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Teen Music Monday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Matthew Loaiza. Staff Contact Number/Email: matthew.loaiza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Music Monday is for any teen with an interest in listening to, sharing, and discussing all genres of music - including songs, full albums, music videos, live performances, and more - with other teens. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Monday, June 14, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Teen Time

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Time is for any teen who just wants to hang out and chat with other teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. Every week is different and you get to decide what activity we do. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

CANCELLED - SAPL Crochet Circle

San Antonio Public Library Online Love all things woolly? We are the group for you. Sew, knit, crochet, anything your fiber loving heart desires. Join us virtually where you can learn an easy crochet pattern or work on your own project and socialize with other fiber minded individuals. To join: a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Miranda ONeill. Staff Contact Number/Email: miranda.oneill@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online To join: a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Leandro. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.leandro@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Arts & Culture. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Join us for some coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impacts of stress. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Juneteenth: Past, Present and Future

San Antonio Public Library Online The San Antonio Public Library presents "Juneteenth: Past, Present and Future," a panel discussion on the history of Juneteenth in San Antonio and how it continues to be relevant today. The panelists are Byron Miller, Commissioner of the Juneteenth Freedom Coalition, and Claudia Espinosa, Community Curation Director of the San Antonio African American Comunity Archive and Museum. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Carolyn Tubbs, associate dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and an associate professor and program director for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at St. Mary’s University. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): History. Staff Contact Name: Andy Crews. Staff Contact Number/Email: andrew.crews@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Dr. Carolyn Tubbs. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Toddler Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@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. This online program is recommended for children 18 -36 months. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Dungeons & Dragons is a weekly homebrew campaign led by a Teen Dungeon Master. Teens are welcome to join the adventure at any time, no matter their experience level with the game! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Stories and poetry come to life in the hands of Matt Sandbank, nationally touring  shadow puppeteer. For children 4 and up. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Plays & Performances. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Matt Sandbanks. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation requiring internet and a device with video and audio. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.sandbankshadowfactory.com.

SAPL Craft Demo: Fiesta Wreath

San Antonio Public Library Online Celebrate Fiesta with SAPL by creating a Fiesta Wreath! This step by step video will walk you through creating a colorful wreath that's sure to get you in the Fiesta Mood. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Stephanie Vazquez. Staff Contact Number/Email: stephanie.vazquez@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Family. Seniors. All Ages. Featured Event: Fiesta San Antonio. Thursday, June 17, 2021. For more info visit youtu.be.

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. **Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Third Thursday Book Club

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: David Hazlett, Angelina Cortes. Staff Contact Number/Email: david.hazlett@sanantonio.gov, Angelina.Cortes@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Marilyn Lott. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Book: Olive Again. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Random Fandom

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Random Fandom is for any teen who wants to chat about their favorite fandoms and pop culture. Join us to geek out about anime, movies, TV shows, comics, gaming, and more. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Game Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham, Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Children's Librarians with the San Antonio Public Library. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Missing game time with friends? Looking for a place for your K-3rd graders to socialize with other kids in a fun friendly space? Join SAPL Children's Librarians for virtual games like Minute to Win It, Charades, or just a simple dance party. It’s amazing what you can do online! All ages welcome but some reading skills are helpful. Grown ups must be present to log child on and off and be available if needed. Register now and you will receive the link for Game Time Live. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Juneteenth (Observed)

SAPL Closures All libraries will be closed. Friday, June 18, 2021. All Locations.

Juneteenth

SAPL Closures All libraries will be closed. Saturday, June 19, 2021. All Locations.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

An Afternoon with Annette Gordon-Reed

San Antonio Public Library Online Join SAPL as we celebrate Juneteenth with a unique opportunity. Author Annette Gordon-Reed will speak about her book On Juneteenth that was published in May 2021. On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. All too aware of the stories of cowboys, ranchers, and oilmen that have long dominated the lore of the Lone Star State, Gordon-Reed―herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s―forges a new and profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for us all. Our event will be moderated by another native Texan – Angela Ards, a Dallas native who is a journalist and an associate professor of English at Boston College. Books will be available for purchase from the Twig Bookstore. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Morgan Yoshimura. Staff Contact Number/Email: morgan.yoshimura@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Annette Gordon-Reed. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Registration required - register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ec9xCYzvR6y57uy0WMiX8Q. Sunday, June 20, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit us02web.zoom.us.

Teen Music Monday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Matthew Loaiza. Staff Contact Number/Email: matthew.loaiza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Music Monday is for any teen with an interest in listening to, sharing, and discussing all genres of music - including songs, full albums, music videos, live performances, and more - with other teens. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Monday, June 21, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Game Time Online Live -- Summer Games

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Calling all Game Time Olympians! Time to show off your Game Time Skills. Join us for fun and fast-paced dancing, drawing and brain games. Please have paper and pen or pencil available. Recommended for ages 5-10. Grown-ups must be present to log child on and off and be available if needed. Let the Summer Games Begin! Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Time

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Time is for any teen who just wants to hang out and chat with other teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. Every week is different and you get to decide what activity we do. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Werk the Stacks Drag Panel

San Antonio Public Library Online Come see a panel featuring local drag artists discussing the different facets of the San Antonio drag community. Members of the Latinx drag king troupe, Los Mentirosos, and local drag entertainers, Aysia Rawzè and Miss Taint, will spill the tea about the San Antonio drag scene, drag performance, and dragtivisim. This is a fabulous Pride Month panel you will not want to miss! ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Michael Dunbar-Rodney. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2500. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: Pride. Additional Info: This program will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording (either on voice or video), please make sure that your audio and video are disabled. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Toddler Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@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. This online program is recommended for children 18 -36 months. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Dungeons & Dragons is a weekly homebrew campaign led by a Teen Dungeon Master. Teens are welcome to join the adventure at any time, no matter their experience level with the game! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Healthy Bites, Healthy Moves

San Antonio Public Library Online San Antonio Public Library and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has partnered again to offer “Healthy Bites, Healthy Moves” virtual (6) six-week session series. The dates would be (June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28) Participants will learn how to save money on groceries, control portion sizes, have more energy, keep food safe, be active, build a healthy plate, and encouraged family mealtime. If you are unable to attend the session virtually, you can still participate with the self-paced online classes. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Marcella McGowan. Staff Contact Number/Email: marcella.mcgowan@sananotnio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mrs. Evelyn Green. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Poetry and Poses with Xelena González

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Create magical metaphors and use light choreography to embody your poems. Featuring nationally acclaimed storyteller and poet Xelena Xelena González. For ages 9-12, but all writers are welcome. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Plays & Performances. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Staff Contact Number/Email: karen.braeuler@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Xelena González. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation requiring internet and a device with video and audio. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit cincopuntos.com.

Do You Haiku?

