Black History Month Graphic Novels

Black History Month Graphic Novels

Celebrate Black History Month with the Tyler libraries’ graphic novel collection!  Learn about key figures, history, culture, and social issues influencing the black community in stunning works of art. The following titles are available at the Tyler libraries.  Stop by or view them online for more information! by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and Wayne Vansant Midlothian Circulating Collection E449.D75 Z56 2012 from Goodreads.com: With a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian James M. McPherson, The Hammer and the Anvil presents in full-color illustrations the history of slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation through the lives of…continue reading →
Black History Month- Highlighting Topics in Education

Black History Month- Highlighting Topics in Education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History chose the "crisis in black education" as the topic for its 91st annual Black History luncheon.  From the ASALH, "The theme for 2017 focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans.  ASALH’s founder Carter G. Woodson once wrote that “if you teach the Negro that he has accomplished as much good as any other race he will aspire to equality and justice without regard to race.” Woodson understood well the implications associated with the denial of access…continue reading →
Black History Month at the Tyler Libraries

Black History Month at the Tyler Libraries

Join the Tyler libraries in celebrating Black History Month and recognizing all the outstanding contributions the black community has made to our society, culture, arts, education, and more!  Kick off the month by visiting either campus library to find amazing books that highlight the individuals and their remarkable impact on American life. This month, the Library Space blog will feature weekly posts highlighting people, works, and movements that honor black history. To start our celebrations, see the following titles available at either the Chester or Midlothian campus libraries. Happy reading! The Grey Album:…continue reading →
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster!

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster!

In three days, China will ring in the year of the Rooster!  Join the Midlothian library in celebrating the largest holiday on the Chinese calendar! The Chinese do not celebrate a fixed New Year, it is a moving date that corresponds with the lunar calendar.  This year on January 27, 2017, the festivities will begin for New Year's Eve and carry on until February 2, 2017.  The celebrations are filled with firecrackers, bells, and impressive lion dances. On New Year's Day, Chinese families gather for reunions and sweep away bad fortunes by cleaning…continue reading →
Printing System Update

Printing System Update

Starting on January 3, 2017, the Tyler library will begin using the Pharos printing system at both campus libraries.  This printing system will enable both students and community patrons to print both black and white, as well as color copies using release stations at both campus libraries. Before using Pharos for the first time, students will need to have their student ID card created by the Student Activities Office.  Their office locations are in Nicolas, N103 at Chester and in Hamel Hall, H103 at Midlothian.  Student ID cards will be issued during regular…continue reading →