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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. 

Teen Musicians Fuse Rock and Mariachi Music at Central Library

“Rock the Plaza” event features local teen musicians including Holmes High School YouTube sensation Mariana Garcia

On Saturday, November 12 from 1 – 4 p.m., Central Library will host the second annual Rock the Plaza event. The event is produced by teens from the Teen Library at Central. Rock the Plaza will feature teen musicians from Take Note, the San Antonio Music Academy, Eclectic Electric, and local high schools. This year’s theme is rock and mariachi fusion. 

San Antonio Public Library Commemorates Dia de los Muertos with Altars Dedicated to Henry B. Gonzalez and Choco Meza

Altars celebrate the lives and legacies of local Latino political leaders

SAN ANTONIO (November 1, 2016) – The San Antonio Public Library is dedicating this year’s Day of the Dead to two local Latino political leaders whose effect on the San Antonio Community will be felt for decades to come: former Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez and political activist Choco Meza. 

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