Friday, October 28th, 2011

Literature Goes Digital

What if you re-wrote great literature condensing the action into chapters of up to 140 characters? Oh wait, that’s a tweet, right? Hence, the fusion of tweets and literature into Twitterature, the creation of University of Chicago dorm mates, Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin. Aciman and Rensin have taken 83 classic and not-so-classic works and [...]

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Library Renovations @ Chester

Renovations of the Chester Campus Library are moving forward. Check out the photos of the demolition…before the building begins. New library…fall 2012!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Page to screen cage match: Everything is Illuminated

The eternal question….BOOK or FILM? This month the Book Club will discuss BOTH. The book: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer The film: Everything Is Illuminated starring Elijah Wood (Frodo!) Read the book, see the film, and come to the Book Club on Wednesday, October 5 @ 1:00. Meetings in the Student Activities Office [...]

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Go Team GO!!!

Ahh football. Whether you follow the NFL, college or the Central Region, the beginning of the football season brings the promise of cooler weather, the start of a new school year and the hope of a winning a championship! While you are enjoying the thrill of competition ponder these: Is there such a thing as [...]

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Read all about it! Historic newspapers @ Library of Congress

Ever wondered what happened on this day in 1915?  Travel back in time using the Library of Congress online historic newspapers! LOC digitally archives newspapers from all over the US; read the real paper–ads included.  Get firsthand accounts of historic events, like the election of Abraham Lincoln or the sinking of the RMS Lusitania (which [...]

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Book Club: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Book Club meets 3x a semester, and all of the books we read are chosen BY STUDENTS. This month the club will discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Silas and Larry are unlikely teenage friends…and then one is suspected of murder. Part murder  mystery, part small town drama, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter should [...]

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Retirement Planning for Millennials (no kidding!)

The U.S. Census Bureau has released population predictions for 2050. If you are a Millennial, the generation defined by Pew Research as being born between 1981 and 2000, you can expect to retire about that same time. What changes can you expect? The world will definitely be more crowded, the population is expected to reach [...]

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

Think history is boring?  Think again.  In Lies My Teacher Told Me, the author explores American history textbooks for the omissions, myths, and inaccuracies taught to school children every year…including YOU!  Columbus discovered the new world right?  Wrong!  Many expeditions had landed in the Americas before his 1492 “discovery.” Three times as many tons of [...]

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

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 [...]

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The feel-bad read of the summer: Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) are an international publishing sensation. Atmospheric, intelligent, and terrifying, the trilogy has sold over 60 million books worldwide and sparked a new interest in Swedish fiction. The first book, the Girl With the [...]