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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. 

Mayor Ivy R. Taylor Will Conclude Fall 2016 Mayor’s Book Club with Book Discussion and Writing Workshop

-- UTSA Professor Thomas Porter will present a writing workshop titled “The Extraordinary Stories of (Local) People of Color and Why They Matter”- -

What: Mayor Ivy R. Taylor will conclude the fall 2016 Mayor’s Book Club with a brief discussion of the themes of the book The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward, followed by a guided presentation and writing workshop titled “The Extraordinary Stories of (Local) People of Color and Why They Matter.”

Feed Your Mind and Your Body at the San Antonio Public Library

Library partners with San Antonio Food Bank to host the Mobile Mercado at select Library locations

SAN ANTONIO (November 29, 2016) – The San Antonio Public Library has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to host the Mobile Mercado, a combination mobile mini-grocery and healthy food truck, at select Library locations. The Mobile Mercado's main focus is to increase access to healthy food with an emphasis on seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Clients of the Mobile Mercado will experience samples of culinary tastings led by Certified Chefs or Nutrition Professionals highlighting the benefits of foods available for purchase. WIC food items will be available for sale and Lone Star cards (SNAP) will be accepted. 

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