Coming Up: Library Workshops!

Time to brush up on your research skills and maybe get a little SDV credit! Join us for some awesome workshops! Wednesday, June 13  11:30am   Find It, Cite It                                    Midlothian Library lab Tuesday, June 19         4:00pm     Is This Any Good? Evaluating Library Research   Midlothian Library lab Wednesday June 20  10:00am    The Nuts & Bolts of Research   Chester Campus, Trailer E-1 Wednesday, June 20  1:00pm     Is This Any Good? Evaluating Library Research   Midlothian Library lab Thursday June 21      10:00am      Untangling the Web                    Chester Campus, Trailer E-1…continue reading →

Fool for Art

Join the fun on Saturday, April 21, 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. In the Art of Learning tent the library has gathered materials—chenille stems, buttons, beads and glue. You can use your imagination to create a book buddy to read with or carry in your pocket.  The library will also play host to The Story Lady at 11:00am and author Michael Sullivan will sign copies of his book There's an Eyeball…continue reading →

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 where you are have a safe and restful holiday! And don't forget to reset your clocks Sunday, March 11.  continue reading →

Library Workshops!

The John Tyler libraries are hosting several workshops for research and citation help that are open to all interested students and staff members. Join us for different tips and tools to successfully search the catalog and various databases.  The workshops also discuss the importance of citing sources and how to format citations using different manuals of style, such as MLA or APA.  These workshops can also be used toward SDV 100 activities! The Chester campus on: -Monday, February 27th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for “Library Databases Demystified” in room E1 -Tuesday,…continue reading →

Book Club: The Lost Hero

Book Club meets 3x a semester, and all of the books we read are chosen BY STUDENTS. This month the club will discuss The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. From the publisher: “Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.” Read the book…or just join us for some discussion, drinks and snacks (and SDV 100 credit!) Wednesday, February…continue reading →

Address is Approximate: Study Break Week

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo. Google Street View + stop motion animation = Amazing! A personal project by director Tom Jenkins. From the Vimeo description: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View. Enjoy this study break...and good luck on your exams!continue reading →

World Record Rube Goldberg Machine: Study Break Week

The history of the world in 244 steps! From the YouTube description: The 2011 Purdue University Rube Goldberg machine shattered the world record for most steps ever successfully completed by such a machine. In 244 steps the "Time Machine" traces the history of the world from Big Bang to the Apocalypse before accomplishing the assigned everyday task of watering a flower. The record has been sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records and the World Records Academy. The library is open regular hours during the exam period...study for your OWN world record!continue reading →