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
▪ “15th Affair,” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
▪ “The Last Mile,” by David Baldacci.
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▪ “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes.
▪ “Extreme Prey,” by John Sandford.
▪ “Lilac Girls: A Novel,” by Martha Hall Kelly.
▪ “Troublemaker,” by Linda Howard. After special operations soldier Morgan Yancy is almost killed by unknown forces, he hides in a small West Virginia town. As he awaits the next blow, he falls in love. Anxiety and passion collide with each passing moment!
▪ “Korean Food Made Simple,” by Judy Joo, with Vivian Jao. Learn how to make crispy anchovies, pork belly cheesesteak, seaweed shortbread, and doenjang ice cream with this exciting new cookbook.
▪ “Beautiful Country,” by J.R. Thornton. Chase Robertson, an American fourteen-year-old, goes to China and trains with its Junior National Tennis Team. He soon discovers that it isn’t just a game to his fellow athletes – it’s a merciless blood sport.
It’s Older Americans Month!
▪ “The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America,” by Ai-jen Poo, with Ariane Conrad. In the coming years, a rapidly aging American population will require an increase in health care workers. The authors show how these situations are likely to affect the care older adults will receive and, hopefully, improve it as well.
▪ “How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide,” by Jane Bryant Quinn. Find out how to make the most of your pension, savings, Social Security and other earnings, and turn them all into a guaranteed income stream that will last for the rest of your life.
▪ Mystery Book Club: This month’s selection: “Inferno,” by Dan Brown. Includes a readers’ pick table, potluck and prizes! Co-sponsored by the San Joaquin Sisters in Crime. 2-3 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at the Clovis Regional Library. Details: 559-600-9531.
▪ Free Music Lessons: Ricardo Cardoso offers guitar, bass, or keyboard instruction, for teenagers and adults, on a first-come, first-served basis. Monday- hursday, 5-5:45 p.m., at the Parlier Branch Library. Details: 559-646-3835.
▪ Sit and Be Fit Exercise Class: This low-impact exercise program has been developed for seniors and others with mobility limitations. Advance registration at branch is required.10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Fig Garden Regional Library. Details: 559-600-4071.
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.