Entries from November 2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

And the word is: GIF

Each November since 2005 lexicographers (“n., a writer or compiler of a dictionary”) at Oxford English Dictionary announce the word that qualifies as word of the year. After watching word trends to determine what word best illustrates the current zeitgeist, the 2012 winner is GIF. You probably recognize GIF—an acronym standing for graphic interchange format—after [...]

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Library Workshops

The end of the semester is fast approaching. Are you confused about doing library research or citing the research you have done? Never fear! The library is here to help you. Workshops are being held now through December 7. So if you need SDV 100 credit in addition to research help join us for an [...]

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

No classes will be held November 21 – 25. The John Tyler Community College libraries will be closed the same days for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 26. Digital resources and Ask-a-librarian will still be available so researching can continue!

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Turkey Trouble? Go to TX

Turkey! Mashed potatoes! Cranberry sauce! Pumpkin pie! Get it all ready! Set the table! Serve it up! Whew! Are you a little overwhelmed with Thanksgiving Day preparations? Whether you are hosting a huge get-together, going potluck or even fixing a small meal at home, TX is the place you should be. No, not Texas—TX is [...]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Call for Entries

Are you an author or artist looking for venue for your work? If you are a current John Tyler Community College student, the literary magazine, Sherwood Forest, may be just the ticket. Printed in full color on high gloss paper with meticulous formatting, The Sherwood Forest Literary Review showcases the incredible talents of John Tyler [...]

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Fiction Friday: The Yellow Birds

Tuesday’s post about Veterans Day, the annual John Tyler Community College Veterans Day Celebration, and military/veteran themed books brings us to today’s Fiction Friday. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, a graduate of VCU and a Richmond native, has received much attention including a feature in Parade Magazine and a National Book Award nomination. Although [...]

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Honoring our Veterans

Promoted as “the war to end all wars,” World War I began the tradition of honoring our nation’s veterans on November 11. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month saw the end of hostilities between the Allies and Germany. The annual Veterans Day [...]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Dog Stars

How you would fare in a post-apocalyptic world? Would you be able to find food, shelter and security? If you were one of a few survivors would you be able to endure the loneliness, boredom and solitude? The Dog Stars, a debut novel by Peter Heller, explores the response of one man to catastrophe. Following [...]