Category Archives: Mid-Valley Campus

Family Reading Night 2019

Want to find some fun entertainment for the entire family? Your local library is a good place to start. And you can get to know your South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Library at its annual “Family Reading Night” on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The 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 book distribution by South Texas Literacy Coalition, entertainer Teensy Weensy the Clown, face painting, Census 2020 and a variety of arts and crafts activities for the entire family offered by The Storybook Garden, and Mayor Joe V. Sánchez Public Library. As an added bonus, fun opportunities will be featured by the college’s Architectural & Engineering Design Technology Program, Office Administration Program, Public Administration Program, Construction, Electrician & HVACR Program, Center for Learning Excellence, Learning Commons & Open Labs, Mid Valley Education Club, Jerry the Jaguar, and a special photo booth.

While on campus, attendees have the opportunity to use the library’s free services or anyone 18 years or older may sign up for a Community Library 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.

Jose de la Luz Saenz Lecture Series Presents – Marjorie Herrera Lewis

The  Library Services presents “José de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series” an author talk followed by a book signing with Ms. Marjorie Herrera Lewis, her book entitled “When The Men Were Gone“.  The event will take place, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Library and 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

Hispanic Heritage Month Documentary Series Presents: ALTAR

Click on a movie poster or scroll down to see when and where we’ll be showing ALTAR!

ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges

A documentary film directed by Paola Zaccaria and Daniele Basilio (2009). Research, script and executive production: Paola Zaccaria. Produced by Università di Bari and Regione Puglia. Assessorato al Mediterraneo.

In this documentary on Gloria Anzaldúa, the effort has been to document how her creative mind worked visually, how she was interested in art, and consequently her influence on women artists. After having gone through Anzaldúa’s papers (published and unpublished works, graphic works, collection of posters, buttons and t-shirts, etc.) collected at Austin University, Texas, I have been able to map her links with artists, activists and cultural centers and interviewed women who were inspired by her thinking and poetics (such as Liliana Wilson, Santa Barraza, Juana Alicia, Amalia-Mesa Bains, Antonia Castañeda, Betita Martinez, Graciela Sanchez, Gloria Ramirez, Irene Reti, and al.). We have also shot articrafts, photographies, video, painting, murales inspired to other artists by her poetics and theory of la frontera.

On the Texas borderlands in McAllen, Mission, and Hidalgo (shot in April 2008, before the actual building of the wall), we captured the material passageways between Mexican and American borders along the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo River which were the source for the texture of crossing which makes her work so special (insider guide: Daniel García Ordaz ).
A special attention has been devoted to the poet’s altares reposited in the University Library of Santa Cruz, CA (curator: Irene Reti), which were an integral part of her spiritual life and creative process as a writer and may be the best picture to visualize the frame of her creative process.

Visit the ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges website



*Artwork courtesy of Celeste De Luna*
For more information, please contact, Angelica Maria Garcia or at 956-872-2277

Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series Presents: Latino Educational Leadership Panel

Please join us Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 am, 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room and Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Mid-Valley Campus Auditorium G-191.  We will be having a five-member panel, where each will be discussing their research based on the findings of their book.


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Fragmentos y Suturas

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New exhibition at STC’s Weslaco campus explores identity between two cultures.

Artist Lecture and Reception: Oct. 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The South Texas College Mid-Valley Library Art Gallery presents “Fragmentos y Suturas,” an art exhibition featuring artwork by José Villalobos.

The exhibit opens on Thursday, September 5th and will be available to view until October 21, 2019, at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery, Building E 1.210 located at 400 N Border in Weslaco, TX.

José Villalobos grew up in El Paso, Texas. In his artwork, Villalobos transforms seemingly everyday objects into artwork that traverses gender and orientation as it exists living between two cultures.

José Villalobos will give a lecture about his work on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library. A performance and reception will follow that same evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition, artist talk, and reception are free and open to the public.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488 or, or visit

Pride Month Lecture Series Presents: Gabriel Sanchez

South Texas College Libraries proudly presents Pride Month Lecture Series Guest Speaker, Gabriel Sanchez.

Gabriel Sanchez is a native of the Rio Grande Valley who grew up in Starr and Hidalgo Counties. He has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Sociology from Marlboro College in Vermont. For the past three years, Gabriel has been conducting research and collecting oral history interviews on the history of the Rio Grande Valley’s LGBTQIA+ communities and the activism, social spaces, stories, and art important to this community. Gabriel is currently collaborating with One Scene Studios to create Pansy Pachanga- a documentary film on the history of the Valley’s LGBTQIA+ community set to be released in 2019.

Please join us, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room  for a presentation at 1:30 pm, and on Thursday, June 20,  2019 at the Mid-Valley Campus Library at 11:00 am.

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or or visit

National Poetry Month Lecture Series Presents Traci Brimhall


South Texas College Libraries proudly presents National Poetry Month Lecture Series Ms. Traci Brimhall.

Traci Brimhall is the author of three books of poetry: Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; as well as the forthcoming poetry-essay hybrid collection Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon). Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Georgia Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Best American Poetry. She’s an associate professor of creative writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.

Please join us, Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Mid-Valley Library will host an author talk at 10:00 am, followed by a second author talk at then Pecan Campus Library Rainbow at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or or visit

Women’s History Month Film Series

Please join us during the month of March, as all five campus libraries will be showing Women’s History Month documentaries. Below are the campus times and days when they will be showing.


Mid-Valley Library: 

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 19, 2pm. BI LAB E1.106.







NAH Library: 

Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 12pm. West Bldg B1.200.







Pecan Library:

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present – Monday, March 18th @ 10:00 am & Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 am Room F-102







Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 8:30 am & Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 am in F-102







STARR Library:

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 27 @ 12pm. Room K1.200







TECH Library:

I am a Girl: Girls Around the World – Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 pm in Room A-179

Women’s History Month Lecture Series – Catia Hernandez Holm

Women's History Month

March is Nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, South Texas College Libraries will be hosting several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.  We conclude with Catia Hernandez Holm, she will be speaking to us about her book “The Courage to Become: Stories of Hope for Navigating Love, Marriage and Motherhood”  Catia writes in her book The Courage To Become beautifully and honestly shares a story that so many women live every day. We are always becoming–something new, something feared, something previously unknown. When I became a spouse, and then a mother, I went through the looking glass–seeing myself as I had been, not recognizing who I was to become, but mostly feeling lost and alone in the desert that bridged the two.

Please join us Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 am at the South Texas College La Joya Teaching Center. Then she will join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Auditorium G-191, and lastly at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm.

A Bridge Called My Dreams by Las Imaginistas

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with the college’s Women’s History Month celebration, proudly presents “A Bridge Called My Dream” and exhibition by Brownsville socially engaged art collective, Las Imaginistas. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, March 20 and run through May 10, 2019. There will be an opening reception and artist lecture on March 20th from 6-7 PM at the Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery (E- 1.210) located at 400 N Border in Weslaco, TX. Las Imaginistas is composed of Christina Patino Houle, Nansi Guevara and Celeste De Luna. The exhibition will showcase work the group does to address a wide range of community development issues including immigration, housing, women’s rights, and racial and education justice.

For more information contact 956-872-3488 or or visit