Posted by the Information Services Department (Gwen B., Amanda E., Lisa E., & Pam O.)
month, the cataloging department gets to see new books before everyone
else. Listed below, along with their Dewey Decimal classification, are
our top picks of the non-fiction books that looked most interesting,
ultra-informative, or just plain fun.
302 KAT Boundries In An Overconnected World by Anne Katherine. Over the past decade, 24/7 connectivity has given us not only convenience and fun but worries about privacy, interruptions while working or trying to enjoy family or other downtime, and new compulsions — from shopping to tweeting and cute-cat watching. Anne Katherine, one of the authors who brought boundary setting to a mass audience, has now written a book on how to set healthy boundaries with technology. The first of its kind, this resource doesn't suggest anyone go “cold turkey.” Instead, it helps people make social media, smart phones, and other innovations work for, rather than against, them.
641.2 BER The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes by Joshua M.Stein. It's a great time to be a beer drinker, but also the most confusing, thanks to the dizzying array of available draft beers. Expert Joshua Bernstein comes to the rescue with The Complete Beer Course, demystifying the sudsy stuff and breaking down the elements that make beer's flavor spin into distinctively different and delicious directions.
PAT 745.54. Dad's Book of Awesome Projects by Mike Adamik. This book includes dozens of crafty projects for dads that run the gamut from creative outdoor undertakings for burgeoning young explorers, to nostalgic and simple woodcrafts of yesteryear. Each project can be undertaken with the help of a child or children (unless it's a secret), all of them can be easily accomplished, and completed in an evening or a weekend with basic supplies.
746.443 LOH Star Trek Cross Stitch by John Lohman. Ever wondered what Spock would look like on a baby's onesie? Well, now you can see, in this fun collection of thirty cross-stitch projects made with love by Star Trek fans.
641.81 MCL Baked Donuts For Everyone by Ashley McLaughlin. Gluten-Free Doughnuts, Baked to Perfection! Who doesn't love a doughnut? From their pillowy soft texture, to their perfect size and shape, to their sweet glazes and sprinkles--they're everyone's favorite treat. They're always unhealthy, and you can only get them at the bakery right? Not anymore--this doughnut cookbook is for everyone!
977.866 BRE Amazing St. Louis by Charlie Brennar. Did you know the first mobile phone was used in St. Louis? Or that a St. Louis businessman changed the course of war in the Pacific during World War II? Or that a St. Louisan ended the Cold War? After talking about St. Louis and its people every weekday for the past 25 years, the author has gathered the greatest and most incredible St. Louis stories in celebration of the city's 250th birthday.