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a look at the poetic form Haiku and explore it's history and contemporary works and authors. Create and share your own. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Angela K Morrow. Staff Contact Number/Email: Angela.Morrow@sanAntonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Kathleen F. Marascio. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Do you dare Haiku? Tour with us, poetic art: Japanese Haiku. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

SAPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Board of Trustees. Staff Contact Name: Jessica Zurita. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.2632. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Monthly SAPL Board of Trustees Meeting. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Lorin & Yanel Play a Game: League of Legends Part 1

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a 4 week series every Wednesday night from 7:30-9pm with library staff Lorin, Yanel, and Edward and with special guests St. Mary's eSport coach Kaitlin Teniente and eSports athlete Donte Joseph. This week's episode focuses on an introduction to League of Legends. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Edward Mayberry/Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: edward.mayberry@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Edward Mayberry, Lorin Flores, Yanel Cepeda. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.twitch.tv.

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. **Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Noon Time Helping of Cold Summer Soups

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Soups are not just for the winter months! Summer is a perfect time to discover cold soup recipes. Learn how to make Sandee Feldman's two cold soups for your next luncheon. 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/Sandee Feldman. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Stranger Than Fiction Book Club

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: David Hazlett, Angelina Cortes. Staff Contact Number/Email: david.hazlett@sanantonio.gov, Angelina.Cortes@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Marilyn Lott. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Book: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Random Fandom

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Random Fandom is for any teen who wants to chat about their favorite fandoms and pop culture. Join us to geek out about anime, movies, TV shows, comics, gaming, and more. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Art Club Online

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Robin Alcorta. Staff Contact Number/Email: robin.alcorta@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: 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. We will be creating painted items found in nature. Prior to the session, please collect some smooth rocks, medium sized sticks, feathers, large leaves or any item found in nature to make your unique art work. The following materials are needed to try this activity: • Tempera paints • Paintbrush or Q-tips • Items found in nature: • Smooth Rocks, Large… Thursday, June 24, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beginner's 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: Pannaga Prasad. Staff Contact Number/Email: pannaga.prasad@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shari Miller-Gaiennie, professional yoga instructor. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the program. NOTE: Registration closes on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM. This program will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording (either on voice or video), please make sure that your audio and video are disabled. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Friday, June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Time Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Children’s Librarians from San Antonio Public Library for an interactive online Baby Time through Zoom. Babies will experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Parents and caregivers are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. Facilitated breakout rooms will be available to maintain smaller group size. **Registration is required. Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carrie, Robin, Jasmin, Jane and Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, June 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Read to a Dog Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us on Zoom for Read to a Dog, a program designed for school-age children to practice their literacy skills by individually reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Our canine friends will be accompanied by their handlers at all times. Children will join individual online breakout rooms to read a book of their own choosing in a judgment free space – please have the books ready at the start of the program! Adults must be present to log on and off and be available if needed. ***Registration is required and closes at the start of the event. Registration is by family and each family gets 20 minutes with a canine friend.***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Recommended for school-age children or children starting to read independently. Registration for this event will open on June 9 at 9:00 AM. . Friday, June 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** To join, a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need an internet connection and a device with audio and/or video to join. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Leandro and Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Dinosaur George: Prehistoric Mammals

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** At the end of the age of dinosaurs, mammals rose to take over the world. Giant elephants, saber-toothed cats, huge bears and monster dogs are just some of the things you’ll learn about the mammals of the past. You will see some amazing fossils during this lesson, so join Dinosaur George and learn about the world of Prehistoric Mammals. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Robin Alcorta. Staff Contact Number/Email: robin.alcorta@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Dinosaur George. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation using Zoom. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit dinosaurgeorge.com.

Teen Tryday Friday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannan.prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Tryday Friday is for any teen new to tabletop gaming or interested in trying games outside of Dungeons & Dragons. Games are voted on by teens and change every few weeks, depending on how long it takes to get through a story. Give it a try! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Friday, June 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Tweens play Among Us!

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Robin Alcorta. Staff Contact Number/Email: robin.alcorta@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Join us to play "Among Us!" Tweens will play together over Zoom and have the opportunity to meet new players and chat about the game. Download the game "Among Us" before joining the event. It is available for free on app stores via a phone or tablet. You can play as a guest. If you wish to create a profile, you must provide a date of birth. If you are a minor, a parent/guardian must provide an email address. Librarians will share codes for private games at the beginning of the program. This program is fo… Friday, June 25, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

SAPL Live Trivia

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Put on your thinking caps for SAPL Live Trivia! This program is presented on the last Friday of every month. Compete within your own household or online with friends. Don't wait, register today as space is limited! *One registration per team is required* Instructions for the game will be sent to registered teams the day of the event. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Maria Adams. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9300. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Arts & Culture. Friday, June 25, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Summer Reading Registation

Forest Hills Forest Hills remains under construction but that will not stop us from participating in Summer Reading!!! Children, teens, and adults please join us in our parking lot and sign-up for Summer Reading!! Come say hi to the Forest Hills librarians and pick-up your Summer Reading goodies. One day only. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Ana Menchaca. Staff Contact Number/Email: Ana.Menchaca@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Computer Basics Class

Bazan Want to get to know more about your computer? Never used a mouse? This class series will get you started in no time! Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Learn Center. Event Type(s): Classes (Computer). Staff Contact Name: Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: lorin.flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lorin Flores. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Cooking Around the World: Mexico

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Children ages 9-12 are invited to learn about foods and cultures from different parts of the world. Includes simple, kid-friendly recipes. Program is one hour. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: San Antonio Food Bank. Audience: Kids. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Juneteenth Trivia On-Line

San Antonio Public Library Online This fun, fast-paced online Juneteenth trivia game will test your general knowledge regarding the Juneteenth celebration which has deep roots in Texas. This is an online event. Access to the internet is necessary. It's recommended that participants have two devices; for example, a PC or laptop to see the Zoom screen and a phone to serve as a "controller" for playing the game. If two devices are not an option, players can open two tabs and place the windows side by side. Participants will need to register and provide a valid email address. Register at: https://forms.gle/2R2RFnrsC8ZGjyS8A The Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Sheri Watkins. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Teen Bookworms

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Jenny Borrero. Staff Contact Number/Email: jennifer.borrero@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Bookworms is a weekly book club for teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. No pre-reading is required. Hang out, read during book club, and share your thoughts! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Finding Your Past Using FamilySearch (Part 1): Getting Started

San Antonio Public Library Online This website, maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, contains millions of free, digitized genealogical records from countries around the world. In this session, learn how to navigate FamilySearch.org and locate information in the Records Collection. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Debbie Countess. Staff Contact Number/Email: debbie.countess@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Debbie Countess. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Texana/Genealogy. Additional Info: This program is presented via Zoom. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

SAPL Writers

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Once your registration is reviewed, you will be invited to the optional Discord discussion and sent a link to join our Zoom a few hours before the meeting. Please call/email with any questions. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Angela Morrow. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2102079130 / angela.morrow@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Join us for SAPL Writers, a community-created virtual writing group that meets monthly. No genre is left out and all writers are welcome. See the libguide linked above for month-specific challenges, how to get on our SAPL Writers Discord, and topics to get started. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Teen Gaming Club

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Georgina Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: georgina.garcia@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Gaming Club is for any teen with an interest in video games. Hang out with other teens and share/stream what you’re currently playing, discuss your all-time favorite video games, and play games. Teen Gaming Club offers competitive gaming opportunities through tournaments as well. Different types of video gaming (PC, console, and handheld) are welcome! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Teen Music Monday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Matthew Loaiza. Staff Contact Number/Email: matthew.loaiza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Music Monday is for any teen with an interest in listening to, sharing, and discussing all genres of music - including songs, full albums, music videos, live performances, and more - with other teens. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Monday, June 28, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Teen Time

