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«May 2018»


San Antonio Public Library’s Digital Library Celebrates Five Millionth Check Out

How-to Guide to Chess is Five Millionth Digital Check Out

San Antonio Public Library has reached yet another exciting milestone; the five millionth digital check out. The item was Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures by Ivan Sokolov. The most popular San Antonio Public Library digital item of all time is an eAudiobook, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Library’s five millionth check out landed San Antonio Public Library in the list of only 52 out of 38,000 libraries with OverDrive worldwide to achieve the goal. In 2016, San Antonio Public Library became one of only a handful of library systems to reach one million digital check outs in a calendar year.

Digital Inclusion Month Continues at the San Antonio Public Library

Free classes for adults taking place at library locations throughout the city

San Antonio Public Library is offering a series of digital classes during the month of May as part of Digital Inclusion Month, a national initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, providing members of the community access to technology, increasing digital literacy, and encouraging the use of technology in economic and workforce development.

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club Continues at Cortez Branch Library with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilman Rey Saldaña

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club continues with a speaking program and activities based on the District 4 theme of animal welfare. 

San Antonio’s First Pop Con Welcomes Artists, Authors, Fan Groups, Anime, Gaming and More to Central Library This Saturday, March 3rd

Hop into your Tardis, Batmobile or invisible plane and head over to the San Antonio Pop Con at the Central Library March 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.! Enjoy a whole day of artists, authors, fan groups, anime, gaming, a cosplay contest, an art contest, and more. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will kick off the festivities.

Local Author and Illustrator Celebrate Their Award-Winning Children’s Book with Tai Chi Story Time at Central Library

San Antonio natives Xelena González and Adriana Garcia will celebrate their award-winning children’s book All Around Us at a special family fun program in the new Latino Collection and Resource Center at Central Library. González is a former San Antonio Public Library employee.