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 conservation success story. And now thanks to the collaboration of the Richmond Times-Dispatch you can watch live video of a pair nesting along the James River near Richmond. According to the Times-Dispatch the birds are most likely to…continue reading →

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 as a young refugee during World War II. There Jacob discovers both a time loop and the same Peculiar Children who were friends with Abe during the war. But something is threatening the children and their headmistress. Suspense…continue reading →

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 in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.” Read the book…or just join us for some discussion, drinks and snacks (and SDV 100 credit!) Wednesday, February…continue reading →

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. See if it will work for you. Starting at the John Tyler Community College Library website I found the green bar that says “Find Articles.” I clicked the green bar then clicked “databases.” Under “Frequently Used Databases” I…continue reading →

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 to their home computer (with MyTyler log-in), instructors can show films to their classes or link clips to Blackboard. Some examples of the videos available in the Films on Demand database: Tolkien's Monsters (Cultural Anthropology, World Literature) Where…continue reading →