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Time is for any teen who just wants to hang out and chat with other teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. Every week is different and you get to decide what activity we do. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

CANCELLED - SAPL Crochet Circle

San Antonio Public Library Online Love all things woolly? We are the group for you. Sew, knit, crochet, anything your fiber loving heart desires. Join us virtually where you can learn an easy crochet pattern or work on your own project and socialize with other fiber minded individuals. To join: a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Miranda ONeill. Staff Contact Number/Email: miranda.oneill@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Speak Geek: Anime Nostalgia

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Did you stay up late watching Toonami? Do you remember finding manga in the Waldenbooks or Hastings in strange places? Were you learning Japanese through singing the opening/ending themes to your favorite shows? How about renting any anime you could find at Blockbuster? Then this is the Speak Geek for you! Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Rhonda Woolhouse. Staff Contact Number/Email: rhonda.woolhouse@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shannan Prukop. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Pop Culture. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Potranco Book Club

Potranco This program will be held both in person and via Zoom. Registration is required for those wishing to join via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you before the event with Zoom information. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Lisa Leandro. Staff Contact Number/Email: lisa.leandro@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Leandro. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Junes Book is The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore. We will be discussing Part 1 & 2 of the book. "As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, the… Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit mysapl.bibliocommons.com.

Queer Organizations of San Antonio: Panel Discussion

San Antonio Public Library Online From the queer houses of ball culture to registered non-profits, the LGBTQ+ community often relies on its own network of mutual aid to assist its vulnerable population. SAPL is proud to feature several local organizations that provide needed services to San Antonio's queer community. Please join us as this panel discusses community needs, how they meet those needs, and how they work with each other to fill in gaps in service. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Michael Dunbar-Rodney. Staff Contact Number/Email: michael.dunbar-rodney@sanantonio.gov. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: Pride. Additional Info: This program will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording, please mute yourself and turn off your video during the program. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

SAPL Live Online Chess Game: Librarian vs. Audience

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** If you are a skilled chess player and have access to a computer and an email account, please join us online for an opportunity to be a part of the audience to collectively play a live chess game against a San Antonio Public Librarian. The game is limited to 25 participants and will be hosted using Zoom. Game play is as follows: When the game starts, the Librarian will make a move and then, upon request, the fastest legitimate response in standard algebraic notation (see page 18 and 19 at https://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/LawsOfChess.pdf ) by an audience member will be the one used to make the opposing move which is essentially the collective audience move. Please register below (Be sure to put the correct email address so that you can receive the Zoom invitation to enter the game at the designated time). Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Monty Holcomb & Adrian Leal. Staff Contact Number/Email: adrian.leal@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Monty Holcomb. Audience: Adults. Seniors. All Ages. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Toddler Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@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. This online program is recommended for children 18 -36 months. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Dungeons & Dragons is a weekly homebrew campaign led by a Teen Dungeon Master. Teens are welcome to join the adventure at any time, no matter their experience level with the game! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Blood Pressure Basics

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Sally Bauer. Staff Contact Number/Email: sally.bauer@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Keith Thibodeaux. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Keith Thibodeaux- City of San Antonio Health and Wellness Expert will present a program on Zoom called Blood Pressure Basics. Topics to be discussed include: - Risk factors - Steps to improving blood pressure - Various wellness resources. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Astonishing World of Mr. Pitts

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Bring a pencil and paper and be ready to laugh, be amazed, draw cartoons, and get to know the fun and power of reading with "The Astonishing World of Mr. Pitts.". Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Plays & Performances. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: kristin.yourdon@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mr. Pitts. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation requiring internet and a device with video and audio. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cinema Terrible: Night Train to Terror

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for our June selection of "it's so bad, it's good" cinema. Night Train to Terror is a bizarre mishmash of three films edited together held together by the framing device of a bad 80s band riding on a train to their ultimate doom while avatars of Good and Evil chat. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: lorin.flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lorin Flores/Joseph Gonzales. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.meetup.com.

Lorin & Yanel Play a Game: League of Legends Part 2

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a 4 week series every Wednesday night from 7:30-9pm with library staff Lorin, Yanel, and Edward and with special guests St. Mary's eSport coach Kaitlin Teniente and eSports athlete Donte Joseph. This week's episode focuses on playable characters in League of Legends. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Edward Mayberry/Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: edward.mayberry@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Edward Mayberry, Lorin Flores, Yanel Cepeda. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.twitch.tv.

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. **Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Bird Watching

San Antonio Public Library Online Get connected! Bird watching connects us to nature. You can watch them from your window, in a park or your backyard. Interested? Join Tom & Patsy Inglet, two experienced birders, as they explain how to identify birds by feature and song. You’ll enhance your bird watching skills and enjoy the beauty and fun of our feathered friends. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Diana Starrett. Staff Contact Number/Email: diana.starrett@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Adult Summer Reading. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** Please be sure to put the correct email address on the registration so you receive the Zoom invitation link. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link, meeting ID & password. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Noon Time Helping of 4th of July Desserts

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Discover amazing desserts for your 4th of July Celebration! Backyard BBQs or quiet Red/White/Blue lunches, your dessert can be the hit of the party! Guaranteed! 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. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Teen Random Fandom

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Random Fandom is for any teen who wants to chat about their favorite fandoms and pop culture. Join us to geek out about anime, movies, TV shows, comics, gaming, and more. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Game Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham, Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Children's Librarians with the San Antonio Public Library. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Missing game time with friends? Looking for a place for your K-3rd graders to socialize with other kids in a fun friendly space? Join SAPL Children's Librarians for virtual games like Minute to Win It, Charades, or just a simple dance party. It’s amazing what you can do online! All ages welcome but some reading skills are helpful. Grown ups must be present to log child on and off and be available if needed. Register now and you will receive the link for Game Time Live. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Time Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Children’s Librarians from San Antonio Public Library for an interactive online Baby Time through Zoom. Babies will experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Parents and caregivers are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. Facilitated breakout rooms will be available to maintain smaller group size. **Registration is required. Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carrie, Robin, Jasmin, Jane and Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, July 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Explore Opera: Magic, Maestro & Mozart

San Antonio Public Library Online This video focuses on how the magic of opera is brought to life at OPERA San Antonio’s home venue, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Viewers receive a behind the scenes tour and meet OPERA San Antonio’s staff and artists including Maestro Francesco Milioto who shares his passion for music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The video includes arias and duets from The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute performed by the Apprentice Artists. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Visit the Explore Opera for Kids page at https://guides.mysapl.org/SRP/opera for the re-release of this award-winning video series. Friday, July 2, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.operasa.org.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** To join, a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need an internet connection and a device with audio and/or video to join. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Leandro and Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, July 2, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Dinosaur George: Tyrannosaurus rex

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** It is called “The King of the Dinosaurs," but why? Dinosaur George will explain everything you ever wanted to know about Tyrannosaurus rex, including how it got its name, what it ate, how it hunted and much more. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Ana Menchaca. Staff Contact Number/Email: ana.menchaca@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Dinosaur George. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation using Zoom. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Friday, July 2, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit dinosaurgeorge.com.

