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 Target" by David Baldacci
"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
"Unlucky 13" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
"Divergent" by Veronica Roth
"Insurgent" by Veronica Roth
"The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, The Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body" by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark. Cameron Diaz shares her experiences and practices of achieving a healthy and happy body by consuming good food, exercising regularly, knowing what your body can do and being persistent.
"The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Fuhrman calls for an end to the vicious cycle of cutting food intake, losing weight and gaining the weight back.
"8 Weeks to SEALfit: a Navy SEAL's Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness" by Mark Divine. A training course for Navy SEAL candidates and for those who take the challenge of being trained as a Navy SEAL.
Arthur C. Clark
"From Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis" by Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis. An attempt to contrast ideas and beliefs concerning the impacts of technological development on society of these two prominent figures with 30 letters exchanged between the two from 1943 to 1954. A selection of their short stories and essays are also included.
"Greetings, Carbon-based Bipeds: Collected Essays, 1934-1998" by Arthur C. Clarke and edited by Ian T. Macauley. A collection of the author's essays of his visions, predictions and warnings on technological advancement in chronological order following the progression of scientific development.
"2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke. Based on the screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, Clarke presents the controversial and influential movie classic in literary form and enriches the futuristic ideas of mankind's evolution with refined details.
Veterans Resource Center: Veterans and family members are welcome to stop by to learn about benefits, services and resources available or schedule a one-on-one consultation with trained volunteers. Monday 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2:30-4:45 p.m., Friday, June 6, 3-4:45 p.m. at the Central Branch Library. Details: 600-7323.
Parlier Music Lessons: Intermediate and advanced music lessons. Bring your own instrument. Limited enrollment, 5-5:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday, June 2-5, at the Parlier Branch Library. Details: 646-3835.
Summertime Crafts: Fun and creative crafts for elementary schoolchildren to do during the summer, 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Fig Garden Branch Library. Details: 600-4071.
Friends of the Cedar-Clinton Library Book Sale: Materials from donations, including books for all ages, magazines, videos, DVDs and other items, for sale. All proceeds benefit the Cedar-Clinton Branch Library, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Cedar-Clinton Branch Library. Details: 442-1770.