Library Week is that time of the year when we stop and appreciate what libraries and librarians have contributed to our schools and communities. South Texas College's Pecan Campus Library, Technology Campus Library and Nursing and Allied Health Campus Library will celebrate Library Week with a number of activities. The events are free and open to the public.

On April 11 at the Nursing and Allied Health Campus Library, located at 1101 E. Vermont, attendees will be treated to a performance by The University of Texas-Pan American Folkloric Dance Troupe at 11 a.m.

Also on April 11 at the Technology Campus Library, located at 3700 W. Military Hwy., at 10 a.m. attendees will learn about Chinese decorative art pieces with George Gause, a world-class special collections librarian from UTPA who has collected a plethora of art materials from across the globe. At 12 p.m., attendees can enjoy hearing about coin collecting with Raul Gonzalez, a renowned Rio Grande Valley coin collection expert, and see a presentation at 1 p.m. about model shipbuilding with Raul Guzman, an award-winning model shipbuilding master.

On April 15 at the Pecan Campus Library, located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd., festivities include an information fair, a scavenger hunt with prizes and light refreshments. The movie "Despicable Me" will be shown at 11 a.m.

Attendees to any of the events will have the opportunity to take a tour of the campuses' libraries, register for a community library card or view artwork on display.

For more information about the Pecan Campus Library event contact Esther Garcia at 956-872-6485. For more information about the Nursing and Allied Health Campus Library or Technology Campus Library events contact James Phillips at 956-872-3189. For general information about STC's libraries visit