In Case You Missed It!  Kehinde Wiley

In Case You Missed It! Kehinde Wiley

Over the summer, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibited the work of world-renowned artist, Kehinde Wiley.  The New Republic exhibit ended on September 5th, but you still have the opportunity to view his work at the Midlothian campus library!  If you can't visit in person, take a look at his work here: Kehinde Wiley Studio Artsy.net- Kehinde Wiley From the VMFA site: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of this artist’s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures. Kehinde Wiley’s work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of…continue reading →
April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

According to Chase’s Calendar of Events (Ref GT 4803. C48 2016), “In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This month creates a special opportunity for people to educate themselves and others about autism and issues within the autism community.” The John Tyler Community College Libraries are a great place for families, caregivers and others to find information about autism. Some recent additions to the collection are: • Autism causes, prevention and treatment : vitamin…continue reading →
A Historic Moment for the Nation’s Library

A Historic Moment for the Nation’s Library

Yesterday marked a historic moment in our national library's history.  President Obama announced his nomination for the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.  Dr. Hayden currently serves as the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a long and admirable career of promoting library services, narrowing the digital divide, and opening libraries to populations that need these community institutions the most.   When approved, Dr. Hayden will serve as the 14th Librarian of Congress and has made history by being the first female and first African American nominated…continue reading →
Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

To celebrate the new Modern Makers event hosted at the Chester campus of John Tyler Community College, the Tyler libraries have created a list of resources for those interested in the fields of study presented at Modern Makers. If you are not familiar with Modern Makers, this inaugural event seeks to showcase the programs of study in the STEM-H fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Healthcare). The Modern Makers open-house event will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Nicholas Center on the Chester campus.  For more…continue reading →
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States is known for being a cultural melting pot.  Our nation contains some of the most diverse communities, including the culturally-rich Hispanic community that thrives throughout our country from coast to coast and beyond. Within the Hispanic community, you can find even more diversity from the various nationalities that comprise the term Hispanic. Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) celebrates (Library of Congress, 2015), "the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America."  This month long celebration began as a…continue reading →