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Come & Go Crafts

McCreless Express yourself and help us decorate the library for the holidays! Drop in for creative, self-directed activities. All ages welcome; young children may need adult assistance. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Angela O'Malley. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9170. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Come and Go Crafts

Tobin Drop-in crafts for kids and families. Look for the art table in the children's area of the library. Small children will need adult assistance. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Saturday Morning Walk

Semmes Join us every Saturday morning for a 1.2 mile walk around the Library Loop in Comanche Lookout Park. We will meet at the library entrance and head out as a group at 9:30 AM. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Megan Stanley. Staff Contact Number/Email: Megan.Stanley@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

ESL (English as a Second Language) for Advanced Students

Bazan Join us for our weekly English as a Second Language class. This class is designed for advanced learners. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Additional Info: No registration necessary; continuous enrollment. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cody Film Club

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Luanne Bloom. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Please join us to discuss the movie - TBA. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Thousand Oaks Friends Book Sale

Thousand Oaks Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Sale. Staff Contact Name: Troy Lawrence. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9190. Presenter/Instructor: Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: The Thousand Oaks Friends will conduct their semi-annual book sale.There will be selections for all ages. Come join us. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Alamo Area Woodcarvers

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Barbara Kwiatkowski. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbara.kwiatkowski@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Alamo Area Woodcarvers. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Join the Alamo Area Woodcarvers for community carving. Beginners welcome. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Friends of Potranco Library Book Sale

Potranco Join the Friends of the Potranco Library for a book sale! Perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Selections to include children and youth books! Scheduled in conjunction with the Cookies with Santa event at YMCA Potranco. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Book Sale. Staff Contact Name: Cindy Moreno. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9280. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Play & Learn: Let's Go to the Grocery Store

McCreless Let’s talk, sing, read, write and play about grocery shopping.  Kids and their grownups will pretend and explore together about this important household job.   Recommended for children age five and under. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Play & Learn. Staff Contact Name: Angela O'Malley. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9170. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Friends of Collins Garden Library Holiday Craft Fair

Collins Garden Looking for a nice gift for the holidays? The Friends of Collins Garden Library are showcasing handmade crafts and baked goods. Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Jeannette Davies. Staff Contact Number/Email: jeannette.davies@sanantonio.gov. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Dollars & Sense Book Club

Igo Branch Location: Igo Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Tim Johnson. Staff Contact Number/Email: timothy.johnson@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Ever wondered what a central bank really does? Are you interested in how Bitcoin works? What about the tactics advertisers use to manipulate consumers? The history of Coca Cola? The differences between Black Monday and the Great Recession? Politics and monetary policy? If these are among the topics you wish you knew more about then we have the book club for you. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Pruitt Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Cynthia Saenz. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Fun

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Imelda Merino. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9220/imelda.merino@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Imelda Merino. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. All ages welcome. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Come & Go Crafts

Landa Express Yourself! Come to the library for creative, self-directed craft activities. All ages welcome; young children may need adult assistance. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Audience: Kids. Family. All Ages. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Academia América - a Path to Citizenship

Las Palmas Academia América provides education programs and services to immigrants who qualify to apply for U.S. citizenship to help them prepare for the naturalization examination. For registration information, please call Academia América at 210-910-6363. Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210 910-6363. Presenter/Instructor: Academia América. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.academiaamerica.org.

Lego Time

Thousand Oaks Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Teen Video Game Club

Mission Teens (13-18) are welcome to come every week to play on our Wii U system. Branch Location: Mission Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Audience: Teens. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Chess Club

Las Palmas Whether you want to improve your skill level, learn new strategies, or just want to get started with chess, this is the club for you. All skill levels are welcomed. Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM. For more info visit youtu.be.

Come & Go Crafts

Central Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Children's. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Express yourself! Drop in for creative, self-directed activities. All ages welcome; young children may need adult assistance. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Upcycle Crafts and Ugly Holiday Sweater Fashion Show

Central Holidays at SAPL Be crafty, Be tacky. Join us for a recycled gift wrapping and card-making workshop by SparePartsSA followed by an Ugly Holiday Sweater Fashion Show. Prizes go to the most creative, or tackiest holiday sweater. Light snacks available. Registration encourages but not required for entrance in the Ugly Holiday Sweater Fashion show. 1:00-2:00 Spare Parts Upcycled Craft 2:00-3:00 Ugly Holiday Sweater Fashion Show and Contest. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Cynthia de Leon, Angela Cortes, Freddy Hudson. Staff Contact Number/Email: cynthia.deleon@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Spare Parts San Antonio. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Kaz Sephton of Roy Maas Youth Alternatives will be the announcer for the Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Come for the Sugar Cubes | Stay for the Tea!

