwork as the El Segundo Art Association presents its bi-annual exhibit. Take a stroll and enjoy viewing the creative works of many talented local artists. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, July 10th.

9th Annual Author Fair
Join in the fun as the El Segundo Public Library presents its ninth annual El Segundo Author Fair, taking place at the library on Sunday, June 7th from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. As many as 40 authors will participate and sign books. This year's featured author panels will include poetry, mystery, and a "Stretching Your Dollar" panel. Rounding out the day will be children's entertainment, goody bags, and live music.

The Author Fair is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library and by the El Segundo Kiwanis Club.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue at Main Street. For additional information, please call (310) 524-2728.


"Read It Then Bead It" During Children's Book Week.
Join us for our celebration of Children's Book Week and take part in our "Read It Then Bead It" program--turn recycled magazines into colorful paper beads, then string them to create wearable art! The fun takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on Tuesday, May 12th. Kids ages 10-18 are welcome and snacks will be served.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Ave. at Main Street. For additional information, please call (310) 524-2726.


Children's Book Week Afternoon Movie
Join us for an afternoon movie during our Children's Book Week celebration. Sit back and enjoy some snacks as you watch the tale of a little robot who falls in love while fulfilling his mission of cleaning up waste-covered planet Earth. The showing is at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Meeting Room on Wednesday, May 13th. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Ave. at Main Street. For additional information, please call (310) 524-2726.


Summer Reading Program Sign-ups
Registration for the 2009 Summer Reading Program, Be Creative @ Your Library, begins on June 18 and continues into August. The kick-off program featuring the amazing magician Allen Oshira is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at the El Segundo Women's Club.

For more information, call (310) 524-2726.



Teen Summer Reading Program Sign-ups
Registration for the 2009 Teen Summer Reading Program, Express Yourself @ Your Library, begins on June 18 and continues into mid-August. This program is designed for young people who are in middle or high school, or will be entering middle school in the fall. Read books from your school's required summer reading list, or other books on your reading level, and earn rewards. There will be a series of craft activities for teens and a fun pizza party at the end of the program.

For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.



Help Adults Learn to Read--Become a Certified Literacy Tutor!
The Library is offering a free literacy training session from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009.

Individuals interested in becoming certified literacy tutors are encouraged to sign up. The six-hour training qualifies attendees to obtain the Literacy Trainer Certificate.

After training, tutors are assigned to work one-to-one with other adults wishing to learn to read, or to improve their reading skills. If you are interested in the training, call the El Segundo Public Library at (310) 524-2728 to register.


Poetry Slap at the Library
Celebrate National Library Week and National Poetry Month at the "Poetry Slap!" Have fun with your friends by slapping down words and making free-form poetry!

Enjoy snacks and prizes! Impress your friends! Have fun! Make art! Youths ages 10-16 are invited to attend on Wednesday, April 15th, from 3:00-4:30 pm.

For additional information, call the Youth Services Division at (310) 524-2726.


Need Help Studying?
Take advantage of our free online tutoring every day 1:00-10:00 pm. with your El Segundo Library Card.

  • Connect one-on-one with real tutors
  • Grades K-12, College Intro, and Adult Learner
  • Math, Science, English & Social Studies, and Writing Center
  • Available in English and Spanish

To access the Tutor Site, click on the Young People's link located on the left side of this page. For assistance, please call (310) 524-2726.


The Book Lovers Celebration Returns!
The El Segundo Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with the Book Lovers Celebration, a special event to be held during the months of February and March. February will feature book displays and reading lists pertaining to family relationships, and then the focus shifts to historical fiction in March.

Beginning Monday, February 2nd, patrons 18 years and older who borrow three or more adult books--of any subject--are eligible to enter weekly raffle contests for special prizes. The last day to enter the raffle contest is Tuesday, March 31st.

During this event, join the lunchtime book discussion group "Let's Talk Books" as it covers the special topics of family relationships and historical fiction. The group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Please call (310) 524-2728 for times and location.

Share the joy of reading with the El Segundo Public Library and check out the Book Lovers Celebration! This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.


Enjoy a New Season of Concerts in the Library
Our newest offering of the Concerts in the Library series starts January 18th and continues on through May. Enjoy five new musical groups as they entertain and educate us with their performances. Free to all, the series features classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different ethnic traditions. Beginning in January, the new programs will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room the third Sunday of each month, and will include light refreshments provided by the Friends. The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue at Main Street. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.

Winter Storytime Registration
In person registration for the winter Storytime session begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6 and is required for the Toddler and Preschool Storytimes. Storytimes begin on Tuesday, January 13. Registration is not required for the Library Club storytime.

For more information, call 310-524-2726.


Final Concert in the Library Before the New Year
Don't miss out on the last concert of 2008, this Sunday, December 21, in the Friends of the Library Room at 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to present a performance of Jazz Guitar with Steve Moore. Steve and his group will entertain and educate as they play an encapsulation of many of the styles of jazz guitar. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Look for the new season of the Concerts in the Library series to start on Sunday, January 18, 2009.

