Halloween History

History of Halloween from National Geographic. According to this the Irish brought most of our Halloween traditions with them. Carving turnips, anyone? Other titles about Halloween include: Halloween :  from pagan ritual to party night by Nicholas Rogers The library has plenty of books to scare you! From classic authors like Dean Koontz, to newer authors likecontinue reading →

Book Club: Join the discussion!

Join the discussion with the JTCC Student Book Club. This month's books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. This explosive international bestseller follows journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander as they search for a missing heiress. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Read the inspirational story of an American mountain climber who failed to climb K2, but succeeded in building schools for remote mountain villages. Read one (or part, or both!) of the books and join the discussion. Monday, November 1 3:00 pm in C103a (Midlothian Student Activities…continue reading →

Full Moon Madness: Library’s Fang-Free Zone

Tired of Bill Compton, Eric Northman, and Sookie? Definitely not Team Edward or Team Jacob? Take a break from the vampires and werewolves in the library’s Fang Free Zone during this weekend’s Full Moon Madness. Library will be open from 4-9 with a variety of activities, including: Book Signing: Authors Elisabeth Kuhn, Ashanti Luke & M. Sullivan Polly Porcupine Goes Trick-or-Treating: Reading by The Story Lady, Ali Pfautz Poems, Performing and Pandemonium:  Children’s Author M. Sullivan International Education at JTCC: Hear, see, and ask questions about study/travel opportunities at John Tyler. Full Moon…continue reading →

Research it right!

Learn some tips from the pros to help you with resources, research, and getting an A! Citations Madness: A No Stress Guide to Creating Your Bibliography Page October 21, Chester CLC Lab (M218a). 4-4:30 The Library In Your Computer: Electronic Books November 1, Chester Library (M-216). 3:00-3:45 Search Smarter, Not Harder: How to Find What You Need Online Explore cool tools like GoogleScholar and Dogpile. Plus, learn how to evaluate online sources November16, Chester Library (M216). 6:30-7 Need more info? Call the Chester library 804-706-5195.continue reading →