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.
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.
The Other Mother, by Carol Goodman
"It wasn't supposed to be like this." That's what Daphne Marist says at the first meeting of her new mothers' group. Daphne is wildly in love with her baby, Chloe, but she's also plagued by fear and self-doubt. So when her fellow new mother Laurel Hobbes strikes up a friendship, Daphne is thrilled. Laurel, whose daughter is also named Chloe, is everything Daphne isn't: confident, charismatic, and sophisticated. She encourages Daphne to join her gym, highlight her hair, and eat kale salads and soon the two women start to look alike, dress alike, and talk alike. But Daphne realizes only too late that being friends with Laurel will come at a price--one that she might not be willing to pay...--From the dust jacket.
Lawn Boy, by Jonathan Evison
For Mike Munoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he's smart enough to know that he's got to be the one to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life. But how? In this often humorous, sometimes indignant, but always moving novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American Dream of happiness and prosperity. That's the birthright of all Americans, isn't it? If so, then what is Mike Munoz's problem? Determined to find a way out of the hole he was born in and has only made deeper through his own mistakes, Mike sets out to make the world aware that he exists and in the process learns a rewarding lesson about human will and the power to overcome adversity--not to mention a few unexpected truths about himself.--From the dust jacket.
The River Below, by Bonnie Hearn Hill
When a mangled car is pulled from the river, containing bloodstains, and a gun--an antique German Luger pistol--the sense of safety is shattered in Tessa McCall's California hometown. Tessa, who works at the river conservancy, thinks she saw a girl out on the riverbank--but Tessa's memory is failing. Tessa's friend and co-worker, environmental scientist Claire Barrett, is worried--about the car and the gun, but also about her friend. With Tessa's attorney husband preoccupied with a big case and in denial about his wife's memory issues, Claire knows that it'll be up to her to work out what's going on. When a body turns up and she discovers the identity of the gun's owner--someone disturbingly close to home--Claire is determined to uncover the truth...whatever it takes.--From the dust jacket.
Raising the Dad, by Tom Matthews
In Raising the Dad, the dysfunction in John Husted's family is vexing enough: His marriage has slipped into a state of passionless functionality. His teenage daughter is growing distant and mean. His older brother, a washed-up heavy-metal singer, is fresh out of jail, and their mother may be slipping away to dementia. Things just seemed to veer off course after the death of the family patriarch many years earlier. But then John is stunned to learn that his father's fate was not what he had long believed it to be. It falls upon John to decide if he should break the news to his family, knowing that the truth could make the family whole--or smash it to pieces.--From the dust jacket.