Entries from March 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

May I Suggest? A paperback book with a side of questions?

Looking for books to interest your book club members? Is finding a book for your book club meeting an overwhelming task? Are you asking yourself: Will everyone like it? Will anyone like it? Will it generate discussion? Are copies available in the library? As for the first question—don’t worry whether or not all your members [...]

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Learning the Internet Way

Take a spin around the information superhighway and just look at all the stuff you can learn. One lesser known source of culture, education, and entertainment is Talks at Google. In 2005 Google began inviting authors to speak to Google employees at their Mountain View, California corporate headquarters. Now expanded to all the Google offices [...]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Spring Break: Destination Antarctica

Streaming live video by Ustream  Does spring break make you think of exotic locations? Florida? Mexico? The Caribbean islands? What about Antarctica? Through the magic of the internet you can visit Antarctica’s favorite flightless fowl without leaving your comfortable home. Actually, you will only be going as far as San Diego (virtually, of course) to [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Spring Break

John Tyler Community College is on break March 12 – 17. The library will be opened reduced hours. If you need a quiet space for reading and studying this is the place! We will be open Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm. Closed Saturday. Normal hours resume on Monday, March 19. No matter [...]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Downton Abbey Read-Alikes Part 2

Watch Downton Abbey, Season 2: A Scene from Episode 7 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece. In yesterday’s blog post the Dangerous Library Book Pushers suggested reading ideas to help you pass the time until Season 3 of Downton Abbey begins in 2013. Today we look at more ideas: Looking to live the English Country [...]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Downton Abbey Read-Alikes Part 1

Watch Downton Abbey: The Best Maggie Moments on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.   Are you missing Sunday evenings with the Crawleys? Never fear! In this two-part blog post the Dangerous Library Book Pushers have suggestions for your reading until Downton Abbey makes its reappearance in 2013. If you enjoy British family sagas: Forsyte Saga [...]

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

(Non)Fiction-Friday: Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Do you dislike aggression? Enjoy solitude? Are you a good listener? Work best on your own? Think before you speak? You, my friend, could be an introvert. In a world that glorifies the go-get-em, up-and-at-em, hard bargaining, out-going, people-person attitudes, introversion can make even the most well-adjusted feel just a little out of step with [...]