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Smartphone and Personal Device Training

Carver With technology ever-changing, this class will help you become more familiar and comfortable using your iPhone/Android and/or iPad/Tablet. Come with your questions and we learn together! Branch Location: Carver Library. Room: Learn Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Shauna Mendoza. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9188/shauna.mendoza@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shauna Mendoza. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Additional Info: No registration required-come with your device and let's learn how to use it!! Friday, December 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cody Friends with Fiction Book Club

Cody Please join us to discuss We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange. Copies of this book are reserved for check out prior to the meeting at the Cody circulation desk. Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Luanne Bloom. Staff Contact Number/Email: luanne.bloom@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Friday, December 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Time Online - Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Children’s Librarians from San Antonio Public Library for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun for babies ages 0-18 months and their parents or caregivers. Caregivers and babies will learn songs, rhymes, and other fun activities that help children develop an understanding of language and reading. All are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. **Registration is required.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, December 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Dance Party

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Join us for a dance party designed especially for energetic toddlers who love to move. Each week we will be dancing, singing, and introducing an interactive book that is great for busy toddlers! A playtime will follow this program. Friday, December 9, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

SHAPES: Triangles

Great Northwest Multiple stories and activities that help to recognize shapes. Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Cari Raley. Staff Contact Number/Email: cari.raley@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Friday, December 9, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Story Time at Parman

Parman Just for you and baby! Gather with other parents, caregivers, and babies as we build brains and encourage early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and movement. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your little one (0-18 months). Space is limited. Free tickets available 10 minutes before program. Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.taylor@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Miss Lisa. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 9, 2022, 10:15 AM – 10:55 AM.

Toddler Time

Brook Hollow Toddlers and their trusted caregivers are invited to socialize, learn, and play together at the library! Join the Brook Hollow Children's Librarian for songs, rhymes, and stories that are especially for young learners 18-36 months old. Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Amanda Neace. Staff Contact Number/Email: amanda.neace@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 9, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tips on Recording Oral History Interviews

Igo Have you wanted to interview a friend or family member to record their life experiences? Join us to learn the best ways of doing an interview, what equipment to use, and tips on preservation and access. Everyone has a story. Branch Location: Igo Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Andrew Crews. Staff Contact Number/Email: andrew.crews@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Andy Crews. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Texana/Genealogy. Friday, December 9, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Easy Tai Chi for Seniors

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room North. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Seniors. Additional Info: These are simple movements and breathing styles for seniors. Friday, December 9, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Let's Build: Legos and More

Landa Branch Location: Landa Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Jasmin. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: It’s not the product, it’s the process! Enjoy creating your own unique masterpiece with the art materials and supplies provided. It may get a little messy with paint, glue, markers, and more. Recommended for ages 5-12 years. Friday, December 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home! You may color any materials you have on hand, and a printable file will be included with the e-mailed Zoom link. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and whatever is on your mind, or just meditatively color. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, December 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Read To A Dog

Brook Hollow Children can practice their developing literacy skills by reading aloud individually to a therapy dog, which will be accompanied by the animal handler. Readers 5 and up are welcome on a first-come first served basis. Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Room: Children's. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Amanda Neace. Staff Contact Number/Email: amanda.neace@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Therapy dogs Emmy, River, Sunny, and Biscuit. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 9, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kid's Afterschool Hangout

Cody This is your library, and this is your program. Join us to hang out, to play games, to draw, and to shape the program you would like to attend. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Friday, December 9, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

SAPL Live Trivia

San Antonio Public Library Online Put on your thinking caps for SAPL Live Trivia! Compete within your own household or online with friends. Don't wait, register today as space is limited! Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Brooke Mjolsness. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9190. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Featured Event: Pop Culture. Additional Info: ***One registration per team is required*** Registration closes Friday, December 9 at 3 PM. Instructions and the Zoom link will be emailed separately the day before the program. Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Let's Create: Come and Go Seasonal Art

San Pedro Kids have fun creating art of the season with supplies ready to use. Table and supplies available all day. Smaller children may need help from their grownups. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Staff Contact Number/Email: karen.braeuler@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Come and Go Craft

Tobin Express yourself! Drop in for creative, self-directed activities. All ages welcome; young children may need adult assistance. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Barbaraella Frazier. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbaraella.frazier@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 10, 2022 – Sunday, December 11, 2022.

San Fernando Cemetery #1 Tour

Central ***Registration is required*** Take a cemetery stroll and hear about some of the famous (and infamous) people buried in San Antonio’s historic San Fernando Cemetery #1. Visit the gravesites of some of the founding members of our city. Dress for the weather and natural terrain. Participation is limited. Event Type(s): History. Staff Contact Name: Sylvia Reyna. Staff Contact Number/Email: sylvia.reyna@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Sylvia Reyna. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Texana/Genealogy. Additional Info: Park and meet at: San Fernando #1 1110 S. Colorado St. 78207. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. San Fernando Cemetery #1 1110 S. Colorado St. 78207.

English Classes

McCreless Adults practice English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Instruction level will be determined by level of participants. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Room: Learn Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Lodie Mueller. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9170 / Lodie.Mueller@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lodie Mueller. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Let's Play at Mission Branch Library

Little Read Wagon Put on your play clothes and join us outside the Mission Branch Library! Rain or shine, drop in any time between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and be ready to play outdoors. Designed especially for children 0-5 years old and their families. Branch Location: Mission Library. Event Type(s): Play & Learn. Staff Contact Name: Little Read Wagon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2597 or lrwsapl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Little Read Wagon. Additional Info: Free play means having the choice of what to play with, how to play with it and for how long. Children can problem solve, develop social & emotional skills and express themselves, all of which are essential to building healthy brains. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Let's Create: Come & Go Art

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Leslie Elsasser. Staff Contact Number/Email: leslie.elsasser@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Express yourself! Come to the library for creative, self-directed art activities. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Meditation

Pan American Need some information on how to meditate and its benefits to the mind and body? Stop by and experience one of our Meditation classes. Classes are held at the Pan American Branch every Saturday. We look forward to seeing you. Branch Location: Pan American Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Adrian Leal. Staff Contact Number/Email: adrian.leal@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Abel Menchaca. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Adult Craft Time: Polar Bear Mason Jar Snowscape Craft

Pruitt This event is recommended for adults and seniors. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122 / popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Paula Opiele / Catrina Grivich. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: You will love this craft because mason jars can boost anything you put in it to a new level of cuteness! Come anytime between 10:30am and 4:00pm to create your personalized decoration at your own pace. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Let's Move! Music & Movement

Thousand Oaks Join us for a morning filled with music, songs, rhymes. Best for children under 10; registration not required. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Cheryl Penick. Staff Contact Number/Email: cheryl.penick@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Family Fun

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Imelda Merino. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9220/imelda.merino@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Imelda Merino. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Potpourri Book Club

Great Northwest The Potpourri Book Club reads and discusses a book from a different genre each month. Join us December 10th for a discussion of the historical fiction novel The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. Copies of the book are reserved for check out prior to this meeting at the Great Northwest circulation desk. Call 210-207-9210 for availability. Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: LC Keefe. Staff Contact Number/Email: laura.keefe@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Family Playdate at the Playground

Encino This is a time for families to come to the playground and meet new friends and families. Recommended for school-age children. Branch Location: Encino Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Caitlin Leonard. Staff Contact Number/Email: caitlin.leonard@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Winter Wonderland

Tobin Branch Location: Tobin Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Barbaraella Frazier. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbaraella.frazier@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: In San Antonio, we always wonder – “Will winter really come?” But regardless of the weather, we will celebrate with fun activities and crafts of the season. ​ Join us for this special Family Fun celebration! All ages welcome.​. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tobin Writers Circle

