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 the VMFA website the more than 200 objects selected for this exhibit bear witness to the “changing role of the maharajas (“great kings”) within a social and historical context.”  Known for their patronage of the arts the ruling…continue reading →

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 the many items found under the category “Job Hunting:"         Cracking the hidden job market:  how to find opportunity in any economy Dig this gig:  find your dream job - or invent it 100% job…continue reading →

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 to create a book buddy to read with or carry in your pocket.  The library will also play host to The Story Lady at 11:00am and author Michael Sullivan will sign copies of his book There's an Eyeball…continue reading →

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 Archives.com  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 favorite family members. Want to know if Great-grandpa was really a World War I veteran or Grandma’s family really came from Russia? As of this writing the data has not been indexed by name, but if you know…continue reading →