Friday, September 27th, 2013

(Non) Fiction Friday: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

No stranger to the Banned Book list (Books Challenged or Banned in 2009-2010), author David Sedaris in his latest work, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, looks at themes of modern culture. In each chapter, ranging from talking to telemarketers, sitting by strangers on an airplane or French reaction to the reelection of Barak Obama, Sedaris [...]

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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 [...]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Fall Semester Registration @ the Library

Fall semester registration began on Monday, June 8. With 100+ computers the library is a great place to sign up for classes. While you are here to register for classes why not register for a library card? To get a library card show your picture ID with name and address (a driver’s license is perfect) [...]

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The Great Gatsby

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father told me something that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.” With the release of the movie are you thrilled by all things Gatsby? If so, you might want to check out the Princeton University Digital Library. You can view F. Scott Fitzgerald’s manuscript—in [...]

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Listen to This!

Whew! After a week of dystopia it is time for the Dangerous Library Book Pushers to feature some (possibly) lighter reading fare. In fact, these suggestions are so light you won’t even have to pick them up! What I have in mind are e-audiobooks. What could be better for long car trips to vacation destinations [...]

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Mobile Apps for Study and Research Part 1

Today we begin a three-part post on mobile apps of interest to the John Tyler community. When using your smartphone or tablet, mobile apps can be an advantage for studying and researching when you aren’t near a computer.  Mobile apps are specifically designed to view on a smartphone or tablet; they usually have a clean [...]

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

OverDrive: Listen to a bestseller!

Too busy to read? Try an audiobook! “Read” while you workout, learn a new language during your commute, or relax with a symphony. OverDrive is the library’s source for audiobooks, eBooks and portable video. Download titles to your personal computer or mobile device—anytime! OverDrive provides a FREE app for iPhone and Android eBooks and audiobooks [...]

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Classical music free…with your library card

Having trouble concentrating? Need a change of pace? Want some music to block out the noise of your little brother while you study? Add some classical music to your playlist! Overdrive is John Tyler’s service that offers audio books for download. But Overdrive is not just books; it offers music and movies too. The 101 [...]