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 →
Summer Reading: July 2016

Summer Reading: July 2016

Each month during the summer semester, the Tyler librarians are highlighting some of our newer titles for summer reading!  Please come back to see what we have in store for August! Here is the line-up for July 2016! Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor Midlothian Popular Reading Collection PZ7.1.T386 In 2016 From Goodreads:  When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of…continue reading →