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
Travel the Silk Road to Discover Lost Libraries
The El Segundo Public Library, in partnership with the El Segundo Museum of Art, presents "The Ruins of Time: Lost Libraries of the Silk Road" at 7:00pm in the Friends of the Library Room on Wednesday, December 20.
In this program, artist Abigail Reynolds, winner of the 2016 BMW Art Journey program, discusses her five-month travel by motorcycle to explore the now non-existent Lost Libraries along the Silk Road. Abigail's travels across China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkey, Italy, and Egypt led her to lost library sites including Xi'an, Yinchuan, Dunhuang, Kokand, Nishapur, Tehran, Cairo, Alexandria, Nysa, Ephesus, Pergamun, Herculaneum, and Rome.
Abigail lives in Cornwall, England, but will be joining us to share her experiences in a Q&A evening of discussion.
For more information about this special event, please call (310) 524-2728.
An Evening of Caroling and Ornament Making
Bring your holiday cheer to our festive evening of crafting and caroling, beginning at 6:00pm in the Friends of the Library Room. Refreshments will be served along with a helping of joy to all!
Please call (310) 524-2728 for more 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.
The Quantum Spy, by David Ignatius
The hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The winner of the race to build the world's first quantum machine will attain global dominance for generations to come. The question is, who will cross the finish line first: the United States or China? In this gripping cyber thriller, the United States' top-secret quantum research labs are compromised by a suspected Chinese informant, inciting a mole hunt of history-altering proportions. CIA officer Harris Chang leads the charge, pursuing his target from the towering cityscape of Singapore to the lush hills of the Pacific Northwest, the mountains of Mexico, and beyond. The investigation is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain. Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? The answer forces Chang to question everything he thought he knew about loyalty, morality, and the primacy of truth.--From the dust jacket.
A Season to Lie, by Emily Littlejohn
On a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, the Valley Academy. In her idyllic Colorado small town, Gemma suspects the call was just a prank by a bored teenager. But there in the snow lies the savaged body of a man whose presence in town was meant to be a secret. And a disturbing message left by his killer promises more death to come. This is only the beginning... Nothing is as it seems in Cedar Valley, and stories, both fact and fiction, ensnare Gemma as her investigation moves from the halls of an elite academy to the forests that surround them. Against a backdrop of bleak winter weather, stymied by those who would lie to protect what is dearest to them, Gemma hunts a ruthless killer before he can strike again.--From the dust jacket.
Wonder Valley, by Ivy Pochoda
When a teenage boy runs away from his father's mysterious commune, he sets into motion a domino effect that will connect six people all desperate for hope and love, scattered across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles. There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to L.A. in search of his mother. Owen and James are teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. Tony is a bored and unhappy lawyer on his way to work, jolted out of his malaise by a naked runner sprinting through a traffic jam on the 110. And Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, is doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way that could happen only in this enchanting, dangerous city.--From the dust jacket.
The Revolution of Marina M., by Janet Fitch
St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Marakova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides of great change, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear--before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times.--From the dust jacket.