Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings

If a vacation to exotic locales is not in the budget for this summer—not to worry. Going to the VMFA can be your ticket to India. For a mere $15 ($12 for students) you can travel halfway around the world and back in time to India in the 18th to the mid-20th century. According to [...]

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Update: Renovation @ Chester Campus Library

Renovations at Chester continue to progress on schedule. In October we posted pictures of the demolition, now just look at how far we’ve come! With lots of windows, plenty of study rooms, and cool lighting expect the library to reopen for the fall semester.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Begin your job search at the library

  With graduation fast approaching you may be thinking about the next phase. If your plans are to find work, the library has resources to help you with your search. From identifying work strengths to polishing your resume to perfecting your interviewing skills, we have a book for you. Here are just a few of [...]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Fool for Art

Join the fun on Saturday, April 21, as John Tyler celebrates with Fool for Art. John Tyler’s Midlothian campus will be hosting educational sessions, hands-on activities, and 50+ vendors in an outdoor craft fair. In the Art of Learning tent the library has gathered materials—chenille stems, buttons, beads and glue. You can use your imagination [...]

Monday, April 9th, 2012

What were you doing in 1940?

  After a 72-year embargo the US Census department released the 1940 census data April 2, 2012. Hosted by  and the “first-ever on-line release” the site promptly crashed shortly after going live, unable to handle the 37 million hits in the first hours. Bolstered by new servers, the curious can now search records for [...]

Friday, January 6th, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions Part 2

Yesterday’s blog listed library books for healthy living goals. Today’s blog post has both print and web resources for two popular New Year resolutions. Improve finances Books: Personal Finance in Your 20s for Dummies /  by Eric Tyson The Wall Street Journal Guide to the New Rules of Personal Finance / Dave Kansas The New [...]

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions – Part 1

    January: the beginning of both the calendar year and a new semester –a good time for reflecting on the past and setting new goals. If you are like many people, New Year’s is the time for making resolutions to improve the quality of your life. Do your resolutions include any of these goals? [...]

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Over the river and through the wood…

Thanksgiving is fast approaching so there’s not a moment to lose. And with plenty of library and web resources to help you weather, er, enjoy the holiday you can rest easy. Responsible for the cooking? Here is what you need to make your feast memorable The Good Housekeeping Cookbook Wild Game Cookbook The Real Simple [...]

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Nobel Prize 2011

Each autumn the Nobel Prize committee awards its prizes for to those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind by making “outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, economics, medicine, literature and for work in peace.” Each laureate, or winner, receives a diploma, a medal and a 10 million [...]

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Following in the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least – and it is commonly more than that – sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.  ~Henry David Thoreau Where can a John Tyler Community College student [...]