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
▪ “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience With Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate,” by Gary J. Byrne and Grant M. Schmidt.
▪ “The Games,” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan.
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▪ “First Comes Love: A Novel,” by Emily Giffin.
▪ “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Special Rehearsal Script,” by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.
▪ “Before the Fall,” by Noah Hawley.
▪ “The Bones of Grace: A Novel,” by Tahmima Anam. Zubaida Haque inhabits a world torn between two cultures – American and Bangladeshi – and her life choices keep forcing her to choose between one or the other.
▪ “Another One Goes Tonight: A Peter Diamond Investigation,” by Peter Lovesey. In Bath, England, a number of old men are dying in their sleep – and the local police are hurriedly trying to find out if natural causes or a serial killer are at work.
▪ “My Handmade Wedding: A Crafter’s Guide to Making Your Big Day Perfect,” by Marrianne Mercer. Whether you’re on a budget or prefer tradition, this guide will help you achieve the unique, personalized results you want for your wedding.
Celebrating National Parents’ Day
▪ “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money,” by Ron Lieber. The author shows how to handle the usual issues of child finance (allowances, tooth fairy visits), along with introducing children to the inner values that promote wise spending choices.
▪ “Secrets of the Nanny Whisperer: A Practical Guide for Finding and Achieving the Gold Standard of Care for Your Child,” by Tammy Gold. Anyone with a hand in raising children makes a lifelong impression on them. This guide shows how to select the right people for this important job, and how to work with them to correct the inevitable mistakes and oversights that occur along the way.
▪ Wii Sports Games: Part of the Summer Reading Challenge and open to all ages! 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, at the West Fresno Branch Library (details, 559-600- 9277) and 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, at the Woodward Park Regional Library (details, 559-600-3135).
▪ Superhero Trivia Night: Test your superhero knowledge at the Woodward Park Pub Quiz night. Come with a team, or meet new friends and join one. 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 559-600-3135.
▪ Zumba with Josie: Fast-paced rhythm and dance, also part of the Summer Reading Challenge. 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 30, at the Auberry Branch Library (details, 559-855- 8523) and 2-3 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at the Sunnyside Regional Library (details, 559-600-6594).
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.