I went to the library today to talk to someone at the information desk about a book I'd requested, and just as happens every time I enter a bookstore, I got sucked in. You can't just walk into a library and walk back out. If you can, you should have your own commercials--or go get some therapy. So I wander around to the gardening section...many of you know that i am currently attempting to grow tomato plants in my bathroom, and so far, so good! I tried finding a book that would give me gardening tips for the puny little sprouts I've got waving above my toilet. There were several books, but nothing that looked helpful for a beginner. (Truly, i don't have any idea what KIND of tomatoes I have. I bought the seeds about three years ago) so I left Gardening and headed for the kids section.
I have recently learned the joys of starting your learning in a particular subject by going to the children's section at your local library. All the concepts will be laid out for you in clear, easy-to-understand language, with helpful pictures and arrows. Last time I went to the kid's section I came out with two books that taught me about basic timekeeping and the story of the first successful chronometer. (No clue what a chronometer is? Well, now you know where to go find out in words you'll actually be able to follow)
Since I was in a food mood, I went to the kids' cooking section and came out with Midday Meals Around the World and Everyone Eats Rice. Don't those sound fun? So next time you're at your local library, take your big grownup self and go into the Little People's World. You might learn something.