Forest Hills This is a quick and easy DIY for making flavored sugar cubes. Create festive sugar cubes in decorative shapes and flavor them with vanilla, almond or orange flavoring. Use the sugar cubes in tea! Stay for "The Great Loose Leaf Experience" at 2 pm with Vanessa Marie Sanchez of Teaness. Discover the joy of organic blended teas with a taste testing of several blends. See the program titled, "The Great Loose Leaf Tea Experience" for more information. First come, first serve. Supplies and spaces are limited. These are adults only programs. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210 207 9230. Presenter/Instructor: Vanessa Marie Sanchez of Teaness. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

DIY U: Holiday Wreath workshop

Maverick ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Maverick Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: Adults. Family. Featured Event: DIY U. Additional Info: Holidays at SAPL. Join us for a holiday wreath making workshop. All participants will leave with one completed wreath to take home. Supplies are provided, but are limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children need a registered adult with them. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Library Lab

McCreless Each month we will explore the way the world works with hands-on activities, experiments, and science-based explorations! December--Marshmallow Catapults: Build it! Launch it! Who can be most accurate? Program is free and recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Angela O'Malley. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9170. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cosplay Prep and Tutorial with LOCASA

Tobin Come learn how to make or improve your cosplay game. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: Pop Culture. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Math and Science Tutoring

Westfall High school students volunteer, tutoring math and science for elementary and middle school students, through Algebra II. Space is limited. Branch Location: Westfall Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cindy Cruz. Audience: Kids. Teens. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Fun

Carver Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. All ages welcome. Children will need adult assistance. Branch Location: Carver Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Braulia Carrillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9180. Presenter/Instructor: Braulia Carrillo. Audience: Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Fun

Central Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Story Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. All ages welcome. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Meet the Author: Vincent Cooper

Central Join author Vincent Cooper as he reads excerpts from his book, 'Zarzamora: Poetry of Survival' in Central Library's Latino Collection and Resource Center. Book signing will follow. Vincent Cooper is a chicano poet from Los Angeles, CA. His first full-length book of poetry, 'Zarzamora' is published through Jade Publishing 2019. His chapbook, 'Where the Reckless Ones Come to Die' was published by Aztlan Libre Press in 2014. Cooper’s poetry can be found in Huizache - The Magazine of Latino Literature, Riversedge Journal, The Acentos Review, and AMP— The Online Digital Journal at Hofstra University. He is a member of the Macondo Writer’s Workshop selected in 2015. He currently resides in the Westside of San Antonio, TX. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Emma Hernandez. Staff Contact Number/Email: Emma.Hernandez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Vincent Cooper. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Additional Info: The Central Library has available parking in an attached City parking garage with an entrance on Soledad Street. When visiting the Central Library, please bring your ticket with you. Tickets are validated at the Central Library 1st floor Information Desk near the public computer area. This is a self-service process and only takes a few seconds. Staff will be happy to help if you have any questions. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Great Loose Leaf Tea Experience

Forest Hills Discover the taste of quality loose leaf teas that go from tea farm to tea cup and contain all organic ingredients. Vanessa Sanchez of "Teaness" will be here to offer you a sampling of teas that are specially blended for their health benefits and balanced flavors.. Vanessa will speak about the organic teas she blends using ingredients from small, family owned tea farms. These tea farms use all natural methods to develop the flavor. No chemicals are sprayed on any of the teas. Sip some tea with us and ask questions! Supplies and spaces are limited. This is an adults only program. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210 207 9230. Presenter/Instructor: Vanessa Sanchez of "Teaness". Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.teanesstea.com.

