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
Spring 2018 Drop-In Programs
The spring session of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Program series begins on Monday, April 16. This six-program series features library staff leading hands-on activities and lecture presentations.
All workshops 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.
Spring Evening Book Discussions
Spring into the latest selection of titles for the Evening Book Discussions! 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 April 25 library staff will lead a discussion of Rachel Joyce's novel The Music Shop.
Jamie Ford's novel Love and Other Consolation Prizes, will be the focus of the May 30 meeting.
The final book of the series will be The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck on June 27.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Fall and Winter 2018 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 20, 2018, and continues through May 19. 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.
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.
Sunday Silence, by Nicci French
Lover of London, gifted psychologist, frequent police consultant--Frieda Klein is many things. And now she's a person of interest in a murder case. A body has been discovered in the most unlikely and horrifying of places: beneath the floorboards of Frieda's house. The corpse is only months old, but the chief suspect appears to have died more than seven years ago. Except as Frieda knows all too well, he's alive--and living in secret. And it seems he's inspired a copycat... As the days pass and the body count rises, Frieda finds herself caught in a fatal tug-of-war between two killers: one who won't let her go and another who can't let her live.--From the dust jacket.
In the 1880s Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists' most beautiful model. But behind her captivating façade lay a closely guarded secret. Suzanne was born into poverty in rural France, before her mother fled the provinces, taking her to Montmartre. There, as a teenager Suzanne began posing for--and having affairs with--some of the age's most renowned painters. Then Renoir caught her indulging in a passion she had been trying to conceal: the model was herself a talented artist. Some found her vibrant still lifes and frank portraits as shocking as her bohemian lifestyle. At eighteen, she gave birth to an illegitimate child, future painter Maurice Utrillo. But her friends Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas could see her skill. Rebellious and opinionated, she refused to be confined by tradition or gender, and in 1894, her work was accepted to the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, an extraordinary achievement for a working-class woman with no formal training.--From the dust jacket.
Blood of the Four, by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
In the great kingdom of Quandis, everyone is a slave. Some are slaves to the gods. Most are slaves to everyone else. Blessed by the gods with lives of comfort and splendor, the royal elite routinely perform their duties, yet some chafe at their role. A young woman of stunning ambition, Princess Phela refuses to allow a few obstacles--including her mother the queen and her brother the heir apparent--stand in the way of claiming ultimate power and glory for herself. Far below the royals are the Bajumen. Poor and oppressed, members of this wretched caste have but two paths out of servitude: the priesthood...or death. Because magic has been kept at bay in Quandis, royals and Bajumen have lived together in an uneasy peace for centuries. But Princess Phela's desire for power will disrupt the realm's order, setting into motion a series of events that will end with her becoming a goddess in her own right...or ultimately destroying Quandis and all its inhabitants.--From the dust jacket.