Documentary: From Place to Place

Produced by Porch Productions , From Place to Place recounts the stories of three teenagers who have “aged-out” of the foster care system. Although too young to stay in foster care, they have not yet developed the inner resources to succeed in either life or school. While legally adults they continue to need nurturing, encouragement and positive reinforcement on their way to becoming full-fledged grown-ups. Sadly, they are not getting it. This documentary follows them over a two year period from the streets of Missoula, Montana to the halls of Congress where they…continue reading →

Laptops for checkout @ Midlo Library

New for Fall 2011: Students may checkout laptops at the Midlothian Campus Library. Details: Current students (First come, first served!) Current library card (We can get you set up.) INSIDE Midlothian Library (No taking it home or to class.) 4 hour checkout (Type fast!) YOU are responsible for entire cost of laptop if stolen or damaged during your checkout period. This may be over $1000. (Treat it like it is YOURS.) Files saved will be erased when laptop is shut down. (Bring your flash drive or email it to yourself!) Need more details…continue reading →

Book Club: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder is the last Book Club selection for the summer session. Posion Study is the first in a three-part fantasy series; on Goodreads (a social network for book fans) readers (13,431 so far) give the book 4.41 stars. The description from Goodreads: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a…continue reading →

Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

This June Book Club is reading Room by Emma Donoghue. From the publisher: Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room--an 11×11-foot space that is their prison--captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the room will not be able to hold him and Ma forever. Jack--who is five--narrates the story. Readers see what is REALLY going on...even though Jack the narrator cannot. Reviewers on Amazon have described the book as both gripping…continue reading →

Feed Your Family with Your Own Mini-farm: Cindy Conner at Fool for Art

Nationally known speaker Cindy Conner shares techniques for the backyard food gardener. Come learn to feed yourself using organic GROW BIOINTENSIVE tools to make your garden productive all year long. This workshop is presented during the Fool for Art festival—a free community event held by John Tyler Community College. Details Saturday, April 9, 2011 • 11:00 a.m. John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus, A113-115 About the Workshop GROW BIOINTENSIVE Sustainable Mini-farming is a system that combines nutrition-based food production with closed-system soil fertility management, emphasizing reduced space. Learn about the eight elements of…continue reading →