Tobin Join us at Tobin Library to connect with other writers, discuss the craft, ask for advice, and share resources in this inclusive writers club for all skill levels, genres and interests. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Rhonda. Staff Contact Number/Email: rhonda.woolhouse@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Queer Crafternoon

San Antonio Public Library Online We are hosting an online space for people to listen to stories as they explore their creativity. So come and play with pastels, knit with nonchalance, delight in doodling! In fact, as long as it gets your creativity flowing, whether it’s sewing or Sudoku, feel free to join in. While everyone is welcome, this program is designed to be a safe space for members of the queer community. Each week we’ll play a podcast or excerpts from books with queer-centered storylines or queer characters. You can listen and craft, strike up a conversation about that week’s current audio selection, or swap tips with a fellow crafter. The listening selections will be posted a week ahead of time on the LGBTQ+ LibGuide (guides.mysapl.org/lgbtq) along with information about the book or podcast as well as any potential content warnings. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Morgan Yoshimura. Staff Contact Number/Email: morgan.yoshimura@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LGBTQ+. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ROMANCE READERS BOOK CLUB

Igo The Romance Readers Book Club meets monthly in person and via ZOOM to share and discuss books from various romance genre. To receive emails for RRBC, please contact russelyn.hensonmeyer@sanantonio.gov. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Russelyn Henson-Meyer. Staff Contact Number/Email: russelyn.hensonmeyer@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli Twenty-eight-year-old Niki Randhawa has always made practical decisions. Despite her love for music and art, she became an analyst for the stability. She's always stuck close to home, in case her family needed her. And she's always dated guys that seem good on paper, rather than the ones who give her butterflies. When she's laid off, Niki realizes that being practical hasn't exactly paid off for her. So, for the first time ever, she throws caution to the wind and books… Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit mysapl.bibliocommons.com.

CANCELLED - The Creative Collective

Central Are you a musician, comedian, actor or other type of creative? The Creative Collective is an open mic meets mixer for people like you! Share your artistry and check out the art of others! We provide the PA system, a guitar, keys and mic - you supply the talent. Bring your own instrument if so inclined. JD will be your MC. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: JD Elizondo. Staff Contact Number/Email: j.d.elizondo@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: JD. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Winter Preparation Program

Central Winter is coming and before you know it, it has arrived! Join SAPL staff in some tips and tricks that will get you in the mindset of winter preparation. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Arland Schnacker. Staff Contact Number/Email: Arland.SchnackerII@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Arland Schnacker. Audience: Adults. Family. Additional Info: Learn how to make a DIY space heater out of terracotta pots and a candle! Saturday, December 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

MTTTC Table Tennis

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Large Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Join us for Table Tennis fun, all levels are welcome. We practice single and double play. Improve your game in a friendly environment. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Ted Lasso World Cup Party

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Large Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Celebration. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Celebration. Additional Info: Get out your vuvuzelas, paint your faces and grow your mustaches, the San Antonio Public Library is celebrating soccer with a World Cup/Ted Lasso themed party. There will be contests, prizes, crafts and other fun activities. Due to the salty language in Ted Lasso we ask that attendees are age 16 and up. Festivities begin after library hours at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library located at 3134 Roosevelt Ave. For more information please visit: https://guides.mysapl.org/tedlassoworldcup/info. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Let's Create: Come & Go Art

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Leslie Elsasser. Staff Contact Number/Email: leslie.elsasser@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Express yourself! Come to the library for creative, self-directed art activities. Sunday, December 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

SA Needle Craft Group

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room North. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Learn what the SA Needle Craft Group has to offer quilters & needle crafters and those looking to get started. Sunday, December 11, 2022, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Winter Crafts

Johnston Stop by the Johnston branch library for some Winter ornament crafting! We will be making different kinds of ornaments for the season. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Ana Pina. Staff Contact Number/Email: ana.pina@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Craft for anyone 8 years and up. Sunday, December 11, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Igo Stitchery

Igo A place for all lovers of fiber and fabric to meet. We welcome all types of needle crafts, from knitting and crochet to cross stitch, embroidery, quilting – even spinning and weaving if you are willing to bring your wheel or loom. Just bring your current project and enjoy working with other fiber enthusiasts! Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Carrie Vance. Staff Contact Number/Email: carrie.vance@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Schaefer Coloring Program

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Blanca. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9300. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Bring the family in for a relaxing afternoon of coloring. Opportunities to color and laminate a bookmark will be available. Sunday, December 11, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Let's Build: LEGO Bricks and More

Pruitt Join us at Pruitt for a STEAM inspired construction program. Use your imagination to build on your own or with other aspiring architects and creative thinkers using a variety of materials. Best for ages 5-12. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Lucina Cisneros. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 650-1122/lucina.humphrey@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lucina Cisneros. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 11, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tabletop Gaymer Night

Thousand Oaks San Antonio Public Library is hosting a board game night for queer adults. Come play tabletop games and meet other members of San Antonio's queer community in a safe space. From Settlers of Cataan to Uno, the library will provide a variety of board games to challenge, delight, maybe annoy, but certainly entertain you. Of course, also feel free to bring your own if you want to share a game you love! Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mari Castellano. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9190. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: LGBTQ+. Additional Info: Tabletop Gaymer Night is hosted across the SAPL system and you can find it at different branches at different times. Please check our online calendar to see when and where it is happening. Sunday, December 11, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Cuentos y Canciones

Parman Los niños y sus familias están invitados a disfrutar de cuentos, canciones, rimas y actividades en Español. Espacio limitado, boletos gratis 10 minutos antes de iniciar el programa. Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.taylor@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Miss Veronica. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 12, 2022, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

Landa Let's sing, read, write, talk, and play together! Romp through rhymes, songs, and stories with a skilled Children's Librarian to get your baby giggling, wiggling, and learning. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and connect with other families in your community. Toys will no longer be provided by the library, but you are welcome to bring your own. Recommended for infants through confident walkers. Branch Location: Landa Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Jasmin. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Story Time

Pan American Branch Location: Pan American Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Jacqueline Gonzales. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9150. Presenter/Instructor: Jacqueline Gonzales. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Monday, December 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Baby Time

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room South. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jane Miller. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2704. Presenter/Instructor: Jane Miller. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Let's sing, read, write, talk, and play together! Romp through rhymes, songs, and stories with a skilled Children's Librarian to get your baby giggling, wiggling, and learning. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and connect with other families in your community. Toys will no longer be provided by the library, but you are welcome to bring your own. Recommended for infants through confident walkers. Monday, December 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Lego Club

Collins Garden Get creative with Legos! Join us to build a Lego creation and have it displayed in the library. *This program is designed for children 5-12. Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Gina Brudi. Staff Contact Number/Email: Gina.Brudi@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 12, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Time @ Landa

Landa Teen Time is a place for teens 13-18 yrs. Activities vary week to week based on what you want to do- play games, watch movies, create art, and crafts, work on homework, hang out with friends or meet new people. Have an idea of something you would like to do? Share with your teen librarian. Branch Location: Landa Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Stephanie Thomas-Rosen. Staff Contact Number/Email: stephanie.thomasrosen2@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 12, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Let's Create: Come and Go Fun

Bazan Branch Location: Bazan Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Esperanza Sonnen. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9160. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Drop by the library after school within the hour for self directed arts and crafts. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Children up to 12; young children may need adult assistance. Monday, December 12, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: It's time to build! Join us and be creative with Legos! Recommended for children ages 5-12. Monday, December 12, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tween Time

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room South. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Staff Contact Name: staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2704. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Interactive fun especially for kids from ages 9-12 only. No reservations required. Monday, December 12, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Music Vibe @ Collins Garden Library

Collins Garden Teens ages 13-18, come listen to music with the 210teenlibrary Discord teens, color or do crafts, vibe and relax! Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teens are welcome to come and go any time between 5:00-7:00 pm. Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Adult Craft: Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Great Northwest Visit the library to make holiday ornaments out of cookie cutters. Supplies are limited. Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Stephanie Vazquez. Staff Contact Number/Email: stephanie.vazquez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: This program is for adults. Supplies are limited. Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00 PM.

