Reduced Library Hours 8/5-8/23

  The JTCC Libraries will have reduced hours during the time between the summer and fall semesters.  Please check the library homepage at library.jtcc.edu to find the schedule for both campus libraries.   The following hours will be in effect: Chester: 8/5-8/8: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/9: Closed 8/11: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8/12-8/15: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/16: Closed 8/18-8/21: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8/22: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/23: Closed Midlothian: 8/5-8/6: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/7: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8/8: 8:00 a.m.…continue reading →

Fiction Fridays- Heroes of Olympus Part 2!

Welcome back for part two of the Fiction Friday's Heroes of Olympus!  For this week's edition, we tackle the latest two installments of the newest series by Rick Riordan. The Mark of Athena is the third book in this series. This leg of the adventure starts with Annabeth, Jason, Piper, and Leo on board of the Argo II approaching the Roman strong hold, Camp Jupiter.  With a warship on the horizon, the Romans prepare for war with the Greeks.   Annabeth is distraught, over the reunion with Percy, who has just come back…continue reading →

Webtastic Wednesdays- World Cup Wiki Change Ups!

You may have heard your JTCC librarians rant against using sources like Wikipedia for research.  Well, there are good reasons for those rants!  The World Cup in Brazil gave us one more example of why Wikipedia is fun, but not reliable for research! Did you watch the final match for the U.S. against Belgium?  If so, you know the American goalie, Tim Howard, was the standout player of the match and saved the U.S. from a terrible defeat.  Shortly after the loss to Belgium, according to Wikipedia, Mr. Howard obtained quite a distinguished…continue reading →

Fiction Friday- Heroes of Olympus (Books 1 & 2)

Since it's summer, this edition of Fiction Friday is a bit different.  Instead of highlighting one book, we want to show you a whole, ever expanding series. The library figures that because of all this beautiful summer weather, you may need more than one book to keep you busy! For today’s entry, we have chosen the Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan. You might think, “Hey that sounds familiar!?”  It probably is if you followed the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series or watched the motion pictures!  This series is the continuation of…continue reading →

Tech-Tips Tuesday- New additions to the Midlothian Library!

  The Midlothian library is getting a technology upgrade!  Last week, the college's IT (information technology) department started installing the new computers. The stations are all-in-one PCs that will allow for faster computing and more work space! In addition to the new desktop stations, upgrades have been made to the operating system as well.  The computers use Windows 8, which will be taught in ITE courses this fall.  All stations have access to Microsoft Office 2013 and various programs for other JTCC courses. Please come by the Midlothian library and test drive one…continue reading →