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.
▪ “The Late Show,” by Michael Connelly.
▪ “No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories,” by Lee Child.
▪ “Come Sundown,” by Nora Roberts.
▪ “Berries: Sweet & Savory Recipes,” by Eliza Cross. Learn how to use berries in foods where you never thought they would fit – including salsa, salmon and fudge.
▪ “You Belong to Me: A Novel,” by Colin Harrison. When a New York attorney invites his neighbor to an rare map auction, neither realizes they’ll soon be pulled into a world of drug-running, hit men and ghosts of the Iranian revolution.
▪ “Before We Were Yours: A Novel,” by Lisa Wingate. Through her grandmother, South Carolina lawyer Avery Stafford learns of orphans’ lives ruined by the Tennessee Children’s Home Society decades ago, and sets out to obtain justice for them.
50th anniversary of the summer of love
▪ “Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost its Mind and Found its Soul,” by Clara Bingham. An oral history of America during the Vietnam War era, when tumult prevailed but peace and love often emerged from the chaos.
▪ “So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead,” by David Browne. Drawing from new sources and interviews, this is a complete account of one of the 1960s’ most enduring, iconic rock bands.
▪ “A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival,” by Harvey Kubernik. Relive, minute by minute, the performances of Simon and Garfunkel, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Mamas and the Papas, and many other artists who made this festival a legendary event.
▪ Papermaking Workshop: James Sponsler will show how to make paper and paper creations from recycled materials. Call the branches to pre-register. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Kingsburg Branch Library. Details 559-897-3710 and 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Caruthers Branch Library. Details 559-864-8766.
▪ A.C. Myles in concert: A blues-rocking guitarist who combines strong vocals with even stronger instrumental skills in a live show not to be missed. 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Auberry Branch Library. Details: 559-855-8523.
▪ Adult Craft: Bring your own T-shirt and make it into a tote bag. 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Fowler Branch Library. Details: 559-600-9281.