Teen Tryday Friday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannan.prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Tryday Friday is for any teen new to tabletop gaming or interested in trying games outside of Dungeons & Dragons. Games are voted on by teens and change every few weeks, depending on how long it takes to get through a story. Give it a try! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Friday, July 2, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Tweens play Among Us!

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Robin Alcorta. Staff Contact Number/Email: robin.alcorta@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Join us to play "Among Us!" Tweens will play together over Zoom and have the opportunity to meet new players and chat about the game. Download the game "Among Us" before joining the event. It is available for free on app stores via a phone or tablet. You can play as a guest. If you wish to create a profile, you must provide a date of birth. If you are a minor, a parent/guardian must provide an email address. Librarians will share codes for private games at the beginning of the program. This program is fo… Friday, July 2, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Among Us

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a few rounds of the hit app-based game, Among Us! The game takes place in a space-themed setting, in which players each take on one of two roles, most being "Crewmates" and a predetermined number being "Impostors". The goal of the Crewmates is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map. The Impostors' goal is to covertly sabotage and destroy the Crewmates before they complete all of their tasks. Players suspected to be Impostors may be eliminated via a plurality vote, which any player may initiate at any time. Crewmates win if all Impostors are eliminated or all tasks are completed whereas Imposters win if there is an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved. For more information on how to play, visit the following URL: http://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app. Participants will nee… Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Marco De Leon. Staff Contact Number/Email: marco.deleon@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Marco De Leon. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app. Participants will need to download the free Among Us app to participate in the game. Friday, July 2, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Cody Film Club

Cody Discussion of the 1956 movie, Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean. 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. Saturday, July 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Teen Bookworms

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Jenny Borrero. Staff Contact Number/Email: jennifer.borrero@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Bookworms is a weekly book club for teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. No pre-reading is required. Hang out, read during book club, and share your thoughts! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 3, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, July 3, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Gaming Club

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Georgina Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: georgina.garcia@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Gaming Club is for any teen with an interest in video games. Hang out with other teens and share/stream what you’re currently playing, discuss your all-time favorite video games, and play games. Teen Gaming Club offers competitive gaming opportunities through tournaments as well. Different types of video gaming (PC, console, and handheld) are welcome! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 3, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Smash Ultimate Battle Arena

San Antonio Public Library Online Join our SAPL Smash Ultimate Battle Arena online! Be a competitor or just a spectator. The SAPL battle arena is all skill levels and a 4 player smash format. To join on your Nintendo Switch select online play, smash, battle arenas, and join the "SAPL" public arena. Remember that you must have a Nintendo Switch Online membership to participate. ***Register by 07/02/21 to receive an email the day of the event with the battle arena ID***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Briana Rangel. Staff Contact Number/Email: briana.rangel2@sanantonio.gov. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: E-Sports. Additional Info: All ages and skill levels are welcome! Saturday, July 3, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Independence Day

SAPL Closures All libraries will be closed. Sunday, July 4, 2021. All Locations.

Independence Day (Observed)

SAPL Closures All libraries will be closed. Monday, July 5, 2021. All Locations.

Teen Music Monday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Matthew Loaiza. Staff Contact Number/Email: matthew.loaiza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Music Monday is for any teen with an interest in listening to, sharing, and discussing all genres of music - including songs, full albums, music videos, live performances, and more - with other teens. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Monday, July 5, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Pajama Story Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Robin Alcorta. Staff Contact Number/Email: robin.alcorta@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy bedtime stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family story time! Recommended for three to five year olds. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Time

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Time is for any teen who just wants to hang out and chat with other teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. Every week is different and you get to decide what activity we do. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Toddler Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@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. This online program is recommended for children 18 -36 months. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Dungeons & Dragons is a weekly homebrew campaign led by a Teen Dungeon Master. Teens are welcome to join the adventure at any time, no matter their experience level with the game! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Hot Toast

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Grab some noisemakers from around your house and join Mr. Symon for a concert that will get you on your feet movin’ and groovin’ to tunes about the world around us and the world within. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mr. Symon. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation requiring internet and a device with video and audio. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.hottoastmusic.com.

Lorin & Yanel Play a Game: League of Legends Part 3

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a 4 week series every Wednesday night from 7:30-9pm with library staff Lorin, Yanel, and Edward and with special guests St. Mary's eSport coach Kaitlin Teniente and eSports athlete Donte Joseph. This week's episode focuses on strategies for gameplay in League of Legends. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Edward Mayberry/Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: edward.mayberry@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Edward Mayberry, Lorin Flores, Yanel Cepeda. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.twitch.tv.

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. **Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Teen Random Fandom

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Random Fandom is for any teen who wants to chat about their favorite fandoms and pop culture. Join us to geek out about anime, movies, TV shows, comics, gaming, and more. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Beginner's 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: Pannaga Prasad. Staff Contact Number/Email: pannaga.prasad@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shari Miller-Gaiennie, professional yoga instructor. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the program. NOTE: Registration closes on July 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM. This program will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording (either on voice or video), please make sure that your audio and video are disabled. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Friday, July 9, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit www.idoyogasa.org.

Baby Time Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Children’s Librarians from San Antonio Public Library for an interactive online Baby Time through Zoom. Babies will experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Parents and caregivers are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. Facilitated breakout rooms will be available to maintain smaller group size. **Registration is required. Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carrie, Robin, Jasmin, Jane and Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, July 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Explore Opera: Fairy Tales & Fables

San Antonio Public Library Online “Fairy Tales & Fables” explores the influence of folktales on opera and a composer's use of voice types to portray characters within a story. Filmed at the Central Library, this video features library staff exploring the similarities and differences between fairy tales and fables. The Apprentice Artists perform excerpts from Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella, Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and a children’s opera by John Davies called Little Red’s Most Unusual Day. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Visit the Explore Opera for Kids page at https://guides.mysapl.org/SRP/opera for the re-release of this award-winning video series. Friday, July 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.operasa.org.

Read to a Dog Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us on Zoom for Read to a Dog, a program designed for school-age children to practice their literacy skills by individually reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Our canine friends will be accompanied by their handlers at all times. Children will join individual online breakout rooms to read a book of their own choosing in a judgment free space – please have the books ready at the start of the program! Adults must be present to log on and off and be available if needed. ***Registration is required and closes at the start of the event. Registration is by family and each family gets 20 minutes with a canine friend.***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Recommended for school-age children or children starting to read independently. Registration for this event will open on June 23 at 9:00 AM. . Friday, July 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** To join, a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need an internet connection and a device with audio and/or video to join. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Leandro and Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, July 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Dinosaur George: Prehistoric Sea Creatures

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** We all love dinosaurs, but did you know that the oceans were filled with strange and unusual creatures? From the deadly sea-scorpion, to gentle giant fish, to the largest shark that ever lived, Dinosaur George will teach new facts and introduce you to some amazing sea monsters. You will never look at your goldfish the same way again! Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Leslie Elsasser. Staff Contact Number/Email: leslie.elsasser@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Dinosaur George. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation using Zoom. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Friday, July 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit dinosaurgeorge.com.

