St. Patrick’s Day Origin Story…or Not

As we swing further into the spring semester, and further into March, it can be tempting to shun learning that doesn’t directly relate to classes. I promise there won’t be a test on this. Picture of cookies that have less to do with St. Patrick’s Day and more to do with consumerism. Like most holidays, St. Patrick’s Day barely resembles the original inspiration for it. The man himself was an enslaved European of unknown descent who rid the Irish of certain religious peoples. Not snakes, although that is a theory as to why…continue reading →

Paranormal Presidential Investigation

Paranormal Presidential Investigation at   Local Community College* Those who frequent the group outings to Hollywood Cemetery in search of specters will all say one thing: the grave of John Tyler is about as mundane as they come. “You would think that, for someone who died on the precipice of the war, he’d be a bit unsettled,” muses Helen, a guide with Haunts of Richmond. “But the gravesite is quiet. We’ve never gotten any readings there.” Other ghost hunters have sought out John Tyler at his Sherwood Forest plantation, conducting overnight investigations as…continue reading →

Tyler Taste Test

As we shuffle toward the end of the semester, life can get stressful. Sure, there may be fewer assignments, but they affect final grades that much more. Final projects and essays can stack up. It all may have you feeling a little... salty. We at the library cannot fix that, but we can take your mind from it for a small time. That’s right! John Tyler Community College is hosting a taste test for chips, just in time for exam season. Come into either library: Chester Campus - Moyar Hall, M216 When: Wednesday,…continue reading →

You Can Make It at the MakerSpace

It is easy to get caught up in the stress of college, especially when you have to balance it with your career, your relationships, and the overall journey of life. We hope to be a place where you can channel your stress into a creative activity, and maybe even make something you will keep for years to come!  The Chester Campus Makerspace was initiated in mid-August 2018.  It's located to the left of the entrance as you walk in. You'll find a tiered display showing off the results of our latest event, followed by…continue reading →