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 Widow,” by Fiona Barton.
▪ “Find Her,” by Lisa Gardner.
▪ “Off the Grid,” by C.J. Box.
▪ “The Crown,” by Kiera Kass.
▪ “Lady Midnight,” by Cassandra Clare.
▪ “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges,” by Amy Cuddy. Often, it isn’t enough to succeed with a good attitude – confident body poses also matter. Find out how to pull these qualities together in this thought-provoking book.
▪ “When Falcons Fall: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery,” by C.S. Harris. Travel back to 1813 in the 11th and latest installment of this popular series. A murder takes place in rural England, and Napoleon’s brother gets tangled in the especially thick plot.
▪ “The Last Days of Magic,” by Mark Tompkins. According to the author, civilization’s advance has made us slowly trust more in facts and science and less in magic. Is that good – or even necessary?
10 Years of Twitter!
▪ “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal,” by Nick Bilton. The whirlwind story of how six Silicon Valley programmers rocketed from obscurity to worldwide fame by inventing one of the Internet’s major services.
▪ “Knock ’Em Dead Social Networking: For Job Search and Professional Success,” by Martin Yate. Find out how to use Twitter and other electronic media to achieve the personal recognition you deserve.
▪ Einstein, Murphy and Seuss: Join us as Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson brings famous people back to life in his one-man shows: Albert Einstein (6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, at the Gillis Branch Library, 559-225-0140; 7-8 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the Betty Rodriguez Regional Library, 559-600-9245); World War II hero Audie Murphy (2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, at the Sanger Branch Library, 559-875-2435); and Dr. Seuss (10-11:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 22, at Gillis; 10-11:15 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, at the Sunnyside Regional Library, 559-600-6594; 10-11 a.m., Thursday, March 24, at Betty Rodriguez; 10-11 a.m., Friday, March 25, at the Woodward Park Regional Library, 559-600-3135).
▪ Author Talk: Come hear Aracely de Alvarado discuss her bilingual children’s book, “Los Pinguinos” (“The Penguins”). 6-7 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the Caruthers Branch Library. Details: 559-864-8766.
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.