What’s your Dewey? As relevant today as it was in 1876, Melvil Dewey’s classification system organizes the world of knowledge. Once you know your Dewey, you’ll always find something worth reading at the Lititz Public Library.
000 – General Works and Computer Science
Easy Windows 8 by Mark Edward Soper and Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Illustrated steps and simple instructions guide readers through the skills needed to perform the most common tasks.
100 – Philosophy and Psychology
You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself by David McRaney
Self-delusion and irrational thinking make people fool themselves when considering attraction, time wasted, best intentions and the true price of happiness.
200 – Religion
Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God by Margaret Feinberg
The author invites readers to recognize the presence of God in routine moments of everyday life.
300 – Social Sciences
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
The subject of a recent motion picture, Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, went to Washington D.C. in 1841, only to be drugged, beaten and sold into slavery.
400 – Language
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything by David Bellos
How do we know what someone else means? The author tells why translation, the moving of words from one language to another, is an important aspect of our daily lives.
500 – Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Braintrust: 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-Eating Plants and More by Garth Sundem
Based on interviews with Nobel Laureates, MacArthur geniuses, National Science Medal winners and other leading scientists, the author provides more than 100 proven, scientifically valid tips to make your life more interesting.
600 – Applied Sciences and Technology
DIY Nail Art: 75 Creative Nail Art Designs by Catherine Rodgers
Easy to follow instructions and helpful hints show how to create one-of-a-kind, totally cool ideas for nail designs, such as argyle, spider webs and light bursts.
700 – Arts and Recreation
Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image by Toby Lester
What motivated Leonardo Da Vinci to draw Vitruvian Man, the famous illustration of a disrobed four-armed, four-legged man framed in a circle?
800 – Literature
Among the Janeites: A Journey through the World of Jane Austen Fandom by Deborah Yaffe
Journalist sets out to discover who makes up the legion of devoted Jane Austen fans that have transformed her from a classic novelist to a pop-culture phenomenon.
900 – History and Geography
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World by Hugh Brewster
Original research discovered the complex relationships between the wealthy, privileged and titled passengers aboard the Titanic, adding a new dimension to the social history of the early 20th century.
Originally published on December 27, 2013 in the Lititz Record Express.