The Fresno County Library’s Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music and other items, and provides information about library programs.
All Fresno County Public Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
Top 5 Most Requested Books
▪ “The Crossing: A Novel,” by Michael Connelly.
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▪ “Rogue Lawyer,” by John Grisham.
▪ “Career of Evil,” by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling).
▪ “See Me,” by Nicholas Sparks.
▪ “Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath,” by Ted Koppel.
▪ “The Theory of Death: A Decker/Lazarus Novel,” by Faye Kellerman. The popular husband-and-wife detection team are trying to get settled in quiet upstate New York, but murder and mystery once again refuse to leave them alone.
▪ “The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World,” by David Jaher. The true story of the Boston woman who said she communicated with the dead, and her collision with the highly skeptical, famous stage magician.
▪ “Copygirl,” by Anna Mitchael and Michelle Sassa. “Mad Men” jumps forward several decades, with a crew of power girls trying to get ahead in the fast-track, cocktail-fueled world of Madison Avenue advertising.
Honoring Our Veterans
▪ “The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War,” by Dan Hampton. Here is the first detailed account of how American pilots knocked out defensive missile bases during the conflict – and half of them died as a result.
▪ “Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II,” by Bruce Henderson. The gripping story of how 2,146 prisoners, mostly Americans, were liberated from a Japanese prison camp in the war’s waning days.
▪ “Trust No One,” by Jayne Ann Krentz. When Grace Elland is accused of murder, she can rely only on ex-Marine venture capitalist Julius Arkwright to keep her from harm.
Upcoming Library Events
▪ Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation: Join us with group volunteers and their winged friends. This event is for all ages. Cameras are encouraged. 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 559-431-6450.
▪ Email Basics: Learn how to communicate with others online. Prerequisites: A working cellphone and knowing how to use a mouse. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m-noon, Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Central Library. Details: 559-600-7323 (READ).
▪ Movie Marathon Saturday: See (or see again) the complete “Star Wars” Episode IV-VI trilogy! Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 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 www.fresnolibrary.org , or call 559-600-6227 for details. Follow the library! Get information on library events, contests, and more when you connect with us on social media. Use the tag #fresnolibrary.