Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Ever wonder if a world almost exactly like your own exists somewhere else?  What if they existed in parallel to each other, but with differences- like magic?  In V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic, that is exactly how our worlds work.  Four Londons- Grey, Red, White, and Black all exist in parallel, but are closed to everyone except for the Antari, or blood magicians. Grey London is the world we live in: it is non-magical and alive with humanity.  Red London is the stuff of imagination: filled with magic, but respected and balanced.…continue reading →
Welcome Summer Students!

Welcome Summer Students!

Welcome students!  Remember that the JTCC libraries are here to help all summer long! While we may not have workshops and other activities scheduled during this time of the year, there are still tons of resources at students' disposal. Research Help: In person- stop by and visit for one-on-one reference help (Monday- Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) Online- Ask a Librarian!  A 24/7 Instant message chat service By Phone or Email- contact the library now for help! Online resources: Use…continue reading →
Fiction Fridays- An Announcement, Over 50 Years in the Making!

Fiction Fridays- An Announcement, Over 50 Years in the Making!

Harper Lee, one of the most well-known American authors of the 20th century has announced the publication of her second novel, Go Set a Watchman. After more than 50 years since the publication of the beloved classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee's first manuscript was discovered.  After sharing with a group of trusted individuals, Ms. Lee has decided it is time to share her work with the world again. Go Set a Watchman was the first work Lee started in her early writing career.  After completing this work, she was advised to write a novel from…continue reading →
They’re Back…

They’re Back…

The library workshops are back at both campuses!  Join your JTCC librarians for the spring 2015 sessions dealing with research, resources, citation, new tools, technology, and so much more!  All workshops are held in the computer labs inside of the campus libraries.  All students are welcome to attend.  SDV 100 students can use workshops as an activity credit as well. Upcoming Workshops: Chester: Smart Searching: Databases 101 on 1/29/15 at 3:30 p.m. The Ugly "P" Word: Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism on 2/2/15 at 5:30 p.m. Midlothian: Who Said That?  The Basics of APA…continue reading →
Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Hours

The John Tyler Libraries will operate with reduced hours starting on Monday, December 22 and ending on Saturday, January 10, 2015. The following schedule applies to both campus libraries: Monday, 12/22 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, 12/23 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Midlothian Only- Tuesday, 12/23 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Wednesday, 12/24 - Sunday, 1/4 CLOSED Monday, 1/5 - Thursday, 1/8 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 1/10: CLOSED The JTCC Libraries will resume normal operating hours on Monday, January 12, 2015. Have a wonderful and safe winter break!continue reading →