Teen Tryday Friday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannan.prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Tryday Friday is for any teen new to tabletop gaming or interested in trying games outside of Dungeons & Dragons. Games are voted on by teens and change every few weeks, depending on how long it takes to get through a story. Give it a try! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Friday, July 9, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Spyfall!

San Antonio Public Library Online Come join us for a delightful game of deception where someone in a group of no more than 10 people is a Spy, and that Spy could be you! Spyfall is a game where a group of people are given an identity card and someone in the group will be assigned the role of Spy. The Spy’s job is to determine where everyone is located and everyone else’s job is to try to guess who the Spy is before the clock runs out. The Spy will use deception to throw everyone off the trail and all other participants will have to ask the right questions to determine who the sneaky spy is. Anyone interested in joining us for the fun will need to register for the event. The event will take place over Zoom and all participants will need to have access to their own phone, computer, or tablet. All participants will need to download the Spyfall app if using a mobile device. In order to have the best experience, we recommend using two devices (laptop/desktop & tablet/smartphone). For more information on the Spyfall game, please visit the Spyfall W… Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Adrian Leal. Staff Contact Number/Email: adrian.leal@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Adrian Leal & Marco De Leon. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. Additional Info: https://www.spyfall.app/gamerules. Friday, July 9, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.spyfall.app.

Cody Saturday Book Club

Cody Discussion of the book, "How to Change Your Mind," by Michael Pollan. 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. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nibble with Willow: The Delights of the Orchard

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Children will get the chance to meet Willow, a hand puppet bunny, who grows fruits & vegetables in her magical garden. She invites children ages 3-5 and their trusted adults to explore her garden and try, simple, child-friendly recipes that children can make themselves under parent supervision.  Program is 20 minutes. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: San Antonio Food Bank. Audience: Kids. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Teen Bookworms

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Jenny Borrero. Staff Contact Number/Email: jennifer.borrero@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Bookworms is a weekly book club for teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. No pre-reading is required. Hang out, read during book club, and share your thoughts! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

All the Stars Denied Author and Historian Talk

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for an online discussion with Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of "All the Stars Denied," and historian Dr. Francisco Balderrama to explore the hidden history of the forced deportation of Mexican-Americans during the Great Depression. Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Emily Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: emily.flores@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Additional Info: Watch Live on @Macri and @mysapl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MACRI.national/ and https://www.facebook.com/mysapl/. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Finding Your Past Using FamilySearch (Part 2): Buried Treasure

San Antonio Public Library Online In this session, we’ll look at some of the less obvious places on FamilySearch.org where genealogy gems can be found. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Debbie Countess. Staff Contact Number/Email: debbie.countess@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Debbie Countess. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Texana/Genealogy. Additional Info: This program is presented via Zoom. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Teen Gaming Club

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Georgina Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: georgina.garcia@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Gaming Club is for any teen with an interest in video games. Hang out with other teens and share/stream what you’re currently playing, discuss your all-time favorite video games, and play games. Teen Gaming Club offers competitive gaming opportunities through tournaments as well. Different types of video gaming (PC, console, and handheld) are welcome! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Teen Music Monday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Matthew Loaiza. Staff Contact Number/Email: matthew.loaiza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Music Monday is for any teen with an interest in listening to, sharing, and discussing all genres of music - including songs, full albums, music videos, live performances, and more - with other teens. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Monday, July 12, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Teen Time

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Time is for any teen who just wants to hang out and chat with other teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. Every week is different and you get to decide what activity we do. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

CANCELLED - SAPL Crochet Circle

San Antonio Public Library Online Love all things woolly? We are the group for you. Sew, knit, crochet, anything your fiber loving heart desires. Join us virtually where you can learn an easy crochet pattern or work on your own project and socialize with other fiber minded individuals. To join: a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Miranda ONeill. Staff Contact Number/Email: miranda.oneill@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Toddler Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@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. This online program is recommended for children 18 -36 months. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Dungeons & Dragons is a weekly homebrew campaign led by a Teen Dungeon Master. Teens are welcome to join the adventure at any time, no matter their experience level with the game! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Kevin Sherry

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Kevin Sherry, author and illustrator of the popular children's books "I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean" and "Fish Feud" will be joining us live to talk about his work and share his creative process. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: Randi.Jones@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation requiring internet and a device with video and audio. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit kevinsherryonline.com.

Lorin & Yanel Play a Game: League of Legends Part 4

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a 4 week series every Wednesday night from 7:30-9pm with library staff Lorin, Yanel, and Edward and with special guests St. Mary's eSport coach Kaitlin Teniente and eSports athlete Donte Joseph. This week's episode brings the topics (introduction, characters, & game strategies) in League of Legends together in a general discussion of gameplay. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Edward Mayberry/Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: edward.mayberry@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Edward Mayberry, Lorin Flores, Yanel Cepeda. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.twitch.tv.

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. **Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Noon Time Helping of Summer Surprises

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Bring on the summer cooking! Sweet corn on the cob, hot dogs and watermelon are summertime favorites. Share your favorite summer time tastes with Noon Time Helping of Cooking in SAPL's Virtual Kitchen! A special guest joins us for summer time fun. 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. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Teen Random Fandom

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Random Fandom is for any teen who wants to chat about their favorite fandoms and pop culture. Join us to geek out about anime, movies, TV shows, comics, gaming, and more. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Game Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham, Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Children's Librarians with the San Antonio Public Library. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Missing game time with friends? Looking for a place for your K-3rd graders to socialize with other kids in a fun friendly space? Join SAPL Children's Librarians for virtual games like Minute to Win It, Charades, or just a simple dance party. It’s amazing what you can do online! All ages welcome but some reading skills are helpful. Grown ups must be present to log child on and off and be available if needed. Register now and you will receive the link for Game Time Live. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Cody Saturday Book Club

Cody Discussion of the book, "Little Paris Bookshop," by Nina George. 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, July 16, 2021, 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 an interactive online Baby Time through Zoom. Babies will experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Parents and caregivers are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. Facilitated breakout rooms will be available to maintain smaller group size. **Registration is required. Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carrie, Robin, Jasmin, Jane and Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, July 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Explore Opera: From Opera to Musical Theatre

San Antonio Public Library Online Opera may have started in Europe, but it has become part of mainstream culture by inspiring the creation of musicals and operas that are distinctly American. This video compares and contrasts the two genres with selections from crossover works that bridge the gap between opera and musical theater like Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, and an aria from American composer Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Visit the Explore Opera for Kids page at https://guides.mysapl.org/SRP/opera for the re-release of this award-winning video series. Friday, July 16, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.operasa.org.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** To join, a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need an internet connection and a device with audio and/or video to join. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Leandro and Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, July 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teen Tryday Friday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannan.prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Tryday Friday is for any teen new to tabletop gaming or interested in trying games outside of Dungeons & Dragons. Games are voted on by teens and change every few weeks, depending on how long it takes to get through a story. Give it a try! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Friday, July 16, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Cody Mystery Book Club

Cody Discussion of any book in the Aggie Mundeen series by Nancy West. 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. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Teen Bookworms

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Jenny Borrero. Staff Contact Number/Email: jennifer.borrero@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Bookworms is a weekly book club for teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. No pre-reading is required. Hang out, read during book club, and share your thoughts! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Gaming Club

