Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

To celebrate the new Modern Makers event hosted at the Chester campus of John Tyler Community College, the Tyler libraries have created a list of resources for those interested in the fields of study presented at Modern Makers. If you are not familiar with Modern Makers, this inaugural event seeks to showcase the programs of study in the STEM-H fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Healthcare). The Modern Makers open-house event will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Nicholas Center on the Chester campus.  For more…continue reading →
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States is known for being a cultural melting pot.  Our nation contains some of the most diverse communities, including the culturally-rich Hispanic community that thrives throughout our country from coast to coast and beyond. Within the Hispanic community, you can find even more diversity from the various nationalities that comprise the term Hispanic. Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) celebrates (Library of Congress, 2015), "the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America."  This month long celebration began as a…continue reading →
Exploring Virginia with the JTCC Libraries!

Exploring Virginia with the JTCC Libraries!

Are you looking to take a break from studying? Here’s an idea: take a walk. With cooler temperatures and dry days, September is the perfect month to get outside and go for a little hike. Central Virginia has lots of places worth visiting and the library has lots of resources to point you down the right path. Here are some staff favorites: Hiking waterfalls in Virginia: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes by former Richmond-Times Dispatch outdoor writer Andy Thompson.       Best Tent Camping, Virginia: Your Car-camping Guide to Scenic…continue reading →
Celebrate Women’s History

Celebrate Women’s History

As we near the end of the 2015 Women’s History Month, we would like to send out a gentle reminder that while it is quite nice that there is a month marked in every year’s calendar calling notice to women everywhere and their histories and accomplishments, the goal remains a celebration and notice of such all year round. Noted feminist and Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem turns 80 today! So let’s follow her suggestions and keep dreaming, keep hoping, for “without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming,…continue reading →