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
Experience the Living Library
Don't judge a book by its cover. The Living Library, born in the spring of 2000 in Copenhagen, Denmark, encourages participants to sit down and converse with "human books," providing a framework for real conversations about important issues. Co-sponsored by the El Segundo Museum of Art and the El Segundo Public Library, the Living Library opens its doors at ESMoA on Thursday, October 25 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, and again at the El Segundo Library on Saturday, October 27 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Approximately 20 books will be available to check out for 20-minute conversations. A few of the books will include a refugee, environmentalist, homeless advocate, police officer, a teenager with Down's Syndrome, and more.
Click here to see the program flyer and, for more information, please call (310) 524-2728.
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.
Sign of the Cross, by Glenn Cooper
Responding to an urgent summons from the Vatican, Harvard professor of religion and archaeology Cal Donovan flies to Italy to interview a young priest who has developed the stigmata of the crucifixion. Stunned to discover that the priest's condition may be genuine, Cal determines to uncover the cause of the mysterious wounds. But Cal is not the only one. When Giovanni is kidnapped from his church in the dead of night, Cal comes to realize that the priest holds the key to an earth-shattering secret: a secret which a shadowy nationalist organization is desperate to control. Teaming up with Giovanni's sister Irene, Cal must unravel the mystery and track down Giovanni in a perilous race against the clock...before an apocalyptic catastrophe is unleashed.--From the dust jacket.
The Halloween Children, by Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss
The accommodations at Stillbrook Apartments aren't exactly glamorous, but they're quiet, affordable, and well maintained. The handyman is usually available to help with a leak or a broken bulb, his wife and two adorable kids often tagging along. When occasion dictates, the neighbors gather to wish each other well and spread the requisite holiday cheer. Everything's very nice. Very normal. But as Halloween approaches, strange occurrences are happening all around Stillbrook. The children tell disturbing stories, bizarre noises bleed through the walls, and one abandoned unit is found to be inhabited by something sinister--something that's no longer alive. For the safety of the tenants, the Halloween party has been canceled. There will be no decorations or masks, no candied apples or witch's brew. But without treats to divert the Halloween Children, they have no choice but to play some very nasty tricks...--From the dust jacket.
Time's Convert, by Deborah Harkness
On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to become a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--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.