Monday, December 11, 2017

Events & News


News & Announcements

Latino Collection and Resource Center Opens at Central Library

7,000 square-foot space chronicles and celebrates the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States

The Latino Collection was established in 1996 to bring together the voices of Hispanics and Latinos. It was envisioned as a cultural and educational resource which would chronicle and celebrate the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States. 

Landa Branch Library Reopens Thursday, September 21st

Library has been closed since June 5th for renovation and restoration

San Antonio Public Library will celebrate the improvements and the library’s 70th anniversary with a family-friendly celebration on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Meet the Author: Dr. David Spener at Central Library

Trinity Professor to discuss historical significance of “We Shall Not Be Moved” slave spiritual in honor of Black History Month

Dr. David Spener of Trinity University will tell the story of how the song “We Shall Not Be Moved” began as a slave spiritual in the early nineteenth century and later became an anthem for the labor and African American civil rights movements in the United States.

Meet Award-Winning Director and Producer Isaac Artenstein at San Antonio Public Library

Director and producer of A day without a Mexican (2004) discusses Tijuana Jews as part of The Holocaust: Learn & Remember

Meet award-winning director and producer Isaac Artenstein at Central Library on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m.  His work includes Ballad of an Unsung Hero (1983), Break of Dawn (1990), Love Always (1996), and A day without a Mexican (2004). As part of The Holocaust: Learn & Remember, Artenstein  will discuss Tijuana Jews, a one-hour documentary shown in festivals all around the world. 

San Antonio Public Library reaches One Million Digital Check Outs through OverDrive in Calendar Year 2016

The Scorch Trials: The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner is 1 millionth digital item checked out in 2016

The San Antonio Public Library has joined a prestigious group of public libraries who have reached over one million digital items checked out in calendar year 2016 through OverDrive. Overall, the San Antonio Public Library lent 7.3 million items in fiscal year 2016.