Entries from January 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Eagle Cam

  Above image from Nelson County Times. According to the Center for Conservation Biology, a joint project of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, the bald eagle has made an amazing comeback. From 30 nesting pairs in the early 1970s to 730 pairs in 2011, the bald eagle is definitely a [...]

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Fiction Friday: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children By Ransom Riggs Jacob Portman finds his grandfather murdered. But this is no commonplace murder. Jacob’s grandfather, Abe, spent his life hunting wights, the monsters that prey on Peculiar Children. To find some answers Jacob and his father travel to Wales to visit the home where Abe Portman sheltered [...]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Book Club: The Lost Hero

Book Club meets 3x a semester, and all of the books we read are chosen BY STUDENTS. This month the club will discuss The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. From the publisher: “Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book [...]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

E-Reading Euphoria

Are you now the proud owner of an electronic reader? Are you looking for a source of free books to download to your reader? Look no further than the John Tyler Community College Library website! To make your downloading experience even easier I created this “recipe” for adding books to my Barnes and Noble Nook. [...]

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Now showing: High quality streaming video!

Films on Demand, a service of Films for the Humanities, a leading provider of high quality educational videos is now available through the John Tyler Library. With 9,000 full-length videos and 100,000 clips covering 24 subject areas ranging from mathematics to music from history to biology there is something for everyone. Students can stream video [...]

Friday, January 6th, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions Part 2

Yesterday’s blog listed library books for healthy living goals. Today’s blog post has both print and web resources for two popular New Year resolutions. Improve finances Books: Personal Finance in Your 20s for Dummies /  by Eric Tyson The Wall Street Journal Guide to the New Rules of Personal Finance / Dave Kansas The New [...]

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions – Part 1

    January: the beginning of both the calendar year and a new semester –a good time for reflecting on the past and setting new goals. If you are like many people, New Year’s is the time for making resolutions to improve the quality of your life. Do your resolutions include any of these goals? [...]