Poet Profile: Anne Spencer

Poet Profile: Anne Spencer

If you asked a young Anne Spencer what career she wanted, poet would not have been her answer. Anne, a wife and mother living in Lynchburg during the early 1900s, was a librarian at an all-black high school finding comfort and refuge in cultivating a beautiful garden she called Edankraal. Much like the Bronte sisters before her, she wrote poetry on any paper surface available1—writing became her way to express her feelings and engage with the world around her. NAACP national secretary and celebrated poet James Weldon Johnson came to Lynchburg to help…continue reading →
April is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!

It’s April. Join Tyler Libraries as we celebrate poetry during National Poetry Month. Former Poet Laureate and Virginia native Rita Dove has described poetry as “language at its most distilled and most powerful.” For millennia, people have turned to poetry to communicate their deepest feelings, describe the world around them, grapple with grief, and explore both the human and the divine. Virginia has fostered the talents of many great poets, as early as Edgar Allen Poe and his hypnotic poem “The Raven.” Several prominent poets of our contemporary era also hail from Virginia:…continue reading →
Spring Break Hours: March 13 – 18, 2017

Spring Break Hours: March 13 – 18, 2017

The Tyler libraries will be operating with reduced hours during Spring Break.  Please see the following schedule for both campus libraries: Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18: Closed Have a great Spring Break!  We look forward to seeing you all back to campus on the first day of spring! If you ask us “please do my essay”, first thing to do for you is to give us some instructions about the level of the ready work, amount of pages or words that you needcontinue reading →
International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day!

The Tyler Libraries are celebrating National Women's History Month the entire month of March, but today is International Women's Day!  The theme for this year is #beboldforchange. Organizers are asking people all over the world to,  "help forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world." To learn more about March 8th and National Women's History Month, please visit the following resources: International Women's Day National Women's History Museum Stop by either campus library to learn more about the women who changed our history, culture, and society to benefit women's rights…continue reading →
Black History Month at the Chester campus library

Black History Month at the Chester campus library

The Tyler libraries hope that you have enjoyed our weekly posts for Black History Month.  To wrap up our celebrations of important figures, history, and culture of the black community, we would like to highlight the wonderful display and collection provided by the Chester campus library!  Continue the celebration by visiting the library and checking out one of the following titles: From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and Civil Rights Activist Willis M. Carter of Virginia by Robert Heinrich From Goodreads.com: In the 1980s, Willis McGlascoe Carter s handwritten memoir turned up…continue reading →