Still open: library summer hours

Summer session is ending (or has ended, depending on when you read this!) The library reduces hours between semesters (not open until 9!) but is still available for registration, computer use, and general questions. The Details: Midlothian Hours: 7/31 8:00-5:00pm 8/1 8:00-8:00pm 8/2 8:00-5:00pm 8/3 CLOSED 8/5-8/7 7:30-5:00pm 8/8 7:30-7:00pm 8/9 7:30-5:00pm 8/10 CLOSED 8/12-8/15 7:30-7:00pm 8/16 10:30-5:00pm 8/17 CLOSED 8/19-20 7:30-7:00pm Chester Hours: 7/31 7:30-5:00pm 8/1 7:30-5:00pm 8/2 7:30-5:00pm 8/3 CLOSED 8/5 7:30-7:00pm 8/6-8/9 7:30-5:00pm 8/10 CLOSED 8/12-8/15 7:30-7:00pm 8/16 10:30-5:00pm 8/17 CLOSED 8/19-20 7:30-7:00pm   Normal hours (7:30am-9:00pm) will resume on…continue reading →

Wholesome goodness in every book!

Feeling bombarded by food advice? Looking to improve your diet? Confused about what makes a healthy diet? Not sure where to turn or who to trust for nutritional guidance? The John Tyler Community College libraries have –er, cooked up something for you. Whether you need help with dietary restrictions due to diabetes, gluten intolerance, or food allergies or you just want to improve your life through diet here are some books you can tuck into. For diabetes control: The blood sugar solution cookbook:  more than 175 ultra-tasty recipes for total health and weight…continue reading →

What Matters in Jane Austen

January 28, 2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Pride and Prejudice. Its author, Jane Austen, is as popular as ever. Pride and Prejudice alone has had at least four film adaptations. A search in the library database Literature Resource Center on Jane Austen yields 843 results. And now this statue of her famous hero, Mr. Darcy, has been erected in Hyde Park, London. Though of course not from Austen’s text of Pride and Prejudice, the statue’s resemblance to Colin Firth in the 1995 BBC production is uncanny. If your interest…continue reading →

Fall Semester Registration @ the Library

Fall semester registration began on Monday, June 8. With 100+ computers the library is a great place to sign up for classes. While you are here to register for classes why not register for a library card? To get a library card show your picture ID with name and address (a driver’s license is perfect) and fill out a registration card. It will take only a few minutes and then you can check out some great summer reads! Some recent titles from The New York Times bestseller list now available at the John…continue reading →

Missing a flash drive?

Have you ever worked on a paper all afternoon, saved it to your flash drive and promptly left the library with the flash drive still in the computer? Every day library staffers collect flash drives that have been abandoned in library computers. But we don’t throw them away! We keep them at the information desk hoping to reunite them with their owners.   If you are missing the most brilliant work you ever did because it is on your lost flash drive come to the information desk at either library. We will try…continue reading →

The Great Gatsby

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father told me something that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.” With the release of the movie are you thrilled by all things Gatsby? If so, you might want to check out the Princeton University Digital Library. You can view F. Scott Fitzgerald’s manuscript—in its original longhand form. (Fitzgerald used not a computer, not a typewriter, not even a pen to write. The manuscripts you can see are written in pencil.) The Princeton Digital Library has high-resolution digital images of The Great…continue reading →

Fiction Friday: The Light Between Oceans

Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel live on Janus Rock, an island situated at the southwest corner of Australia. Tom keeps the lighthouse there protecting the sailors who navigate the treacherous waters between oceans—the warm, calm Indian Ocean and the cold, stormy Great Southern Ocean at the bottom of the world. Tom has survived childhood mistreatment and the horrors of World War I. The routine and solitude of lighthouse keeping suit him perfectly. When he is joined by his wife, the beautiful and effervescent Isabel, he is content. Isabel, however, longs for children.…continue reading →

Fiction Friday: The Ashford Affair

Opening in Kenya in 1926 and moving from pre-World War I England to 1999 New York and back again, The Ashford Affair chronicles the life of popular debutante Lady Beatrice (Bea) Gillecote, her cousin, Addie, their loves and their offspring. Bea becomes her six-year-old cousin’s protector and champion when Addie is sent to live with her titled uncle and imperious aunt after the untimely death of her parents.  Just a year older, Bea has the grace and confidence Addie lacks. When the two make their entrance into society, Bea is dubbed Debutante of…continue reading →

Welcome Summer Semester Students!

What a great way to spend your summer—here at John Tyler. We hope you find this semester enlightening, entertaining and/or enriching. Hopefully you will make time to use the library and the many resources we have available. Here are some tips that you may find useful: To get a library card bring a picture ID—your driver’s license is perfect. It only takes a few minutes then you can check out: Books Magazines Equipment to use in the library Headphones Laptop computers White board markers Study rooms are first-come first-served. If you see an…continue reading →

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Caution: if you are like me and like to read while you are eating this may not be the book for you. Mary Roach obviously likes science. In her previous books she explores space travel (Packing for Mars), sex and reproduction (Bonk), and death (Stiff). In this latest book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal she tackles digestion from beginning to end. As in her earlier works her research is fascinating and her delivery is hilarious. If you can get past the yuck factor you will be in for an entertaining and enlightening…continue reading →