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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.


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


Adulting 101: A Series of Library Events

Adulting 101

Unlock the secrets to successful adulthood in the Adulting 101 webinar series, where we’ll empower you with essential life skills. Master financial wellness, discover your career passion, navigate social media with confidence, and fortify your cybersecurity armor. Join us on a transformative journey towards a brighter future.

All webinars will be held on Zoom and everyone is welcome!

Budgeting, Relationships, and Life Events with F3E Online – October 4th at 6PM

Recording available!

Disinformation and Misinformation on Social Media – November 6th at 6PM

Register here.

A Lot of BS (Behavioral Science) About Cybersecurity – November 13th at 6PM

Register here.

All events begin at 6PM on Zoom Webinar. For more information, contact Heather Bobrowicz at 956-872-2277 or

AI in the Classroom

AI in the Classroom

John Warner

John Warner, speaker.

Join us for an enlightening discussion on the role of Artificial Intelligence in the higher education classroom with John Warner, author of Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities. Discover how AI is revolutionizing education, enhancing personalized learning, and fostering critical thinking skills on October 24th at 3:30PM on Zoom Webinar.

STC is excited to coordinate this webinar with the Office of Professional and Organizational Development and the Liberal Arts Department. Faculty of all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Register here:



Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Speaker Jackie Joy Hoshing

Speaker Jackie Joy Hoshing

What makes a healthy relationship? Join us for a Zoom Webinar on honesty, trust, respect and open communication between partners. Whether you’re in an established relationship, new to dating, or just curious about what makes modern relationships work, there’s something for everyone in this inclusive talk by Jackie Joy Hoshing of Access Esperanza.

Event Title: “Healthy Relationships with Access Esperanza”
Speaker: Jackie Joy Hoshing
Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2023
Time: 6PM CST
Register here: Link

National Library Week 2023

National Library Week: There's More to the StoryA 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:

Nursing & Allied Health Library
April 25th – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Technology Campus Library
April 25th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Pecan Campus Library
April 25th – 1 PM to 3 PM
Mid-Valley Campus Library
April 26th – 10 AM to 12 PM
Starr Campus Library
April 26th – 11 AM to 1 PM
RCPSE Campus Library
April 26th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM

Will'n in Weslaco: Macbeth

Conquering Fortune: The Macbeths’ Enterprise

A header image of a skull in a crown.

Dr. Dustin GishWill’n in Weslaco is the Rio Grande Valley’s first and only annual Shakespeare festival. Every spring, Weslaco celebrates one play by the Immortal Bard. The STC Library will host a lecture by Professor Gish (University of Houston) on Shakespeare’s Macbeth on April 18 at 6PM. Join us either on Zoom Webinar or in room G288 on Mid-Valley Campus for this informative guest lecture.

Event Title: “Conquering Fortune: The Macbeths’ Enterprise”
Speaker: Dr. Dustin Gish
Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
Time: 6PM CST
Register here: Link

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence with Anat Samid

Emotional Intelligence

Anat Samid

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, interpret, demonstrate, control, evaluate, and use emotions to communicate with and relate to others effectively and constructively. Some experts suggest that emotional intelligence is more important than IQ for success in life. Join us to learn about this skill and how to cultivate it in your life and career with Licensed Psychotherapist and founder of the Central NJ Mental Health Professionals Network Anat Samid.

Event Title: “Emotional Intelligence with Anat Samid”
Speaker: Anat Samid
Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023
Time: 6PM CST
Register here: Link

Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink with Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

STC Library is honored to host Organization of American Historians Distinguished Speaker Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu for an informative webinar on the history of Title IX’s namesake, Congresswoman Patsy Mink. A visionary leader and pioneer in education reform, Mink wrote the law in part as a response to the adversities she faced as a woman during her own education experience.

Dr. Wu recently published Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress alongside Mink’s daughter, Gwendolyn Mink.

Event Title: “Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink with Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu”
Speaker: Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Date: Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Time: 6PM CST
Register here: Link