Mottled Oysters Book Group

Igo Branch Location: Igo Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Tim Johnson. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9080. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: A book group based on the writings of P.G. Wodehouse. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Igo Stitchery

Igo A place for all lovers of fiber to meet. We welcome all types of needle hand crafts, from knitting and crochet to cross stitch and embroidery - even spinning and weaving if you are willing to bring your wheel or loom! Just bring your current project and enjoy some companionship. If you knit or crochet, there are also opportunities to contribute to different charity projects throughout the year if you wish to participate. These items include hats, scarves, and stuffed toys. This is not a class, but if you would like to learn a new needle art, there are often enough experienced people in the group to help you get started in a new direction. Please contact Carrie Vance or Liz Garza for further information. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Carrie Vance and Liz Garza. Staff Contact Number/Email: carrie.vance@sanantonio.gov or elizabeth.garza2@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-In Volunteering for Teens

Landa Need service hours for school or want to shine up your college application? Want to experience the library in a whole new way? Awesome! Landa Library has same-day, one-time volunteer opportunities for teens 14-18 years old. Come by during any shift and earn credit the same day. Shifts are available: Wednesdays 4:00-6:30p with Teen Club Saturdays 2:00 - 4:00p Sundays 2:00 - 4:00p Stop by and ask Rebekah for more details. And hey – do you need more than 2 hours or are looking for more of a long term volunteer opportunity? We have that, too! Just ask. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Rebekah Corley. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9090. Audience: Teens. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Movie: "The Lion King" (2019)

Memorial After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. (from IMDB.com). Branch Location: Memorial Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Movies. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Rated PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Westfall Join fellow learners in practicing your English language skills. Focus on speaking, listening, writing and reading. Improve your pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and conversational skills. Come LEARN with us! *no registration required* *walk-ins welcome*. Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Languages. Staff Contact Name: Michelle D. Rickman. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9228 / michelle.rickman@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Additional Info: Drop-in help available during Open Hours in LEARN@sapl: T/Th./F/Sat. 10am-6pm & W 12-8pm. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

DIY U: Holiday Wreath workshop

Schaefer Holidays at SAPL. Join us for a holiday wreath making workshop. All participants will leave with one completed wreath to take home. Supplies are provided, but are limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9300. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: DIY U. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Shut Up & Write!

Bazan Set some time aside and join us for an hour of writing! Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. Bring your writing project, writing tools, and materials. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done. SCHEDULE: 2:30pm - SESSION 1: quick intros. 2:45 - timer starts: write silently for 1 hour. 3:45 - (the end) chat / take off / keep writing. We may keep writing longer. A second one hour silent writing session begins at 4:00. Library closes at 6:00pm. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Enedina Hernandez Prater. Staff Contact Number/Email: enedina.prater@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Shut Up & Write! Audience: Adults. Additional Info: We will meet in th meeting room unless noted. Adults 18 and over only please. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit meetu.ps.

DIY Holiday Cards

Guerra Branch Location: Guerra Library. Room: Barrera Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Holidays at SAPL. Let us bring back the art of homemade holiday cards. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of card making. All materials will be provided. All ages welcome. Young children will need adult assistance. Refreshments will be provided. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Scrapbooking and Art Journaling Class

McCreless Come learn tips and techniques to get you started in Scrapbooking and Art Journaling. All paper and art supplies will be provided. Bring a photo, postcard/letter, ribbon or similar memento. Call McCreless to make a reservation. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Al Chavez. Staff Contact Number/Email: alfred.chavez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Al Chavez. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Featured Event: DIY U. Additional Info: Ages 16 and up. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

ESL - Basic Level Class

Pruitt Basic ESL classes are for adult beginner English speakers only. The purpose of these classes are to acquaint you with the English words that you will use everyday with your family, friends, co-workers and other people in the community. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Susan McClellan. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Presenter/Instructor: Susan McClellan. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Light refreshments served. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Mission Table Tennis

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Large Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Live Smart/Learn Well. Additional Info: Why should kids have all the fun? Table Tennis Time just for adults! No matter your level of experience come and play at Mission. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Chess Club

Cortez Do you enjoy board games? Then we'd be delighted to have you join us for our weekly chess club! Play and chat with other chess enthusiasts while learning the finer points of the game and improving your skill. Branch Location: Cortez Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Brooke Mjolsness. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9130/brooke.mjolsness@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: David Pacheco. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Family Fun

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. All ages welcome. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Digital Emergency

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Audience: All Ages. Additional Info: Need help with SAPL's downloadable digital content such e-books, e-audiobooks, and the OverDrive, Libby, and RBDigital apps? Parman staff is here to assist you in a one-on-one session. Contact us to schedule your visit. Please bring your mobile device (eReader, Kindle, tablet, smart phone, etc.) fully charged and with all relevant login information so that we may best assist you. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Come and Go Crafts

Tobin Drop-in crafts for kids and families. Look for the art table in the children's area of the library. Small children will need adult assistance. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 8, 2019.

