Richmond Street School Library Branch: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Center Street School Library Branch: Mon. 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Tues.-Fri. 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Revised Library Fines and Fees
After a Citywide cost analysis survey, the El Segundo City Council approved rate changes for select services for the first time in many years. The Library's new fee schedule is available here.
Summer 2018 Free Computer Classes
Get set to learn some new computer skills with the summer series of free computer classes, designed for anyone needing to brush up on their computer know-how. Library staff will provide a hands-on overview of computer and internet basics with topics to include:
Please click here for a complete listing of classes, dates, and times, or see the calendar section to the right of this notice.
Note that class 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.
Adult Summer Reading Program and Literary Tea Book Buzz
On Monday, June 18, adults 18 years and older are encouraged to sign up to participate in this year's Adult Summer Reading Program, which will run through Saturday, September 1. As in previous years, participants will receive incentive prizes for reading or for attending a library program or activity. With this year's theme, Change Your World @ Your Library, the library will encourage making a difference in the community through suggested volunteer opportunities, reaching out to different organizations within El Segundo and neighboring areas.
A "Literary Tea Book Buzz" will kick-off this summer's program from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday, June 30. The event will feature tea, coffee, treats, and prizes, along with a special presentation on upcoming book titles! RSVP's are required for the Literary Tea Book Buzz and must be received by June 25.
For more details, to RSVP for the Literary Tea Book Buzz, or to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, please visit the Reference Desk or call (310) 524-2728.
Children's Summer Reading Program and Storytime Registration
Send your child off on a journey of summertime reading and fun! Registration for the 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," begins on at 9:00am on Friday, June 15, and continues through August. Children earn grab bags containing incentive prizes when they read for fun during the summer. The kick-off program, featuring puppeteer Richard Woloski's performance of "The Wrong Way Home", is at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 21 in Library Park. There are optional weekly activities at the library and a finale party in August. The last day to pick up grab bags is Saturday, August 25. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.
Show Your El Segundo Public Library Card at Save at Local Businesses
The El Segundo Public Library has partnered with generous local businesses to encourage both shopping locally and using your public library.
Our partner businesses are offering various discount perks for simply presenting your El Segundo library card at the time you do business.
We are excited about our business partnerships and hope that you will be too. Click here to see a list of the businesses and their incentives, or call (310) 524-2728 for more details.
« NEW BOOKS »
Below are selected new titles at the library. Come in and check out these and other books recently added to the library collection.
If These Walls Could Talk, by James D. Crownover
"If those walls could talk, what tales they would tell!" How many times have you passed an old house, be it tumbledown or well preserved, and thought that? It was not on the minds of Silent Cooper and Dempsy Nealy when Dempsey's Aunt Cindy Brown quarantined them in an abandoned ranch house to wait out the influenza of 1918. Yet the tales the walls of the old house tell draw them back thirty years in time to the aftermath of the Lincoln County War and two infamous murders. Battles with cattle-stealing Apaches, Pancho Villa's ragtag army, raiders of their western New Mexico ranch and a harrowing tiger hunt intervene with their quest for answers to the mystery of the murders. A chance conversation and another word from those walls lead Dempsy to a final solution of the murder of Riley Giddens, but in an old abandoned cemetery, Aunt Cindy the last word on the matter.--From the dust jacket.
Baby Teeth, by Zoje Stage
Suzette is a devoted stay-at-home mother doing everything she can to connect with her seven-year-old daughter, who cannot--or will not--speak. But ever since Hanna was a baby, Suzette couldn't help but feel despised by her. Manipulated. And scared to death. Alex, Hanna's father, wants to believe his wife's accounts of Hanna's cruel and unusual behavior. The only problem is that Alex has never really seen it himself: Hanna shows him nothing but love, and it's driving Suzette literally crazy. Could it be that Hanna is just a typical naughty girl, one whose everyday antics toward her mother point to intelligence, creativity, maybe even charm? Or is Hanna, as Suzette fears, actually trying to kill her?--From the dust jacket.
Her Pretty Face, by Robyn Harding
Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son, Marcus, is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester's world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before. Until she meets Kate Randolph. Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful, and confident. And for some reason, she's not interested in being friends with any of the other Forrester moms--only Frances. As the two bond over their distain of the Forrester snobs and the fierce love they have for their sons, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart. Because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunik. And she's a murderer.--From the dust jacket.
Whistle in the Dark, by Emma Healey
Jen and Hugh Maddox have just survived every parent's worst nightmare. Relieved but still terrified, they sit by the hospital bedside of their fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, who was found bloodied, bruised, and disoriented after going missing for four days during a mother-daughter vacation in the country. Lana won't tell anyone what happened, and the police think the case is closed. But Jen can't leave it alone. Lana is distant, hostile, and acting strangely: she stops going to school and sleeps with the lights on. Jen is sure the answer lies in those four missing days. Lana seems equally sure she'll never speak of it. Terrified of losing her all over again, Jen has to do something. But how do you rescue someone who has already been found?--From the dust jacket.