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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. 

San Antonio Public Library Director to Attend National Forum on Closing the Opportunity Gap for Early Readers

Ramiro S. Salazar received personal invitation to attend Library forum in Washington D.C.

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 30, 2016) —San Antonio Public Library Director Ramiro S. Salazar will travel to Washington D.C. December 1 - 2  to attend a national forum on Closing the Opportunity Gap for Early Readers.  The forum is presented by the Urban Libraries Council and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Salazar was chosen among a select group of leaders from public school systems, public library systems and other national thought leaders to explore a critical education issue: how to ensure that low-income, struggling readers in K-3rd grade are accessing reading support services available via the public library.  

San Antonio Public Library Foundation Gifts over $1 Million to the San Antonio Public Library

Mission of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation is to strengthen the Library in service to our community

SAN ANTONIO (November 21, 2016) – The San Antonio Public Library Foundation (SAPLF) gifted the San Antonio Public Library with over $1 million dollars for fiscal year 2016 at its 16th  annual “Board Builder” Meeting. Over 60 board members and special guests attended the meeting at the Argyle where guest speaker Robert Hammond spoke to the crowd.

Mission Branch Library hosts Story “Tellabration”

Professional storytellers share legends, ghost stories and more

On Saturday, November 12 from 2 – 6 p.m., Mission Branch Library will host a Story Tellabration. The event will feature professional storytellers sharing trickster tales, wonder tales, legends, ghost stories and more. 

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