Celebrating Banned Graphic Novels!

Celebrating Banned Graphic Novels!

If you have been to the Tyler libraries, you know we have a thing for graphic novels.  Just like other banned or challenged books, graphic novels face the same criticisms.  Because these works deal specifically in pictures, they sometime face more scrutiny and censure.  So in addition to celebrating the top ten banned books, we present the banned or challenged graphic novels available at the Tyler libraries! Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Available at the Midlothian campus library: PN6727.B3757 Z46 2007            Maus by Art Spiegelman Available at the Midlothian and…continue reading →
Banned Books Week 2015

Banned Books Week 2015

Every year, the John Tyler libraries celebrate Banned Books Week.  This week acknowledges the library materials that are challenged or banned due to public outcry.  We do not ban books here at Tyler, we embrace them and proudly say, "I READ BANNED BOOKS!" Want to learn more about Banned Books Week?  Check out the American Library Association's website, BannedBooksWeek To kick off this most joyous library occasion, our first post will be a recap of the most frequently challenged or banned books of 2014: 1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by…continue reading →
Introducing Bookface Fridays at the JTCC Libraries!

Introducing Bookface Fridays at the JTCC Libraries!

Welcome to Bookface Fridays at the JTCC Libraries! To introduce different books to our students and readers, the librarians have taken to advertising in a new way, bookfacing!  If you are unfamiliar with bookface, read all about the new wave of mixing the love of books with cover art and visual social networking like Instagram- Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface- The New York Times To get us started, here are some favorites from the book pushers at the JTCC Libraries... The Dog Encyclopedia   by Kim Dennis-Bryan, Ann Baggaley & Katie John: SF422…continue reading →