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 [...]

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Book Club: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder is the last Book Club selection for the summer session. Posion Study is the first in a three-part fantasy series; on Goodreads (a social network for book fans) readers (13,431 so far) give the book 4.41 stars. The description from Goodreads: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… About to [...]

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Vintage books from PsychNet: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis

Jacob Riis was a reformer, journalist and photographer who lived and worked at the turn of the 20th century. His stories and photographs chronicled the desperate poverty of tenement dwellers. Riis’s work brought the hidden world of urban slums to middle class eyes–and to those of political leaders like Theodore Roosevelt. His work led to reforms in [...]

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Independence Day Holiday Hours

JTCC Library will have reduced hours for the Independence Day/4th of July Holiday. Saturday, July 2: Closed Monday, July 4: Closed Get out there and wish America a happy birthday! Library reopens on Tuesday, July 5 with normal operating hours.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Oprah’s Book Club

Kate Picker in Time called the Oprah Effect “the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead” and banish them from the bestseller lists. Even though the daytime show has ended, the legacy remains:  Oprah’s Book Club had people reading again, and talking about what they read. Her influence [...]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Virtual tour of the Chester Temp-brary

Check out Chester Campus Library’s temporary space in the Nicholas Center. Books, magazines, computers are…it is all here! The library (temp-brary?) will operate here during the yearlong renovation of Moyar. Come in and see for yourself! Music “Loop 93″ courtesy of RoyaltyFreeMusic.com

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Not just for kids: comics @ the library

Comics, graphic novels, sequential art, manga…these are all words for narrative told through both pictures and words. Once considered a throwaway item for kids, graphic novels now win major literary awards. More attention from scholars means more attention from LIBRARIES. Comics @ VCU Library Check out Secret Powers in Style Magazine about the Comic Arts [...]

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

This June Book Club is reading Room by Emma Donoghue. From the publisher: Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room–an 11×11-foot space that is their prison–captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the [...]

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

These boots were made for HIKING

High gas prices put a dent in your caribbean vacation budget? Need a weekend away from home, but not TOO far from home? Get outside NEARBY. Shenandoah National Park is in Richmond’s backyard; part of the 2100+ mile Appalachian Trail winds through Virginia’s mountains. Hiking is healthy, simple, and cheap. What can hiking do for [...]