Teen Time @ Igo

Igo All teens aged 13-18 are welcome to come hang out and start the week off on a fun note! Activities vary from week to week - sometimes we game, sometimes we watch movies, sometimes we art... you help decide! Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Annie Calonico. Staff Contact Number/Email: anne.calonico@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Ages 13-18 Only. Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Johnston Teen Time: Cooking Around the World food demonstration

Johnston Food and culture classes with recipes from around the world. This is a hands on learning experience for teens. Class is taught by Chef Brittany from the San Antonio Food Bank. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cassie Garza. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9240/cassandra.garza@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Chef Brittany. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teen Only 13yrs-18yrs. Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Yoga

Pruitt Dedicated to helping the next generation lead healthier, happier lives. Join us each Monday for this amazing family program designed for children and their parents. Parents must remain in the room with their child. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Lucina Cisneros. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 650-1122/lucina.humphrey@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lissette Rubio. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Teen Time

Pan American All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to join Pan American Library in the meeting room for Teen Time. Teens decide the activities from week to week. Join us for crafting, gaming, hanging out with other teens, and more! Branch Location: Pan American Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Gladys Nunez. Staff Contact Number/Email: gladys.nunez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tobin Adult Holiday Craft: Jewelry Making

Tobin Come and create a holiday gift for someone else or some fun holiday jewelry for yourself while sipping hot chocolate and chatting with friends. Supplies provided. For ages 18 and up. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Rhonda. Staff Contact Number/Email: rhonda.woolhouse@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Fun

Las Palmas Let's have some fun with our family! Children and their grownups are invited to play together using a variety of games and creative supplies. Recommended for families with children ages 3-12. Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Las Palmas Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9200. Presenter/Instructor: Las Palmas Staff. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

McCreless Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Marisa DeBow. Staff Contact Number/Email: marisa.debow@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Additional Info: Join our D&D Lost Ones Campaign. If you enjoy storytelling and role-playing, join us for some fun adventures! This hybrid program is for ages 15 and up, only. Monday, December 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Teen Time @ Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks Join us for Teen Time! Crafts! Movies! Games! Ages 13-18 welcome. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Kimberly King. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9190. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Baby Time

Igo Let's sing, read, write, talk, and play together! Romp through rhymes, songs, and stories with a skilled Children's Librarian to get your baby giggling, wiggling, and learning. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and connect with other families in your community. Toys will no longer be provided by the library, but you are welcome to bring your own. Recommended for infants through confident walkers. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Igo Library Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9080. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM.

MTTTC Table Tennis

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Large Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Join us for Table Tennis fun, all levels are welcome. We practice single and double play. Improve your game in a friendly environment. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fitness in the Park - Yoga

Encino This class is presented by San Antonio Parks & Recreation in partnership with the San Antonio Public Library. Bring your own yoga mat and dress comfortably. Classes are free! Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: ann.laird@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Parks & Recreation Staff. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Cody ***Registration is required*** Join us for stories, songs, and play! Sensory Story Time is for all children, but may be especially welcoming to children who have a hard time in large groups or children with neurodiversity. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Winter Preparation Program

Johnston Winter is coming and before you know it, it has arrived! Join SAPL staff in some tips and tricks that will get you in the mindset of winter preparation. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Arland Schnacker. Staff Contact Number/Email: Arland.SchnackerII@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Arland Schnacker. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Learn how to make a DIY space heater out of terracotta pots and a candle! Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.mysapl.org.

Reader's Ink

Landa Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Robin Alcorta. Staff Contact Number/Email: robin.alcorta@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Kiyanna Stephens. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Reader's Ink meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 pm. Selections include all genres of adult titles. This month's choice is The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. Please contact Landa Library to reserve your copy today. 210. 207.9090. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Yoga Class (For Beginners & Experts!)

Thousand Oaks Attendees will perform yoga in a fun-filled, friendly way! The class will offer many options for experts and beginners alike, including seated postures or standing with chair support. This class will be hosted every Tuesday afternoon, unless otherwise noted in the Library calendar. Please call Thousand Oaks Library for more information. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Brooke Mjolsness. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9190. Presenter/Instructor: Certified Instructor with Parks & Rec Dept. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: You must provide your own mat. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Chairs can be provided for those who prefer modified position options. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mercado por tu Corazon

Johnston The mobile mercado (market) will have fresh fruits and vegetables for purchase using credit, debit, cash, and EBT/SNAP. Ask for suggestions for using the fruits and veggies in recipes. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Cristine Mitchamore. Staff Contact Number/Email: cristine.mitchamore@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: The San Antonio Public Library is teaming up with The American Heart Association (AHA) and Big State Produce to bring healthy food outlets to residents in local communities. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Let's Create: Art Adventure

Bazan Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Esperanza Sonnen. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9160. Presenter/Instructor: Sarah Chavarria. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Artists will learn different skills, explore art materials, and share their artwork with each other. Children 5 to 12 welcome; young children may need adult assistance. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Tuesday After School: Cocoa Bombs @ Teen Library

Central Finally, the time has come!!! Here's your chance to make a cocoa bomb. Assemble one as a gift or keep it for yourself. :D Make cocoa, not war! *teens 13-18 only, thanks*. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Teen Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Regina! Staff Contact Number/Email: regina.almanza@sanantonio.gov/207.2678. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: For teens 13-18 only, thank you! Teen Library @ Central is open. Please use the public entrance on the first floor and let a staff member know you would like to visit Teen Library on the 3rd Floor. E-Z P-Z. We will be open until 8! Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:20 PM. For more info visit www.instagram.com.

Lego Club

McCreless Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Marisa DeBow. Staff Contact Number/Email: Marisa.debow@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Get creative with LEGOs! Join us to build a Lego creation. *This program is designed for children ages 5 -12*. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Let's Build: Legos and More

San Pedro Come and go for a STEAM inspired construction program. Use your imagination to build on your own or with other aspiring architects and creative thinkers using a variety of materials. Best for ages 5-12. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Staff Contact Number/Email: karen.braeuler@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Karen Braeuler, Children's Librarian. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

After School Zone

Tobin Come play games, chat, and hang out with other tweens. This program is for ages 9-12. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Staff Contact Name: Barbaraella Frazier. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9040. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tobin Teen Hangout

Tobin Come hang out with your friends (or make new ones)! Want to make things? Watch movies? Into gaming? Cooking? Books? Manga or Anime? Just chill? Whatever we do is up to you! *Ages 13-18 only :). Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Melissa Carroll. Staff Contact Number/Email: melissa.carroll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Creator Club at Parman

Parman Anything can happen at Creator Club! Enjoy art, construction, science activities or games at the Parman Library. Wear your play clothes in case things get messy. Recommended for ages 5-12. Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Teague Shosh. Staff Contact Number/Email: teague.shosh@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Art Club Online - Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Interested in arts and crafts? Want to share your art? Join us virtually for our “Art Club Online” program. There are no special skills required. If you would like to try our activity the following materials are needed: paper, markers/crayons, scissors, glue/tape. You are welcome to join us to watch, chat, or work on other projects. Geared toward children ages 5-12. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Jasmin Salinas. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Hangout @ Cody

Cody What are you in to? Cooking, art, manga/anime, gaming, watching movies, or just hanging out with other teens – you decide what we do each week! Volunteer hours available too! You can also take this survey to indicate what programs you'd like us to do in the future (copy & paste into your browser): pollev.com/codylibrary693. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Ashley Frost. Staff Contact Number/Email: ashley.frost@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Chess

