April 10-16 will be National Library Week. 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
▪ “Fool Me Once,” by Harlan Coben.
▪ “The Nest,” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
▪ “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes.
▪ “Off the Grid,” by C.J. Box.
▪ “Miller’s Valley,” by Anna Quindlen.
▪ “Crime and Poetry,” by Amanda Flower. The first installment in the Magical Bookshop Series – where the volumes pick you (not the other way around.
▪ “The Girl from Home: A Thriller,” by Adam Mitzner. Jonathan Caine goes from having it all to hitting bottom. He goes back home and runs into a now-miserable prom queen from high school who used to ignore him. Will shared troubles end up uniting the two?
▪ “The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City,” by Laura Tillman. A look inside the gritty case of John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho, a couple from Brownsville, Texas who killed their young children in 2003.
It’s Celebrate Diversity Month
▪ “Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences,” by Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee, with Leslie Miller. The authors explain how to use a variable leadership style in the workplace.
▪ “Waking up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” by Debby Irving. A sensitive book that shows how quiet, subtle prejudices heighten racial and ethnic differences.
▪ “Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move from Anxiety to Respect,” by Rupert W. Nacoste. Proven techniques developed by a state university “diversity doctor,” who brings together uncomfortable (and even combative) students.
▪ Poetry Contest: Join a Library tradition and submit your poems at http://www.fresnolibrarypoetry.org/, from April 1-30. Winners will get Barnes & Noble gift cards. Details: 559-600-6218.
▪ Tai chi for Seniors: Low-impact exercise designed for better health. Call or visit the branch to register. 10-11 a.m., Monday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 13, at the Fig Garden Regional Library. Details/Registration: 559-600-4071.
▪ Author Talk: Hear Mike Rhodes discuss his book on Fresno’s homeless population, “Dispatches from the War Zone.” 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the Gillis Branch Library. Details: 559-225-0140.
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.