Have you been watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on Fox or National Geographic? If not, get on that. But if you are, and the desire is burning inside of you to make sure you are as scientifically literate as possible, we’re here to help! There’s a wide variety of science-related books on display on the shelves facing the rear stairs up to the quiet area on the second floor. There are personal works by and/or about renowned scientists (Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Richard Feynman to name a few), informational texts on many fields of scientific inquiry (physics, chemistry, ecology, biology, astronomy, etc.), books on a variety of important and interesting issues (evolution, biogenetic ethics, global warming, quantum mechanics, science denial, famous feuds within scientific communities) and more. Check it out! And I mean that literally… books you see on display are available to be checked out, so don’t be shy and certainly don’t worry about upsetting the aesthetics of the thing. We highlight these things so you’ll notice them. Seeing empty spots on the display shelves actually makes us happy.
Add a little science to your reading diet… just because you might learn something doesn’t mean it won’t be fun.