Real Life, Real Drama

Real Life Real Drama
Documentaries and movies inspired by real life.

The Downtown Library put up this display of movies that are inspired by real life.

We have documentaries like 49 Up which follows the lives of 14 children every 7 years to see their progression in life, This Is It, shows Michael Jackson preparing for his final concert, and The Invisible War investigates the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.

Many movies are based on actual events, like Donnie Brasco, where Johnny Depp plays the FBI agent, Joe Pistone, who infiltrated the mafia of New York. Heavenly Creatures tells the true story of two teenage girls who became so close that they would do anything to keep from being separated by their parents. The Great Escape tells the story of World War II British and American flyers who attempted to escape from a maximum-security German prison camp.

Come to all three campus libraries and check out these movies and many many more.

Graphic novels at the JSRCC libraries with a new Manga collection on the Downtown Campus.

The Reynolds Libraries are now offering graphic novel collections.
ImageThe Downtown Campus is concentrating on Manga graphic novels.


Manga originated in Japan.  Therefore the reading direction is traditionally from right to left.  And from the back of the book to the front. (see examples below)


Come by the Library and check out some Manga graphic novels.

From the novel, Beautiful Creatures.

Gordon Parks – 100 years

Gordon Parks Photographer~Novelist~Poet~Film Director~Musician
Gordon Parks
Photographer~Novelist~Poet~Film Director~Musician

Gordon Parks was an African-American photographer, filmmaker and author, best known as a Life photographer and as the director of the hit movie Shaft.

Visit the J. Sargeant Reynolds Library lobbies to see this new display.  (DTC Library display pictured above and below.)

Click here to find out more about his life.

Click here to see more of his amazing pictures.

More of the display with some of his photographs and books including this 1952 article in Life Magazine.


Alternative Medicine display at the Downtown Campus

alternative medicine display
The Multicultural Committee put up this display on alternative medicine. They concentrated on acupuncture, herbal remedies, pilates and yoga. We used for help in creating the background.