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National Library Week 2024

National Library Week

A stack of multicolored books.Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more. But there’s so much more to the story. Libraries of Things lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures. Library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs. – American Library Association

Join us to celebrate at the following campuses:

RCPSE Campus Library
April 8th – 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Pecan Campus Library
April 9th – 11 PM to 1 PM
Nursing & Allied Health Library
April 9th – 11 AM to 1 PM
Mid-Valley Campus Library
April 10th – 10 AM to 12 PM
Starr Campus Library
April 10th – 11 AM to 1 PM
Technology Campus Library
April 10th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM

Will’n in Weslaco Academic Lecture: Shakespeare’s Comedy of Ancient Athens

A Midsummer Night's Dream

STC Library is delighted to partner with Will’n in Weslaco to present this year’s academic lecture on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dr. Jan Blits, Professor Emeritus of the University of Delaware, will be presenting on the intricate themes and timeless relevance of this great comedy.

Join us on April 9th at 6PM through Zoom Webinar or on MidValley Campus in G288.

Speaker Dr. Jan Blits

Event Title: “Shakespeare’s Comedy of Ancient Athens”
Speaker: Dr. Jan H. Blits
Date: Tuesday, April 9th 2024
Time: 6PM CST
Register here: Link


Cold War Retrospective Film Series (Spring 2024)

The Cold War Retrospective Film Series
STC Library is thrilled to work with the STC History Department and the Liberal Arts Division to present a film series focused on The Cold War and sentiments at that time. All screenings listed below will take place in the Building D Auditorium on Pecan Campus.

Tuesday, January 30 @ 5:30PM
Dr. Christopher Davis – “Atomic Anxieties and Mutually Assured Destruction”
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Tuesday, February 13 @ 5:30PM
Martha Cantu – “McCarthyism and the Red Scare”
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Tuesday, March 5 @ 2:30PM
Dr. Kevin Holton – “Set My People Free!: Religion and Politics in Cold War America”
The Ten Commandments (1956)

Tuesday, April 9 @ 3:30PM
Dr. Jeff Justice – “Bureaucracy, McCarthyism, and the Red Scare”
Oppenheimer (2023)

Wednesday, May 1 @ 5:30PM
Presenters Dr. Jaclyn Miller, Dr. Mark Allen, and Jason Chapa – “Atomic War”
The Twilight Zone Block 2
“Third from the Sun” (Season 1, Episode 14), “Two” (Season 3, Episode 1), and “The Shelter” (Season 3, Episode 3)


Discovering Your Career Passions & Purpose

Discovering Your Career Passions & Purpose

Dr. Colleen Georges

Speaker Dr. Colleen Georges

Join us for a Zoom Webinar featuring renowned career coach and TEDx speaker Dr. Colleen Georges. Discover how to leverage your strengths, pursue your passions, and forge a purposeful career path. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on your journey towards becoming a future leader!

Event Title: “Discovering Your Career Passions & Purpose”
Speaker: Dr. Colleen Georges
Date: Tuesday, February 13th 2024
Time: 6PM CST
Register here: Link

Trick or Treat at the Library

Trick or Treat at the Library

Trick or Treat at the Library

STC Library invites all students, faculty, staff, and community to Trick or Treat with us! Stop by for spooky goodies, popcorn, and information from various campus departments.

Tech Campus
October 25th & 26th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Starr Campus
October 30th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mid-Valley Campus
October 31st from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

RCPSE Campus
October 31st from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

NAH Campus
October 31st from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pecan Campus
October 31st from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night 2023

Family Reading Night

Your local South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Library will be hosting their annual “Family Reading Night” event which will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in our library E1.200.  This free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week.

“We want to help children develop a love of reading and to encourage Valley parents to read with their children,” said Lillian Carrillo, Mid-Valley Campus Librarian. “Our college’s libraries are a gateway to the community, and we hope that participants will not only take advantage of these fun activities, but also learn more about some of the great services that the college has to offer.”

The night’s festivities include a book distribution by South Texas Literacy Coalition, a variety of arts and crafts activities for the entire family offered by The Storybook Garden, The Weslaco Museum and Mayor Joe V. Sánchez Public Library.  As an added bonus, fun opportunities will be featured by several of our STC college departments and clubs with a special visit from non-other than Jerry the Jaguar.

While on campus, attendees have the opportunity to use the library’s free services, view artwork on display in the Library Art Gallery, or anyone 18 years or older may sign up for a Community User Card, which allows community members to check out books at any of STC’s libraries for free.

The library is located in Building E1.200 at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. For more information about the event contact Lillian Carrillo at 956-447-6663.


The Cold War Retrospective Film Series

Cold War Film Series (Fall 2023)

The Cold War Retrospective Film Series

STC Library is thrilled to work with the STC History Department and the Liberal Arts Division to present a film series focused on The Cold War and sentiments at that time.

10/01/2023: New location! All screenings listed below will take place in the Building D Auditorium on Pecan Campus at 5:30PM.

Thursday, September 28th: Twilight Zone Block 1
John Terry, Dr. Robert Miller, J.J. Guajardo – “Conformity during the Cold War”

Thursday, October 26th: The Thing (1982)
Dr. Robert Miller – “Invisible Invaders: The Renewal of the Red Scare in the Reagan Years”

Thursday, November 9th: Rocky IV (1985)
Dr. Christopher Davis – “War by Other Means: The Cold War in the Athletic Arena”

Thursday, December 7th: The Parallax View (1974)
John Terry – “Paranoia and Mistrust during the Cold War”


Health Services Management Guest Speaker

Health Services Management

Dr. Patti McCoyDiscover the future of health services management and the exciting opportunities on the horizon in our upcoming Zoom Webinar featuring Patti McCoy, Ph.D. Gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare administration, as Dr. McCoy shares her expertise and vision for the industry.

Event Title: “Health Services Management: Newest Changes and Opportunities”
Speaker: Dr. Patti McCoy
Date: Thursday, November 16th 2023
Time: 2PM CST
Register here: Link