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 →

Legacy of Dr. Woody Horton, Information Literacy Pioneer

As a library devoted to the importance of information literacy, we are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Woody Horton, an influential figure in information literacy and library information services. Dr. Horton worked as a programmer on one of IBM's earliest computers before becoming a diplomat. Later, he would enter the academic field, teaching and writing hundreds of articles about information literacy. He also co-founded the National Forum on Information Literacy. You can read more about Dr. Horton here.  continue reading →

Little Hats, Big Hearts – Winter Break Project

The annual Little Hats, Big Hearts project is underway. Volunteers around the community crochet or knit red hats for babies born in the month of February, with the goals of celebrating heart health, raising awareness of congenital heart defects, and encouraging families of newborns. Want to get involved? You can knit or crochet a red hat for a newborn and drop it off at a JTCC library. We will send them to the local program coordinator after January 10. The hats will be distributed to local hospitals in the month of February. Knitting…continue reading →
Student Tips to Prepare for Finals

Student Tips to Prepare for Finals

If you have visited the Tyler Libraries recently, you probably noticed our weekly questions on the giant whiteboards.  With finals right around the corner, the libraries want to know, what advice do you have for other students preparing for finals? Here are the responses from your fellow students: Pray! Schedule tests for online classes early. Drink coffee, study hard, sleep is for the weak. Hit the gym. Never tickle a sleeping dragon. (Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus- Hogwarts motto) Say no to drugs and energy drinks. Sleep when you can and take deep breaths.…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 →