Hurricane Season and the Approaching Zombie Apocalypse

What do tropical cyclones and the walking dead have in common? Well, preparation for one. Because both are unpredictable, potentially devastating and socially disruptive (common mortals being unable to control the consequences) methods of preparation are amazingly similar. That’s why the Center for Disease Control—those jolly folks who broadcast warnings about epidemics—have created a site dedicated to the Coming Zombie Apocalypse. And what a deal—it’s a 2-fer! When you prepare for annihilation by zombie you will also be preparing yourself for disruption by hurricane! Of course, to really be prepared do your reading!…continue reading →

Now at the library: Books by JTCC faculty!

The John Tyler Community College library has recently acquired newly published works by our very own faculty. From Assistant Professor Jeff Landon we have Emily Avenue and Truck Dance. And from Lecturer Angela Vogel we have Fort Gorgeous.   Emily Avenue: a flash novel When Doug Figgens accidently causes a fatal accident he becomes a fugitive and spends the next year wandering around southern Virginia. Told from alternating points of view between Doug and his older brother, Sam, the story reveals the experience of both the leaving and the staying behind. Doug must…continue reading →

High Bridge Trail

High Bridge Trail Looking for nearby (tame) adventure? The High Bridge Trail, part of the Virginia State Park system, runs 31 miles between Pamplin City to Burkeville and through the town of Farmville. Once a railroad bed, the trail is open to hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. With little elevation change and no traffic it is the perfect spot for bicyclists wanting to enjoy the Virginia countryside. Make a stop in Farmville for a tasty lunch and you have the ingredients for a perfect day. As of early April all 31 miles are…continue reading →

Library hours for May 9-19, 2012

The JTCC libraries will operate on different hours between May 9-19th.  The following are the scheduled hours of operation for both campuses, unless otherwise noted: 5/9- 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 5/10- Chester 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Midlothian 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 5/11- 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 5/12- CLOSED   5/14- 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 5/15- 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 5/16- Chester 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Midlothian 1:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 5/17- 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 5/18- 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 5/19- CLOSED The libraries will resume normal hours on May 21, 2012.continue reading →

Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings

If a vacation to exotic locales is not in the budget for this summer—not to worry. Going to the VMFA can be your ticket to India. For a mere $15 ($12 for students) you can travel halfway around the world and back in time to India in the 18th to the mid-20th century. According to the VMFA website the more than 200 objects selected for this exhibit bear witness to the “changing role of the maharajas (“great kings”) within a social and historical context.”  Known for their patronage of the arts the ruling…continue reading →