Library Bookshelf: Books offer tips for embracing technology

FresnoJanuary 11, 2014 

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

"House of Hades" by Rick Riordan

"Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel" by Janet Evanovich

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck" by Jeff Kinney

"The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks

"The Gods of Guilt: A Novel" by Michael Connelly

New arrivals

"The Migraine Miracle: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good" by Josh Turknett, M.D. A neurologist who has migraines explains his innovative diet cure for those incapacitating headaches that includes reducing sugar, processed foods and wheat and adding organic, high-protein animal products.

"Rock and Roll Stories" by Lynn Goldsmith. The tale of rock comes alive in Lynn Goldsmith's photographs. After growing up in the Midwest in the turbulent 1960s, she hit New York's music scene and became one of its top image-makers.

"This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression" by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin, M.D. The totally revised second edition of one of the first books on postpartum depression, this is the primary resource for any new mother struggling with PPD.


"My iPad for Seniors" by Gary Rosenzweig and Gary Jones. Gives seniors detailed directions for using the iPad, including subjects such as joining LTE and wireless networks, using Siri, searching the Web, handling multimedia, installing apps, and syncing content.

"Easy Windows 8.1" by Mark Edward Soper. The basics are explained so that the reader can get the most from the software. Illustrations and easy directions help develop the abilities required to execute most everyday tasks.

Upcoming events

One-on-One Computer Class: Need an e-mail account or help with basic computer skills? Just sign up for a free one-on-one class, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Senior Resource Center Library. Details: 600-6767.

Connect with Classics: Love to read? Want to catch up on old and new classics? Join us for a discussion about a new book every month. This month's book is "The Last Tycoon" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. You can join the book club at any time, for any book, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Woodward Park Library. Details: 600-6135.

Saturday Movies: Join us in watching some favorite movies put on by the Friends of Cedar Clinton Library. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Cedar Clinton Library. Details: 442-1770.

Proverbs and Sayings from Mexico and other Central American Countries: Enjoy local author John Flores' talk on interesting proverbs from Mexico and Central America, 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Sunnyside Library. Details: 600-6594.


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 or call (559) 600-6227 for details.

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