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 library books!) and decorate an accordion book (perfect for young writers!). In the library author Michael Sullivan will sign copies of his book There’s an Eyeball in my Garden at 1 PM and The Story Lady will present…continue reading →

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 informative hour. No registration is required. Midlothian Schedule Tuesday, 11/27 6:30-7:30PM “Tyler Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Friday, 11/30 3:00-4:00PM “Tyler Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Wednesday, 12/5 10:00-11:00AM “Who Said That? The Basics of Citing…continue reading →

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!continue reading →

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 students. Entries are judged by literary and artistic experts and first, second and third place winners are honored at the spring awards banquet. So sharpen your pencils, both lead and colored, and get those submissions ready. The deadline…continue reading →

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 Celebration at John Tyler Community College is scheduled for next Monday, November 12. To understand and appreciate the sacrifices veterans have made why not read a book about military service? The recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have…continue reading →

Library Workshops!

Time to brush up on your research skills and maybe get a little SDV credit! Learn how to cite with confidence, evaluate web results and take a look at the new library catalog. Join us for some awesome workshops! Midlothian Schedule Tuesday, 10/9 2:30-3:30PM “Is This Any Good? Evaluating Library Research” Thursday, 10/11 6:30-7:30PM “Tyler Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Friday, 10/12 11:00-12:00PM “Who Said That? The Basics of Citing Sources In APA and MLA” Monday, 10/15 10:00-11:00AM “Tyler Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Tuesday, 10/16 5:15-6:15PM “Who Said That? The…continue reading →

Coming Up: Fall Literature Circles

The Fall Literature Circles are coming–and all students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Choose a title from the list, read it, and join the relaxed, insightful discussions. All books are owned by the library, but copies are limited and going FAST. Book Choices for the Fall 2012 Literature Circles Firefly Cloak by Sheri Reynolds Eight-year-old Tessa Lee and her toddler brother Travis are abandoned at a campground by their mother and her boyfriend.  They are left with their grandparents’ phone number written in black magic marker on Travis’s back and their…continue reading →

Library Hours for Summer Break

        The Chester Library will close on July 31, 2012 to prepare for the reopening of the renovated library in Moyar Hall. Library services will not be available at this location until further notice. Midlothian Library hours for August 1-18, 2012: 8/1: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/2: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8/3: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/4: CLOSED 8/6-8/8: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/9: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8/10: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8/11: CLOSED 8/13-8/16: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8/17: 10:30 a.m.…continue reading →