Entries from March 2010

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Books Onscreen

Do you read the book before you see the movie…or do you like to see the movie, then read the book? Do you avoid movies made of your favorite books, or do you like to see the events and characters brought to life? Whatever your preference, John Tyler has print copies of current big and [...]

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Spring Literature Circles: start reading now!

Spring is coming…as are the Spring Literature Circles. Simple to join; just choose a title and read the book. Attend the discussions and share your thoughts with fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere. The Library has all of the titles-be first to check them out! We have true stories, thrilling mysteries, and even a love [...]

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Helen Simonson’s witty novel of manners focuses on the character of Major Ernest Pettigrew (now retired), a classic stiff-upper-lip English widower. The Major is horrified by the changes in his village, by his yuppie son, and by the general lack of manners in the modern world. Isolated by position, lack of connection to family and [...]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Spring Break March 15-20

The libraries on both the Chester and Midlothian campuses will have reduced hours during John Tyler’s Spring Break. Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM-5 PM Saturday: Closed The libraries will resume normal hours on Monday, March 22.

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Spring Break March 15-20

The libraries on both the Chester and Midlothian campuses will have reduced hours during John Tyler’s Spring Break. Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM-5 PM Saturday: Closed The libraries will resume normal hours on Monday, March 22.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. ” Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has at last arrived at the Midlothian Library. The book has circulated several times at Chester since it was received–readers cannot get enough of the classic regency romance, now [...]

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Darnell Arnoult at the JTCC Literary Festival

Darnell Arnoult, poet and author of the acclaimed novel Sufficient Grace will attend the John Tyler Community College Literary Festival, March 1-4. Activities are planned for both campuses. Events include student readings and a student speech contest. Ms. Arnoult will lead two writing workshops for students. Ms. Arnoult will hold readings on both campuses, and [...]

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

The world is spiraling out of control, changing at an alarming rate; the environment is failing, as are the social contracts that hold society together. And then, the apocalypse comes, a waterless flood that destroys most humans on planet earth. The Year of the Flood tells the story of this catastrophe, the before and after, [...]