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Georgina Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: georgina.garcia@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Gaming Club is for any teen with an interest in video games. Hang out with other teens and share/stream what you’re currently playing, discuss your all-time favorite video games, and play games. Teen Gaming Club offers competitive gaming opportunities through tournaments as well. Different types of video gaming (PC, console, and handheld) are welcome! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Adventurers Book Club: First Rule of Punk

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** In Celia Pérez's "The First Rule of Punk" Malú has moved to a new city and is starting a new middle school. She tries hard to always follow the first rule of punk: Be Yourself. With the help of a new group of friends and start up of a punk band, Malú is beginning to figure things out, until some unexpected challenges arise at school. Join the discussion and learn to make your own zine, like Malú! Best for ages 9-12. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Teague Shosh. Staff Contact Number/Email: teague.shosh@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Teague Shosh, Children's Librarian. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: This is a virtual meeting using Zoom. You will need internet access, and a device with audio and video. We will send log on information and how to pick up a copy of the book to keep! The first participants to register will receive a complimentary copy of the book - while supplies last! Saturday, July 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Music Monday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Matthew Loaiza. Staff Contact Number/Email: matthew.loaiza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Music Monday is for any teen with an interest in listening to, sharing, and discussing all genres of music - including songs, full albums, music videos, live performances, and more - with other teens. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Monday, July 19, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Scavenger Hunt Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Shannon Seglin. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannon.seglin@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Join us for interactive scavenger hunts and other fun activities. Recommended for ages 5-10. Grown-ups must be present to log child on and off and be available if needed. Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Time

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Time is for any teen who just wants to hang out and chat with other teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. Every week is different and you get to decide what activity we do. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Kissing Bug

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Author Daisy Hernández will read from her latest book, "Kissing Bug" and accept audience questions. Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Emily Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: emily.flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Daisy Hernández. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Additional Info: Link to session will be sent prior to event. Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Toddler Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@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. This online program is recommended for children 18 -36 months. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Dungeons & Dragons is a weekly homebrew campaign led by a Teen Dungeon Master. Teens are welcome to join the adventure at any time, no matter their experience level with the game! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Happy Tails

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** A live, interactive experience with exotic animals featuring furry, feathered and maybe even scaly friends. A SAPL favorite! Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Ana Menchaca. Staff Contact Number/Email: ana.menchaca@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Anita, Mark and animal friends. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation requiring internet and a device with video and audio. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.happytailsent.com.

Lorin & Yanel Play a Game: League of Legends

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Lorin & Yanel as they try out and play a different free game every month. This month's chosen game is League of Legends, a massively popular game with a recent mobile release. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: lorin.flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lorin Flores/Yanel Cepeda. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.twitch.tv.

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. **Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Thursday, July 22, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Teen Random Fandom

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Random Fandom is for any teen who wants to chat about their favorite fandoms and pop culture. Join us to geek out about anime, movies, TV shows, comics, gaming, and more. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Thursday, July 22, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Beginner's 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: Pannaga Prasad. Staff Contact Number/Email: pannaga.prasad@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shari Miller-Gaiennie, professional yoga instructor. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the program. NOTE: Registration closes on July 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM. This program will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording (either on voice or video), please make sure that your audio and video are disabled. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Friday, July 23, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit www.idoyogasa.org.

Baby Time Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Children’s Librarians from San Antonio Public Library for an interactive online Baby Time through Zoom. Babies will experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Parents and caregivers are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. Facilitated breakout rooms will be available to maintain smaller group size. **Registration is required. Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carrie, Robin, Jasmin, Jane and Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Explore Opera: Timeless Tales

San Antonio Public Library Online Some of the greatest operas ever written are based on some of the greatest literary works ever written. This video explores the elements of storytelling and how the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet inspired playwrights like Shakespeare and composers like Vincenzo Bellini and Charles Gounod. The Apprentice Artists sing two arias from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Visit the Explore Opera for Kids page at https://guides.mysapl.org/SRP/opera for the re-release of this award-winning video series. Friday, July 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.operasa.org.

Read to a Dog Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us on Zoom for Read to a Dog, a program designed for school-age children to practice their literacy skills by individually reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Our canine friends will be accompanied by their handlers at all times. Children will join individual online breakout rooms to read a book of their own choosing in a judgment free space – please have the books ready at the start of the program! Adults must be present to log on and off and be available if needed. ***Registration is required and closes at the start of the event. Registration is by family and each family gets 20 minutes with a canine friend.***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Recommended for school-age children or children starting to read independently. Registration for this event will open on July 7 at 9:00 AM. . Friday, July 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** To join, a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need an internet connection and a device with audio and/or video to join. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Leandro and Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, July 23, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teen Tryday Friday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannan.prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Tryday Friday is for any teen new to tabletop gaming or interested in trying games outside of Dungeons & Dragons. Games are voted on by teens and change every few weeks, depending on how long it takes to get through a story. Give it a try! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Friday, July 23, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Experience Good Energy Flow with Chi Kung and Tai Chi Martial Arts

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Learn to listen to your mind-body connections and understand the martial arts of Tai Chi and the dynamic relationship between internal and external forces. You will learn how slow movement exercises improve your posture, breathing, and mindset, and experience reduced tension and stress, and gain muscle tone. The presenter, Nameer Kirma from Good Spirit Tai Chi Chu’an, will lead the demonstration and answer your questions. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Diana Starrett. Staff Contact Number/Email: diana.starrett@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Nameer Kirma from Good Spirit Tai Chi Chu’an. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Adult Summer Reading. Additional Info: Be sure to put the correct email address on the registration so you receive the Zoom invitation link. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link, meeting ID & password to the given email address to access the online Zoom platform. Registration is based on a first come first served basis. NOTE: The event registration closes at 4:00 pm the day before the program. Saturday, July 24, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Cooking Around the World: The Far East

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Children ages 9-12 are invited to learn about foods and cultures from different parts of the world. Includes simple, kid-friendly recipes. Program is one hour. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: San Antonio Food Bank. Audience: Kids. Saturday, July 24, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Teen Bookworms

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Jenny Borrero. Staff Contact Number/Email: jennifer.borrero@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Bookworms is a weekly book club for teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. No pre-reading is required. Hang out, read during book club, and share your thoughts! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 24, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, July 24, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Gaming Club

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Georgina Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: georgina.garcia@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Gaming Club is for any teen with an interest in video games. Hang out with other teens and share/stream what you’re currently playing, discuss your all-time favorite video games, and play games. Teen Gaming Club offers competitive gaming opportunities through tournaments as well. Different types of video gaming (PC, console, and handheld) are welcome! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 24, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Teen Music Monday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Matthew Loaiza. Staff Contact Number/Email: matthew.loaiza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Music Monday is for any teen with an interest in listening to, sharing, and discussing all genres of music - including songs, full albums, music videos, live performances, and more - with other teens. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Monday, July 26, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Teen Time

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Time is for any teen who just wants to hang out and chat with other teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. Every week is different and you get to decide what activity we do. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Toddler Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@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. This online program is recommended for children 18 -36 months. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Dungeons & Dragons is a weekly homebrew campaign led by a Teen Dungeon Master. Teens are welcome to join the adventure at any time, no matter their experience level with the game! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Illusions by Blake

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Magician Richard Blake shows his most amazing close-up illusions. Be baffled by this live online show! Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Arlene Richardson. Staff Contact Number/Email: arlene.richardson@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Richard Blake. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This is a live, virtual presentation requiring internet and a device with video and audio. Log on information will be sent to your email prior to the event. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.illusionsbyblake.com.

SAPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Central Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Board of Trustees. Staff Contact Name: Jessica Zurita. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.2632. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Monthly SAPL Board of Trustees Meeting. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

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. **Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Noon Time Helping of More Texas BBQ

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Texans just can't get enough of Summertime BBQ! More BBQ tips and tricks to share and impress your friends and family! 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. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Teen Random Fandom

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Connie Hejl. Staff Contact Number/Email: connie.hejl@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Random Fandom is for any teen who wants to chat about their favorite fandoms and pop culture. Join us to geek out about anime, movies, TV shows, comics, gaming, and more. For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Game Time Online Live

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham, Lisa Taylor. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Children's Librarians with the San Antonio Public Library. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Missing game time with friends? Looking for a place for your K-3rd graders to socialize with other kids in a fun friendly space? Join SAPL Children's Librarians for virtual games like Minute to Win It, Charades, or just a simple dance party. It’s amazing what you can do online! All ages welcome but some reading skills are helpful. Grown ups must be present to log child on and off and be available if needed. Register now and you will receive the link for Game Time Live. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Time Online-Live

San Antonio Public Library Online Join Children’s Librarians from San Antonio Public Library for an interactive online Baby Time through Zoom. Babies will experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Parents and caregivers are invited to stay after the program for some informal conversation. Facilitated breakout rooms will be available to maintain smaller group size. **Registration is required. Registration closes at the start of the program.**. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Jasmin Salinas. Staff Contact Number/Email: jasmin.salinas@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carrie, Robin, Jasmin, Jane and Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Online program is recommended for children from birth to confident walkers and their caregivers. Friday, July 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Explore Opera: A Night at the Opera

San Antonio Public Library Online The final video in the "Explore Opera for Kids!" series serves as a quick review and features the OSA Apprentice Artists singing some of opera's most famous arias, duets, and quartets. “The Habanera'' and “The Toreador Song” from Bizet’s Carmen, “Musetta’s Waltz” from Puccini’s La bohème, plus the famous Neapolitan art song “O sole mio” will delight audiences of all ages. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: Visit the Explore Opera for Kids page at https://guides.mysapl.org/SRP/opera for the re-release of this award-winning video series. Friday, July 30, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.operasa.org.

Adult Virtual Coloring

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** To join, a link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before our event. You will need an internet connection and a device with audio and/or video to join. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Paula Opiela. Staff Contact Number/Email: 2106501122/popiel@neisd.net. Presenter/Instructor: Lisa Leandro and Paula Opiela. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind. Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impact of stress. Friday, July 30, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Radio Goes to War!

San Antonio Public Library Online For more than a decade, Steve Darnall has had the opportunity to share his twin fascinations for American history and popular culture as the host of Those Were the Days and the publisher of Nostalgia Digest. During this time, he's had the chance to speak to thousands of radio fans across the country with seven different one-hour presentations, each one dedicated to different aspects of the "Golden Age" of radio: Radio Goes to War: World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on radio. This one-hour presentation examines how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sounds clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the armed forces) and more! ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): History. Staff Contact Name: Andy Crews. Staff Contact Number/Email: andrew.crews@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Steve Darnall. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 30, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Tryday Friday

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: shannan.prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Tryday Friday is for any teen new to tabletop gaming or interested in trying games outside of Dungeons & Dragons. Games are voted on by teens and change every few weeks, depending on how long it takes to get through a story. Give it a try! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Friday, July 30, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Magik Theatre: Señora Tortuga

San Antonio Public Library Online Bilingual play in which young Pedro constantly complains until the stories of Señora Tortuga fill his nights with heroic yet frightening dreams. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Plays & Performances. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Magik Theatre. Audience: Kids. Family. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Additional Info: This performance by San Antonio's well loved Magik Theatre will be streaming all day! Sign in details will be posted on the web link below by July 31. Saturday, July 31, 2021 – Sunday, August 1, 2021. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Teen Bookworms

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Jenny Borrero. Staff Contact Number/Email: jennifer.borrero@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Bookworms is a weekly book club for teens on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server. No pre-reading is required. Hang out, read during book club, and share your thoughts! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 31, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, July 31, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Gaming Club

San Antonio Public Library Online Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Georgina Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: georgina.garcia@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Featured Event: Teen Summer Reading. Additional Info: Teen Gaming Club is for any teen with an interest in video games. Hang out with other teens and share/stream what you’re currently playing, discuss your all-time favorite video games, and play games. Teen Gaming Club offers competitive gaming opportunities through tournaments as well. Different types of video gaming (PC, console, and handheld) are welcome! For teens (ages 13 to 18) only. Teens, fill out this form to join the 210teenlibrary Discord Server: http://bit.ly/210TL. Saturday, July 31, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

SummerFest -- Beach Party!

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Did you have a summer full of fun with SAPL? Celebrate all the books you read, the art you created and the new adventures you explored. Join us for a big summer celebration full of games, stories, music, treasure maps and more! Recommended: beach attire, something to write with, glue or tape, and scraps of colorful paper. All ages welcome. Parents must be present to log their child onto Zoom and be available for help during the event. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Celebration. Staff Contact Name: Tiffany Durham. Staff Contact Number/Email: tiffany.durham@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Featured Event: Children's Summer Reading. Saturday, July 31, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Among Us

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a few rounds of the hit app-based game, Among Us! The game takes place in a space-themed setting, in which players each take on one of two roles, most being "Crewmates" and a predetermined number being "Impostors". The goal of the Crewmates is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map. The Impostors' goal is to covertly sabotage and destroy the Crewmates before they complete all of their tasks. Players suspected to be Impostors may be eliminated via a plurality vote, which any player may initiate at any time. Crewmates win if all Impostors are eliminated or all tasks are completed whereas Imposters win if there is an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved. For more information on how to play, visit the following URL: http://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app. Participants will nee… Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Marco De Leon. Staff Contact Number/Email: marco.deleon@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Marco De Leon. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app. Participants will need to download the free Among Us app to participate in the game. Friday, August 6, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Experience Good Energy Flow with Chi Kung and Tai Chi Martial Arts

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Learn to listen to your mind-body connections and understand the martial arts of Tai Chi and the dynamic relationship between internal and external forces. You will learn how slow movement exercises improve your posture, breathing, and mindset, and experience reduced tension and stress, and gain muscle tone. The presenter, Nameer Kirma from Good Spirit Tai Chi Chu’an, will lead the demonstration and answer your questions. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Diana Starrett. Staff Contact Number/Email: diana.starrett@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Nameer Kirma from Good Spirit Tai Chi Chu’an. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Adult Summer Reading. Additional Info: Be sure to put the correct email address on the registration so you receive the Zoom invitation link. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link, meeting ID & password to the given email address to access the online Zoom platform. Registration is based on a first come first served basis. NOTE: The event registration closes at 4:00 pm the day before the program. Saturday, August 7, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, August 7, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Smash Ultimate Battle Arena

