Summer Break Hours

Summer Break Hours

During the break between semesters, the JTCC libraries will operate with reduced hours.  Please see the following schedules for each campus location. Chester- Wednesday, May 13- 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16- CLOSED Monday - Thursday, May 18 - 21- 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 22- 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23- Monday, May 25-CLOSED Midlothian- Wednesday, May 13- 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14- 7:30 a.m. - 7:00…continue reading →

Happy Birthday Nellie!

It was on this day, May 5th, 1864, 151 years ago that pioneering journalist Nellie Bly was born. At the age of 21, Bly lived in Mexico for six months, writing reports on the daily lives of Mexican people. Shortly afterwards, Bly faked insanity in order to be committed to a women’s lunatic asylum, going on to write accounts of the horrific treatment and living standards of the asylum’s inmates. After this! Bly undertook an around-the-world journey over the course of 72 days, sending telegraphic dispatches back to a New York newspaper. Bly…continue reading →
Spring is here!

Spring is here!

Spring is here, and, lucky for us, it’s also Poetry Month! Take some time to notice the buds and blossoms blooming all around you—to tiptoe through the tulips even! Afterwards, stroll into the library, and discover some poetry. Here’s a poem written by William Wordsworth—213 years ago today!—exclaiming over the joys of spring flowers: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud  I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees,…continue reading →
Spring Break!

Spring Break!

Spring is finally here!  Okay maybe it's not here yet, but spring break is here and the season will catch up soon! During break, the library will operate with reduced hours.  The following schedule applies to both campus libraries for March 9-14, 2015: Monday, 3/9 - Friday, 3/13 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 3/14 CLOSED Need something fun to read during break?  Stop by either campus library to check out our Popular Reading collection of bestselling fiction and non-fiction.continue reading →
Fiction Fridays- An Announcement, Over 50 Years in the Making!

Fiction Fridays- An Announcement, Over 50 Years in the Making!

Harper Lee, one of the most well-known American authors of the 20th century has announced the publication of her second novel, Go Set a Watchman. After more than 50 years since the publication of the beloved classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee's first manuscript was discovered.  After sharing with a group of trusted individuals, Ms. Lee has decided it is time to share her work with the world again. Go Set a Watchman was the first work Lee started in her early writing career.  After completing this work, she was advised to write a novel from…continue reading →