All Previous Events

All Previous Events

Jose de la Luz Saenz Lecture Series Presents – Dr. Anthony Quiroz
Join us for a lecture on activism and the ongoing struggle with equality by Dr. Anthony Quiroz at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room on Nov. 8 at 6:00 PM.

“McFarland USA”
– Movie Screening

Join us for a multi-library viewing of the film “McFarland, USA” Sept. 28-30 as part of the Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Click “Read More” for locations and start time.

John Valadez, filmmaker, presents “The Head Of Joaquin Murrieta”
Join us for a special screening of “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” at the Pecan Campus Library’s Rainbow Room Sept. 22 at 6 pm, followed by a Q&A from the director.

Felipe Hinojosa “Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture”
Join us for a lecture and book signing event by Americo Paredes Book Award winner Felipe Hinojosa at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room on Sept. 30 at 6:00 pm.

Antonia Castañeda “Writing Chicanas Into History”
Join us for lecture and book signing events by Antonia Castaneda at the MidValley Library Oct. 5 at 10:00 AM, and at the Pecan Library Oct. 5 at 6:00 PM.

Presentations: Stephanie Fielding “Reviving Heritage Through Language”
Mar. 30th- 11:30 am, MidValley Library
Mar. 31st- 6:00 pm, Pecan Library

Movie: Selena at Starr Library on 20th Anniversary
March 31
Time- 12:00 pm at Starr Campus Library

Presentation: “Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling Across the Rio Grande”
April 6
- Time- 1:00 pm at MidValley library
- Time- 6:00 pm at Pecan Library
April 7
- Time- 10:00 am at Starr Library

“Twenty Feet from Stardom” screening for Women’s History Month
Mar. 25th- 1:00 pm, Pecan Library
Mar. 26th- 10 am & 11:30 am, MidValley Library

Maria Agui Carter, filmmaker, presents “Rebel: Secret Soldier of the Civil War”
When: Mar. 16th
Time: 1:00 pm - at MidValley Auditorium
Time: 6:00 pm - at Pecan Campus Library

Karen Abbott: “Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War”
When: Mar. 4th
Time: 1:00 pm - at MidValley Auditorium
Time: 6:00 pm - at Pecan Campus Library

New York Times Bestselling Author

Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney: “Deep in the Heart of Black Texas”
When: Feb. 26th
Time: 1:00 pm - at MidValley Auditorium
Time: 6:00 pm - at Pecan Campus Library

Black History Month Film Festival
Films include
- "42: the Jackie Robinson Story,"
- "Fruitvale Station," and
- "The Butler."

Click on this link for a full listing of movies.

Nov. 24 – “Miss Representation” Screening at Pecan
On Nov. 24th at 1:00 pm and at 5:30 pm, there will be a screening of "Miss Representation" at the Pecan campus at the D-Auditorium.

Nov 20 – The Real History of Thanksgiving and Make-Your-Own-Turkey at MidValley
On Nov 20 watch the movie The Real History of Thanksgiving along with a Make Your Own Turkey Craft at the MidValley Library.

Women’s Studies Film Festival – Fall 2014, at Pecan
The STC Women's Studies Group is hosting a series of documentary films on Nov. 13 and Nov. 19 at the Pecan campus at the D-Auditorium.

WWI Centennial – Emilio Zamora “The WWI Diary of Jose de la Luz Saenz”
Dr. Emilio Zamora will join us to discuss the WWI diary of José de la Luz Sáenz and help us commemorate the centennial of WWI.

Family Reading Night – Oct. 22 @ 5:30
Event encouraging families to read together. Festivities include STC Ballet Folkórico, book distribution, Teensy Weensy the Clown, face painting, and a variety of arts and crafts activities.

“Cesar’s Last Fast” screening with director – Nov. 3
Join us for a special screening of the film Cesar's Last Fast with the director of the film Richard Perez at MidValley and Pecan. The film is about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the STC Libraries
STC's annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities will include lectures, poetry, and movies.

Hispanic Heritage Month – Film Festival
We will be screening movies including the acclaimed feature "Cesar Chavez" and the documentary "Rebel: Secret Soldier of the American Civil War".

Preserving Historias Familiares – Sept 22-24 – Hispanic Heritage Month at STC
Sept. 22-24 Teresa Palomo Acosta will present her lecture, “Preserving Historias Familiares: An Oral History Workshop" at the Starr, Pecan, and MidValley campuses.

Voices of the Border: Poetry Event – Sept 30
Sept. 30 at 6pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, Rio Grande Valley distinguished poets, Emmy Perez, Lina Suarez, Erika Garza and Issac Chavarria will read at STC Pecan Campus library’s poetry event, “Voices of the Border.”

Tim Z. Hernandez to visit STC – Oct 2
Tim Z. Hernandez will visit STC to discuss his novel "Mañana Means Heaven."

Alfonso Gonzales – Oct 16 – Hispanic Heritage Month at STC
On Oct. 16 @ 6 p.m. at the Pecan Library, Alfonso Gonzales will give a presentation and receive the Américo Paredes Book Award for his book "Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State".

