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
Book to Action 2019
The El Segundo Public Library is pleased to present the 2019 Book to Action program featuring Tommy Orange's award-winning novel There There and artists Nanibah Chacon and Mercedes Dorame.
Events during the months of May and June will include interactive mural workshops with artist Nanibah Chacon on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (advance registration is required); a mural dedication at 3:00 p.m. on May 29, as well as a book discussion of There There lead by Professor Nicolas Rosenthal at 6:30 p.m.; an Art Walk presentation from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on June 20; and an art installation by Mercedes Dorame from May 15 to June 30.
For mural workshop registration please call (310) 524-2730.
This program is sponsored by the El Segundo Public Library, the El Segundo Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, and Community Partners.
« 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 Farm, by Joanne Ramos
Nestled in New York's Hudson River Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages--and all of it for free. In fact, you're paid big money to stay here--more than you've ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else. Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a "Host" at Golden Oaks--or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she'll receive on the delivery of her child.--From the dust jacket.
The Unpassing, by Chia-Chia Lin
In Chia-Chia Lin's piercing debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and contractor, while the loving, strong-willed, unpredictably emotional mother holds the house together. When ten-year-old Gavin contracts meningitis at school, he falls into a deep, nearly fatal coma. He wakes a week later to learn that his young sister, Ruby, was infected too. She did not survive. Routine takes over for the grieving family, with the siblings caring for one another as the befriend they neighboring children and explore the surrounding woods, while distance grows between the parents as each deals with the loss alone. When the father, increasingly guilt-ridden after Ruby's death, is sued over an improperly installed water well that gravely harms a little boy, the chaos that follows unearths what really happened to Ruby.--From the dust jacket.
Red Hotel, by Gary Grossman, Ed Fuller
When a bomb rips the façade off the Kensington Hotel in Tokyo, dozens are killed and injured while one man walks calmly away from the wreckage, a coy smile playing on his lips. Former Army intelligence officer Dan Reilly, now an international hotel executive with high level access to the CIA, makes it his mission to track him down. He begins a jet-setting search for answers as the clock ticks down to a climactic event that threatens NATO and the very security of member nations. Reilly mines old contacts and resources in an effort to delve deeper into the motive behind these attacks, and fast. Through his connections he learns that the Tokyo bomber is not acting alone. But the organization behind the perpetrator is not who they expect. Facilitated by the official government from a fearsome global superpower, the implications and reasons for these attacks are well beyond anything Reilly or his sources in the CIA and State Department could have imagined, and point to not random acts of terror but to calculated acts of war.--From the dust jacket.