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 Maze Runner" by James Dashner
"Top Secret Twenty-one" by Janet Evanovich
"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
"Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis
"Divergent" by Veronica Roth
"Staying Alive: How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters" by Michael Dorn, Dr. Sonayia Shepherd, Stephen Satterly and Chris Dorn. This book discusses the importance of common sense and being educated to survive in dangerous situations.
"Help Your Kids with Math: a Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide" published by DK Publishing. Helpful for learners of all ages, this book is a great math refresher for adults, while providing invaluable help for young learners.
"The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America's Coldest Cases" by Deborah Halber. This is a collection of real stories about ordinary people who help solve cold cases by identifying evidence and piecing together information about missing persons.
1-on-1 Computer Help: Call and sign up for a one-hour session to learn basic computer use. Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon at the Cedar Clinton Branch Library. Details: 442-1770.
Zoo Program: This fun, educational and interactive program will teach you about animals at the zoo. Recommended for children up to age 9. Pre-registration is required, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Reedley Branch Library. Details: 638-2818.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Storytime: Come meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and hear some of his favorite stories. Bring your camera, your smile and your preschooler. Recommended for ages 3-6. Sponsored by Valley PBS and Educational Employees Credit Union. Pre-registration is required, 1:15-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Caruthers Branch Library. Details: 864-8766.
Harry Potter Book Club II — "The Chamber of Secrets": Join us for an exciting book club all about Harry Potter. The book club will continue this summer with the second book in the series. Read aloud together, talk about the story and take part in a fun activity, 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 1, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 600-3135.