Book signing by JTCC English Professor

On July 3, Local author and JTCC adjunct English Professor Ashanti Luke will be giving a reading of his novel Dusk at the Colonial Heights Public Library. After the reading, there will be a short question and answer session. Copies of Dusk will be available for purchase and signing at the reading. From the back cover: With the Earth overpopulated and polluted, a group of twenty premier scientists must depart on a mission to explore Asha-a distant, uninhabited planet that may offer solutions to humanity's burgeoning problems. But when they arrive at Asha,…continue reading →

The Milennium Trillogy by Steig Larsson

Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) have been bestsellers throughout Europe. The John Tyler Libraries have all three of the books in the collection. In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the first in the series), disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to find the long-missing heiress Harriet Vanger. He teams with young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to retrace Harriet's path. Together they uncover things that most of us would like to forget...or wish we…continue reading →

World Cup games to be shown on both campuses

Join fellow fans (or people who are just not fans YET) in watching the world's biggest tournament. Games will be shown at Chester the Nicholas Center, and at Midlothian in the Student Lounge, Science Building. FIFA Schedule Don't know anything about soccer? The basics: Both teams are trying to score. Sometimes nobody scores. Keeping the other team from scoring is nearly as important as scoring yourself. The game has two 45 minute halves, with a 15 minute halftime break. Commercials are shown only during halftime. Watching the fans is part of the fun!…continue reading →

World Cup: Soccer Conquers the World

World Cup fever is about to begin, as the world's biggest soccer tournament starts in South Africa on June 11. Every four years the top 16 national soccer teams fight for the right to lift the World Cup Trophy. For the first time the continent of Africa will host the world's biggest tournament. Soccer still struggles to get a foothold in the American sports establishment (which is still ruled by the triumvirate of Football, Basketball, and Baseball), but the rest of the globe goes mad for the beautiful game.  Children around the US…continue reading →

Armchair travel – no ticket required

Itching to see the world? Don't have the time or budget for world travel? No worries, we have you covered.   Sit and explore the world from the comfort of home by turning the pages in books that will take you to the most intriguing places on earth.  Discover Italy or safari in Africa with our wonderful collection of foreign travel books. If staying state-side is on your agenda, check out our collection of local history and travel books.  They range from the history of the sites along the civil rights trail to basic…continue reading →