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Workshops and Activities


Virtual Library Workshops

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tyler Library will be hosting workshops online via Zoom!  Please join us for the following:

Should I Use That? Evaluating Information for Research Assignments 

Join the Tyler librarians to learn about various ways to examine information sources and determine whether or not to use them for research assignments. The session will discuss evaluation methods, trusted resources, and other tips for locating academic materials. 

When: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Zoom https://vccs.zoom.us/j/89203143704?pwd=Y2h0SWtLbER5Q3RqLzZVeGJUcUtBUT09

Meeting ID: 892 0314 3704
Passcode: 444387

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Writers

Join the Tyler on the last day of Women's History Month with a book talk to celebrate women writers!

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Zoom https://vccs.zoom.us/j/82662014522?pwd=RmV2dURxYkozeVFqTzRpbzkvLzgzdz09

Meeting ID: 826 6201 4522
Passcode: 853950

Black-out Poetry Kits Take-Home Makerspace Activity – All April while supplies last

Pick up a free kit of supplies in the Library to make your own black-out poetry, a mixture of art & writing. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “writer,” try your hand at a form of visual poetry!

When: All of April (while supplies last)

Where: Pick up from either campus library during operating hours. 

Spinning Poems, Spitting Rhymes, Part 1: What is Poetry?

Did you enjoy Amanda Gorman’s recent poetry readings at the Inauguration & the Super Bowl? Do you want to learn more about poetry?  Join us for an exploration of poetry’s history, power, and persistence as part of the National Poetry Month celebration. Attend a Library Poetry workshop for a chance to win a copy of Native Guard by former National Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom https://vccs.zoom.us/j/83044153256?pwd=enpEd2FOS3RkamJUNWl1eFNGQmFoZz09

Meeting ID: 830 4415 3256
Passcode: 583554

Should I Use That? Evaluating Information for Research Assignments 

Join the Tyler librarians to learn about various ways to examine information sources and determine whether or not to use them for research assignments. The session will discuss evaluation methods, trusted resources, and other tips for locating academic materials. 

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Zoom https://vccs.zoom.us/j/84602830484?pwd=dnFNenJQKytQVFN4bmhCYzVmRUxqZz09

Meeting ID: 846 0283 0484
Passcode: 845555

Cite it Right! Citation Styles and Formatting in Word and Docs

Join the Tyler librarians to learn about MLA and APA citation styles and formatting using Microsoft Word and Google Docs. The session will discuss formatting various aspects of a written assignment, creating in-text citations, and bibliography (works cited/reference page) citations using word processing application available to Tyler students. 

When: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Zoom https://vccs.zoom.us/j/82999565040?pwd=bytvOEM4QVBDZ29rN0tpcnVKdlZldz09

Meeting ID: 829 9956 5040

Spinning Poems, Spitting Rhymes, Part 2: Writing Poetry

Anyone can create poetry at this informal and informational session about humanity’s greatest written art form. Attend a Library Poetry workshop for a chance to win a copy of Native Guard by former National Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom https://vccs.zoom.us/j/84187130760?pwd=UXNrZkJ0VWhIaXNxMk1TdnVxWXEzUT09

Meeting ID: 841 8713 0760
Passcode: 198483

Questions?  Email library@jtcc.edu for any questions about the Libraries' workshops or activities. Registration is not required to attend. 

Midlothian Workshops

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Chester Workshops

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