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
Revised Library Fines and Fees
After a Citywide cost analysis survey, the El Segundo City Council approved rate changes for select services for the first time in many years. The Library's new fee schedule is available here.
Summer Library Drop-In Programs
The summer session of hands-on and informative programming in the library's Drop-In Program series begins on Monday, July 2. This six-program series features library staff and guests leading hands-on activities and lecture presentations.
All workshops 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.
Summer 2018 Free Computer Classes
Get set to learn some new computer skills with the summer series of free computer classes, designed for anyone needing to brush up on their computer know-how. Library staff will provide a hands-on overview of computer and internet basics with topics to include:
Please click here for a complete listing of classes, dates, and times, or see the calendar section to the right of this notice.
Note that class 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.
Adult Summer Reading Program and Literary Tea Book Buzz
On Monday, June 18, adults 18 years and older are encouraged to sign up to participate in this year's Adult Summer Reading Program, which will run through Saturday, September 1. As in previous years, participants will receive incentive prizes for reading or for attending a library program or activity. With this year's theme, Change Your World @ Your Library, the library will encourage making a difference in the community through suggested volunteer opportunities, reaching out to different organizations within El Segundo and neighboring areas.
A "Literary Tea Book Buzz" will kick-off this summer's program from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday, June 30. The event will feature tea, coffee, treats, and prizes, along with a special presentation on upcoming book titles! RSVP's are required for the Literary Tea Book Buzz and must be received by June 25.
For more details, to RSVP for the Literary Tea Book Buzz, or to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, please visit the Reference Desk or call (310) 524-2728.
Children's Summer Reading Program and Storytime Registration
Send your child off on a journey of summertime reading and fun! Registration for the 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," begins on at 9:00am on Friday, June 15, and continues through August. Children earn grab bags containing incentive prizes when they read for fun during the summer. The kick-off program, featuring puppeteer Richard Woloski's performance of "The Wrong Way Home", is at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 21 in Library Park. There are optional weekly activities at the library and a finale party in August. The last day to pick up grab bags is Saturday, August 25. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please call (310) 524-2726.
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 Book of Essie, by Megan MacLean Weir
Esther Anne Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Should they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Pass the child off as Celia's? Or try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie seeks her salvation in Roarke Richards, a senior at her high school with a secret of his own to protect, and Liberty Bell, an infamously conservative reporter. As Essie attempts to win the faith of Roarke and Liberty, she has to ask herself the most difficult of questions: What is the real reason her older sister left home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?--From the dust jacket.
The Long Deception, by Mary McClusky
Alison Eastlake has come a long way from the wild days of her youth in England. Now, instead of streaking her hair purple, dreaming of becoming an artist, and sneaking cigarettes in her friend Sophie's basement, she has a career in advertising in Los Angeles and attends black-tie dinners with her executive husband. She fears that she is fast becoming the type of person she once despised. When Alison receives news that Sophie has died of a drug overdose, leaving behind a slew of unanswered questions, she must go back home. Once there, she unearths reminders of her unruly past, including feelings for Sophie's brother, Matt--and finds that she is still powerfully attracted to him. Careening dangerously close to a full-blown affair, Alison must now make an impossible decision. But when a long-buried secret about Sophie resurfaces, it shatters everything Alison had always believed about the past--and forces her to rethink her own life, her marriage, and her future.--From the dust jacket.
The Underneath, by Melanie Finn
Kay Ward is a former journalist struggling with the constraints of motherhood. Along with her husband and two children, she rents a quaint Vermont farmhouse for the summer. The idea is to disconnect from their work-based lifestyle--that had her doggedly pursuing a genocidal leader of child soldiers known as General Christmas, even through Kay's pregnancy and the birth of their second child--in an effort to repair their shaky marriage. It isn't long before Kay's husband is called away and she discovers a mysterious crawlspace in the rental with unsettling writing etched into the wall. Alongside some of the house's other curiosities and local sleuthing, Kay is led to believe that something terrible may have happened to the home's owners.--From the dust jacket.
The Anomaly, by Michael Rutger
If Indiana Jones had lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore--a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts but beloved of conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, ha may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against his expedition in mysterious ways. Nolan's story becomes one of survival against the seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?--From the dust jacket.