Entries Tagged as 'Uncategorized'

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Fiction Friday- Heroes of Olympus (Books 1 & 2)

Since it’s summer, this edition of Fiction Friday is a bit different.  Instead of highlighting one book, we want to show you a whole, ever expanding series. The library figures that because of all this beautiful summer weather, you may need more than one book to keep you busy! For today’s entry, we have chosen [...]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Tech-Tips Tuesday- New additions to the Midlothian Library!

  The Midlothian library is getting a technology upgrade!  Last week, the college’s IT (information technology) department started installing the new computers. The stations are all-in-one PCs that will allow for faster computing and more work space! In addition to the new desktop stations, upgrades have been made to the operating system as well.  The [...]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Building Stories…A New Kind of Book

When you think of the physical make-up of a  book, you think of the cover,  the text block, and the back cover.   That’s pretty much it,  right?  Not anymore!  Times are changing and our books are too.  We are not talking about ebooks, rather book art, where books come alive! The Midlothian library recently [...]

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Maya Angelou, National Treasure

  America has lost a great treasure.  This week, the world said goodbye to an amazing teacher, poet, performer, activist, director, writer, and person. Dr. Maya Angelou, best known around the library as a great figure in literature, passed away on May 28, 2014.  She left behind a legacy of words, performances, and actions.  As [...]

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Library Summer Hours

                    Yes the JTCC Libraries are open all summer long!! During the summer break, the libraries will be open with reduced hours.  Please see the schedule for each campus library, they are different for Chester and Midlothian. Chester: 5/14: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 5/15-5/16: 7:30 [...]

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Study Break- Library Montage

  The end of exams is finally here!  Help the JTCC Libraries celebrate by watching this great library montage!  We hope you enjoy the break and look forward to seeing you all again in the summer or fall semesters!

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Study Break- Finals Week

Finals.  The epic battle. CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny Videos Don’t worry, we’ve all been there!  The good news is, it will all be over soon!  In the mean time, stop by the library for research help, study rooms, and tons of resources to help win the battle of the finals!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day library style!  Stop by either of your JTCC libraries to find titles on celebrating mother earth and the exquisite world around us!  Sit outside with the beautiful weather and enjoy one of the following books: Beyond Earth Day: Fullfilling the Promise by Gaylord Nelson. Join the father of the environmentalist movement, Gaylord [...]

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Celebrate Poetry This April!

  T. S. Eliot begins the elegiac The Waste Land with the following words: April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Every April, poets, poetry lovers, librarians, and students of all stripes rejoice in the unnecessary excuse to “Celebrate Poetry [...]

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Happy Birthday Gloria Steinem!

                      In synchronicity with Women’s History Month, trailblazing civil rights activist and proud feminist Gloria Steinem celebrates her 80th birthday this Tuesday, March 25. Visit your library and imagine, dream and plan. Take another look at the displays commemorating this important month, and maybe check [...]