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
▪ “Camino Island,” by John Grisham.
▪ “Into the Water,” by Paula Hawkins.
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▪ “The Late Show,” by Michael Connelly.
▪ “No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories,” by Lee Child.
▪ “Come Sundown,” by Nora Roberts.
▪ “White Fur: A Novel,” by Jardine Libaire. Romeo and Juliet in 1980s New York: A girl from the slums meets a boy attending Yale. The couple ends up struggling against families, friends – and each other
▪ “Black Mad Wheel,” by Josh Malerman. During the Cold War, a Detroit band known as The Danes investigates strange sounds in North Africa, said to nauseate, confuse and upset all who hear them. It’s a mission that gets weirder with every step.
▪ “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg. The author, who famously lost her young husband suddenly and unexpectedly, offers her prescriptions for combatting grief and healing the soul.
Men’s health week
▪ “Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor,” by William Davis. This guide shows you how to use support groups, discussion forums and modern information technology to address nagging health issues successfully and live a vibrant life.
▪ “Presto! How I Made Over 100 Pounds Magically Disappear and Other Magical Tales,” by Penn Jillette. The famed illusionist shows how he got control of his weight and blood pressure with the help of a former NASA scientist and a special potato diet.
▪ “Men’s Fit Kitchen: Your Guide to Fitness and Food,” by Michael Lloyd. With this book you can learn how to eat lean and clean, get the most out of a sustained exercise program, and maintain peak stamina through all waking hours.
▪ Summer Challenge/Lunch at the Library Kickoff Celebration: Educational and nutritional programs start with entertainers, activities, prizes and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, Betty Rodriguez Regional Library. Details: 559-600-9240.
▪ Crafts for Special Needs Adults: Available to all qualified individuals. Groups should call the Library for advance reservations, or to answer any specific questions. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Gillis Branch Library. Details: 559-225-0140.
▪ Images of America, Kerman: Author Paul Betancourt will discuss the new book that explores the first 80 years of a town that continues to grow and diversify. Signed copies will be available. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Kerman Branch Library. Details: 559-846-8804.