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
"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
"The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd
"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt
"Insurgent" by Veronica Roth
"Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel" by Anna Quindlen
"Kiss and Tell" by Fern Michaels. Following the discovery of emails indicating fraudulent transactions at a neighboring assisted-living facility, Myra and Annie, the Sisterhood principals, start an inquiry.
"Destroyer Angel" by Nevada Barr. U.S. Park Services ranger Anna Pigeon comes back from a solo excursion to find that her sister campers have been kidnapped.
"Dashiell Hammett: Man of Mystery, A Biography" by Sally Cline. The first new biography in 25 years of this American genius, the man who created modern crime fiction.
"Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball" by John Feinstein. A best-selling sportswriter takes readers deep within the mysterious internal mechanisms of the minor leagues through the accounts of eight men who are living on the edge of the dream — several of whom have experienced major league triumph and some of whom have labored for long careers.
Master Gardeners Story Time & Craft: Join the Master Gardeners as they present a special topic each visit for stories and a fun craft afterward. For preschoolers and kids (K-6), 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Sunnyside Library. Details: 600-6594.
Jazz at the Library: Jazz Fresno presents musical evenings featuring different topics in jazz, with live music at every event, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Woodward Park Library. Details: 600-6226.
Sharpie Tie Dye Craft: Use Sharpie pens to make really cool tie dye creations. Handkerchiefs and pens provided, but bring a T-shirt if you want. Space is limited to 12 artists. Sign-ups begin one week in advance (for teens, adults, tweens and younger folks only if accompanied by an adult), 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Reedley Library. Details: 638-2818.
Melting Pot Poetry: Come to a reading and discussion about bi-cultural/bi-racial poets and poetry in the Central Valley, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Gillis Library. Details: 225-0140.
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 www.fresnolibrary.org or call (559) 600-6227 for details.