Banned Books Week – Day 2

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky   Some of the most celebrated authors and novels have been challenged in libraries across the country. On the 2017 list of most challenged books were masterpieces like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Other classic literature titles are frequently challenged in some libraries: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, 1984 by George Orwell, and The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Other writers faced opposition…continue reading →
BookFace Friday!  Welcome Back Trailblazers!

BookFace Friday! Welcome Back Trailblazers!

To start the semester, we thought we would welcome you all back with some bookfaces we created over break!  We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them! Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor Chester and Midlothian Popular Reading Collection PZ7.T214826 Dr 2014               Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector Midlothian Circulating Collection PQ9697.L585 A2 2015               Anatomy 360º by Dr. Jamie Roebuck Chester and Midlothian Circulating Collection QM25 .R64 2015               Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King…continue reading →
Bookface Friday at the Tyler Libraries

Bookface Friday at the Tyler Libraries

It's time for another round of Bookface Fridays with the Tyler libraries! This week features a furry friend of the libraries! Bad Dog: A Love Story Midlothian Popular Reading Collection SF426.2 .K49 2011 Pictured: the amazing Zola!     Sportista: Female Fandom in the United States Midlothian Circulating Collection GV715 .M35 2012           The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch Midlothian Circulating Collection PS3521.O27 A17 2015             Keep reading for more bookface fun at the Tyler libraries!continue reading →
Banned Bookface Friday!

Banned Bookface Friday!

To wrap up Banned Books Week, we wanted to include our new library pastime, bookfacing!  If you haven't seen our new Bookface Friday series, check it out! Bookface Friday at the Tyler Libraries! The next four bookfaces are also titles that appear on the banned books list provided by the American Library Association.  You can find more information on this event to spread awareness about censorship by visiting the ALA site and the Banned Books Week site. Carrie by Stephen King PS3561.I483 C37 1999           The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton PZ7.H5976…continue reading →
Book Face Fridays at the JTCC Libraries!

Book Face Fridays at the JTCC Libraries!

Here comes the second round of #bookfaces from your JTCC library staff!  You can find all of these books available in your JTCC libraries!   Vincent by Barbara Stok and Laura Watkinson PN6790.N43 V56 2014             Attention's Loop by Elizabeth King NB237.K49 A2 1999             Shaq Uncut by Shaquille O'Neal and Jackie Macmullan GV884.O54 A3 2012               Want to share your bookfaces with the JTCC libraries?  Tag us!  #Tylerlibrary #johntylercc #notwhatyouexpectcontinue reading →