The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue at Main Street. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



Santa and the Claus Family will be arriving at the Library

Santa and the Claus Family will be arriving at the Library for their eagerly anticipated annual visit

Tuesday December 9
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library Meeting Room
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Storytime Registration
In person registration for the fall Storytime session begins Tuesday, October 7 and is required for the Toddler and Preschool Storytimes. Storytimes begin on Tuesday, October 14. Registration is not required for the Library Club storytime.

For more information, call (310) 524-2726.


Celebrate Teen Read Week with Candy Sushi!
Join the Youth Services staff on Wednesday, October 15th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. to make CANDY SUSHI! Instead of sashimi, we'll use Swedish Fish. Instead of seaweed, we'll use fruit roll-ups and Rice Krispies treats for the rice. Express your culinary creativity! Mmm, yummy! This workshop takes place in the Friends of the Library Meeting Room and is FREE! Teens in grades 6 and up are welcome to participate.

For further information, please contact the Youth Services staff at (310) 524-2726.



Let's Talk Books
On the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, the Public Library offers a book discussion club called "Let's Talk Books."

Group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

The club is open to the general public, and drop-ins are encouraged. Future evening meetings to be announced. Please click on the "More" link below for additional information.


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New Service at the El Segundo Public Library
Free Online Tutoring every day 1PM – 10PM with your El Segundo Library Card
• Connect One-to-One With Real Tutors
• Grades K-12, College Intro & Adult Learner
• Math, Science, English & Social Studies & Writing Center
To access the Tutor Site Click This Link (http://tutor.com/elsegundopl)

Summer Reading Program Finale Parties
Summer is coming to an end and so is the Summer Reading Program. About 750 children and teens have done a terrific job at continuing to read throughout the summer and we would like to celebrate their successes.

This year's Reading Bug party for children in the Reading or Read-To-Me Club will take place Wednesday, August 13th at 3:00 p.m., in Library Park. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 and beginning at 3:15 the "Puppets and Players Little Theater" will provide entertainment.

The Totally Teen Party for those readers who participated in the Totally Teen Reading Program will take place Tuesday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m., in the Friends of the Library Room. Lots of free food and a movie will be provided.

Tickets are required to attend the parties; please turn in your reading records at the Youth Services Information Desk between August 4th and August 9th to receive your tickets. Read-To-Me and Reading Club members must have completed 10 books to attend and Totally Teen members must have completed 5 books to attend the Totally Teen Party. Children under eight years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call (310) 524-2726 for additional information.


Summer Reading Kick-off Program with Buster Balloon

To kick off our Summer Reading Program for children pre-school through 8th grade, join us on Wednesday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the El Segundo Woman's Club as the El Segundo Public Library presents "The Buster Balloon Show!" A frenzied and frantic blend of balloon twisting and vaudeville style comedy, combined with loads of audience participation and of course, the human cartoon character that is Buster Balloon. And for the grand finale, Buster climbs inside "The Giant 6-Foot Whoopee Cushion of Doom!" It's silly, it's twisted, but most of all, it's Fun!

The entire family is welcome to attend this free program to get our Summer Reading Program started off with a bang! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call (310) 524-2726 for additional information.



Summer Reading Program
Registration for the 2008 Summer Reading Program, Catch the Reading Bug @ Your Library, begins on June 19 and continues into August.
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Summer Reading and Activities for Teens
Registration for the 2008 Teen Summer Reading Program, Metamorphosis @ Your Library, begins on June 19 and continues into mid-August.

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The Annual Author Fair Returns to the El Segundo Public Library, Sunday, June 1st, 2008!
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Kiwanis Club, the annual Author Fair will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2008. As in previous years there will be author panels, author signing tables, children's entertainers, and book sales. This very special afternoon is enhanced by live music and performances, free refreshments, and goody bags.

Click here for scheduling and a list of participating authors
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The Author Fair Returns Sunday, June 1st, 2008
The Library hosts the semi-annual El Segundo Art Association art show through the month of April. Come experience the many framed paintings, photography, and 3-dimensional works of art created by local artists.

Poets John Fitzgerald, Helene Cardona, and Gabriel Meyer signing their work at the 2007 Author Fair

Please click here to see some of the winning entries.
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Join the Circle of Knowledge during National Library Week, April 13th-19th, 2008

In conjunction with the American Library Association and libraries across the country, the El Segundo Public Library is holding three special programs to celebrate National Library Week. Enjoy a showing—with popcorn!—of the movie The Music Man at 12:00 noon in the Friends of the Library Room on Tuesday, April 15th. The Reference Staff will provide "Internet Training for Beginners" from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16th; space is limited and interested parties should sign up in advance to reserve a spot for the training. At 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th the Children’s Library will present a special story-time with City Council members as guest readers, as well as a movie, refreshments, and a fun take-home craft.