Come & Go Crafts

Encino Express yourself! Drop in for creative, self-directed activities. All ages welcome; young children may need adult assistance. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: ann.laird@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 8, 2019.

I Heart Vinyl

Potranco This day-long event showcases Potranco Branch Library's stellar collection of classic and contemporary vinyl. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Paschal Booker. Staff Contact Number/Email: paschal.booker@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Sunday, December 8, 2019.

I Heart Vinyl

Schaefer This day-long event showcases Schaefer Branch Library's stellar collection of classic and contemporary vinyl. Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Gentle Stretch Yoga

Pan American Please join us for Yoga activities to include breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures for health and relaxation. All experience levels welcomed. Branch Location: Pan American Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Steven Barrera. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9150 steven.barrera@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Chess Tournament

Pruitt Sponsored by Rackspacee, Four Divisions - Child Beginner, Child Advanced, Teen and Adult - will compete for trophies and medals. No standard USCF ratings above 1799. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Cynthia Saenz. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Audience: All Ages. Additional Info: Call or stop by for registration information. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Joss Whedon Fan CLub

Tobin Come celebrate all thing Joss Whedon. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mission Embroidery & Craft Group

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: For needle workers interested in the art of embroidery. Bring your stitching project to the library! Get help with your cross stitch, embroidery or learn a new technique. The group welcomes adults who are beginning and advanced. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting for Beginners

Bazan This is a free class for anyone wanting to learn how to crochet or knit. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Presenter/Instructor: Vicenta Garcia. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Please call ahead to confirm the class will be meeting and for information about supplies you might need. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Come & Go Crafts

Central Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Children's. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Express yourself! Drop in for creative, self-directed activities. All ages welcome; young children may need adult assistance. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Baby Time

San Pedro Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and song. Recommended for babies up to 16 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Audience: Kids. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Sunday Funday (Teens Only)

Potranco Enjoy a good time on a Sunday Afternoon. Our Fun Day will be full of video games, virtual reality, trivia, board games, snacks and more!!!! Branch Location: Potranco Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Potranco Branch. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9280. Audience: Teens. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Anyone Can Draw

Semmes Join us to draw and learn about the basics of art and design. All drawing abilities are welcome! Sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, and guided exercises. For ages 12+. Materials are available but limited; please consider bringing your own paper and drawing supplies. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Priscilla Boatwright. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9110. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adults Movie - Molly's Game

Cody This is the true story of Molly Bloom who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game (from IMDB.com). Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, and Kevin Costner. Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Marcella McGowan. Staff Contact Number/Email: marcella.mcgowan@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: N/A. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.imdb.com.

San Antonio Heartwarmers: Blankets for Critters

Great Northwest Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Number/Email: catherine.prazak@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: This group is for a circle of friends to get together a few hours each month and make blankets for rescue dogs. Lisa Sprouse started this group as a fun way to help doggies and also to meet other like minded friends! No skill or talent required! Fleece tie blankets can be made very easily and quickly. For those with the skill and the materials, we can also sew, knit or crochet blankets. Anything goes! Any materials you can bring along are also greatly appreciated. We meet the second Sunday of every month… Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-In Volunteering for Teens

Landa Need service hours for school or want to shine up your college application? Want to experience the library in a whole new way? Awesome! Landa Library has same-day, one-time volunteer opportunities for teens 14-18 years old. Come by during any shift and earn credit the same day. Shifts are available: Wednesdays 4:00-6:30p with Teen Club Saturdays 2:00 - 4:00p Sundays 2:00 - 4:00p Stop by and ask Rebekah for more details. And hey – do you need more than 2 hours or are looking for more of a long term volunteer opportunity? We have that, too! Just ask. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Rebekah Corley. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9090. Audience: Teens. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Crochet Social

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: All Ages. Additional Info: Bring a project or learn how to crochet! Some supplies are provided. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Parman Knight's Chess Club

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Monty Holcomb. Staff Contact Number/Email: Monty.Holcomb@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Monty Holcomb. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Come play chess with Parman! Whether you want to get started, improve your skill level, or learn new strategies this is the chess club for you! All levels of players are welcome, from beginner through advanced. Ages 5 and up only. Free. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yarn and Needles and Hooks, Oh My!

