Life’s Too Short to Read Bad Books – #WorthReading

Image by ClarissaBell from Pixabay James Joyce once said "Life is too short to read a bad book." We heartily agree. Not only is life too short for a bad book, but so is summer! The summer time is a very short three months. You want to make the most it, experience new things, sleep in on Saturdays, conquer class. Perhaps you think you don't have the time to read. Well, the blog will be spotlighting books over the summer that are worth the time to read, or #worthreading (if you are into…continue reading →

Hygge (Hue-ga) – Making your holidays happy!

During the holidays, we often focus on others and don’t use the “break” as an actual time to rest! Understanding the concept of “hygge” can be a way for you to harness some peace and appreciation, and nourish your spirit through the hustle and bustle of one of the most beautiful (but often crazy) seasons of the year. In 2016, “Hygge” was named the word of the year by Oxford Dictionary. This Scandinavian word doesn’t directly translate to English, but is trending as a way to describe moments we love to feel during…continue reading →

Warming Recipes to Break the Winter Chill

"To feel safe and warm on a cold night, all you really need is soup." - Laurie Colwin The recent cold has taken its toll on Virginians who love their state's rather mild winters.  Stop by the Midlothian Library and check out the cooking display guaranteed to combat the chill!continue reading →
Summer Reading at the Tyler Libraries

Summer Reading at the Tyler Libraries

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  To help relax and explore new places from the comfort of the air conditioning, beach, or pool-side, stop by the Tyler Libraries and check out some of these amazing titles! The following books are some of the 37 books featured by the Washington Post.  You can also check out the Washington Post's full listing of the "37 Books We've Loved so Far in 2017." The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates Midlothian Popular Reading Collection PS3565.A8 B66 2017 From Goodreads.com: A powerfully resonant and provocative novel…continue reading →
August Summer Reading

August Summer Reading

Welcome back for our final summer reading picks from the Tyler libraries!  With summer classes coming to an end on August 3rd, stop by one of your Tyler libraries to find something to occupy your time until we start fall semester!  Here are a few suggestions from the Tyler librarians:  Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Midlothian Popular Reading Collection PS3607.Y37 H66 2016  From Goodreads.com Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms…continue reading →