“Restaurantes, rumba y más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth” by Peter Szok

szok-gringos-guideJoin us for a lively evening, featuring Peter Szok author of Restaurantes, rumba y más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth as he takes us on a cultural journey through Latino Fort Worth that will make your stomach—and heart—hunger for more.

Szok sets the stage for Fort Worth as more than just cowboys and cattle. With mouthwatering descriptions, Szok highlights the best Latino restaurants with foods like barbacoa, birria and elote.

For the dancers, Szok highlights the best dance spots while offering insight into Latino clothing traditions like the pointy boots (botas picudas) in style throughout dance halls like Escapada 2001 and OK Corral, where they play norteño, banda, cumbia and other Latino music. And for a taste of Latino history, Szok highlights churches, barber shops, botanicas and more. With so much to explore, the Gringo’s Guide will make any reader fall in love with Fort Worth.

PETER SZOK is a graduate of Tulane University, where he received a PhD in modern Latin American history and specialized in ethnicity, nationalism, and popular culture. Dr. Szok is an associate professor of history at Texas Christian University, where he teaches classes on Afro-Latin American history, indigenous movements and Central America.

Lecture Event is March 3, 2015 at 5 pm in the Library Conference Room

Books will be available for purchase.

For more information call 817-257-6109

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Contest Winners

Bonnie Devany

Bonnie Devany

Congratulations to the winners of the fourth-annual Valentine’s Day Contest!

First Place: Bonnie Devany – Communications major

“When I cam e to TCU, home gained a new meaning. The library has been a part of why TCU has been so special to me and a part of why TCU feels like home now. The library has played many roles in my experience as a horned frog: it has gotten me to the dean’s list, it has been where I have met some of my best friends, where I have conquered my greatest challenges and provides my coffee for those extra hard days. As the library grows and changes with construction, I feel as though I have been growing and changing as a student. The library has offered me a place to become a stronger student, a better learner and a more courageous person. The library will always be my favorite place on campus and I am so excited to see what changes construction brings. I would like to thank Mary Couts Burnett, all of the library and cafe staff and designers and donors for making our library so wonderful!”

Second Place:  Ashely Rea – English and Economics

Third Place:  Brigitte Reinke – Voice Performance and Pedagogy

Thank you to all the students who confessed their love of Mary Couts Burnett Library!

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“I Love The TCU Library” Contest

It's LoveThe TCU Library invites undergraduate and graduate students to tell us how much you LOVE the library and how it has contributed to your academic success. Simply express through your own words about the LOVE you have for the library. So it’s time to get creative with your storytelling. Write those feelings and academic thoughts in a short personal LOVE story, poem or simply words that describe the LOVE you have for the TCU Library.

The TCU Library is sponsoring its fourth Annual WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE TCU LIBRARY VALENTINE’S DAY CONTEST to reward three students with the ultimate in Valentine’s Day romance. It’s time for TCU students to make public their feelings for the library in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

The 2015 Prizes:
Third Place: Box of Chocolates
Second Place: Movie tickets to the Movie Tavern and Sweet Sammie’s Gift Card
First Place: $50 Restaurant Gift Certificate

Contest Rules:
– All entries must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015.
– Love testimonial entries should be brief, fun, sensible and worthwhile.
– Winners will be notified on or before Friday, February 13, and can pick up their  prizes at the TCU Library. A TCU ID is
required when claiming your prize. The winning hearts will be published online and in the Spring TCU Library Newsletter.

How To Enter:
Write your love testimonial on a red heart located at the library service desk. Be sure to include your name, phone number, e-mail and major on the back of the heart. Only one heart per student. Place your heart in the box located at the library service desk.

Please email s.dean@tcu.edu or call 817-257-6109 if you have any questions.

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