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Attention dog lovers! Alkek is trying something new this semester. We will have therapy dogs in the library to help students relax during the often stressful week of finals. First, a little about the special dogs coming to visit. These... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Alkek Library News
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The Centro Cultural Hispano will be hosting an event showcasing the art of Swiss-American artist, Veronique Hahn and her students Dakota Fernandez, Michael Brown and Dennis Michael Gutierrez, with readings of Federico Garcia Lorca’s (Spain,1898-1936) classic play Yerma, by the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Alkek Library News
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This 2013 report put out by the Texas Legislative Study Group offers lots of statistical rankings about Texas. The reports states that: "Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured adults in the nation. Texas is dead last in percentage of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Have you made a resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle in 2013? Share books about food and healthy eating & living with your children and/or students. Books listed below are eBooks that can be access via the library catalog and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Most countries do observe the January 1st celebration, but they also have their own cultural observances of a new year. So whether you're looking forward to New Years Day in January, Hindu Diwali (celebrated in the Fall), Chinese New Year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Alkek Library News
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Celebrate the holiday season by reading books with your child. The 6th Floor Juvenile Exhibit cases offer various books related Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukka and Posadas. A few Holiday eBooks are also currently accessible. The History Channel has some great video... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Alkek Library News
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Scholastic opens its warehouses to the public throughout the year. They also set up remote sales in various locations like Austin and San Antonio. The Schertz warhouse location has a sale coming up for the public. The publisher offers a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Alkek Library News
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November reminds us of Thanksgiving, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin. Many books about Thanksgiving are currently on exhibit in the Juvenile Exhibit, 6th Floor; Native American eBooks are also available. This also is a good time to consider books that portray... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Alkek Library News
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The San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St., will host its 8th Annual Texas Author Day on 2-5 p.m. Oct. 30. The event is free and open to the public.These published writers and illustrators will sign copies of their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Alkek Library News
The Alkek Library has lots of Juvenile eBooks that can be accessed via a computer or eReader. These are great resources to share with children and teens while at the same time integrating the use of technology. Teachers may also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Alkek Library News
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Halloween is not only about costumes and candy, share books about Halloween with your family or classrooms! The 6th Floor New Books Exhibit area has books about Halloween and Day of the Dead available for checkout. The History Channel Halloween... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 18, 2012 at Alkek Library News
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Halloween is not only about costumes and candy, share books about Halloween with your family or classrooms! The 6th Floor New Books Exhibit area has books about Halloween and Day of the Dead available for checkout. The History Channel Halloween... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Alkek Library News
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Kids Are Authors is an annual competition open to students in grades K–8 in the United States and U.S. international schools and is designed to encourage students to use their reading, writing, and artistic skills. All award winners are available... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2012 at Alkek Library News
VOTE NOW! The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages. Launched in 2008 by the Children's Book Council and Every Child A Reader... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Alkek Library News
In recognition of February as Black History Month the Library's 6th Floor Juvenile exhibit showcases works by young adult author Walter Dean Myers, who was named 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-001.html The Alkek Library offers a number... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Alkek Library News
Do you need to access a newspaper online? Check to see if the Alkek Library provides access to the newspaper you need through our Newspaper Databases. One database in particular, Library PressDisplay, provides access to current 60 day content for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Alkek Library News
Colman, Penny. Thanksgiving: The true story. Henry Holt, 2008. Juvenile Collection, Floor 6 GT4975 .C55 2008 Examines numerous competing claims for the first Thanksgiving, including the traditional story of the feast shared by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Alkek Library News
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Education students who need to take a TExES certification exam through the Texas Education Agency could benefit from the study guides accessible through the Alkek Library. We have many online study guides available as well as print study guides that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Alkek Library News
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Education students who need to take a TExES certification exam through the Texas Education Agency could benefit from the study guides accessible through the Alkek Library. We have many online study guides available as well as print study guides that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Alkek Library News
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New Juvenile books are on display in the 6th Floor Exhibit Cases. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Alkek Library News
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A new exhibit on the Main Floor has just gone up showcasing the books that have been named New York Times Best Illustrated Children's books since 1952. Every year since 1952, the Book Review has asked a panel of three... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Alkek Library News
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The widget below has been added to the Juvenile research guide: http://www.library.txstate.edu/help/research-guides/juvenile-literature.html Teacher Book Wizard – search by keyword (Quick Search) or for more books like those a child already shows an interest in (BookAlike): http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homePage.do The Leveled Search here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Alkek Library News
Scholastic Book Publishers will be holding a Book Sale at the Hill Country Event Center, located at the corner of Centerpoint Road & Hunter Road, on Wednesday May 12 -Friday May 14, 2010 and is open to the public. Book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Alkek Library News
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The Alkek Library now has a die-cut machine available for library patrons to use during library hours! The machine and die-cuts are housed on the 4th floor in the Government Information area. Patrons must bring in their own paper to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at Alkek Library News