Succeed this Spring!

Welcome back, Trailblazers! In the middle of finding your new classes, figuring out syllabi, and navigating Blackboard, the library has your back. We have what you need to succeed this semester: Books - For serious academic study (or that 10-page research paper), start with the JTCC Library Catalog. Search for specific titles, authors, or subject areas and limit your results to the kind of resource you want. Computers & Printers - Need to knock out your homework before heading home? Use library computers with your MyTyler login and print with your student ID…continue reading →

Hygge (Hue-ga) – Making your holidays happy!

During the holidays, we often focus on others and don’t use the “break” as an actual time to rest! Understanding the concept of “hygge” can be a way for you to harness some peace and appreciation, and nourish your spirit through the hustle and bustle of one of the most beautiful (but often crazy) seasons of the year. In 2016, “Hygge” was named the word of the year by Oxford Dictionary. This Scandinavian word doesn’t directly translate to English, but is trending as a way to describe moments we love to feel during…continue reading →

Tyler Taste Test

As we shuffle toward the end of the semester, life can get stressful. Sure, there may be fewer assignments, but they affect final grades that much more. Final projects and essays can stack up. It all may have you feeling a little... salty. We at the library cannot fix that, but we can take your mind from it for a small time. That’s right! John Tyler Community College is hosting a taste test for chips, just in time for exam season. Come into either library: Chester Campus - Moyar Hall, M216 When: Wednesday,…continue reading →

Tiny Free Library – Share the Joy of Reading

  Starting Monday, November 26th, John Tyler Community College will have two Tiny Free Libraries (or TFLs). Find them outside the libraries at the Chester and Midlothian Campus. What is a free library, you ask? Think “take a penny, leave a penny,” but with books. Find your next read and it is yours to keep. If possible, bring in a book that you no longer need and share it with the community. This free library accepts any and all books. All we ask is that you try and follow a few basic rules:…continue reading →

Season of Gratitude

Each November, on the fourth Thursday of the month, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. The celebration may only be a federal holiday starting during the Civil War, but feasts of gratitude and celebration mark multiple milestones in North America's history. From European explorers to indigenous cultures, from Mexico to Canada and everywhere in between, people have stopped to give thanks, to celebrate safety, and to enjoy the bounty of harvest time. Because it often came after a period of intense danger (like for European explorers), or before the grim trials of winter (like for both…continue reading →