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
▪ “Memory Man,” by David Baldacci.
▪ “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins.
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▪ “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough.
▪ “A God in Ruins: A Novel,” by Kate Atkinson.
▪ “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” by Anthony Doerr.
▪ “Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge,” by Roger Fisher and Alan Sharp, with John Richardson. In a world where teamwork is becoming increasingly common, obtaining the best results depends on superb interpersonal skills. This book offers a variety of techniques for sharpening both individual and group performance.
▪ “All Involved: A Novel,” by Ryan Gattis. While Los Angeles burned in the 1992 riots, gangs unleashed a separate wave of murder and mayhem, away from the main conflict zones. A little-known yet gripping tale, brought back to life in this exciting narrative.
▪ “The Fishermen: A Novel,” by Chigozie Obioma. When four Nigerian brothers skip school to go fishing, they meet a man who makes a horrible prediction. Sadly, it turns out to be true — and its consequences threaten to destroy the entire family.
Celebrating Older Americans Month
▪ “A Short Guide to a Long Life,” by David B. Agus, M.D., with Kristin Loberg. An easy-to-understand guide to aging well, based on addressing key diet, medical and health issues.
▪ “The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty,” by Michael Gurian. Reaching outside of traditional discussions on this subject, the author focuses on stress reduction, mental enrichment and spiritual awakening as ways to ease the aging process.
▪ “Living the Good Long Life,” by Martha Stewart. Learn how to better organize your home, maintain your looks, keep your health robust, care for others effectively, and much more. Sound advice from the acknowledged expert in better living through creativity!
▪ Sunday Afternoon Movies at Sunnyside: Enjoy a family-friendly film, with free popcorn for everyone attending. 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at the Sunnyside Regional Library. Details: (559) 600-6594.
▪ Ebooks for Smartphones and Tablets: Bring your device and library card, and learn how to download free library eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more! This class covers Android tablets/smartphones, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, and Nook color tablets. Please sign up in advance to attend. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at the Sanger Branch Library. Registration and details: (559) 875-2435.
▪ College Saving and Funding Strategies: Scott Karl will show how you can save for your childrens’ college education without sacrificing your retirement, and discuss other money-saving tips. 2-3 p.m., Saturday, May 23, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: (559) 600-3135.
This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit fresnolibrary.org, or call (559) 600-6227 for details.