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 →
International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

To celebrate International Women's Day (March 8th), the Tyler libraries have prepared displays to honor the women who have blazed a path for us all.  In addition this day of homage, the entire month of March is Women's History Month!  This month is meant as a "tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society" (Library of Congress, 2016). Women's History Week in 1981, but evolved into a month long celebration in 1987. We all know a strong, courageous, intelligent, caring, and empowering woman that…continue reading →

Women’s History Month

Arriving on the heels of Black History Month, comes Women’s History Month—a time to reflect upon, rediscover and rejoice in all the milestones that American women have achieved in the past century. On August 18, 1920, women finally gained the right to vote in this country. Since then, the United States has watched and cheered as its female citizens worked munitions factories during World War II, joined forces with the pacifist and civil rights movements in the 1960’s in the struggle for equal rights, began serving in greater numbers in the two houses…continue reading →
Artist Spotlight: Jack Goolsby

Artist Spotlight: Jack Goolsby

The Midlothian library is proud to feature artwork from the very talented, Jack Goolsby.  Mr. Goolsby is a former art student with John Tyler and the 2017 Sherwood Forest Art and Literary Review first place winner in the art category. Mr. Goolsby’s medium is ceramics and has a special interest in prehistoric Peruvian art.  One of the works displayed in the Midlothian library is a Peruvian funerary clay pot.  His work highlights these forgotten peoples and their rich cultures, traditions, and practices.  Please drop by the library to see Mr. Goolsby's work and…continue reading →
International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day!

The Tyler Libraries are celebrating National Women's History Month the entire month of March, but today is International Women's Day!  The theme for this year is #beboldforchange. Organizers are asking people all over the world to,  "help forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world." To learn more about March 8th and National Women's History Month, please visit the following resources: International Women's Day National Women's History Museum Stop by either campus library to learn more about the women who changed our history, culture, and society to benefit women's rights…continue reading →