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 other classics like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Android Karenina. Now Kafka gets the treatment. The canon never had so much bloody mayhem...or fuzzy cuteness!continue reading →

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. In "The Icing on the Cake" Connie Alvarez interviews her mother Blanca Alvarez about coming to America. Blanca tells of how she and her husband struggled to support themselves and their family. Daughter Connie looks back and finds…continue reading →

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 JTCC Library: BakeWise by Shirley Corriher. Corriher, the food scientist from Good Eats, explains how to manipulate your baking recipies in her second James Beard Award winning cookbook. How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. All here—Bittman shows…continue reading →

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 page. Are these changes fact or opinion? Are authors the expert on their topics? Maybe…maybe NOT. Wikipedia is GREAT for casual research, and excels at pop culture information. (The Doctor Who page is comprehensive and packed with verifiable…continue reading →

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.continue reading →

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 Share the exact view with other students with the exact URL Google Body only works with Google Chrome, Firefox 4 Beta, or other browsers that support WebGL. (Chrome and Firefox 4 are both free downloads.) Study Anatomy in a…continue reading →

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. Find out what students are saying about The Other Wes Moore.continue reading →

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 Investigation of Bad Newz Kennels, and the later rescue and rehabilitation of the Vick Dogs. The Lost Dogs appears on Library  Journal's Best of 2011 list and has received rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Dogtown: Tales of…continue reading →