Fiction Friday: The Magicians (Book 1)

Fiction Friday: The Magicians (Book 1)

Quentin Coldwater,  a sulky, high-achieving, high school senior preparing for a college entrance interview finds himself thrown into a magical world of learning- more precisely, a magical college called Brakebills. To be accepted into the prestigious institution, students must pass a rigorous entrance exam to test their magic ability.  After admittance, Quentin finds what he longed for, a place to feel accepted and people who accepted him. During his time at Brakebills, Quentin finds friendship, fun, and love all while studying modern sorcery. Quentin's abilities places him with the physical kids, an elite…continue reading →
Independence Day Holiday

Independence Day Holiday

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the John Tyler libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, 2015. The libraries will reopen on Monday, July 6th at 8:00 a.m. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!  Happy Independence Day!continue reading →
Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Ever wonder if a world almost exactly like your own exists somewhere else?  What if they existed in parallel to each other, but with differences- like magic?  In V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic, that is exactly how our worlds work.  Four Londons- Grey, Red, White, and Black all exist in parallel, but are closed to everyone except for the Antari, or blood magicians. Grey London is the world we live in: it is non-magical and alive with humanity.  Red London is the stuff of imagination: filled with magic, but respected and balanced.…continue reading →
Welcome Summer Students!

Welcome Summer Students!

Welcome students!  Remember that the JTCC libraries are here to help all summer long! While we may not have workshops and other activities scheduled during this time of the year, there are still tons of resources at students' disposal. Research Help: In person- stop by and visit for one-on-one reference help (Monday- Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) Online- Ask a Librarian!  A 24/7 Instant message chat service By Phone or Email- contact the library now for help! Online resources: Use…continue reading →