Webtastic Wednesday: High-Five a Librarian Day!

Webtastic Wednesday: High-Five a Librarian Day!

The Tyler librarians couldn't resist celebrating High-Five a Librarian Day, today, November 18, 2015.  If you are stopping by the Chester or Midlothian campus library, high-five your librarian to show your appreciation for all the services and resources available from your Tyler libraries.  If you would rather give a nod of the head, hand shake, or a kind word of appreciation, that is perfectly acceptable too! The High-Five a Librarian Day started with Steve Kemple's EveryLibrary Artist In-Residency project, "We're all in this Together."  For more information on EveryLibrary and the Artist In-Residence project,…continue reading →
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 →

Webtastic Wednesday: Choosing a book

Would you be surprised to learn that here at Library Space we occasionally have trouble finding something to read; something, that is, that just fits our reading mood? Luckily, the internet with its vast resources can help. Here are three sites you can take advantage of when you have trouble deciding on your next book: Whatshouldireadnext.com: Enter the title of a book you have enjoyed and get back a lengthy list of recommended titles based on the entered book. Each title comes with subject heading such as “social life and customs,” “married people,”…continue reading →