As I have been newly assigned to take charge of this vast sea of books called the Non-fiction Collection, I have also been given the daunting task of writing the “Librarians Picks” column. Much like the collection, there are so many incredible subject categories to choose from, to write about, and to recommend. Even if you are not a regular non-fiction reader, in order to counteract the winter blues, broaden your spectrum of knowledge, or just read something different you should give one of our non-fiction books a chance. Walking down the aisles, I see books on Cookery for preparing every food imaginable, and books for improving your health or organizing your home. On the first floor of Chemung County Library District-Central Library, just past the Customer Service desk, you will find the newly purchased non-fiction books readily available for browsing.
Our Adult Services Department has been doing Adult programs in the library themed “New Year, New You.” So in keeping with this theme I chose three new books that might interest you for those New Year resolutions.
Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts by Lisa Lillien, recipes for decadent treats all under 200 calories.
Unclutter Your Life In One Week written by Erin Rooney Doland, practical steps to organize your home, your office and even your life!
Quit Smoking For Life A Simple, Proven 5-Step Plan by Suzanne Schlosberg lays out a plan to finally beat the smoking habit.
Connie Ogilvie, Reference Librarian
Chemung County Library District