Curved Shelves

The Dewey Decimal System is a great organizational tool for many libraries. 

You want a cook book? Check out the 600s!

Do you want to look into some self-help? Let’s mosey on over to the 100s shelf.

What’s that you say? You’re going on a trip to Prague and want a travel guide? Just visit the 900s and we’ll find what you need. 

Yes, the Dewey Decimal System is wonderful.  However some sections don’t get as much love because it’s unclear what they have to offer. Take the 000’s section for example: It’s known as the “generalities.” What does that even mean? 

If you want to know what the 000’s have to offer, then allow me to introduce you to some interesting books. 

01.13 Field Guide to the SasquatchFIELD GUIDE TO THE SASQUATCH
By David Gordon

This read covers all of the Sasquatch basics: identifying footprints, family trees, the Bigfoot profile, how to confirm a sighting and more. This field guide is complete with maps and several brief accounts of Sasquatch sightings.  


01.13 The Library BookTHE LIBRARY BOOK
By Susan Orlean

Interested in a mystery mixed with a love note to libraries? Then this is the book for you. Orlean explores the Los Angeles Public Library fire that occurred in 1986. She unpacks the sequence of events, evidence, and repercussions that the fire caused for the community. Sprinkled in this account are some of Orlean’s personal experiences of books, reading, and libraries that give the story a personal flare.  


01.13 No More RejectionsNO MORE REJECTIONS
By Alice Orr

Aspiring Authors are sure to glean valuable knowledge from this book. Orr teaches how to develop a story idea, hook readers with first lines, craft fabulous characters, and how to pitch an idea to publishers. If you’re tired of having your manuscripts rejected, then take a look at NO MORE REJECTIONS. 


01.13 Asking for a FriendASKING FOR A FRIEND
By Jessica Weisberg

We all need advice once in a while. How can I get this soda stain out of the carpet? How can I get John to notice me? How can I stop my cat from eating rubber mats? Weisberg cleverly crafts centuries of advice columns to create a read that is equal parts history, journalism, and entertainment. 


01.13 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 2018
By John Evans

Learn how to fix lighting, erase pimples, combine images, and more with this how-to guide. If you have dreams of becoming a Photoshop wizard or you just want more followers on social media, then give this book a chance. You can teach yourself the skills necessary to further your professional and personal goals. 


Additional computer software and coding guides can also be found in the 000’s. If you’re a visual learner, then you may want to use our Lynda database. You can access video trainings on Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Excel, coding languages, and many other computer based skills. It’s free with a library card!

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