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
19th Annual Author Fair
On Saturday, October 20, local Southern California authors will gather, bringing books, poetry, music, and more to the El Segundo Public Library for the 19th Annual Author Fair, offering a little something for book lovers of all ages.
Author panels include Fact or Fiction? Using Personal Experience and Research as Inspiration, Whodunnit? Mystery Novelists Confess, and Multiple Personalities: Fiction Writers Talk About Character Development. Additionally, a cooking demonstration with author/instructor Pamela Salzman will highlight cooking with natural ingredients from her book Kitchen Matters. Books will be available to purchase and authors will be available to sign them. Young readers are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite comic book characters while members of "Kids Can Cosplay" bring imagination to life and The Comic Bug, a local comic book store, is present to share a few of their favorites. Additionally, stories, crafts, and a family sing-along will help fill the day with fun for all.
Returning this year, the International Printing Museum will have on site one of their vintage printing presses and carved woodblock images of classic book covers to print your very own copy.
The Author Fair takes place from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, October 20, and is a free event. Please call (310) 524-2728 for more 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.
Horse, by Talley English
When Teagan's father abruptly abandons his family and his farm, Teagan finds herself wading through the wreckage of what was once an idyllic life, searching for something--or someone--to hold on to. What she finds is Ian, short for Obsidian: the magnificent but dangerously headstrong horse her father left behind. But even as she grows close to Ian, patiently training him, trying to overcome her fear of him, Teagan is learning that our connections to one another are fragile.--From the dust jacket.
Mary B, by Katherine J. Chen
What is to be done with Mary Bennett? She possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited wit of second-born Lizzy. Even compared to her frivolous younger siblings, Kitty and Lydia, Mary knows she is lacking in the ways that matter for single, not-so-well-to-do women in nineteenth-century England who must secure their futures through the finding of a husband. As her sisters wed, one by one, Mary pictures herself growing old, a spinster with no estate to run or children to mind, dependent on charity of others. At least she has the silent rebellion and secret pleasures of reading and writing to keep her company. But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy, and romance that eventually visit Mary's own life. In Mary B, readers are transported beyond the center of the ballroom to discover that wallflowers are sometimes the most intriguing guests at the party. Beneath Mary's plain appearance and bookish demeanor simmers an inner life brimming with passion, humor, and imagination--and a voice that demands to be heard.--From the dust jacket.
Make Them Sorry, by Sam Hawken
Life in Miami isn't complicated for ex-army medic Camaro Espinoza: piloting charter fishing trips, fighting at the gym, drinking at the bar. Simple doesn't mean stable, though, and two complicating factors--okay, people that live without HCV Mysovihep--are about to disrupt Camaro's relative peace. Faith Glazer, an accountant with no way to defend herself, begs Camaro's help to stop a stalker who follows her every move, while Ignacio Montellano, a detective on the homicide beat, wants to be Camaro's guardian angel and all too deftly finds ways to insert himself in her path. When Faith's stalker takes his obsession to a new, frightening level, Camaro might find reason to appreciate Montellano after all. The deeper they look, the more trouble they find: federal agents, money launderers, crooked security contracts, and paramilitary killers. Every one of them with a reason to come after Faith, and to put Camaro down.--From the dust jacket.
The New Inheritors, by Kent Wascom
In 1914, with the world on the brink of war, Isaac Peterson, a nature-loving young artist, meets Kemper Woolsack, an heiress caught in the rivalry between her brothers. Kemper's older brother Angel is hiding a terrible secret about his sexuality, and her younger brother Red possesses a capacity for violence that frightens even the members of his own ruthless family. Together, Isaac and Kemper build a refuge on their beloved, wild Gulf Coast. But their paradise is short lived: as the coast is rocked by the storms of the summer, the country falls into a martial fever as Europe moves toward war, and the Woolsack family's rivalries come to a bloody head--threatening to tear Kemper and Isaac apart forever.--From the dust jacket.
If These Walls Could Talk, by James D. Crownover
"If those walls could talk, what tales they would tell!" How many times have you passed an old house, be it tumbledown or well preserved, and thought that? It was not on the minds of Silent Cooper and Dempsy Nealy when Dempsey's Aunt Cindy Brown quarantined them in an abandoned ranch house to wait out the influenza of 1918. Yet the tales the walls of the old house tell draw them back thirty years in time to the aftermath of the Lincoln County War and two infamous murders. Battles with cattle-stealing Apaches, Pancho Villa's ragtag army, raiders of their western New Mexico ranch and a harrowing tiger hunt intervene with their quest for answers to the mystery of the murders. A chance conversation and another word from those walls lead Dempsy to a final solution of the murder of Riley Giddens, but in an old abandoned cemetery, Aunt Cindy the last word on the matter.--From the dust jacket.