Fresno County Public Library’s Bookshelf: Celebrate National Library Week at your local branch

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 Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins

• “Memory Man,” by David Baldacci

• “The Liar,” by Nora Roberts

• “Gathering Prey,” by John Sandford

• “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” by Erik Larson

New Arrivals


“The Girls of Mischief Bay,”

by Susan Mallery. Nicole is a wife who stays at home. Shannon is a driven career woman. Pam is an empty-nester who wants to do something different with her life. Together, they learn how to blaze exciting new trails in their lives.


“All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,”

by Anthony Doerr. A blind girl and a German youth cross paths in occupied France during World War II. Enemies and opposites in reality, their destinies become inseparable, and they see the best and worst of human nature as the conflict tightens.


“The Science of the Rishis: The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sages of India,”

by Vanamali. Did you know that many key concepts in contemporary science trace back to centuries-old Hindu writings and philosophy? This book explains the surprising connections between these different schools of thought.

It’s National Library Week!

This year’s celebration runs from April 12-18. For details, see

Best-selling author David Baldacci is the honorary chair. This year’s theme is: “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.”

What have you been inspired to create by using different library resources? Display what you’ve made on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the tag #librarymade. You’ll have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Maker Shed or Amazon! The official contest rules can be found at



Friends of the Auberry Library Free Concert, Featuring Tumbao:

This energetic, pulse-pounding six-piece salsa band is made up of San Joaquin Valley natives. Get ready for a fun night, including a guest appearance by the Sierra High Jazz Band and Choral Company, 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Auberry Branch Library.

Details: (559) 855-8523.


Stay Safe from Identity Theft and Fraud:

Learn how to protect yourself and your family from identity theft and various common frauds.

This presentation by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central California and Inland Counties is part of Money Smart Week at the Library, 2:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Central Library.

Details: (559) 600-7323.