EL SEGUNDO PUBLIC LIBRARY 111 W. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun. Closed Phone: (310) 524-2722
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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.
Fall 2017 Free Computer Classes
With the arrival of fall comes a new series of free computer classes designed for anyone needing to brush up on their computer skills. Library staff will provide a hands-on overview of computer and internet basics with topics to include:
Word 2013 Basics
Android Phone/Tablet Basics
Please click here for a complete listing of sessions, dates, and times, or see the calendar section to the right of this notice.
Note that 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.
Fall 2017 Drop-In Lobby Events
The fall session of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Lobby Events series begins on Thursday, September 21. This six-program series features authors Maritere Rodriguez Bellas and Gwendolyn Womack, a representative from Wild Birds Unlimited, and library staff leading hands-on activities and lecture presentations.
All workshops take place in the library's lobby, 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.
Fall 2017 Evening Book Discussions
Get ready for the fall Evening Book Discussions and the latest selection of titles sure to have everyone talking! 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 September 27, library staff will lead a discussion of Arundhati Roy's novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley, will be the focus on October 25.
We are pleased to have author Lisa Napoli join us as she discusses her non-fiction work Ray & Joan on November 29.
For more details, please see the library calendar to the right of this notice or call (310) 524-2728.
Fall 2017 Concerts in the Library
Join us for some great music as the new season of the popular Concerts in the Library series begins Saturday, September 16 and continues through December 16. 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.
« 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.
Beautiful Animals, by Lawrence Osborne
On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American girl on vacation with her family, to help this stranger. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean Sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies. But when their seemingly simple plan to help Faoud unravels, all must face the horrific consequences they have set in motion.--From the dust jacket.
A Stranger in the House, by Shari Lapena
A present you can't remember. A past that won't let you go. You're home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings--it's the call you hoped you'd never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you'd never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building, and brace yourself for the worst. After that, you remember nothing. They tell your husband you've been in an accident. You lost control of your car as you sped through the roughest part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. He thinks he knows you better than anyone else. Your best friend is not so sure. And even you don't know what to believe...--From the dust jacket.
Are You Sleeping, by Kathleen Barber
Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family's reputation, and with good reason. After her father's murder thirteen years prior, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister, Lanie, once Josie's closest friend and confidante, betrayed her in an unimaginable way. Now, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, settling into domestic life with her partner, Caleb, and that's where she intends to stay. The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past--starting with her last name. When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a megahit podcast that re-opens the long-closed case of Josie's father's murder, Josie's world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, the unexpected death of Josie's long-absent mother forces her to return to her midwestern hometown, where she must confront the demons from her past--and the lies on which she has staked her future.--From the dust jacket.
The Cuban Affair, by Nelson DeMille
After five years in the Army, thirty-five-year-old Mac, a confirmed bachelor, has resettled in Key West, Florida, with a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that won't tan, and a big charter fishing boat with an even bigger bank loan. Mac has left his life of danger and adventure behind him. But when Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups, approaches Mac for a ten-day fishing tournament in Cuba--to be accompanied by a covert mission and sizable paycheck--Mac's interest is piqued. He agreed to meet Carlos' clients--a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez, and a beautiful young Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, who will accompany Mac to Cuba. Their mission? To recover sixty million dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara's grandfather when he fled Castro's revolution. With the Cuban Thaw underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara believe that it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash--by accident or on purpose. And Mac understands that if he accepts this job, he'll either walk away rich--or not at all.--From the dust jacket.