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbara.kwiatkowski@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Bring whatever project you are working on or need help with! This group is for adults of all ages, all skill levels, and all types of needle hand crafts - including spinning and weaving if you want to bring your wheel or loom. This is not a class, but if you would like to learn a new needle art, there are often enough people in the group to help you get started. Join us! Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

DIY U: Holiday Wreath workshop

Central Holidays at SAPL. Join us for a holiday wreath making workshop. All participants will leave with one completed wreath to take home. Supplies are provided, but are limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Blanca. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: DIY U. Additional Info: Please validate your parking ticket for free parking for up to 3 hours in the library parking garage. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Quilting Bee

Pruitt Do you quilt or have you ever wanted to start quilting? Come join us for an informal quilting bee. Any level of quilters are welcome. The space and refreshments are provided. Bring your sewing machines, materials, and ideas. Adults Only. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Rachel Garcia/Susan McClellan. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Presenter/Instructor: Rachel Garcia/Susan McClellan. Audience: Adults. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tea Time Crafts

Cortez Spend a relaxing Sunday with us as we get our crafting on and sip some tea. Have a craft you're working on or would like to start but need help? Bring it in and let us help you. Crafting supplies are not provided, but tea is. For questions, please contact JoAnn Paredes. Branch Location: Cortez Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Jo Ann Paredes. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9130/joann.paredes@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

DIY U: Holiday Wreath workshop

Encino Holidays at SAPL. Join us for a holiday wreath making workshop. All participants will leave with one completed wreath to take home. Supplies are provided, but are limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Katy Dillard. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9250. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: DIY U. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Fitness in the Park - Tactical Tabata

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Tactical Tabata is a 30 minute body weight workout designed to get you in military shape. Tabata workouts consist of 20 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 8 sets. The class will meet in the Julia Yates Semmes Parking Lot. There will be no class on December 25th. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM.

Ride Connect Texas Program

Cody Table Presentation -- Ride Connect Texas is a non-profit organization that provides free rides to senior citizens to things such as doctor appointments and trips to the grocery store. They serve individuals who are 60 years or older and individuals with disabilities that are 50 years old. Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Marcella McGowan. Staff Contact Number/Email: marcella.mcgowan@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Representative from Ride Connect Texas. Audience: Seniors. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Getting Crafty

Cortez Come join us and get your crafting on! Every other month we do crocheting, and the opposite month we make crafts. Whether you are a beginner or pro, we welcome you with open arms. Branch Location: Cortez Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: JoAnn Paredes. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9130. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

San Pedro Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months and their parent/caregiver. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Please note that library parking is 30 cents per hour. Meter requires change. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Adult Low Impact Circuit Training and 30 min Core Training

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Monty Holcomb. Staff Contact Number/Email: 207-2703. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Low Impact Circuit Training is part of the award winning Fitness in the Park program. This fun and challenging class is 100% free and open to the public. No registration is required. Just show up and exercise with us! 30 min. Core Training class right after will blast your abs by performing specific exercises to strengthen the muscles. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Time

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Story Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Audience: Kids. Adults. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for 3-5 year olds and a caregiver. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:15 AM.

Toddler Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Baby Time

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Katy Dillard. Staff Contact Number/Email: Katherine.Dillard@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Katy Dillard. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Early literacy opportunity for babies aged birth-18 months. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:05 AM.

Toddler Time

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Audience: Kids. Adults. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for 3-5 year olds and a caregiver. Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:00 AM.

Baby Time

Pruitt Babies expeience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition,. Social time with toys at end of program. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Cynthia Saenz. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Recommended for babies 0-18 months. Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity, with art or craft activity to follow. Recommended for three to five year olds. Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Free Ticket Required - available at front desk 15 minutes before the program. Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Barre Fitness Class

Great Northwest Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Number/Email: catherine.prazak@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Barre Fitness classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. All classes are free and open to the public. All fitness levels are welcome. No registration is required. This program is offered through San Antonio Parks and Recreation Fitness in the Park program. Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:55 PM.

Veterans: Need Help with Housing and Benefits?

