Entries from October 2010

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Halloween History

History of Halloween from National Geographic. According to this the Irish brought most of our Halloween traditions with them. Carving turnips, anyone? Other titles about Halloween include: Halloween :  from pagan ritual to party night by Nicholas Rogers The library has plenty of books to scare you! From classic authors like Dean Koontz, to newer [...]

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Book Club: Join the discussion!

Join the discussion with the JTCC Student Book Club. This month’s books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. This explosive international bestseller follows journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander as they search for a missing heiress. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Read the inspirational story of an American mountain [...]

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Full Moon Madness: Library’s Fang-Free Zone

Tired of Bill Compton, Eric Northman, and Sookie? Definitely not Team Edward or Team Jacob? Take a break from the vampires and werewolves in the library’s Fang Free Zone during this weekend’s Full Moon Madness. Library will be open from 4-9 with a variety of activities, including: Book Signing: Authors Elisabeth Kuhn, Ashanti Luke & [...]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Research it right!

Learn some tips from the pros to help you with resources, research, and getting an A! Citations Madness: A No Stress Guide to Creating Your Bibliography Page October 21, Chester CLC Lab (M218a). 4-4:30 The Library In Your Computer: Electronic Books November 1, Chester Library (M-216). 3:00-3:45 Search Smarter, Not Harder: How to Find What [...]

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Librarians Do Gaga

“Don’t forget the databases!” Video created by the students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School.

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Hamlet are now friends…on Facebook?

Shakespeare on Facebook? Why not! Though humorous, the idea has real application in the study of literature. Sometimes there is so much talking you cannot figure out what is going on!   Thinking of a book in the framework of Facebook can help you to analyze and understand it. Break down the plot into distinct events [...]

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Meet the fonts!

Hidden in plain sight, fonts make a difference in how we experience reading and writing. Smooth reading or jarring emphasis…the font has it. Check out these related mini-movies from the designers and typographers at Penguin Books…and never look at Gil Sans the same way again!

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Libraries CLOSED Tuesday, October 5 for Founder’s Day

Tuesday, October 5 is Founder’s Day. No classes will be held; both campus libraries are closed. The library databases, eBooks and Ask a Librarian are all still available off campus with your MyTyler login. Research can continue! Animaniacs: The President Song *Extra Credit: what number president was John Tyler? Leave a correct comment and win [...]