Elena Poniatowska - Televised at UTPA Library
The November 10, 2009 interview made of Mexico City journalist and author Elena Poniatowska at UTPA Library with Yolanda de la Cruz, will air on Telemundo 40, Saturday, November 21, at 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
The interview was recorded on the third floor of The University of Texas - Pan American Library when Poniatowska was here on to give the first presentation in UTPA Library's new Innovative Voices lecture series. The interview will be on the "Yolanda Presenta" program.
Help a Child and Get Rid Of Your Library Late Fees!
UTPA Library is partnering with the Office of Student Life & Transition Services to forgive current and outstanding fines already assessed upon donation for the Adopt-An-Angel Program.*
Donations will benefit the Adopt-An-Angel Program, which helps provide gifts for UTPA students' children.
When: November 16, 2009 - December 4, 2009
Where: Bring your unwrapped new children's book or toy with a value of $10.00 or more (receipt required) to the University Library. For each $10.00 gift we will forgive up to $50.00 in fines. (For example, if you owe $80.00, bring in two gifts, and your fees will be forgiven!)
Any questions, please contact us at (956) 381-2005.
Preferred age group for donation of books and toys: (0-18) years old.
*Excludes lost and/or damaged material
Gather & Gab @ The Library
Do you need some magic in your life? Do you need a break from school work? Then come join us at the UTPA Library this November for a discussion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Copies of the books are available at the library for checkout on the 3rd floor at the Reserves desk. Gather & Gab @ the library will be held November 11, 2009 from 12-1 PM in the Schilling Room of the library on the 2nd floor. All are welcome and coffee will be provided.
Elena Poniatowska - First Speaker in Library's Innovative Voices Series
It is very fitting that Elena Poniatowska will be the first speaker in The University of Texas - Pan American Library's new "Innovative Voices" Series. She is one of the greatest living writers in Mexico today and certainly one of the most courageous. She has wide appeal for students and faculty in so many different disciplines, including journalism, Spanish and English literature, political science, history, creative writing and women's studies.
Poniatowska will speak at Tuesday, November 10 at 7 pm in the UTPA Engineering Auditorium (Engineering Room 1.300). Jose "Pepe" Quintanilla, a journalist and film critic from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon will be introducing Poniatowska, as he often does at book fairs in Mexico.
Several showcases of her books are on display in the UTPA Library Lobby.
There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend. The doors to the auditorium will open at 5 pm.
However, since the Engineering Auditorium has only 256 chairs,
seating will be on a first-come, first served basis. So those who
get seated will get there early!
UTPA Bookstore will have copies of her award winning novel "The Skin
of the Sky". Some of her other books such as "Lilus Kikus" (her first
book), "Here's To You, Jesusa!", "Tinisima" will also be available for
purchase. Her translation of Sandra Cisneros' "House on Mango Street"
(La casa en Mango Street) will also be available.
(Engineering is building 32 on the map)
(Click on Engineering Building to see a photo)
Want to be a Librarian?
Texas Women's University will be offering an informative session about their fully online Masters in Library Science program at the UTPA Library this Thursday, November 5th. Please join us in the Schilling Room, on the second floor of the Library, from 12:00-2:00 pm, to find out more about admissions requirements, course offerings, and more. Learn about the exciting opportunities available in the fields of information management and libraries!