Pruitt Join Chess Master Alex Weinberg for a in-depth lesson and game analysis, followed by a free play session! Meals are provided after the lesson. Presented virtually via Zoom. This event is for teens only. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Nick Blevins. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Presenter/Instructor: Alex Weinberg. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Collins Garden Teen Tuesdays

Collins Garden Sometimes we play ping pong or board games; other times we play WiiU or create scavenger hunts. Activities are up to you! Come and see! Ages 13-18 only. Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Club @ Guerra

Guerra Join other teens 13-18yrs to game, make art, cook, watch movies, and hang out – you decide what we do each week! Volunteer hours available too! Branch Location: Guerra Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Bek Corley. Staff Contact Number/Email: bek.corley@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Time at Semmes

Semmes For ages 13-18 only! Teen Time is a great place to spend time with friends or meet new ones. Come play games, work on art projects, watch movies, or just hang out. Activities vary each week, and what we do is up to you! Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Valerie Carroll. Staff Contact Number/Email: valerie.carroll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Teen Tuesdays @ Carver

Carver This is a weekly event for teens ages 13-18 of all kinds; all teens are welcome in this space. Branch Location: Carver Library. Room: Teen Area. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannan.prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teen Tuesdays at Carver are all about choice: will it be video games, watching movies, crafting, listening to music? Maybe hanging out with friends, meeting new people, and sharing interests? You decide, because this is your time. So come join the fun! Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Knitting 101

Cody Come learn how to knit! It doesn’t matter whether you are an absolute beginner or have been knitting for a while. The program will start with a presentation going over the basics including terms you should be familiar with, casting on, knitting and purling, and useful resources after the class is done. From there we’ll get you started on your own practice square. We will supply the yarn, but we suggest you bring your own knitting needles. There will be a limited number of pairs to lend out to those who don’t have any. You will not be able to take them home, but we will show you how to save your place rather than unravel your work. Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Michael Dunbar-Rodney. Staff Contact Number/Email: michael.dunbar-rodney@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: If you intend to purchase your own needles, medium sized needles (7-10) are a good starting point. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

GNW Teen Time

Great Northwest Are you into drawing, Manga, or Stranger Things trivia? Or just enjoy playing games and hanging out! Stop by and choose your own adventure! Teens (ages 13-18 yrs old), volunteer hours are available, you decide what we do each week! Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Puchot. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.puchot@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Pop Culture. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tween Time

Igo Come play games, create art, and hang out with other tweens! Each week will include a special activity. Ages 9-12 only. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Staff Contact Name: Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: mikala.thomas@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Las Palmas Teen Time

Las Palmas Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Enjoy video and board games, crafts or just hang out. Ages 13-18 only. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Christmas Movie Series @ McCreless-

McCreless Gremlins-It’s Christmas time and young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of evil-minded mischievous monsters on a small town. This movie is rated PG. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Joseph Gonzales. Staff Contact Number/Email: joseph.gonzales3@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Joseph. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Featured Event: Pop Culture. Additional Info: Just bring some hot cocoa and enjoy a hilarious and action packed movie. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

McCreless Teen Time

McCreless All 13-18 year olds welcome! Come hang out with us for gaming, crafting, cooking and more! What do you like to do? You get to decide what we do every week! Share your interests and make new friends, or bring your friends to have a great time! Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Sarina Hackworth. Staff Contact Number/Email: sarina.hackworth@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Teen Time

Parman Teens, ages 13-18, are all welcome to join Parman Branch Library at Stone Oak in Meeting Room B. You help decide the activities from week to week - whether it's crafting, gaming, studying, or just hanging out with other teens! Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room B. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Zachary Woolston. Staff Contact Number/Email: zachary.woolston@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Teen Club @ Mission Library

Mission Play video games, learn a new craft, talk about books, or just hang out! For teens ages 13-18 only, please. Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room South. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Cindy Cruz. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2704. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: For all teens interested in: Arts & Crafts, gaming, STEM, fandom, and books. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Club @Encino

Encino Branch Location: Encino Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Ivan Martinez. Staff Contact Number/Email: ivan.martinez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Teen Time

Schaefer Come hang, make art, play board/video games! Teen Time is planned and facilitated by teen volunteers, who make what you want to happen, happen! Come alone, or bring a friend :). Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Dacari Lambert. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9300. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: For teens ages 13-18. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

English as a Second Language

Bazan Join us for our English as a Second Language class and practice your English, conversation, pronunciation in a relaxed environment at the library. This group meets weekly. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Carlos Loera. Staff Contact Number/Email: carlos.loera@SanAntonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carlos Loera. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

Las Palmas Join us for this special Family Time celebration. We will have crafts, a movie, hot cocoa, and snacks. Wear your pajamas to watch the movie and celebrate winter with us.There may even be a surprise guest for the kids! Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Las Palmas Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9200. Audience: Family. All Ages. Additional Info: All ages welcome. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Time @ Maverick

Maverick Teen Time @ Maverick is: a GREAT place to meet new people; a GREAT place to meet your friends; a GREAT place to hang out, play games, grab a snack or make a craft! Branch Location: Maverick Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Mary Lou Bleichwehl. Staff Contact Number/Email: mary.bleichwehl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teens 13 to 18 ONLY please! Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Family Chess

Pruitt Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Alex Weinberg. Audience: Family. Additional Info: Join chess master Alex Weinberg as he livestreams an advanced chess lesson, walking through an analysis of a game step by step and discussing the pros and cons of various move choices. A beginner chess lesson will be included the first Tuesday of each month. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Lesson Livestream

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** A Zoom link will be sent to you by e-mail approximately one day before our event. After logging in, please make sure your video and audio are turned off. Participants may submit questions and comments in the Zoom chat box. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Alex Weinberg. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Join chess master Alex Weinberg as he livestreams an advanced chess lesson, walking through an analysis of games step by step and discussing the pros and cons of various move choices. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bedtime Stories

Thousand Oaks Settle in and get cozy for an hour of family time with stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a craft. This program is best for children ages 3-8. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Cheryl Penick. Staff Contact Number/Email: cheryl.penick@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Film Noir Movie Club

San Antonio Public Library Online Join the Film Noir Movie Club for a discussion of The Third Man (1949), starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten! An out of work pulp fiction novelist arrives in post war Vienna at the invitation of a friend who has offered him a job, only to discover that his friend recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to associates, the novelist soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent and is determined to discover what really happened. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend's involvement in the black market and with the multinational police. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Daniel Gomez. Staff Contact Number/Email: Daniel.Gomez2@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: View the movie at the link provided. ***Registration is required*** and registration closes Tue, Dec. 13 at 3 PM. The Zoom link will be emailed to attendees separately the day before the program. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. For more info visit archive.org.

"A is For Asylum Seeker" Discussion Panel

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Dr. Rachel Buff, of the University of Wisconsin, Alejandra Oliva, Communications Coordinator at the National Immigrant Justice Center, and Iuscely Flores of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, to discuss Dr. Buff’s book, “A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move / A de Asilo: Palabras para personas en movimiento. ” This panel will discuss the ways in which words and images have the power to influence the current immigration debate. This bilingual text explores and reframes key words that describe people on the move in order to move away from division and toward a shared humanity. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Emily Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: emily.flores@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Additional Info: ***Registration is required***. Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit mysapl.bibliocommons.com.

Introduction to Computers

Carver This orientation will get you prepared for future learning of computers by focusing on mouse and keyboard training in a fun and comfortable learning environment. Branch Location: Carver Library. Room: Learn Center. Event Type(s): Classes (Computer). Staff Contact Name: Shauna Mendoza. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9188/shauna.mendoza@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shauna Mendoza. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Additional Info: This is a one-day orientation to introduce you to the Computer Classes at the Learn Center in the Carver Public Library. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Digital Help Hour!

