Monday, August 27th, 2012

Coming Up: Fall Literature Circles

The Fall Literature Circles are coming–and all students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Choose a title from the list, read it, and join the relaxed, insightful discussions. All books are owned by the library, but copies are limited and going FAST. Book Choices for the Fall 2012 Literature Circles Firefly Cloak by Sheri [...]

Friday, December 16th, 2011

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, TWO: Study Break Week

Another classic from Marcel the Shell. This time with a canine frenemy…! Hope your exams are going well. One more day!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 8th, 2011

Flipbacks: the book that reads like a eReader

Flipbacks are: Full length novel…the size of an iPhone. All the fun and feel of print in a tiny package. Called “The Next Little Thing” Could Flipbacks be the Kindle killer? Details All You Want to Know About Flipbacks Could this book kill the Kindle? Guardian UK Flipbacks What do you think?

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 [...]

Monday, July 25th, 2011

K9 Academy: dogs @ school

Every day is Bring Your Dog to Work Day for UR chemistry professors Carol Parish and Marty Zeldin. Their Labrador puppy Dell is learning how to be a service dog for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Part of his education is being exposed to many situations (and learning how to act appropriately in them.) So [...]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Teen reads for EVERYONE

Diverse Readers JTCC is a diverse community; our students and faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and places. Everyone likes to read something different…mystery, romance, thriller, blogs (wink!) Diverse Audience Have you read popular books like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games or The Lightning Thief? You have been reading what libraries call Young Adult [...]