Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The Meowmorphasis by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook

The Meowmorphosis: Book Trailer from Quirk Books on Vimeo. From the self-proclaimed “Masters of our Public Domain,” Quirk Classics brings another literary mashup sure to delight the animal lover in all of us. Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find out he is an adult-sized kitten. Does his family LOL or OMG? Publisher Quirk remastered [...]

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Philosopher’s Football: Germany vs. Greece

Bend it like…Hegel? Marx claims Socrates was OFFSIDE! (I think he’s right…) Thanks to Monty Python for the laughs. No classes are in session now (summer session starts Monday May 23). The Midlothian library is open until 7 p.m Monday – Thursday. During this Study Break Week LibrarySpace will share some (semi-) academic clips. Relax and [...]

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The Icing on the Cake: true stories from StoryCorps

Ever wondered what stories your family might have to tell? StoryCorps helps America listen and remember. In less than a decade, StoryCorps has recorded and preserved over 30,000 interviews; children interviewing parents, husbands telling romantic stories about their wives. All of the interviews are stored at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. [...]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Kennedy loves…interview from the Love Learning Studio at Fool for Art

At the Fool for Art Festival, the library challenged everyone to step into the Love Learning Studio, and tell the world what they love! Kennedy accepted the challenge and told Molli about her loves (bones and Dr. Seuss.) Tell us…what do you love?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Part science project, part dinner… Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter shows you how to hack it, mash it, sous-vide it, caramelize it, and eat it! THEN he explains the science behing it all. Think Mythbusters for the kitchen… Cooking for Geeks (print) and Cooking for Geeks (web) Not feeling geeky? Try these other cooking titles from [...]

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Surprising truth about Wikipedia

Wikipedia is not verified, fact checked, or guaranteed to be true. Really. From Wikipedia: “It is in the nature of an ever-changing work like Wikipedia that, while some articles are of the highest quality of scholarship, others are admittedly complete rubbish. We are fully aware of this.” Researcher beware! With Wikipedia, anyone can change any [...]

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Smart People. Smart Libraries.

Enjoy Spring Break and Saint Patrick’s Day! Check out this video produced by Library Ireland to celebrate Ireland’s public libraries. Remember: JTCC Library is still open during Spring Break: 7:30-5 Monday to Friday. Come in and work on projects without distractions, get help with a paper, or study in peace.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Anatomy and Physiology via web: Google Body

Can’t get to the library to study with the box of bones? Need a quick skull refresher before your final? Try Google Body! With Google Body you can: View and move detailed model of the human body in 3D See systems individually or together Add or subtract labels Search for organs, bones, muscles and more [...]

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Book Club: The Other Wes Moore

One name, two fates… Same situation, same neighborhood, same age, same name. One man is a Rhodes Scholar and Iraq Combat Veteran, the other is serving jail time. What happened? Read the book (available in the JTCC library or locally at Barnes and Noble) and join the discussion Tuesday, March 8 at 2:00 in C103. [...]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption

Though Michael Vick has returned to the NFL, his past continues to be in the news. Read more about Bad Newz Kennels, animal rescue and  and the canine-human connection in these library titles. The Vick Dogs and Animal Rescue The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant [...]