Central Do you need assistance with technology? Bring your basic tech needs to us! Reference Staff at the Central Library are available to assist you one-on-one with basic device help or digital assistance in the following areas: ● Navigating our library apps: Libby and mysapl ● Accessing Internet and conducting searches ● Accessing Emails ● Connecting/Disconnecting WiFi ● Display Settings and navigating Accessibility features PLEASE NOTE: Library Staff cannot assist you with Device Diagnostics such as Hardware and Anti-Virus troubleshooting, Software downloads, Registering your brand new device, etc. Please call 210-207-2500 first to see if we are able to assist you or refer you to a specialist near you. Thank you. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Brianna Glass & Jordan Torres. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2500 / Brianna.Glass@sanantonio.gov / Jordan.Torres@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Reference Staff. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Starting Wednesday May 4, 2022 10-11am at the Central Library, in the Latino Collections & Resource Center's Lobby. And will continue weekly at those times and space unless otherwise noted. Can't make it at this time? Come to our 5-6pm session! Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Getting Crafty

Cortez Bored at home? Like to meet new people? Come by and join us as we whip up some cool crafts. Contact Jo Ann for list of supplies needed. Branch Location: Cortez Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Jo Ann. Staff Contact Number/Email: joann.paredes@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time!

Guerra Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five years old, and their caregiver. Branch Location: Guerra Library. Room: Barrera Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Linda Lopez. Staff Contact Number/Email: linda.lopez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

McCreless Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. Designed for families with children up to five years old. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: JOSE RUIZ-ALVAREZ. Staff Contact Number/Email: jose.ruiz-alvarez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time Online- Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Children's Librarians with the San Antonio Public Library. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Toddlers will experience stories, songs and rhymes enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM.

Outdoor Family Story Time

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Leslie Elsasser. Staff Contact Number/Email: leslie.elsasser@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Let's share stories, songs, rhymes and more at an interactive program for children 5 and younger. Bring chairs or blankets, and we'll meet on the playground, weather permitting. Stay for play time after the program. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Time

Cody Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommended for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:15 AM – 10:55 AM.

Baby Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Amy Roberts. Staff Contact Number/Email: Amy.Roberts@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Adults. Additional Info: Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommended for babies 0-18 months and a caregiver. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:15 AM.

Family Story Time at Parman

Parman Bring the whole family and join in the fun with stories, songs, movement, and rhymes that encourage the development of early literacy and social skills in young children (ages 0-5). Space is limited. Free tickets available 10 minutes before program. Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.taylor@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Miss Lisa. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:15 AM – 10:55 AM.

Ready to Work Information Session

Central Are you interested in a career and are unsure where to begin? Do you want to pursue an education, but cannot afford to stop working? The Ready to Work program is an education and training program created to help thousands of San Antonians improve their quality of life by developing skills needed to get a higher-paying job. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Denise Cadena. Staff Contact Number/Email: denise.cadena@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Cynthia Treviño, Workforce Development Office. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Art of Salary Negotiations

Johnston Applying for job positions can be time consuming, and stressful in this digital age. However, don’t get so caught up in the searching that you fail to negotiate your worth. Join me for an hour and uncover strategies for salary negotiations. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Marcella McGowan. Staff Contact Number/Email: marcella.mcgowan@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Marcella McGowan. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones or Valerie Carroll. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov or valerie.carroll@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones or Valerie Carroll. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Preschoolers will experience stories, songs, and rhymes enhancing their social, emotional, and language development. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Imelda Merino. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9220/imelda.merino@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Imelda Merino. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

CANCELLED - Baby Time

Encino Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Caitlin Leonard. Staff Contact Number/Email: caitlin.leonard@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Caitlin Leonard. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Cody Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement to enhance their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children ages 18 months-3 years and their caregivers. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Amy Roberts. Staff Contact Number/Email: Amy.Roberts@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Adults. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 months-3 years-old and a caregiver. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:15 AM.

Family Story Time at Parman

Parman Bring the whole family and join in the fun with stories, songs, movement, and rhymes that encourage the development of early literacy and social skills in young children (ages 0-5). Space is limited. Free tickets available 10 minutes before program. Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.taylor@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Miss Lisa. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:15 AM – 11:55 AM.

Story Time

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room South. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Jane Miller. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2704. Presenter/Instructor: Jane Miller. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Join us for an interactive program where we will listen to stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and dance to music. Let’s get our bodies moving and our minds growing! Recommended for ages 5 years and under. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:15 AM.

OptimizeU: Mental Wellbeing for the Holidays and Beyond

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us to pause and reflect on what this year has brought into our lives. We will highlight key aspects of the foundations for whole-person wellbeing, as we revisit our values, and begin to set intentions and goals for next year. Join us to explore simple mindfulness practices to use during the Holidays and begin to identify ways to work from our strengths for next year and beyond. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Brooke Mjolsness. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9190. Presenter/Instructor: Maggie Grueskin. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** Registration closes on Wed, Dec. 14 at 10 AM. The Zoom link will be emailed separately the day before the program. The session will be recorded. Please make sure that your audio and video are turned off. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives

Central Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Is a nonprofit organization who specializes in youth counseling and youth services dealing in emergency shelter services and for homeless children. RMYA also provides services in transitional living programs, long-term residential care, and access to their thrift shop. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Connect at Central. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Arland Schnacker. Staff Contact Number/Email: Arland.SchnackerII@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Darrell Guzman. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Additional Info: Emergency shelter services for homeless children and young adults. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit rmya.org.

Hand Bee

Encino Bring your project - whether it be embroidery, crochet, knitting, quilting, or what have you and enjoy some comraderie with fellow crafters! Beginners are welcome! Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: ann.laird@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Let's Create: After School Art

Brook Hollow Get creative after school at the library! We'll have plenty of supplies to share - all you need to bring is your imagination. Recommended for ages 8-12. Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Amanda Neace. Staff Contact Number/Email: amanda.neace@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Children's Art Club

Cody Join us for an open-ended invitation to create! A wide variety of materials will be available for children to explore and create. Recommended for children ages 5 -12. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Let's Play at Carver Branch Library

Little Read Wagon Join us after school to play outside the Carver Branch Library! Rain or shine, drop in any time between 3:45 pm and 5:45 pm and be ready to play outdoors. Designed especially for children 0-8 years old and their families. Branch Location: Carver Library. Event Type(s): Play & Learn. Staff Contact Name: Little Read Wagon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2597 or lrwsapl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Little Read Wagon. Additional Info: Free play means having the choice of what to play with, how to play with it and for how long. Children can problem solve, develop social & emotional skills and express themselves, all of which are essential to building healthy brains. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM.

Let’s Build: LEGO CLUB

Bazan Build! Play! Create! Join us to build with the Lego bricks provided by the library. Take on one of our building challenges or create anything you want. Please note that all LEGO creations stay at the library. Designed for children ages 5 to 12 years-old. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Esperanza Sonnen. Staff Contact Number/Email: esperanza.sonnen@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Let's Build: Lego Time

Carver LEGO Time: Build. Play. Create. Join in the fun of LEGO Time. Designed for children age five to twelve due to small size of bricks. Please note that LEGO creations stay at the library so there will be plenty of bricks for the next LEGO Time session. Branch Location: Carver Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Ramirez. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.ramirez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Ramirez. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

LEGO Time!

