National Games Day was started by Jenny Levine and Scott Nicholson in 2007. This free event grew out of an idea to attempt to set a world’s record for the number of people playing the same game at the same time at libraries around the world. National Games Day became International Games Day (IGD) in 2012 and International Games Week (IGW) in 2017. It has grown to include events on all seven continents. Even today, it is still raising awareness of games and gaming in libraries to publishers and the public. This event has become a valuable way for libraries and their communities to join together and engage in play each year.
This year we will be having gaming day @ your library on, Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room. We will have video games, board games, card games and trivia games.
The Center for Mexican American Studies and Library Services presents “José de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series” an author talk followed by a book signing with Dr. Anthony Quiroz, his lecture entitled “Let All of Them Take Heed” Activism and the Ongoing Struggle for Equality. The event will take place, Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.
Please come and enjoy the fun! South Texas College Nursing and Allied Health Division Invites you to the 10th Annual Harvest of Health “Supporting Lives One System at a Time”
STC’s Nursing and Allied Health Community Outreach Committee will host the event. It is a great way to see what types of programs NAH offers and for students to educate the community with health-related activities. There will be door prizes, a scavenger hunt, puppet show, haunted house, 911 services (McAllen Fire Department Smoke Trailer, McAllen Police Department, Air-Evac Helicopter), face painting, dementia tour, karaoke, photo booth, massage bar, and food.
Date: November 9, 2017
Where: Nursing and Allied Health Building
Please join us, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the South Texas College Pecan Campus Library for the 2017 Veteran’s Expo. Come learn about the services provided by STC to help you succeed. Some participating agencies will be:
- Texas Veterans Commission
- Employers seeking Veterans
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- American Legion
- Family Endeavors
- UTRGV TRANSITION
- and much more……….
All Students, Staff, Faculty and Veterans Welcome!!!!
For more information please contact Mr. Jessie Luna at 956-872-2606
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.
Please join us Thursday, October 19 at 10 am at the Technology Campus Auditorium for a lecture entitled “The State of Cyber Security” given by Mr. Victor Gonzalez, Chief Information Security Officer at South Texas College. If you missed his lecture in the morning, there will be another opportunity to hear him speak at the Pecan Campus Library in F-102 at 2pm.
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, Oct. 18 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 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 Library Art Gallery, Architectural & Engineering Design Technology Program, Office Administration Program, Electrician Program, HVACR & CNBT Program, 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 temporarily located in building A-101 at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. For more information about the event, contact Lillian Carrillo at 956-447-6663.
With Local Elections Looming, Group Calls on Community Partners to Hold National Voter Registration Day Drives
Washington, DC – In advance of this year’s municipal and statewide elections, 2,000 groups
across the country will mobilize to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 26,
2017. The National Voter Registration Day Steering Committee is calling on libraries,
universities, community organizations, and businesses to partner in this effort by hosting a local registration drive. “These local elections have a direct impact on people’s day-to-day lives,” said Judd Choate, President of the National Association of State Election Directors and member of the National Voter Registration Day Steering Committee. “They affect our parks and transit systems, the schools our kids attend, police and fire protection, as well as local taxes and the public investments they support.” Every year millions of Americans don’t claim their right to vote because they miss a deadline, move, change names, or don’t know how to register in the first place. With over a quarter of Americans not voting at all, National Voter Registration Day is an occasion for community institutions, voters and election leaders to build a more representative democracy. “Election officials like myself are largely focused on making the polls run smoothly and tabulating the results accurately,” Choate added. “We count on community partners, who have trust and established relationships in their respective communities to help ensure that voters are registered and informed about the voting process.”
“Precious Knowledge: Fighting for Mexican American Studies In Arizona Schools” and “Stolen Education: The Legacy of Hispanic Racism in School” will be shown at four of our campus libraries throughout the months of September and October to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Please join us, Thursday, October 12 at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm
Dr. Benjamin Johnson, teaches history at Loyola University Chicago. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he is author of Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans Into Americans.
Please join us, Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Mid-Valley Campus Auditorium G-191 at 10:00 am and Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm
Jennifer De Leon is an author, editor, speaker, and creative writing instructor who lives in Boston. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, published by the University of Nebraska Press, and the 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library. After a decade teaching in Boston Public Schools and Teach For America, De Leon is now a freelance writer, editor, and a consultant, and a creative writing instructor at Emerson College, GrubStreet Independent Creative Writing Center, and elsewhere. She also has an active career as a public speaker on issues of diversity, college access, and the power of story. She has presented at dozens of colleges and universities around the country, including Dartmouth, Fordham, Tufts, Swarthmore, and others. She lives in Milton with her husband, fiction writer and educator, Adam Stumacher, and their son.