Welcome to 2020!

2020 has finally arrived! Here are some fun facts about the upcoming year! About 2020 2020 is a Leap Year, so it’ll have 366 days instead of 365 Want to write 2020 in Roman numerals? Here you go: MMXX Valentine's Day is a Friday Cinco De Mayo is on a Tuesday (Taco Tuesday!) Halloween is on a Saturday (very spooky!) Head’s up! Law enforcement across the nation is warning people not to abbreviate the year when they write out the date. This is because it could easily be changed to look like a…continue reading →
Exam Week Fun at the Tyler Libraries

Exam Week Fun at the Tyler Libraries

Exams are next week!  Take a break and join us some of our favorite winter pastimes- decorations, hot drinks, and good company. The Tyler Libraries will be hosting holiday decorating events and relaxing environments to help our students take a deep breath and shed some of the exam time stress! During exam week, December 9-13, 2019, stop by the Tyler Libraries for the following activities: Chester Snowflake Ornaments- revisit your inner child with beautiful snowflakes to enjoy all winter long! Exam Escape Room- come escape your exam stress with some relaxing music, dim…continue reading →

Native American Heritage Month – Powhatan History

November is Native American Heritage Month. In Virginia, we live on land the Powhatan Confederacy once inhabited. In honor of them, let’s learn!   The Powhatan language, not spoken for centuries now, is called Virginian Algonquian. We have this language to thank for several words that we use now, such as racoon (aroughcun, pronounced a-raw-coon) and (o)possum (opassum, pronounced oh-pah-som). To say hello, Disney – surprisingly – got it right: it’s Wingapo.  Counting in Virginian Algonquian starts like this:  One: Nekut  Two: Ninge  Three: Nus  Four: Yough  Five: Paranske  To learn more, here are…continue reading →

New York Times- Full access for Tyler students and staff!

Need to find current reporting, information on breaking events, or business reviews?  The Tyler Libraries have NEWS for you!  All students and staff now have access to the New York Times online!  The subscription includes access to all current articles as well as archived materials. To access the NYTimes online, you will need to register an account using your myTyler or John Tyler staff email. This registration process will also provide access to the NYTimes app for mobile use. To register for this service, please use the following instructions: Navigate to accessnyt.com Search…continue reading →
October Madness- Candy Edition

October Madness- Candy Edition

Do you like candy? Who are we kidding – of course you do! The question is WHAT KIND of candy you like. So, we created a bracket about candy. Welcome to October madness! (It’s like March madness but with candy and no basketball.) These next two weeks (starting on Oct. 10th) we will have two choices available to vote between every few days. The bracket will update as votes come in! Vote for the candy you like the most, because on Halloween, the winning candy will be available for you to snack on…continue reading →