Guerra Build! Play! Create! Primarily for children age five to twelve. DUPLO bricks are available for younger children. Please note that all LEGO and DUPLO creations stay at the library. Branch Location: Guerra Library. Room: Barrera Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Linda Lopez. Staff Contact Number/Email: linda.lopez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Adults. Family. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Lego Time

Pan American Branch Location: Pan American Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Jacqueline Gonzales. Staff Contact Number/Email: jacqueline.gonzales@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Build. Play. Create. Join in the fun of LEGO Time. Designed for children age five to twelve due to small size of bricks. Please note that LEGO creations stay at the library so there will be plenty of bricks for the next LEGO Time session. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Art: Paint Pour Holiday Ornaments

Encino Students will learn how to decorate globe ornaments using a paint pour technique. Each will be able to take their new ornament home for display. Recommended for ages 6-12. Students will need caregiver assistance for this activity. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Caitlin Leonard. Staff Contact Number/Email: caitlin.leonard@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tween Time

Semmes Bring your friends and hang out for some interactive fun at the library. No desks. No tests. Just fun! Exclusively for nine to twelve year olds. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Staff Contact Name: Valerie Carroll. Staff Contact Number/Email: valerie.carroll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Family Fun Story Time

Johnston Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together while developing early literacy skills and fostering curiosity. All ages welcome. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Fitness in the Park - Cardio Fit

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Barbara.kwiatkowski@sanantonio.gov. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbara.kwiatkowski@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Parks and Recreation Staff. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Cardio is short for cardiovascular exercise. Cardio exercises can vary greatly, but the primary goals of the movements are to increase blood circulation throughout the body and raise heart rate. Cardio Fit classes will get participants’ hearts pumping with rhythmic aerobic exercises and strength training interval based routines. Indoors\Outdoors. Dress comfortably. Classes are free! *No class 11/24. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Story Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Shannon Seglin. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannon.seglin@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Preschoolers will experience stories, songs and rhymes enhancing their social, emotional and language development. This online program is recommended for three to five year olds. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Family Story Time

Brook Hollow Children and their grownups are invited to learn and socialize together at the library! Join the Brook Hollow Children’s Librarian for engaging group activities and interactive play in the children’s area. Recommended for ages 5 and under. This story time was previously held at Blossom Park – please note that is has been moved inside the library for the winter season. Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Amanda Neace. Staff Contact Number/Email: amanda.neace@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

Cody Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes perfect for the whole family. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Time

Igo Let's sing, read, write, talk, and play together! Romp through rhymes, songs, and stories with a skilled Children's Librarian to get your baby giggling, wiggling, and learning. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and connect with other families in your community. Toys will no longer be provided by the library, but you are welcome to bring your own. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Igo Library Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: carrie.vance@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Geared for birth through confident walkers, but older children are welcome. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:05 AM.

Outdoor Story Time at Landa

Landa Join us outside for an interactive program where we listen to stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and dance to music. Let’s get our bodies moving and our minds growing! Bring chairs and/or blankets to sit on the terrace or lawn. Landa Library has a playground for play time after the program. Let's sing, read, write, talk, and play together! Recommended for ages 5 years and under. Branch Location: Landa Library. Room: Terrace. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Jasmin. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: In the event of extreme weather or rain, the program may be moved inside to the Meeting Room. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Amy Roberts. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9060. Presenter/Instructor: Mellisa DeThorne and Bartholomew the French Bulldog. Audience: Kids. Adults. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for 3-5 year olds and a caregiver. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:15 AM.

Let's Read: Story Time

Carver Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together while developing early literacy skills and fostering curiosity. Branch Location: Carver Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Ramirez. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.ramirez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Ramirez. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Let's Read: Story Time

Collins Garden Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for children under 5 and their caregiver. Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Gina Brudi. Staff Contact Number/Email: Gina.Brudi@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Gina Brudi. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED - Story Time

Encino Children enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for children 18 months to 5 years old. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Caitlin Leonard. Staff Contact Number/Email: caitlin.leonard@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Caitlin Leonard. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time

Las Palmas Families are invited to sing, talk, read, write, and play together! Join us for a group story time and interactive learning opportunities. Recommended for children 5 and under. Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Las Palmas Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9200. Presenter/Instructor: Las Palmas Staff. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Story Time

Tobin Branch Location: Tobin Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Barbaraella Frazier. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbaraella.frazier@sanatonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes perfect for the entire family. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fitness in the Park - Yoga & Mat Fusion

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Barbara.kwiatkowski@sanantonio.gov. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbara.kwiatkowski@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Parks and Recreation Staff. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: This class is presented by San Antonio Parks & Recreation in partnership with the San Antonio Public Library. Bring your own yoga mat and dress comfortably. Classes are free! *No class on 11/24. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Beginning Genealogy

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Join us as we discuss how to start researching your family history. Get tips on where to start looking for information and learn about free databases offered by your San Antonio Public Library! Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Debbie Countess. Staff Contact Number/Email: genealogydesk@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Debbie Countess. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Texana/Genealogy. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Igo Let’s move sing, talk, read, and play together in this highly energetic and interactive program designed for wiggly toddlers and their grownups. Designed specifically for children 18 to 36 months, but birth through 5-year-olds may also enjoy this program. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Igo Library Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: carrie.vance@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM.

Mystery Book Club

Landa Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Amy Peppersack. Staff Contact Number/Email: amy.peppersack@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Amy Peppersack. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: The Landa Mystery Book Club meets at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month (with the exception of November and December when the group meets the third Thursday). Discussions are always lively. Our meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 15th, 2022, and we will be discussing the book "Hercules Poirot's Christmas" by Agatha Christie. Please contact Landa Library to reserve your copy today, 210. 207.9090. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Noon Time Helping of Cooking in SAPL's Virtual Kitchen for the Holidays Part 2

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Holiday cooking can be fun and stressful at the same time! Explore simple, but impressive holiday recipes to "wow" your family and relatives. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Jeannette Davies. Staff Contact Number/Email: jeannette.davies@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Jeannette Davies, Oscar Gonzalez. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Story Time

Igo Join us for an interactive program where we will listen to stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and dance to music. Let’s get our bodies moving and our minds growing! Recommended for ages 5 years and under. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Igo Library Staff. Staff Contact Number/Email: carrie.vance@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Holiday Ornament Decorating with WellMed

Thousand Oaks Decorate holiday ornaments to adorn your tree and/or home! All supplies are provided and the program is free. Light refreshments will be served. Alice and Amanda will also be available to answer any questions you may have about Medicare as well as provide free handouts. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Brooke Mjolsness. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9190. Presenter/Instructor: Amanda Munoz-Martinez and Alice Mogo. Audience: Seniors. Additional Info: This program is intended for adults 60+ years of age only. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.wellmedhealthcare.com.

MTTTC Table Tennis

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Large Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Join us for Table Tennis fun, all levels are welcome. We practice single and double play. Improve your game in a friendly environment. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Third Thursday Book Club

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Machaia McClenny. Staff Contact Number/Email: machaia.mcclenny@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Kid's Afterschool Hangout

Cody This is your library, and this is your program. Join us to hang out, to play games, to draw, and to shape the program you would like to attend. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Read to a Dog

Tobin Children can practice their developing literacy skills by reading aloud individually to a therapy dog, which will be accompanied by the animal handler. Readers 5 and up are welcome on a first-come first served basis. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Barbaraella Frazier. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbaraella.frazier@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Holiday Cooking with the San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Public Library Online Enjoy a holiday-themed cooking class with Brittany Hernandez, from the San Antonio Food Bank. This fun, Zoom class will allow students to learn in the comfort of their own home. Trained in culinary arts, garden and nutrition education, Brittany — a nutrition coordinator with the San Antonio Food Bank — will lead virtual learners through an hour-long class, "Heart-Healthy Holiday Pasta" ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Dan Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9150. Presenter/Instructor: Brittany Hernandez. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lego Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Amy Roberts. Staff Contact Number/Email: Amy.Roberts@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: It's time to build! Join us and be creative with Legos! Recommended for children ages 3-12 and a caregiver. Duplos will be available. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ready to Work Information Session

Central Are you interested in a career and are unsure where to begin? Do you want to pursue an education, but cannot afford to stop working? The Ready to Work program is an education and training program created to help thousands of San Antonians improve their quality of life by developing skills needed to get a higher-paying job. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Denise Cadena. Staff Contact Number/Email: denise.cadena@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Cynthia Treviño, Workforce Development Office. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Tween Creative Studio

Encino Bring your friends and hang out for some makerspace fun at the library! Tweens will have access to a wide range of supplies to explore their creativity. We will have ideas for inspiration, but they will be able to choose their own projects each week. Exclusively for nine to twelve year olds. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Staff Contact Name: Caitlin Leonard. Staff Contact Number/Email: caitlin.leonard@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Caitlin Leonard. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Let's Create: Maker's Club

Johnston Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Makers! Who’s ready to create? Join us on Thursdays for an afternoon filled with all the things you need to get your imagination flowing. A Maker Space will be set up with supplies and artistic prompts to help you explore different art techniques and processes. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM.