Sonia Nazario – Oct. 18 – STC Hispanic Heritage Month
Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario will present at the Pecan Library on Oct. 18 at 12pm for her book "Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother".

National Library Week @ STC 2014 Open House
When: April 21 to April 24, 2014
Where: See post for more details.

April 1 – “Forgotten Dead” Presentation by Dr. William Carrigan
When: April 1, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Library Rainbow Room

Sandy Lessig “Through Their Eyes” Sandy Lessig – March 26 at 6pm
When: March 26, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Campus Cooper Center Auditorium

Film: Inequality For All – March 25 at 6pm
When: March 25, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Campus D Auditorium

Women’s History Month visit from Ana Castillo and Leticia Garza Falcon
When: March 26, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room

Author Visit – Ron Cooper
When: March 20, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room

Ana Castillo to visit STC for Women’s History Month
When: March 4 to March 5, 2014
Where: STC Pecan, Starr County & Mid-Valley Campuses

Black History Month Movies – Created Equal
When: February 2014
Where: See post for more details.

Author Visit – Milcha Sanchez-Scott & Alvaro Rodriguez
When: February 18, 2014 @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room

Author Visit – Phong Nguyen
When: February 13, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room

“Created Equal” Black History Month Celebration
When: February 2014
Where: Please see post for more details.

Book Launch for STC Faculty
When: November 19 to November 21, 2014
Where: See post for more details.

Film “Koran by Heart” – Bridging Cultures Bookshelf
South Texas College Library will host a free film screening of Koran By Heart a resources from the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a collection of materials from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The movie will be free and open to the community and is scheduled for […]

Movies for Hispanic Heritage Month at your campus
Join the library for a screening of The Latino List this week, and Walkout next week. The Latino List will be shown at: Pecan Library, room F-102 – Oct. 2nd at 1:30 pm MidValley Library – Oct. 2nd at 12:00 pm Starr campus library – Oct. 2nd at 12:00 pm Technology campus library – Oct. […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Speakers
When: September to October 2013
Where:Click post to view more details.

Filmmaker Laura Varela at Starr – April 2nd
When: April 2, 2013 @ 1:00 PM
Where: STC Starr County Campus Auditorium

STC Libraries Recieve Muslim Journeys Grant
When: April 2 - 18, 2013
Where: Click post for more details.

Reknowned Poet, Kevin Prufer to Visit STC Library
When:April 4, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these great speakers!
When: March 2013
Where: See post for more details.

Check out Christopher Davis Discussing Black History Month on Action 4 News
When: February 2013
Where: STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room

Movies for Black History Month at the Library
Celebrate Black History Month by catching one of these great movies at your campus! Check out a preview of “Black in Latin America” (or click here): Watch Black in Latin America’s Henry Louis Gates on PBS. See more from Black in Latin America. Check out a preview of “The Help” (or click here):

Celebrate Black History Month
When: February 2013
Where:Please see post for more details

Jan Seale, Texas Poet Laureate, to visit STC Libraries
When: November 27 to 29, 2012
Where: See post for more details.

Poet Simon Ortiz to visit on Nov. 1
When: November 1, 2012
Where: STC Mid-Vally Auditorium @ 2:00 PM & Pecan Library Rainbow Room @ 6:00 PM

Movies for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Library
Check out a preview of “A Class Apart”: And a preview of “A Better Life”:

Kathy Vargas art talks on Sept. 13
When: September to October 2012
Where: See post for more details.

Hispanic Heritage Month Speakers
When:September 2012
Where: See post for more details.

Movies for Women’s History Month
Celebrate Women’s History Month by catching one of these great movies at your campus!

Women’s History Month at Pecan and MidValley Library
When: March 2012
Where: See post for more details.

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez reading – Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm at Pecan Campus Rainbow Room
When: February 23, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
Where: STC Pecan Library Rainbow Room

Celebrate Black History Month with these events
When: February 2012
Where: See post for more details.

Event: “El Primer Congreso Mexicanista” a Centennial Commemoration
When: November 21, 201 1 @ 6:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Library Rainbow Room

Jose de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series
When: November 7 to 10, 2011
Where: See post for more details.

Chinese Film Festival !!!
Hello again Readers! As if one Film Festival wasn’t enough! I’m here again to announce a SECOND Film Festival that will take place during the month of October at the Pecan Campus. You’re Invited … to the CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL! Who: Admission is open to the public What: Chinese Movies! Where: Ann Richards Administration Building Auditorium […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival
Good Morning Readers! Not too long ago, we shared with you a flyer full of information about our wonderful speakers for Hispanic Heritage Month. Then, we promised you more if you would stay tuned… and now… Here’s MORE! Now that we have wrapped up the beginning of our speaker series, before we launch into the […]

Author Manuel Medrano Talk at the MidValley Library
When: September 22, 2011
Where: STC Mid-Valley Campus Library

Author Talk for Hector P. Garcia Day at Pecan Library
When: September 21, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Library

New Art Exhibit & Art Talk: Santa Barraza!
When: September 15 @ 11:30 AM & 6:00 PM
Where: STC Pecan Library Rainbow Room

Hispanic Heritage Month Speakers
When: September 2011
Where:See post for more details.

