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Non-Fiction= Non-Boring

Posted October 10, 2012 in Community Featured, Greene County

Non-fiction can be a new, undiscovered treasure for those who usually stick to fiction. Some think of non-fiction in terms of dry, boring facts in small print, housed in thick volumes.

Well, the library has news for you. Just about any interest you have can be found in non-fiction. In fact, there are more than 40 categories in non-fiction alone. A lot of it is just plain fun, as in “Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader,” full of little bits of fascinating trivia. And in case you like photos of a motorcycle that looks like a hamburger and a truck with 1,480 spoons riveted to it, see “Art Cars: The Cars, the Artists, the Obsession, the Craft.” The comic strip “Baby Blues,” is laugh-out-loud therapy for parents, and it’s all in the book, “Driving Under the Influence of Children.” Another is “Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog.” I’ll let you explore the author’s reasons on your own for that one.

For the do-it-yourself group, there are “99 DIY Duct Tape Projects,” and “Not So Big Solutions For Your Home,” along with many more.

Even cookbooks, a large mainstay of the non-fiction section, have some great titles such as “A Man, A Can, and a Microwave” and “Recipes to the Rescue: Thrilling Kitchen Adventures Just in the Nick of Time!” That one is written in a new, comic graphic format.

Biographies are about real people, not necessarily just famous, long-dead ones. “How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else” tells the life of a rich young man who loses it all and finds happiness making coffee.

A book in the business section answers burning questions, such as “How does toothpaste get into the tube?” Find out more in “Watch It Made In the USA: a Visitor’s Guide to the Companies that Make Your Favorite Products.”

Many other non-fiction topics are at the library. So browse the shelves, search your topic on the computer or ask one of the library staff. After all, they’re at the library for you.

Jefferson Public Library
200 West Lincoln Way
386-2835  Adult Dept
386-4415  Children’s Dept
Fall hours:
Mon. and Wed.: 1 – 8 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.:
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 1 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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