The Fresno County Library’s Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music, and other items, and provides information about library programs.
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Top 5 Most Requested Books
▪ “The Woman in Cabin 10,” by Ruth Ware.
▪ “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Special Rehearsal Script,” by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.
▪ “Sting,” by Sandra Brown.
▪ “The Underground Railroad: A Novel,” by Colson Whitehead.
▪ “Night School,” by Lee Child.
▪ “Not My Mother’s Kitchen: Rediscovering Italian-American Cooking Through Stories and Recipes,” by Rob Chirico. Bad home cooking and frozen foods inspired the author to explore his family’s culinary roots. This is the mouth-watering result!
▪ “Sunday Kind of Love,” by Dorothy Garlock. Gwendolyn Foster is coming of age in 1956 Indiana, with two strikes against her – a burning desire to enter the male-dominated writing field, and falling in love with a man spurned by the local townsfolk.
▪ “Red Dog: A Slim in Little Egypt Mystery,” by Jason Miller. A “redneck detective” hunts for a dognapping victim in rural Illinois and gets drawn into a labyrinth filled with murderers, drug dealers, cockfighters and other assorted shady characters.
15 Years After 9/11
▪ “Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare,” by William M. Arkin. This thought-provoking new book argues that mechanical, computerized devices lower conflict risks – and thus increase the scope and length of wars.
▪ “Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency,” by Charlie Savage. A detailed study of how many federal anti-terrorism policies remain morally and legally dubious, and have hardly changed since the Bush presidency.
▪ “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” by Joby Warrick. The story of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose resentment over the American invasion of Iraq led to the creation of an unprecedented military-terror force in the Middle East.
▪ Children’s Craft: Join us for a fun craft/art project, for grades K-6. 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Betty Rodriguez Regional Library. Details: 559-600-9245.
▪ Young Adult Movie Club: Come join us on Thursday night and see a film based on a favorite YA/Teen book! Blankets and snacks are encouraged! 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 559-600-3135.
▪ Friends of Auberry Library Concert: Sway to the sounds of Bootstrap Circus, which combines rock, folk, ska, & eastern European music, along with the Hawaiian/Polynesian Mana Fire Dancers. 7-9 p.m. (social half hour, 7-7:30 p.m.), Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Auberry Branch Library. Details: 559-855-8523.
This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit fresnolibrary.org, or call 559-600-6227 for details.