Dungeons and Dragons

Pruitt Students can create characters, team up, and set out to conquer treacherous challenges! *Please visit the front of the Pruitt Library and scan the QR code on the D&D flyer (or ask for the Pruitt teen library staff at the SAPL circulation desk) to sign up for this program. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Nick Blevins. Staff Contact Number/Email: nicholas.blevins1@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lauren Hime / Nick Blevins. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Room L109. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Community Meeting: Memorial Project Update

Las Palmas You’re invited to join us for a project update regarding the renovation of the Memorial Branch Library, funded by the City of San Antonio's 2017-2022 Bond Program. The community is welcome to attend this in-person, public meeting to be held Thursday, December 15 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Las Palmas Branch Library, located at 515 Castroville Rd. 78237. If you cannot attend in person, the meeting will be livestreamed. Visit this link to be directed to the livestream: https://youtu.be/OLRxu8yNbiY Representatives from the San Antonio Public Library and the Public Works Department will present on the remaining construction timeline and reopening of Memorial Branch Library. There will be an opportunity for public comment during this meeting and we encourage you to provide your feedback. Spanish translation services will be available. Other language interpretation services must be requested 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting SanAntonioPublicLibrary@sanantonio.gov. For assistance with deaf interp… Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Scott Williams. Staff Contact Number/Email: scott.williams@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit youtu.be.

Smartphone and Personal Device Training

Carver With technology ever-changing, this class will help you become more familiar and comfortable using your iPhone/Android and/or iPad/Tablet. Come with your questions and we learn together! Branch Location: Carver Library. Room: Learn Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Shauna Mendoza. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9188/shauna.mendoza@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shauna Mendoza. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Additional Info: No registration required-come with your device and let's learn how to use it!! Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Time Online - Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Children’s Librarians from San Antonio Public Library for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun for babies ages 0-18 months and their parents or caregivers. Caregivers and babies will learn songs, rhymes, and other fun activities that help children develop an understanding of language and reading. All are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. **Registration is required.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Chair Yoga Class

San Antonio Public Library Online Attendees will learn how to perform chair yoga in a fun-filled, friendly way. The class will offer many options for seated postures, including standing with chair support to safely stretch, connect within, and find inner peace along with breathing exercise techniques. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Brooke Mjolsness. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9190 / brooke.mjolsness@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Ashley Ludwick. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** Registration closes on Thursday, December 15 at 5:00 PM. The Zoom link will be emailed separately the day before the program. This program will be recorded. Please make sure that audio and video are disabled at all times. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Toddler Dance Party

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Join us for a dance party designed especially for energetic toddlers who love to move. Each week we will be dancing, singing, and introducing an interactive book that is great for busy toddlers! A playtime will follow this program. Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Baby Story Time at Parman

Parman Just for you and baby! Gather with other parents, caregivers, and babies as we build brains and encourage early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and movement. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your little one (0-18 months). Space is limited. Free tickets available 10 minutes before program. Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.taylor@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Miss Lisa. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:15 AM – 10:55 AM.

Toddler Time

Brook Hollow Toddlers and their trusted caregivers are invited to socialize, learn, and play together at the library! Join the Brook Hollow Children's Librarian for songs, rhymes, and stories that are especially for young learners 18-36 months old. Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Amanda Neace. Staff Contact Number/Email: amanda.neace@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Easy Tai Chi for Seniors

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room North. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Seniors. Additional Info: These are simple movements and breathing styles for seniors. Friday, December 16, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Craft Time

Johnston Love to craft? Then come and join us for a relaxing time of crafting and hanging out. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: cristiane yamada. Staff Contact Number/Email: cristiane.yamada@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Let's Build: Lego Club

Landa Branch Location: Landa Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Jasmin. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Build! Play! Create! Join us to build with the Lego bricks provided by the library. Take on one of our building challenges or create anything you want. Please note that all LEGO creations stay at the library. Designed for children ages 5 to 12 years-old. Friday, December 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Knit It, Crochet It, Say You Made It!

San Pedro Knit it, crochet it, say you made it! Lessons for beginners. Beautiful projects are waiting to be made. Bring your own yarn and a pair of knitting needles or crochet hook. Please call for more details or to request a time that works for you. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Diana Starrett. Staff Contact Number/Email: diana.starrett@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.mysapl.org.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home! You may color any materials you have on hand, and a printable file will be included with the e-mailed Zoom link. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and whatever is on your mind, or just meditatively color. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, December 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kid's Afterschool Hangout

Cody This is your library, and this is your program. Join us to hang out, to play games, to draw, and to shape the program you would like to attend. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Friday, December 16, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Let's Create! Arts & Crafts Friday

Thousand Oaks Unwind from the school week with a relaxing arts & crafts activity. This program is for school age children from 6-12. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Cheryl Penick. Staff Contact Number/Email: cheryl.penick@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 16, 2022, 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM.

free jam fridays

Pruitt A casual venue for musicians and enthusiasts to bring their instruments, play on the ones we provide, and discuss all things music! Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Nick Blevins. Staff Contact Number/Email: nicholas.blevins1@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Nick Blevins. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Room L109. Friday, December 16, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Let's Create: Come and Go Seasonal Art

San Pedro Kids have fun creating art of the season with supplies ready to use. Table and supplies available all day. Smaller children may need help from their grownups. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Staff Contact Number/Email: karen.braeuler@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Ladies' Choice Book Club

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Amy Roberts. Staff Contact Number/Email: Amy.Roberts@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Marilyn Lott. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: The Ladies' Choice Book club focuses on women authors and issues. This month, we will be having a Christmas party. (Bring a poem, thought meditation, book swap). Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

English Classes

McCreless Adults practice English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Instruction level will be determined by level of participants. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Room: Learn Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Lodie Mueller. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9170 / Lodie.Mueller@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lodie Mueller. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Potranco Library Book Sale

Potranco It's time for the semi-annual Friends Group Book Sale. Fiction, non-fiction, children's books, movies, puzzles etc... we have it all! Bring your friends and family by and join us for an afternoon of book shopping! The Potranco Library Friends Group is looking for new members! Yearly memberships are $15 and all monies raised are for the benefit of our branch library. Please visit the link to apply or call Potranco Library for more information. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Book Sale. Staff Contact Name: Dawn Zeig. Staff Contact Number/Email: dawn.zeig@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.friendsofsapl.org.

CANCELLED - Meditation

Pan American Need some information on how to meditate and its benefits to the mind and body? Stop by and experience one of our Meditation classes. Classes are held at the Pan American Branch every Saturday. We look forward to seeing you. Branch Location: Pan American Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Adrian Leal. Staff Contact Number/Email: adrian.leal@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Abel Menchaca. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Let's Move! Music & Movement

Thousand Oaks Join us for a morning filled with music, songs, rhymes. Best for children under 10; registration not required. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Cheryl Penick. Staff Contact Number/Email: cheryl.penick@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Family Fun

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Imelda Merino. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9220/imelda.merino@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Imelda Merino. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

CANCELLED - Family Playdate at the Playground

Encino This is a time for families to come to the playground and meet new friends and families. Recommended for school-age children. Branch Location: Encino Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Caitlin Leonard. Staff Contact Number/Email: caitlin.leonard@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Wanna Play A Game?

