Fresno County Library Bookshelf: Bone up for Vegan Month

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

▪ “Rogue Lawyer,” by John Grisham.

▪ “Killing Reagan,” by Bill O’Reilly.

▪ “See Me,” by Nicholas Sparks.

▪ “Make Me,” by Lee Child.

▪ “Career of Evil,” by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling).

New Arrivals

▪ Our Lady of the Ice,” by Cassandra Rose Clarke. Humans and robots fight alongside each other to create an independent Antarctica … then, the plot turns far stranger.

▪ The Single Undead Moms Club,” by Molly Harper. Libby Stratton becomes a vampire to beat late-stage cancer, but her simple plan runs afoul of the law, her family and even the PTA. A new installment in the Half-Moon Hollow paranormal romance series.

▪ “Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story,” by J. Randy Taraborrelli. From the author of numerous celebrity biographies, the dazzling story of this music star and fashion icon who shot to worldwide fame as a teenager.

It’s Vegan Month!

▪ “The 22-Day Revolution: The Plant-Based Program That Will Transform Your Body, Reset Your Habits, and Change Your Life,” by Marco Borges with Sandra Bark. This popular vegan-based routine has helped thousands shed pounds and gain better health.

▪ “The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts & Drinks,” by Tess Masters. Shows how a single kitchen appliance can become the source for all vegan food needs.

▪ “Plant-Based Paleo: Protein-Rich Vegan Recipes for Well-Being and Vitality,” by Jenna Zoe. The author demonstrates how plants, rather than meat, are a superior (and even better-tasting) source for the proteins everyone must have to survive.


▪ Friends of the Politi Library Book Sale: Get great bargains in books, CDs, DVDs and more! 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday-Friday, Nov. 5-6, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Headliner Shopping Center, First and Barstow avenues, Fresno. Details: 559-431-6450.

▪ Come Color with Us: Adult coloring for stress relief and relaxation. Pages and pencils are provided, or bring your own. 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Senior Resource Center. Details: 559-600-6767.

▪ Mixed Media Painting for Adults and Teens: Learn how to make assemblages and collages with acrylic paints. Limited seating; pre-registration required. 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Kingsburg Branch Library. Details: 559-897-3710.

This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit, or call 559-600-6227 for details.