San Antonio Public Library Online Join our SAPL Smash Ultimate Battle Arena online! Be a competitor or just a spectator. The SAPL battle arena is all skill levels and a 4 player smash format. To join on your Nintendo Switch select online play, smash, battle arenas, and join the "SAPL" public arena. Remember that you must have a Nintendo Switch Online membership to participate. ***Register by 08/06/21 to receive an email the day of the event with the battle arena ID***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Briana Rangel. Staff Contact Number/Email: briana.rangel2@sanantonio.gov. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: E-Sports. Additional Info: All ages and skill levels are welcome! Saturday, August 7, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Beginner's 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: Pannaga Prasad. Staff Contact Number/Email: pannaga.prasad@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shari Miller-Gaiennie, professional yoga instructor. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the program. NOTE: Registration closes on August 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM. This program will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording (either on voice or video), please make sure that your audio and video are disabled. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Friday, August 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit www.idoyogasa.org.

Spyfall!

San Antonio Public Library Online Come join us for a delightful game of deception where someone in a group of no more than 10 people is a Spy, and that Spy could be you! Spyfall is a game where a group of people are given an identity card and someone in the group will be assigned the role of Spy. The Spy’s job is to determine where everyone is located and everyone else’s job is to try to guess who the Spy is before the clock runs out. The Spy will use deception to throw everyone off the trail and all other participants will have to ask the right questions to determine who the sneaky spy is. Anyone interested in joining us for the fun will need to register for the event. The event will take place over Zoom and all participants will need to have access to their own phone, computer, or tablet. All participants will need to download the Spyfall app if using a mobile device. In order to have the best experience, we recommend using two devices (laptop/desktop & tablet/smartphone). For more information on the Spyfall game, please visit the Spyfall W… Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Adrian Leal. Staff Contact Number/Email: adrian.leal@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Adrian Leal & Marco De Leon. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. Additional Info: https://www.spyfall.app/gamerules. Friday, August 13, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.spyfall.app.

Honey So Sweet!

San Antonio Public Library Online Wendy Leonard, a Nature Preserve Officer for Parks & Recreation, will explain the lives of bees, their hives, pollination, how to collect honey, and what you need to get started keeping bees of your own. Join us for a fascinating look into the world of apiculture. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Diana Starrett. Staff Contact Number/Email: diana.starrett@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Featured Event: Adult Summer Reading. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** Online via Zoom. Registration is limited and based on a first come first served basis. Please be sure to put the correct email address on the registration so you receive the password. Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, August 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Experience Good Energy Flow with Chi Kung and Tai Chi Martial Arts

San Antonio Public Library Online ***Registration is required*** Learn to listen to your mind-body connections and understand the martial arts of Tai Chi and the dynamic relationship between internal and external forces. You will learn how slow movement exercises improve your posture, breathing, and mindset, and experience reduced tension and stress, and gain muscle tone. The presenter, Nameer Kirma from Good Spirit Tai Chi Chu’an, will lead the demonstration and answer your questions. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Diana Starrett. Staff Contact Number/Email: diana.starrett@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Nameer Kirma from Good Spirit Tai Chi Chu’an. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Adult Summer Reading. Additional Info: Be sure to put the correct email address on the registration so you receive the Zoom invitation link. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link, meeting ID & password to the given email address to access the online Zoom platform. Registration is based on a first come first served basis. NOTE: The event registration closes at 4:00 pm the day before the program. Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, August 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

SAPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Board of Trustees. Staff Contact Name: Jessica Zurita. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.2632. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beginner's 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: Pannaga Prasad. Staff Contact Number/Email: pannaga.prasad@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shari Miller-Gaiennie, professional yoga instructor. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: ***Registration is required*** and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the program. NOTE: Registration closes on August 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM. This program will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording (either on voice or video), please make sure that your audio and video are disabled. Interactions via chat will not appear on the recording. Friday, August 27, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit www.idoyogasa.org.

Libraries and Labyrinths

Semmes Come play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) with us! Starting from level 1, we will be embarking on a combination of two classic adventures, adapted to the Forgotten Realms. Characters will be of good or neutral alignment. Characters will be drawn exclusively from the Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Dice and character sheets provided, if you need them. Please note: As this is a library, the game will be PG-13, and that indicates both a minimum and a maximum of behavior. Parents, if you are not comfortable with a preteen attending an intergenerational game with adults, please do not have them attend. Adults, if you cannot limit your play to PG-13, please play elsewhere. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, August 28, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Among Us

San Antonio Public Library Online Join us for a few rounds of the hit app-based game, Among Us! The game takes place in a space-themed setting, in which players each take on one of two roles, most being "Crewmates" and a predetermined number being "Impostors". The goal of the Crewmates is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map. The Impostors' goal is to covertly sabotage and destroy the Crewmates before they complete all of their tasks. Players suspected to be Impostors may be eliminated via a plurality vote, which any player may initiate at any time. Crewmates win if all Impostors are eliminated or all tasks are completed whereas Imposters win if there is an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved. For more information on how to play, visit the following URL: http://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app. Participants will nee… Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Marco De Leon. Staff Contact Number/Email: marco.deleon@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Marco De Leon. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app. Participants will need to download the free Among Us app to participate in the game. Friday, September 3, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Smash Ultimate Battle Arena

San Antonio Public Library Online Join our SAPL Smash Ultimate Battle Arena online! Be a competitor or just a spectator. The SAPL battle arena is all skill levels and a 4 player smash format. To join on your Nintendo Switch select online play, smash, battle arenas, and join the "SAPL" public arena. Remember that you must have a Nintendo Switch Online membership to participate. ***Register by 09/03/21 to receive an email the day of the event with the battle arena ID***. Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Briana Rangel. Staff Contact Number/Email: briana.rangel2@sanantonio.gov. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: E-Sports. Additional Info: All ages and skill levels are welcome! Saturday, September 4, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Labor Day

SAPL Closures All libraries will be closed. Monday, September 6, 2021. All Locations.

Spyfall!

San Antonio Public Library Online Come join us for a delightful game of deception where someone in a group of no more than 10 people is a Spy, and that Spy could be you! Spyfall is a game where a group of people are given an identity card and someone in the group will be assigned the role of Spy. The Spy’s job is to determine where everyone is located and everyone else’s job is to try to guess who the Spy is before the clock runs out. The Spy will use deception to throw everyone off the trail and all other participants will have to ask the right questions to determine who the sneaky spy is. Anyone interested in joining us for the fun will need to register for the event. The event will take place over Zoom and all participants will need to have access to their own phone, computer, or tablet. All participants will need to download the Spyfall app if using a mobile device. In order to have the best experience, we recommend using two devices (laptop/desktop & tablet/smartphone). For more information on the Spyfall game, please visit the Spyfall W… Branch Location: Online. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Adrian Leal. Staff Contact Number/Email: adrian.leal@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Adrian Leal & Marco De Leon. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. Additional Info: https://www.spyfall.app/gamerules. Friday, September 10, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.spyfall.app.