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Seguin Big Read Events

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded TLU an $11,000 grant to lead the first-ever Big Read Seguin. According to the NEA, The Big Read program broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through books. Showcasing a diverse range of themes, voices, and perspectives, the project aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community. TLU is just one of only 62 nonprofits chosen nationwide for this highly competitive NEA award.

Led by University Librarian Dan Flores, the NEA Big Read Seguin features book titles Heartland by Sarah Smarsh, Spare Parts/Inventores by Josh Davis, and Dreamers/Soñadores by Yuyi Morales. All three books relate incredible stories of the resilience of the human spirit.

 

 

 

La Marcha: Stories of Resilience in the 1966 Texas Farm Workers' March
Wednesday, September 28 from 10:45 A.M - 12:30 P.M. - Texas Lutheran University
Presented by Bishop Joel N. Martinez, retired UMC, and Rebecca Flores, retired president of Texas UFW

at The Chapel of the Abiding Presence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion: La Marcha: Stories of Resilience in the 1966 Texas Farm Workers' March

Panel Discussion will be moderated by Dr. Yvonne M. De La Rosa
Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 P.M. - Seguin Public Library
An encore presentation and panel discussion will be presented by Bishop Joel N. Martinez, retired UMC, and Rebecca Flores, retired president of Texas UFW to the community at large at the Seguin Public Library. During this event Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin's Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa will provide a dance performance from the State of Puebla which will include historical information about Puebla (as related to agriculture). Dances performed at this event will be: La Guayabita and Chica Linda. Teatro will have on display an agriculture exhibit sharing the history of San Isidro "Patron Saint of Agriculture", along with agriculture tools/artifacts on loan from Rincón Family Farm including historical information. El Circo de La Vida – Circle of Life “Se Cosecha Lo Que Se Siembra – You Reap What You Sow” Print by Edward Gonzales will also be on display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Story Hour featuring the book Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Saturday, October 1, 12:30 P.M. - Seguin Public Library

 

 

 

 

Una Tardeada con Ballet Folklórico De La Rosa

Saturday, October 1, 1 :00 P.M. - Seguin Public Library

Join Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin and the Seguin Public Library for a beautiful performance of dances from the States of Jalisco (La Madrugada y EL Carretero)  and State of Tamaulipas (El Querreque y Chaparreras, y Corre Caballito).

This performance is in conjunction with the Family Story Hour and Spare Parts Book to Movie event.

 

 

Spare Parts Book to Movie Event

Saturday, October 1, 1:30 P.M. - Seguin Public Library

The showing of the movie "Spare Parts" will be followed with a discussion of

similarities and differences between the movie and book.

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Book Drop Podcast Presents: The Hillbilly  and The Heartland

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. - TLU Blumberg Memorial Library

Author and Pastor Dr. David Bachelor will discuss and compare the themes of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

and The Heartland by Sarah Smarsh. Hosted by Dr. Dan Flores, university librarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Person Book Club on Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Tuesday, October 11, 6 P.M. - Pecantown Books and Brews

Virtual Option will be available TBD

In Person Book Club on Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Tuesday, October 25, 6 P.M. - Pecantown Books and Brews

Virtual Option will be available TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wilcox Ranch with Kelly "Lola Wilcox Moore

Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. - TLU Wupperman Little Theatre

Kelly "Lola" Wilcox Moore’s Legacy Restoration Project is an ancestor-inspired work focused on her paternal lineage. She is charged with being a "Repairer of the Breach" as is written in the book of Isaiah. It’s quite a sacred assignment with feet in three consecutive centuries. She is also a griot (sacred storyteller), writer and Principal of her Legacy Restoration Project. Wilcox is a fifth-generation Freedmen’s Settlement descendant. Her great-great-grandfather, Henry Wilcox, founded the historic Wilcox ranch in 1870. He was stolen from his country and enslaved in Kentucky and then in Guadalupe County, Texas where he laid roots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pecan Fest Robotics Showcase

Sarturday, October 29, 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. - Seguin Public Library

Go nuts for robotics! The library will partner with Seguin ISD Robotics classes and other community organizations to showcase various projects in robotics. Watch robots perform pecan-related activities and learn about all the community has to offer in the STEM field. This is a drop-in event.

 

 

 

 

 

In Person Book Club on Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Tuesday, November 8, 6 P.M. - Pecantown Books and Brews

Virtual Option will be available TBD

 

 

 

 

NEA Big Read Seguin Finale

Saturday, November 12, 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

A community read and live performances at the Central Park Gazebo in downtown Seguin. More details to come.

These events are part of the Big Read Seguin led by TLU in partnership with the Seguin Public Library and Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Big Read program broadens the understanding of the world, neighbors, and ourselves through books. Showcasing a diverse range of themes, voices, and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community.