Streaming video @ JTCC Library

American History in Video brings high-quality streaming video to JTCC. American History in Video gives students and faculty online access to 2,000 hours of  vintage newsreels, archival footage, and award-winning documentaries. View synchronized, scrolling transcripts for each video Search transcripts with keywords Create playlists and clips Share clips via permanent URLs through Blackboard or email Access on and off campus via desktop or mobile Use without copyright concerns More features HERE. Try it out: FDR and his dog Fala. Questions? Contact the Midlothian library (while Chester library is closed) at 594-1520.continue reading →

The Meowmorphasis by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook

The Meowmorphosis: Book Trailer from Quirk Books on Vimeo. From the self-proclaimed "Masters of our Public Domain," Quirk Classics brings another literary mashup sure to delight the animal lover in all of us. Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find out he is an adult-sized kitten. Does his family LOL or OMG? Publisher Quirk remastered other classics like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Android Karenina. Now Kafka gets the treatment. The canon never had so much bloody mayhem...or fuzzy cuteness!continue reading →

The Icing on the Cake: true stories from StoryCorps

Ever wondered what stories your family might have to tell? StoryCorps helps America listen and remember. In less than a decade, StoryCorps has recorded and preserved over 30,000 interviews; children interviewing parents, husbands telling romantic stories about their wives. All of the interviews are stored at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. In "The Icing on the Cake" Connie Alvarez interviews her mother Blanca Alvarez about coming to America. Blanca tells of how she and her husband struggled to support themselves and their family. Daughter Connie looks back and finds…continue reading →

Chester library closing May 10 for remodeling

Chester campus library will begin renovations at the end of the spring semester. During the yearlong project, the Chester campus library will be located in the Nicholas Center. Details: Chester library and CLC Lab will close at 9 pm on Tuesday, May 10. The library will reopen in Nicholas 102 in June. While the library is closed, books can be returned in the book drop located outside of Moyar Hall or to the Midlothian campus library. Chester library in the Nicholas Center: A limited number of computers will be available. Computer use will…continue reading →