Celebrate National Library Week with the TCC Libraries! Need a magazine fix? We have you covered.
The TCC Libraries are currently running a free trial of Flipster, an online magazine provider. Flipster includes
- Coloring books
- Comic books
- Cooking magazines
- Fashion magazines
- Hobby magazines
- News magazines
There are current magazines in Flipster of all kinds. Check it out to see if it includes your favorite magazine and let us know what you think!
Need more library fun for the weekend? Check out Trinity River Library’s blog!
In SE Library
Celebrate National Library Week with the TCC Libraries! We have something for everyone!
The Fantasy Genre
The fantasy genre is sometimes relegated to children’s literature by those who don’t read it, but fantasy spans the full range of age groups. Fantasy novels often feature complex world-building, and some use fictional worlds to explore a wide range of real-life problems. Check out our ebooks for a taste of fantasy!
- Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James is a dark fantasy which incorporates African mythology into a mismatched group of outsiders’ hunt for a missing boy.
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien had an influence on modern fantasy which cannot be overestimated. This is classic fantasy literature.
- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin is for those of you who like a good dose of politics with your dragons. Extensive world-building and strong characters make this a must-read for fantasy fans.
- Interview with the Vampire by Ann Rice bridges horror and fantasy and was one of the key books to bring vampires to the popularity they enjoy today.
- The Lady of the Lake by Anderzej Sapkowski is one of the Wicher books popularized by the videogames and the new Netflix series. Since this ebook is free to TCC students, you don’t have to toss a coin to your Witcher.
National Library Week continues at the other TCC libraries! Check out the latest posts!
In SE Library
Celebrate National Library Week with the TCC Libraries! Everyone is welcome at a library. While we are sheltering at home, let us help you find your place.
The Romance Genre
According to the Romance Writers of America, every romance novel has two characteristics: it centers around a relationship and has an emotionally satisfying ending. Romance can include aspects of other genres such as suspense, fantasy, or historical.
Need a happiness fix? Try these ebooks:
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: Part romance and part gothic mystery, Jane Eyre is refreshingly modern for a Victorian heroine. Plus, you can imagine sheltering in place on a foggy moor.
- The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory: Remember leaving the house and interacting with people? Go back to those days with Maggie and Theo as they navigate their love-hate relationship amid their mutual friend’s wedding preparations.
- Persuasion by Jane Austen: Has Anne Elliott lost her chance at happiness after she let herself be persuaded against marrying The One? Persuasion is a bittersweet romance written to make even the most world-weary reader smile.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: You know going into this that it will be tearjerker, but sometimes love is worth it.
- The Bride Next Door by Hope Ramsay: The heroine is a wedding planner who overhears a hotshot lawyer making a bet about her and decides to play along. Sometimes you don’t have to overthink it.
Want another way to bring happiness to your life? Try volunteering! Check out the South Campus Library’s blog for ideas.
In SE Library
Please join us for an evening of fun, food, and Frankenstein! On April 8 from 6:30 to 7:50 PM, Yvonne Jocks and Madison Durapau will present “Young Monsters: Mary Shelley and Her Creations,” a discussion of the youth, rebellion, and passions that led to the creation of a classic character one dark and stormy night on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Mary Shelley was just 18 when she published her first and best-known work, “Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus.” Mary’s teenage years were eventful; she absconded from her family home with the already-married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was only 16, and her first child was born and died a few months later. It was a challenge from the notorious Lord Byron that led Mary Shelley to create Dr. Frankenstein, also considered a young rebel. This presentation will explore the impact of Lord Byron’s challenge, mad scientists, the undead, and even romantic vampires.
We will also host an opening reception and sneak preview for “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature,” a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.
For more information about integrating Frankenstein into your classes, please see the exhibition website and the Frankenreads.org website. If you want to bring your class, please reserve space by contacting Tracey Minzenmayer at ext. 53388.
In Events, Programs, SE Library
Please join us on Tuesday, February 26 for a very special African American Heritage Month event. Sherry Sipho, TCC culinary arts instructor, will show us how to make tea cakes just like your grandmother used to make. The tea cake is a relative of the sugar cookie, but it is usually made with spices such as nutmeg and has a different texture. Many families had their own particular recipe for tea cakes which was passed down through the generations. Make your grandmother proud and come learn how to make a basic tea cake recipe in the Library Classroom, ESED 1212. Tasting is encouraged!
In Events, SE Library