Cody Hopefully the answer is yes! Come for an adult afternoon of tabletop board games that may challenge or delight, but will certainly entertain you. The library will provide a variety of board games, from staples like Settlers of Catan to deck builders like Clank, but feel free to bring one of your own to share if you like. Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Michael Dunbar-Rodney. Staff Contact Number/Email: michael.dunbar-rodney@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: This program will occur every other Saturday at the Cody Library. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Fun: Snowy Art

Brook Hollow Create your own masterpiece at the library! Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to make snowy art with a variety of materials. Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Amanda Neace. Staff Contact Number/Email: amanda.neace@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Big Read Zine Release Party!!!

Central Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Celebration. Staff Contact Name: Brianna Glass. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2500/brianna.glass@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Featured Event: Celebration. Additional Info: Hot off the press! Let the Big Read Zine 2022 release party commence!! This years theme is Strong Women: Heroes in our Lives. So come browse our zine collection, create your own zine, and leave with a copy of SAPL's Big Read Zine! Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Queer Crafternoon

San Antonio Public Library Online We are hosting an online space for people to listen to stories as they explore their creativity. So come and play with pastels, knit with nonchalance, delight in doodling! In fact, as long as it gets your creativity flowing, whether it’s sewing or Sudoku, feel free to join in. While everyone is welcome, this program is designed to be a safe space for members of the queer community. Each week we’ll play a podcast or excerpts from books with queer-centered storylines or queer characters. You can listen and craft, strike up a conversation about that week’s current audio selection, or swap tips with a fellow crafter. The listening selections will be posted a week ahead of time on the LGBTQ+ LibGuide (guides.mysapl.org/lgbtq) along with information about the book or podcast as well as any potential content warnings. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Morgan Yoshimura. Staff Contact Number/Email: morgan.yoshimura@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LGBTQ+. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Movie Screening: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Potranco Join us for a fun showing of the "Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993) in an interactive setting! This is no ordinary showing! This is one showing where you can be loud and interact with one another. Following the movie, we will have a craft and treats! The Nightmare Before Christmas: Stop-motion tale about Jack Skellington, the leader of Halloweentown, where the residents' life work is to scare humans. After getting a glimpse of life in Christmastown, however, he schemes to kidnap Santa Claus and celebrate a very different Christmas. Rated PG. Best for ages 6 and up please. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Dawn Zeig. Staff Contact Number/Email: dawn.zeig@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Saturday Afternoon Historical Book Club: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Pruitt Call 210-650-1122 to ask about reserved copies. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: In Victoria Schwab’s novel, making a Faustian bargain to live forever but never be remembered, a woman from early eighteenth-century France endures unacknowledged centuries before meeting a man who remembers her name. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Knit It, Crochet It, Say You Made It!

San Pedro Yarn over to San Pedro Library to knit & crochet. Not limited to knitting, spinning, crocheting, and weaving, textile crafters of all kinds are welcomed. Bring your own project to work on. Beginners please join us. Once you get started, we’ll have you hooked! Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Diana Starrett. Staff Contact Number/Email: diana.starrett@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.mysapl.org.

MTTTC Table Tennis

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Large Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Join us for Table Tennis fun, all levels are welcome. We practice single and double play. Improve your game in a friendly environment. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Crafting with a Cause

Schaefer Join us in the Schaefer meeting room as we DIY holiday gift wrapping paper + gift tags out of recycled, Eco-friendly, + spare part materials. All supplies will be provided. Attendee's will be able to take several gift tags and sheets of homemade wrapping paper home with them. Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Dacari Lambert. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9300. Audience: All Ages. Additional Info: We will be using paints, markers, glue, and other messy things! Make sure to wear clothes that you wouldn't mind getting dirty. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Posadas Workshop

Latino Collection & Resource Center Join us for a Posadas Workshop, covering the cultural background of Navidad and the tradition of Posadas. Representatives from Somos Cultura y Más will show participants how to make their own mini tamal ornament, poinsettia decoration, or luminaria. Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type: Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Emily Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: emily.flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Somos Cultura y Más. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. For more info visit www.somosculturaymas.org.

French Conversation Club

Cody Join the conversation - in French! For intermediate, advanced, and native speakers, all conversation will be in French. Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Languages. Staff Contact Name: Theresa Garza. Staff Contact Number/Email: theresa.garza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: All Ages. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Drop-In Holiday Wrapping

Potranco Do you need a place to wrap presents away from curious eyes? Enjoy classic holiday movies and hot cocoa while you wrap your presents! Please bring your own gifts and paper. The library will provide tape and scissors and will have some wrapping paper on hand. If you have an excess of gift bags, ribbon, or shirt boxes we will put them to good use. Feel free to bring them to the circulation desk at any time. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Dawn Zeig. Staff Contact Number/Email: dawn.zeig@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Let's build: Lego Club!!

Igo Come build With legos! participate in our theme/challenge of the day builds or just build whatever calls to you! All creations must stay at the library. *No ticket required*. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Carlos Hernandez Jr. Staff Contact Number/Email: Carlos.Hernandez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carlos Hernandez Jr. Audience: Kids. Adults. Family. Additional Info: Recommended ages 3 and up. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

BTS Book and Crafts club

Johnston Calling all ARMY! Join us for an ongoing BTS book club. This group will meet up twice a month one in-person and one virtual meet up each month. The in-person meeting will focus on crafting, hanging-out and discussing anything and everything related to BTS. This months reading is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Cassie Garza. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9240/cassandra.garza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Open to ages 12yrs and UP! Sunday, December 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit mysapl.bibliocommons.com.

SA Needle Craft Group

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room North. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Oscar Gonzalez. Staff Contact Number/Email: oscar.gonzalez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Learn what the SA Needle Craft Group has to offer quilters & needle crafters and those looking to get started. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Igo Stitchery

Igo A place for all lovers of fiber and fabric to meet. We welcome all types of needle crafts, from knitting and crochet to cross stitch, embroidery, quilting – even spinning and weaving if you are willing to bring your wheel or loom. Just bring your current project and enjoy working with other fiber enthusiasts! Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Carrie Vance. Staff Contact Number/Email: carrie.vance@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Animal Crossing Party

Thousand Oaks Please join us for an Animal Crossing Party! We will be completing an obstacle course and playing mini games. All ages are welcome. You will need to bring your own Nintendo Switch and have a copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons to participate. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mari Castellano. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9190. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: E-Sports. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elf Movie Party

Schaefer OMG SANTA! I KNOW HIM! Join us for an interactive screening of the movie ELF! The first 22 attendee's will get a prop bag to utilize as we watch our favorite oversized elf go on an adventure to the big apple. Elf is rated PG. Children under the age of 13 must attend with an adult. Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Dacari Lambert. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9300. Audience: All Ages. Additional Info: Attendee's are encouraged to come 10-15 min early to get settled in. Feel free to bring a blanket/pillow. Tables + chairs will also be provided. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Let's Build: LEGO Bricks and More

Pruitt Join us at Pruitt for a STEAM inspired construction program. Use your imagination to build on your own or with other aspiring architects and creative thinkers using a variety of materials. Best for ages 5-12. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Lucina Cisneros. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 650-1122/lucina.humphrey@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lucina Cisneros. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

BTS Book and Craft Club (Online)

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Join us for our ongoing BTS Book and Craft Club. This group meets throughout the month both in-person and virtually. This event is the online book discussion where ARMY is welcome to craft while we discuss our book pick. This month’s discussion will be on The The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Vicky Villalobos. Staff Contact Number/Email: vicky.villalobos@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Zoom link will be sent after registration. All ages welcome. Sunday, December 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit mysapl.bibliocommons.com.