#WorthReading – Mysteries

Summer keeps marching on and the hot evenings are a great time to delve into a great book. Here are some more #worthreading titles from JTCC Libraries. For true crime lovers: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara What is it: A thorough account of the decades-long search for the serial rapist & murderer dubbed the Golden State Killer Why you should read it: Author Michelle McNamara creates a readable, engrossing book out of a horrific spree of terror by intertwining the…continue reading →

#WorthReading – Kid Books Everyone Can Love

I never cease to be amazed at the amount of quality content that’s out there for children to read these days. It seems like the amount of material has tripled – maybe even quadrupled – since I myself was a kid. And the topics that these books tackle... it’s quite amazing. Don’t get me wrong – we've still got our Nancy Drew and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but hidden amongst those huge names are some gems that touch on important topics. Plus, they are still incredibly readable. These three books are just…continue reading →

World’s Most Popular Sport – Soccer at the Library

The Women's World Cup in Soccer ends in a week. Although soccer is the most popular sport in the world, FIFA, the governing body of the soccer, did not hold a World Cup for women players until 1991. Did you know that... Three of the countries competing at the World Cup were actually declared inactive as recent as 2016? Chile, Argentina, and Jamaica suffered team shutdowns within the last 3-5 years because their national sport federation funneled funding elsewhere and didn't schedule any matches for the teams. Imagine if Simone Biles wasn't able…continue reading →

#WorthReading – Getting Worked Up for Wimbledon

Photo by Mudassir Ali from Pexels The 2019 Wimbledon Championships is scheduled to take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom from July 1-14, 2019. This tournament began in 1877 and is one of the “grand slam” tennis events of each year.  These biographies of great American tennis players who have won on the Wimbledon stage are available at JTCC Libraries.   Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era by Eric Allen Hall Available at Midlothian & Online Arthur Ashe, a native of Richmond, defeated…continue reading →

Summer Haiku Challenge from NPR

Calling all summer students!  National Public Radio (NPR) and the Tyler Libraries have a challenge for you!  Can you turn your summer memories into poetry?  More specifically, can you turn your memories of  things like vacation, barbeques, camping, hot days, or swimming pools into a haiku?  To get us started, I'll give it a try: Mosquitoes buzz near I turn over on my bunk Dreaming of campfires I'll admit it, I'm no poet! But writing haiku fun for even the worst poets like me! Want to learn more about the summer haiku challenge…continue reading →