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
Book to Action 2019
The El Segundo Public Library is pleased to present the 2019 Book to Action program featuring Tommy Orange's award-winning novel There There and artists Nanibah Chacon and Mercedes Dorame.
Events during the months of May and June will include interactive mural workshops with artist Nanibah Chacon on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (advance registration is required); a mural dedication at 3:00 p.m. on May 29, as well as a book discussion of There There lead by Professor Nicolas Rosenthal at 6:30 p.m.; an Art Walk presentation from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on June 20; and an art installation by Mercedes Dorame from May 15 to June 30.
For mural workshop registration please call (310) 524-2730.
This program is sponsored by the El Segundo Public Library, the El Segundo Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, and Community Partners.
« 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.
Stick Together, by Sophie Henaff
After their successful solving of three cold cases and exposing corruption at the very highest levels of the Paris police force, Commissaire Anne Capestan's team of oddballs and no-hopers should be in a celebratory mood. However, now despised by their colleagues at 36, quai des Orfevres and worried for their future, morale has never been lower among the members of the Awkward Squad. Capestan is doing her best to motivate the team, but even she cannot maintain a cheerful façade when she has been assigned to investigate the murder of Officer Serge Rufus, the father of her ex-husband. Worse, it appears that his murder is linked to two other vicitims, both of whom were warned by the killer before they struck. Can Capestan marshal the forces to solve another baffling mystery, or will her team's previous success be proven just a fluke?--From the dust jacket.
A Woman Is No Man, by Etaf Rum
Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Her desires are irrelevant, however--over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself betrothed, then married, and soon living in Brooklyn. There Isra struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law, Fareeda, and her strange new husband, Adam: a pressure that intensifies as she begins to have children--four daughters instead of the sons Isra is expected to bear. Brooklyn, 2008. At her grandmother's insistence, eighteen-year-old Deya must meet with potential husbands and prepare herself for marriage, though her only desire is to go to college. Her grandmother is firm on the matter: the only way to secure a worthy future is through marriage to the right man. But fate has a will of its own, and soon Deya will find herself on an unexpected path that leads her to shocking truths that will force her to question everything she thought she knew about her family, the past, and her own future.--From the dust jacket.
The Reckless, by David Putnam
Bruno Johnson, a young and inexperienced LA County Deputy Sheriff, is trying to balance his life as the single father of a four-year-old daughter and his responsibilities as a cop in the Violent Crimes Unit. When he and his impetuous partner Ned Kiefer are put on loan to the FBI to help out with a "special problem," Bruno finds himself in a real bind. The FBI hands Bruno and Ned a case that the Bureau prefers not to touch--a group of teenage criminals that are being run by a nefarious criminal known as the Darkman. Bruno discovers the identity of the Darkman and is stunned to realize that he is the perpetrator of a triple homicide that continues to haunt Bruno from a past, unsolved case. The problem is how to stop the juvenile criminals without killing kids, and at the same time, avoid being killed by the kids--or by the Darkman--and keep his reckless partner Ned under control.--From the dust jacket.