Documentary: From Place to Place

Produced by Porch Productions , From Place to Place recounts the stories of three teenagers who have “aged-out” of the foster care system. Although too young to stay in foster care, they have not yet developed the inner resources to succeed in either life or school. While legally adults they continue to need nurturing, encouragement and positive reinforcement on their way to becoming full-fledged grown-ups. Sadly, they are not getting it. This documentary follows them over a two year period from the streets of Missoula, Montana to the halls of Congress where they…continue reading →

This Valentine’s Day (and every day) love learning at JTCC library

John Tyler debuts the new library site on Monday, February 14. The site was redesigned with students’ questions in mind. How do I print? How do I find a book? Where are the scholarly journals? New features: Built-in search boxes for books and articles Integrated chat feature--IM a librarian! Mobile-friendly--research with your phone, anywhere We are delighted with the clean, open design, and we want to hear what YOU think. Look for the WELCOME button at the top of the new site for feedback. Show us some love, tell us what you hate,…continue reading →

Library is moving!

The Midlothian Campus Library is moving to the new science building. The library will be closed during the move, from July 27-August 22. Return books to book drops in first floor hall of Academic Building or on traffic circle next to the Academic Building. Need to pay fines or pay for lost materials? Check with the business office in the Administration Building. Need information assistance? Contact the Chester Campus at 706-5195. Library will reopen August 24 in the Science Bldg, C202, for the first day of Fall classes. See you after the jump!continue reading →

Midlothian Bookworms Gingerboard House in Richmond Times Dispatch

Who says fun has to cost a lot? Children use their imagination to make their world come alive! The Midlothian Bookworms (the Midlothian library staff) built a fully furnished gingerboard dollhouse entirely from recycled materials for the upcoming Fool For Art festival. Beginning with a cardboard box, file folders and packing tape, a two-story townhouse was created for little people adventures. Everything in the fully furnished dollhouse is recycled, repurposed, or reused. Penny the doll sits on modular furniture created out of cosmetic boxes covered with fabric scraps. Her television is a Jell-O…continue reading →