Event: 150th Anniversary of Mexican-American Involvement in the Civil War
When: April 11, 2011
Where: STC Mid- Valley & Pecan Campus Library

Author Barbara Renaud Gonzalez visit March 30
This March the South Texas College Library and the Mexican American Studies Program are honored to host award winning author Barbara Renaud Gonzalez Renaud. Ms. Renaud Gonzalez will be talking about her book Golondrina, why did you leave me? and her other writings. The novel Golondrina, why did you leave me? is part of the […]

Women’s History Month Film Festival
In honor of Women’s History Month, the STC Library is putting on a film festival at two of our campus libraries! The schedules and contact information for each are below. Hope to see you there! Pecan Campus For more information, contact Esther Garcia at (956) 872-648 or at egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu MidValley Campus For more information, contact Jessica […]

Documentary for Mexican Revolution Centennial Nov. 18
Join the STC Library at Pecan to celebrate the one hundred year anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a special documentary created by Hispanic Research Center at ASU.  The movie will be introduced by Dr. Trinidad Gonzales, history instructor at STC. In addition to the movie, also, go by the library to check out a […]

“Harvest of Loneliness” screening with filmmaker Gilberto Gonzalez on Oct. 12th
  The Platicas Sol de Aztlan will continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the screening of the documentary “Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program” presented by the film’s co-director, Gilbert G. Gonzalez, who will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A session after the screening.  This event will take place in the Rainbow […]

Gary Soto to visit Pecan on Oct. 7th
When: October 2014
Where: STC Pecan Library Rainbow Room

Co-writer of the Film “Machete” to talk at Pecan Library
When: October 5, 2010
Where: STC Pecan Library

Artist William Nericcio visits MidValley and Pecan
When: September 29 to 30, 2010
Where: See post for details.

Celebrate Hector P. Garcia Day at the Library
Pictured with President Lyndon B. Johnson In 2009, the State of Texas decreed the third Wednesday of September to be Hector P. Garcia Day.  In honor, the STC Library will be screening a documentary about his life.  Dr. Hector P. Garcia was born in Mercedes.  He was a doctor, World War II veteran, civil rights […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival
Movies will be shown at the three main campus libraries celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  Contact each library for details.

Frida screening Aug. 5th
The Pecan and MidValley Libraries will be showing the movie Frida.  The movie is based on the Hayden Herrera biography, and was nominated for six Oscars, and it won two. “Salma Hayek plays the Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo, whose tempestuous life with her unfaithful husband, muralist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), drives the story of […]

Authors featured at Mid-Valley Library
When: July 31, 2010 @ 6:30 PM
Where: STC Pecan Library Rainbow Room

John Adams movie June 7th!
To celebrate Independence Day, the Pecan and MidValley Libraries will be showing the monumental HBO miniseries John Adams. The miniseries is based off of David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize winning book (click here to check for availability of book). We will be showing the first two episodes of the seven part miniseries. Part 1: Join or […]

Celebrate the 40th year of Earth Day with a showing of An Inconvenient Truth
To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the STC Pecan Campus library will be having a showing of An Inconvenient Truth on April 22nd at 4pm on the first floor at F-102. There will be an introduction to the movie by Biology instructor, Dr. Mehrad Mahmoudian-Geller, and Lillian Martinez, the Pecan Biology Club President. […]

Author Harold Jaffe to speak on Wed. April 28th
When: April 28, 2010 @ 6400 PM
Where: STC Pecan Library Rainbow Room

Library Open House at Your Campus!
Library Week is that time of the year when we stop and appreciate what libraries and librarians have contributed to our schools and communities. And South Texas College will celebrate Library Week with a number of activities at all five of its campuses. Celebrated nation wide, this year’s theme is “Communities Thrive @ Your Library.”  […]

Screening of Iron Jawed Angels at MidValley Campus Library
 To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Mid-Valley STC Library will be showing Iron Jawed Angels, a 2004 film about the women’s suffrage movement during the 1910s. This movie follows activists, Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), as they fought tirelessly for a woman’s right to be counted.  Returning to the United States […]

Screening of Iron Jawed Angels @ MidValley Campus Library
To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Mid-Valley STC Library will be showing Iron Jawed Angels, a 2004 film about the women’s suffrage movement during the 1910s. This movie follows activists, Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), as they fought tirelessly for a woman’s right to be counted. Returning to the United States […]

Movie showing: 14 Women for Women’s History Month
For Women’s History Month, the Pecan STC Library will be showing 14 WOMEN, a 2006 documentary about the historic 109th Congress that seated an unprecedented 14 women in the Senate.  The documentary describes each of their individual triumphs on how they overcame many barriers to be at the place they are right now. These women […]

Black History Month highlighted through Films
For Black History Month, the Pecan Campus Library showed four films. They include Egalite for all: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, Prince Among Slaves, Citizen King, and Scottsboro: An American Tragedy.  (Check for availability by clicking on the title.)  All of these documentaries were amazing. It touched my heart when I saw how these […]