April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

According to Chase’s Calendar of Events (Ref GT 4803. C48 2016), “In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This month creates a special opportunity for people to educate themselves and others about autism and issues within the autism community.” The John Tyler Community College Libraries are a great place for families, caregivers and others to find information about autism. Some recent additions to the collection are: • Autism causes, prevention and treatment : vitamin…continue reading →
Suggestions for summer reading 2015

Suggestions for summer reading 2015

If you find yourself heading to the beach or to the pool in a book-less condition be sure to visit one of the JTCC libraries to remedy your situation. We can help you choose something that will delight you. Or use this list to pick out just the right read: If you read for information try one of these non-fiction titles: Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania What if?:  serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Sapiens: a brief history of humankind  If you are looking for romance, mystery or adventure try…continue reading →

Aimless Love

How would you like a cool office in Washington D.C. complete with a telephone that never rings? All you have to do is become Poet Laureate of the United States. Of course it helps to have some published poetry. And it helps to have published poetry that makes the everyday exceptional and not just beautiful but heartfelt. And it helps to have beautiful, exceptional, heartfelt poetry that is notable enough to get you a guest spot on The Colbert Report. Billy Collins who was the Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003 explains the…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 →