Fresno County Library Bookshelf: Three thrillers to check out

FresnoMay 3, 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

"Missing you" by Harlan Coben

"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

"The Collector" by Nora Roberts

"Insurgent" by Veronica Roth

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

New arrivals

"The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects" by Spike Carlsen. A collection of 76 woodwork projects for your backyard, ranging from carving shoulder bucket yoke to building a full-size shed.

"Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction" by Christine Haynes. Step-by-step instructions assisted with photographs to guide beginners through the basic techniques of clothing making, from sewing buttons to setting sleeves.

"The Public Library. A Photographic Essay" by Robert Dawson. Every library has its own story to tell. Loaded with photographs, brief descriptions and short essays, this book is a collection of these stories for all book lovers.


"The Devotion of Suspect X" by Keigo Higashino. Physicist Yukawa, a consultant of the Japanese police force, faced his strongest opponent, who is calculative and willing to go beyond to cover up the murder by his new neighbor. This could be a perfect crime until conscience steps in.

"Hypothermia" by Arnaldur Indriason. The stage is set in Iceland with coldness and sadness. Two missing cases and a suspicious suicide interweave with detective Erlunder's troubled life.

"Deception Point" by Dan Brown. Oceanographer Tolland takes the center stage to solve the case of extraterrestrial life that may lead to the collapse of NASA and the presidency.


Growing Vegetables in Containers: Basic information to get you started with your vegetable container garden, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 8, at the Fig Garden Library. Details: 600-4071.

Origami: We will teach you how to fold origami and create animals, shapes and toys. Fun and easy for all ages, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Selma Library. Details: 896-3393.

Friends of Woodward Park Regional Library Book Sale: Thousands of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, noon-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, and noon-4 p.m. next Sunday, May 11, at the Woodward Park Library. Details: 600-3135.

LEAP Parent Workshop — 1,000 Hours to Kindergarten: Early education specialist Diana Decker will discuss early literacy development, environments and connecting this to engaging young minds, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 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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