Entries from April 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Dystopia Week Tuesday

Divergent by Veronica Roth Here’s the setting: Chicago sometime in the future. As in The Hunger Games, society has evolved  into a new arrangement of the population. At 16 years old you choose the faction of society you feel best suits your character—the brave, the peaceful, the honest, etc. Each part has a different role [...]

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Dystopia Week

With finals starting this week you may feel like you are living in your own personal dystopia. Keeping that in mind, this week and throughout exam week I will be posting a book blurb on some of the dystopian fiction owned by the John Tyler libraries. I like the definition the Purdue English department gives [...]

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Clench Your Fist to Get an A

It’s true! At least according to a study published in the online journal PLOSone (the Public Library of Science) and titled Getting a Grip on Memory: Unilateral Hand Clenching Alters Episodic Recall.  Researchers Ruth E. Propper, Sean E. McGraw, and Michael Weiss of the Department of Psychology, Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey; and [...]

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Ready for the End?

    With less than two weeks left  in the semester you may be scrambling to get your final papers finished. If you are confused about citations, researching or even writing your papers the library can help. Join these workshops to make this your best semester ever. Chester: *All Chester sessions will be held in [...]

Monday, April 15th, 2013

April is National Poetry Month

“April is the cruelest month” begins T. S. Eliot’s famous poem The Waste Land. But April is actually pretty kind, at least to poetry, because in 1996 the American Academy of Poets established April as National Poetry Month making it a great time to find great new poetry or remember your old favorites. The library [...]

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Fool for Art

Join the fun on Saturday, April 13, as John Tyler celebrates with Fool for Art. John Tyler’s Midlothian campus will be hosting educational sessions, hands-on activities, and 50+ vendors in an outdoor craft fair.   Join the library in the Art of Learning tent where you can design a tote bag (perfect for carrying those [...]

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Library Hours for Assessment Day: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, April 9 is Assessment Day. Although no classes will be held the libraries will be open! We will close early at 5:00 PM.  If you need a quiet place to study this is it!.  

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

For the Birds

Looking for an outdoor adventure that is both cheap and nearby? You might want to take a trip downtown to view the great blue heron rookery in the middle of the James River. Now is the best time to go before the trees leaf out and obscure your view of the herons’ nests. Parking along [...]