Graduation Cap Decorating at the Maker Spaces

Graduation Cap Decorating at the Maker Spaces

Calling all spring 2019 grads!  You've worked hard to make it to graduation day, so why stick to the plain black (and a bit drab) graduation regalia?  Let your personality, studies, and goals shine by creating a personalized graduation cap! Visit the Libraries' Maker Spaces to decorate your graduation caps May 1 -  6, 2019.   Decorating materials have been supplied by the John Tyler Community College Foundation.  After your finished, please be sure to snap a selfie and tag #TylerCommunityCollege and #TylerLibraries. Congratulations to all of our spring 2019 graduates! Need some inspiration? …continue reading →

Who’s Inspired You?

March is Women's History Month. The Library is drawing attention to overlooked figures of history by asking library staff about historical women who've inspired them. Sophie Scholl: "She chose to live according to her faith and conscience instead of according to her culture. She thought deeply and was unafraid to challenge others on their convictions." - Rebeca Parrott The White Rose by Inge Scholl - Available Online     Anne Carson: "She introduced me to the beauty of the lyric essay and the use of white space. She is also a classicist, a…continue reading →

Books We Love!

Ah, Valentine's Day. You're back again. Some people greet this holiday with gushing warmth and enthusiasm. Others prefer to ignore it. Meanwhile on Valentine's Day, like on every other day of the year, librarians just want to read something good. Here's our pick of books we love. Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater Available at Chester *Recommended by Lauren "It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year,…continue reading →

Succeed this Spring!

Welcome back, Trailblazers! In the middle of finding your new classes, figuring out syllabi, and navigating Blackboard, the library has your back. We have what you need to succeed this semester: Books - For serious academic study (or that 10-page research paper), start with the JTCC Library Catalog. Search for specific titles, authors, or subject areas and limit your results to the kind of resource you want. Computers & Printers - Need to knock out your homework before heading home? Use library computers with your MyTyler login and print with your student ID…continue reading →

Frances E. W. Harper – Trailblazing Poet

October 24 marks the birth of one of America's great poets and civil rights activists, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born in Maryland in 1825. Born into a free family, she had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and loved to read. By age 20, she had published her first book of poetry and by age 34, she became the first African-American to have a short story published. It's incredible to think that it took until 1859 for that to happen! Frances did not just write poetry and short stories. She also became a…continue reading →