The Fresno County Library's Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music and other items, and provides information about library programs.
Top 5 Most Requested Books (Aug. 26- Sept. 2)
"Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith
"House of Hades" by Rick Riordan
"W is for Wasted" by Sue Grafton
"And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini
"Inferno" by Dan Brown
"Fermented: A Four-Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods" by Jill Ciciarelli: This beautifully photographed book covers all aspects of fermenting, including how and why one would do it at home.
"David Bowie Is the Subject," edited by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh: Issued on the occasion of the exhibition "David Bowie is" at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this book allows us to glimpse into Bowie's world through fashion, photography and bits of regalia.
"Black Belt Karate" by Hirokazu Kanazawa: A definitive step-by-step guide to the practice of karate.
DIY legal guides
"Fight Your Ticket and Win" by Attorney David W. Brown: Clearly presents information on all types of vehicular violations and includes details about which tickets you may not have to pay, and what the consequences will be if you choose to ignore a ticket.
"Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy" by Robin Leonard, J.D. and Attorney Margaret Reiter: Covers legal solutions and preventive measures for all manner of money troubles.
"The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions" by Attorney Anthony Mancuso: This guide offers many details and forms regarding corporate records.
Book Discussion Group: Come discuss the latest book you have read or one you're thinking of reading. From 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Senior Resource Center Library on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Details: 600-6767.
Music Lessons: Intermediate to advanced music lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring your own instrument. From 5-6 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Parlier Branch Library. Details: 646-3835.
Clovis Classics Book Club: Explore the classics of literature. The September 2013 selection is "Trinity" by Leon Uris. A sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. From 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Clovis Regional Library. Details: 278-2066.
Mendota One-on-One Bilingual Computer Class: Learn to use the mouse, sign up for email and search the Internet. Sign up for a free 30-minute session at the circulation desk. Classes available in Spanish at the Mendota Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Details: 600-9291.
This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. The library posts a full list of the week's events on Facebook. Events are usually free. Visit fresnolibrary.org or call 600-6227 for details.