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.
▪ “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School,” by Jeff Kinney.
▪ “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” by Leah Remini, with Rebecca Paley.
▪ “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins.
▪ “The Crossing: A Novel,” by Michael Connelly.
▪ “She Came From Beyond!” by Nadine Darling. This dark comic story of love, attachment, and neurosis is a debut novel for the author.
▪ “The Bronte Plot,” by Katherine Reay. A dealer of rare books travels to England to visit famous writing haunts and stumbles into an unexpected world of love and secrets.
▪ “The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks,” by Dr. Mike Dow. The author hypothesizes that brains today are not receiving the essential chemicals to keep people calm, energized, focused, and inspired. The Brain Fog Fix is designed to naturally restore three crucial chemicals (serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol) to gain optimal levels of the rest of the brain’s chemistry.
▪ “12 Days of Christmas Cookbook: The Ultimate in Effortless Holiday Entertaining,” by Nanette Anderson. This cookbook has everything you’ll need for holiday entertaining, including categories for breads, soups, sides, and even a section of recipes for kids.
▪ “Holiday Cheer: Festive Inspirations for Your Best Season Ever,” from the editors of Redbook, Good Housekeeping, and Country Living. Gear up for festive entertaining with more than 100 recipes and ideas. The editors from three well-respected magazines pull resources to offer delectable suppers, delicious treats, and dazzling decorations to ring in the holiday season.
▪ Winter Sledding Craft: Bring your family and make a fun winter sledding scene out of sweet holiday treats. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Multiple locations and times. Space is limited, please contact your local library branch for registration information. Details: www.fresnolibrary.org.
▪ Come Color With Us: Adult coloring for stress relief and relaxation. Coloring pages and pencils provided or bring your own. 11:00 A.M., Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Senior Resource Center Library. Details: 559-600-6767.
▪ Christmas Pajama Story Time: Gather around with your family as we read holiday stories, sing Christmas carols, and make ornaments. Wearing pajamas is encouraged! Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the memories and take a photo with Santa. Space is limited, please call 896-3393 to register. 6:30-7:30 P.M., Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Selma Branch Library. Details: 559-896-3393.
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.