Black History Month Graphic Novels

Black History Month Graphic Novels

Celebrate Black History Month with the Tyler libraries’ graphic novel collection!  Learn about key figures, history, culture, and social issues influencing the black community in stunning works of art. The following titles are available at the Tyler libraries.  Stop by or view them online for more information! by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and Wayne Vansant Midlothian Circulating Collection E449.D75 Z56 2012 from Goodreads.com: With a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian James M. McPherson, The Hammer and the Anvil presents in full-color illustrations the history of slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation through the lives of…continue reading →
Black History Month- Highlighting Topics in Education

Black History Month- Highlighting Topics in Education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History chose the "crisis in black education" as the topic for its 91st annual Black History luncheon.  From the ASALH, "The theme for 2017 focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans.  ASALH’s founder Carter G. Woodson once wrote that “if you teach the Negro that he has accomplished as much good as any other race he will aspire to equality and justice without regard to race.” Woodson understood well the implications associated with the denial of access…continue reading →
Black History Month at the Tyler Libraries

Black History Month at the Tyler Libraries

Join the Tyler libraries in celebrating Black History Month and recognizing all the outstanding contributions the black community has made to our society, culture, arts, education, and more!  Kick off the month by visiting either campus library to find amazing books that highlight the individuals and their remarkable impact on American life. This month, the Library Space blog will feature weekly posts highlighting people, works, and movements that honor black history. To start our celebrations, see the following titles available at either the Chester or Midlothian campus libraries. Happy reading! The Grey Album:…continue reading →
2016 Word of the Year from Oxford Dictionaries!

2016 Word of the Year from Oxford Dictionaries!

Every year, the linguistic professionals at Oxford Dictionaries compile trends, research, and statistics to deliver a list of words that may or may not be new, but have entered our vocabulary and become a regular part of our conversations.  The words selected come from the political climate globally to generational trends, scary pranks, and technology.  So without further ado, here they are (with definitions of course)! Winner of Word of the Year 2016: Post-truth: an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public…continue reading →
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month!

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month!

Help the Tyler libraries celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by stopping by either campus locations to learn more about the original Americans across our vast and varied country. Native American Heritage Month became official when President George H.W. Bush declared that November 1990 would be "National American Indian Heritage Month."  Since 1990, the month has changed names, but has continued to be recognized in November ever since.  This recognition did not come easy.  Various leaders from different tribes began to appeal for national recognition in 1915 and were somewhat successful in most…continue reading →