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Craig Migliaccio

HVAC Guest Speaker Craig Migliaccio

Craig MigliaccioSTC Library is honored to host a guest lecture by HVACR Master License Holder and Licensed Teacher Craig Migliaccio. Craig has taught HVACR to adults and high school students, and will be presenting on November 16th at 6PM for STC students, faculty, and community. The recording of this special Zoom Webinar will not be posted publicly, so please be sure to sign up at the link below to join us!

Craig has over 16 years of experience in the field and is the owner of an HVAC contracting business as well as AC Service Tech LLC, a training company for HVAC professionals and students. Craig will be delivering a presentation and demonstrations that will be valuable both to established HVAC pros and new learners.

 

Sign up at the following link: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h_mRSsbgQq6-nqw_ZVSCyQ

Feel Happier!

Feel Happier! (even in tough times)

Feel Happier! (even in tough times)

In this interactive presentation, you will learn about Positive Psychology, the Science of Happiness, and how happiness can give you the advantage you seek in your career, personal life and relationships.  Learn and experience practical, science-based strategies that increase productivity, joy, happiness, and physical/mental wellbeing. When we feel better, we do better.

Pam GarramonePam Garramone, M.Ed., is an award-winning speaker who presents positive psychology -the science of happiness- to students, educators, and corporate and community employees.

Through professional training and meaningful personal practices, Pam has found that the smallest changes make the biggest difference. You can truly become happier through the development of a new mindset and simple yet powerful exercises. Pam has shared her insights with thousands of stressed out and over-burdened youth and adults who have learned that feeling happier is simple when you practice happiness habits.

In addition to being an in-demand speaker, Pam is a positive psychology life coach, founder of Thrive Now Boston, and author of Be, Happier. For more information, visit www.pamgarramone.com.

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_24SXOq_PQOyXlV9uCr8htg

Hominis Aurora in Translation

Hominis Aurora in Translation

Hominis Aurora in TranslationTranslator Bradley Davis and poet Benito Pastoriza Iyodo share the process of writing and translating Hominis Aurora. From the publisher, FlowerSong Press:

Hominis Aurora book coverHominis Aurora is a collection of poems in three parts (sacred numerology of the beginning, evolution and end or the triangle as exemplification of the birth of knowledge) manifested in the metaphoric subtitles of Tempus, Ritualis and Communitas. The book embarks on a journey toward the telluric and the mystical, specifically within the transition between the prehistoric eras known as the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. This time initiates the beginning of everything: the creation of language, the aura of thought, poetry in its ethereal stage, ferocious individualism, the formation of social groups, the beginning of human mythology, artistic expression, bellicose conflicts, the emergence of agriculture, immigration, man vs. nature, the seeds of ingenuity, and man facing his own existential reality and that of all others. Since no written history exists from which to construct that poetic world of human genesis, one must rely on investigation of the disciplines of archeology, fine arts and anthropology, These disciplines, especially art, were crucial in the elaboration of the book; which, to a great extent, is a love letter to the fine arts, as stated in the epigraph of the English poet William Wordsworth.

This free program will be held on Zoom Webinar on October 27th at 6PM CST.

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bqA_qajBS62MXcAFUH3pFg

Family Reading Night Parade

Family Reading Night 2021 at MidValley

Family Reading Night

Celebrate With Us!South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Library will host our annual Family Reading Night Parade event on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot 4 (outside of the Library’s west side entrance by the book drop).

As with last year’s Family Reading Night, the event will be a drive-by parade, and we are encouraging face coverings as well as following social distancing guidelines for the well-being of students, faculty, staff, and community users.  We will be giving out goody bags while supplies last!

This free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week. We know that the event cannot be structured the same as past years, but we hope that by having a drive-by parade, we can continue this tradition.

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

Fall Festival 2021

Fall Festival At Your Campus Libraries!

A hot air balloon floats in the sky.Join us the week of September 20th-23rd for our Fall Festival: Around the Library in 80 Days! Each campus library will be celebrating the start of the Fall semester, and we want you to come by for fun, information, and prizes!

Show up, get your ticket, visit the stations, and get your prize. It’s that easy!

Each event will be held from 11AM to 1PM. See below for the days each campus will be participating!

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Biotech: Cat Microbiomes

Biotech: Cat MicrobiomesDr. Sandra Porter presents on biotechnology, cats, and more. How was Lil Bub different from your average cat, and what can we learn from her unique genetic profile? Register for this Zoom Webinar right meow! Join us on October 4th at 2:45PM!

Dr. Sandra PorterEvent Title: “Biotech: Cat Microbiomes”

Speaker: Dr. Sandra Porter

Date: Monday, October 4th, 2021

Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM CST

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2nIXELi0T7S_CR1qRehUrg

Why Volunteer: Recording Available

Why Volunteer?

Why Volunteer?

Join writer, speaker, and volunteer advocate Marla Bautista and the United Way of South Texas for a presentation on the benefits of volunteer work and altruism. This online presentation will be on September 1st at 4PM, and is free and open to all!

Presenter Marla Bautista

Event Title: “Why Volunteer?”

Speaker: Marla Bautista and United Way of South Texas

Date: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Time: 4PM – 5PM CST

Recording: https://youtu.be/KNLbMCUVaVk

Author Visit with Jo Reyes-Boitel

Pride Talk with Jo Reyes-Boitel

Jo Reyes-Boitel is a queer, mixed-Latinx parent, poet, essayist, and playwright with a new book coming out in 2021. Tune in for a reading of her work and a talk on how she established her voice as a writer. This event is free, open to the public, and will be hosted on Zoom Webinar.

Event Title: “Pride Author Talk with Jo Reyes-Boitel”

Speaker: Jo Reyes-Boitel

Date: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Recording available!

Juneteenth with JUSTUSarts

Header Image: How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?

In honor of Juneteenth, STC Library is thrilled to present JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment and their program “How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?” Join us for a special performance by master storyteller Oba William King, vocalist Lisa Williams White, and drummer Mark Vaughn. Featuring selected poetry, old and original folk tales, and spoken word stories like only Oba can deliver. Ms. Lisa’s vocalizations and songs bring spirit, harmony, and an unmatched reverence for African American history and share the magnificence of the African American journey. Join us for a unique experience of African drumming and storytelling on Zoom webinar.

JUSTUSarts members Oba William King, Lisa Williams White, and Mark Vaughn

Event Title: “How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?”

Performer: JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment

Date: Thursday June 17th, 2021

Time: 1PM – 2PM CST

Recording available!

A Brief History of African American Suffragists - Recording Available

A Brief History of African American Suffragists

A Brief History of African American Suffragists

Recording available here: A Brief History of African American Suffragists

STC Library is proud to invite Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago Library, who will be presenting a brief history on African American suffragists.

Photo of Marcia Walker-McWilliams“This presentation will explore the generations of African American women who have sought the vote for themselves and their communities, from the earliest efforts of African American women suffragists in the eighteenth century to the work of African American suffragists in the 2020 election. At times their efforts aligned with the broader women’s suffrage movement, but the ‘double cross’ of race and sex dictated that African American women’s suffrage efforts confront the ways in which race discrimination in addition to sex discrimination influenced their disfranchisement. Whereas the broader suffrage movement largely culminated in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, African American suffragists continued their pursuit of a vote held captive by Jim Crow. This presentation offers insight into their struggles and explores how African American suffragists are born every day.”