Take part in the Circle of Knowledge and share the fun of National LibraryWeek!

For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at (310) 524-2728.


Library Club is Back in Session!
Children ages 5 – 10 are invited to this entertaining program that is designed just for them. Library Club is planned around a weekly theme and is a fun hour of stories, films, crafts, games and other child-friendly events. The winter session began on January 17 and meets from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m every Thursday through February 21 in the Friends of the Library meeting room. Registration is not required. Attend as often as you’d like, participation is free! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call: (310) 524-2726.

Book Lovers Celebration February – March 2008

The El Segundo Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with the Book Lovers Celebration, a special event to be held during the months of February and March. February will feature book displays and reading lists pertaining to romance, the focus then shifts to action and adventure in March.

Beginning Friday, February 1st, patrons 18 years and older who borrow three adult books at one time are eligible to enter weekly raffle contests for special prizes. The last day to enter the raffle contest is Sunday, March 30th.

Share the joy of reading with the El Segundo Public Library and check out the Book Lovers Celebration! This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library.

Preschool Storytime Spaces Are Still Available!
Children between the ages of 3 and 6 are invited to enroll in our Winter Storytime session. Storytime begins on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. and continues every Wednesday through February 20. Each Storytime is designed specifically for the preschool child and lasts approximately ½ hour. Activities include stories, flannelboards, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Please register at the Youth Services Information desk. Participation is free. For more information please call 310-524-2726.

Concerts in the Library

Join us for five entertaining new musical performances in the months of January through May as the Concerts in the Library series continues in 2008. Free to all, the series features classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different ethnic traditions. Programs will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room the third Sunday of each month, and will include light refreshments provided by the Friends. The Library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue at Main Street. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



THE WAR at Your Library

Bringing World War II to the United States, THE WAR is a seven-part documentary by renowned director Ken Burns. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 23rd on KCET, each segment of the series focuses on the recollections of people from four U.S. towns: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota.

Working with the California Center for the Book and other libraries across California, the El Segundo Public Library has created a display entitled "THE WAR at Your Library," showing library materials that illustrate California’s part in World War II. Visit the Reference Desk to take part in a World War II quiz, obtain a listing of California military sites and museums, and see a list of World War II movies. Click on the More Information link below to see a bibliography of selected World War II materials.
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Concerts in the Library

Sunday, September 16, 2007, marks the return of the Concerts in the Library series. Free to all, the series features classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different ethnic traditions. Programs will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room the third Sunday of each month through December. Light refreshments will be served. The Library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue at Main Street. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.



Summer Reading Program Party Tickets

Summer Reading Participants are invited to pick up their party tickets beginning Monday, August 6. The parties are a celebration of reading achievement. To qualify for a ticket to the Reading & Read-To-Me Club party, children must be registered in the program and need to have read at least 10 books. Totally Teen Club participants need to have read 5 or more books. The deadline for obtaining tickets is Saturday, August 11. If you are unable to pick up your ticket between Aug. 6 & 11 but would still like to attend the party, please turn in your folder prior to August 6 and we will reserve a ticket for you. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the Youth Services Information Desk before the party. Please do not put reading logs in the book drop!
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Summer Reading 2007 is Going Strong!

Get a Clue @ Your Library, is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program. More than 575 children and teens are enrolled and registration is open through August 5.


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NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
In celebration of National Library Week, the Library will present a special children’s music program on Tuesday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Meeting Room.
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Book Lovers' Celebration Event
Join the festivities at the El Segundo Public Library on Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for our Book Lovers’ Celebration and Special Events. Enjoy refreshments as you view our new online historical photographs and learn how to check out e-books in the Matsui Room. Then take a "behind the scenes" tour of the library at 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Also at 2pm, children are invited to a storytime of favorite folktales read by local officials, followed by a family movie at 2:30pm with free popcorn. Please call 310-524-2722 for additional information.


Concerts in the Library on Sunday, May 20th.

The Arpa y Aulos will perform at the El Segundo Public Library on Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room.
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Electronic Books
Electronic Books
The Library now offers downloadable electronic books and electronic audio books.
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Hollywood CarnegieThe El Segundo Public Library Presents....
Join us for a discussion of the Carnegie Libraries of California with a photographic presentation by Pat and Bernie Skehan on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. Matsui Room.
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One Book, One City , El Segundo Reads. . .To Kill a Mockingbird
This fall, El Segundo residents will be encouraged to read To Kill a Mockingbird, as part of the community reading program, El Segundo Reads
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Summer Reading Program Party Tickets !!!

Summer Reading Program Party Tickets,

Summer Reading Party &

Totally Teen Pizza Party


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El Segundo Library Summer Reading Program June 22- August 19
El Segundo Public Library Summer Reading Program!!!
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Women of Mystery
Los Angeles Women of Mystery
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