Reduced Library Hours 8/8-8/22

Reduced Library Hours 8/8-8/22

The John Tyler libraries will operate with reduced hours on Saturday, August 8 - Saturday, August 22. Please note the schedules for each campus library: Chester: Saturday, 8/8: CLOSED Monday, 8/10: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 8/11 - 8/14: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8/15: CLOSED Monday - Thursday, 8/17 - 8/20: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, 8/21: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8/22: CLOSED Midlothian: Saturday, 8/8: CLOSED Monday - Wednesday, 8/10 - 8/12: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, 8/13: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.…continue reading →
Summer of Love

Summer of Love

Looking for a hot book to read on a hot day? You are in luck! In July NPR released NPR Books Summer of Love, 100 books nominated by readers as their favorite romances. Divided into categories, there is something for everyone looking for happily ever after, or HEA in romance publishing circles,—historic, LBGTQ, suspense, paranormal among others. Given the number of nominations—over 18,000—is there any doubt of the popularity of romance? And given the number and tone of the comments section, romance readers are, er, passionate as well. If you don’t see your…continue reading →
Independence Day Holiday

Independence Day Holiday

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the John Tyler libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, 2015. The libraries will reopen on Monday, July 6th at 8:00 a.m. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!  Happy Independence Day!continue reading →
Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Ever wonder if a world almost exactly like your own exists somewhere else?  What if they existed in parallel to each other, but with differences- like magic?  In V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic, that is exactly how our worlds work.  Four Londons- Grey, Red, White, and Black all exist in parallel, but are closed to everyone except for the Antari, or blood magicians. Grey London is the world we live in: it is non-magical and alive with humanity.  Red London is the stuff of imagination: filled with magic, but respected and balanced.…continue reading →
Suggestions for summer reading 2015

Suggestions for summer reading 2015

If you find yourself heading to the beach or to the pool in a book-less condition be sure to visit one of the JTCC libraries to remedy your situation. We can help you choose something that will delight you. Or use this list to pick out just the right read: If you read for information try one of these non-fiction titles: Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania What if?:  serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Sapiens: a brief history of humankind  If you are looking for romance, mystery or adventure try…continue reading →