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 Liar,” by Nora Roberts.
Never miss a local story.
• “The Road to Character,” by David Brooks.
• “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins.
• “The Stranger,” by Harlan Coben.
• “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” by Anthony Doerr.
•“My Heart Stood Still,”
by Lori Copeland. On the American frontier, a feisty Irish woman, a Native American warrior, and an African American man pull together to thwart an outlaw band and return a cache of stolen gold.
•“Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day,”
by Miranda Esmonde-White. The author helps people from all walks of life improve their appearances. In this book, she shows how to work this process from the inside out, by repairing and rejuvenating cells through diet and exercise.
by David Levien. Spurred on by a $100,000 reward, private investigator Frank Behr tries to find a missing girl, but ends up hot on the trail of a serial murderer and in the midst of a bigger case than he ever expected.
It’s National Humor Month!
•“Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry.”
New, off-center, never-before-published observations from one of America’s favorite humorists.
•“American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny,”
by Christopher Miller. The absent-minded professor, the mother-in-law, big noses, rolling pins — when were all these subjects regarded by popular culture as being funny, and why? Miller investigates these comic standards (and hundreds of others) in this detailed account.
•“I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks,”
by Gina Sheridan. “I was told to read three books. I think one is small and blue. Can you tell me which ones they are?” Just one of many oddball, yet for-real situations librarians try to resolve in this fun-filled anthology.
•Día de los Niños
(Day of the Children): Music, games, crafts, food, storytelling, and free books for kids! 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at Arte Américas (1630 Van Ness Ave). Details: (559) 600-6227.
•College Prep Center at Selma:
Need help applying for college or financial aid? Our well-trained volunteer will help you obtain the information needed for successful higher education. 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at the Selma Branch Library. Details: (559) 896-3393.
•Excited About eBooks at Reedley!
Bring your mobile device and we'll get you started with free library eBooks and digital downloads! Or just drop by to learn about our eBook services and see a demonstration of several popular eReaders. Noon-1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at the Reedley Branch Library. Details: (559) 638-2818.