Central The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families program (SSVF) offers Rapid Rehousing assistance for homeless veterans and veteran families. These services include case management, assistance with VA and public benefits, and short-term temporary financial assistance. Please note that homeless non-veterans do not qualify for the SSVF program. If you fall in this category, outreach specialists will connect you to the appropriate employment readiness and non-veteran resources. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Foyer. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Deedee Lu or Cynthia de Leon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2500. Presenter/Instructor: Roy Martinez, Outreach Specialist. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: For more information please call GI Forum (San Pedro office) at 210-233-8505. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.agif-nvop.org.

Core Training

Great Northwest Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Number/Email: catherine.prazak@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Core Training classes will blast your abs by performing specific exercises to strengthen the muscles. All classes are free and open to the public. All fitness levels are welcome. No registration is required. This program is offered through San Antonio Parks and Recreation Fitness in the Park program. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tween Snow Slime

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: We may not see snow often on our forecast, but we can make some snow slime! Learn how during a hands-on demonstration. Exclusively for ages 9 to 12. Monday, December 9, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LEGO Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Audience: Kids. Adults. Family. Additional Info: Build. Play. Create. Join in the fun of LEGO Time. Designed for children ages 5-12 years old. Duplos are available for younger children. Adult/caregiver required. Monday, December 9, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Family Fun

Bazan Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Bazan. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9160. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. All ages welcome. Children will need adult assistance. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

LegoClub

Collins Garden Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Come be creative with Lego bricks! Recommended for school age children. Please note: Lego creations must stay in the library. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Digital Emergency

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Audience: All Ages. Additional Info: Need help with SAPL's downloadable digital content such e-books, e-audiobooks, and the OverDrive, Libby, and RBDigital apps? Parman staff is here to assist you in a one-on-one session. Contact us to schedule your visit. Please bring your mobile device (eReader, Kindle, tablet, smart phone, etc.) fully charged and with all relevant login information so that we may best assist you. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Teen Cooking Club

Igo Come and learn to make tasty, inexpensive snacks and meals without using an oven! Branch Location: Igo Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Laura Herman. Staff Contact Number/Email: laura.herman@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Ages 13-18 only. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Family Yoga

Pruitt Join us each week for this amazing program dedicated to helping the next generation lead healthier, happier lives. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Cynthia Saenz. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Sponsored by Healthy Neighborhoods / Metro Health. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

McCreless Walking Club

McCreless Come join us for simple walks on a nature trail suitable for beginners. We will meet at McCreless at 4:20 pm and leave for Southside Lions Park East at 4:30. The walk is about an hour long and starts at 4:45. Those under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. These are new hours for the Fall. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Al Chavez. Staff Contact Number/Email: alfred.chavez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Al Chavez. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Walk will be cancelled if it is raining. These are the new hours for the Fall. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM.

Lego Club

Potranco LEGO® lovers unite! Come and get creative building with LEGOs and other fun blocks! Recommended for children ages 4-12, but all are welcome. Library provides all Lego bricks. Please note: Lego creations must stay at the library. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM.

PIŇATAFICATION | A Lithographic Exhibit by Humberto Saenz

Forest Hills Forest Hills presents a lithographic exhibit featuring Humberto Saenz, November 25, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020. Meet the artist at a public reception, December 9 at 5 pm. Beverages courtesy of Barrio Barista. A holiday print demo/activity will be presented at 6 pm by Jesse Burciaga. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210 207 9230. Presenter/Instructor: Artist Humberto Saenz. Audience: Family. All Ages. Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Ukulele Club

Igo Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Name: Erik Lumpkin. Staff Contact Number/Email: erik.lumpkin@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Additional Info: Players of all experience are welcome to show up with their instrument and play some new songs. We will also have 10 instruments available to reserve ahead of time, just contact Erik at the email address above. Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Anime Club

Encino Branch Location: Encino Library. Event Type(s): Anime & Manga. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: The Teen Anime Club is for any teen with an interest in anime and manga. Whether you're just getting started or you're already a huge otaku. Bring your suggestions for club activities and a friend! [For ages 13 to 18 only]. Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Winter Wonderland Party

Thousand Oaks Come celebrate the season at our Polar Animal themed Winter Party! Crafts, Activities, Treats & Play for Children 12 & under and their Adults. Holidays at SAPL. Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Scene

Great Northwest Come join us each Monday throughout December to enjoy Teen Scene. There will be a variety of festivities including crafts, movies, snacks, virtual reality and gaming. So come check out our Teen Scene. Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Desmond London. Staff Contact Number/Email: desmond.london@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Ages 13-18. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Healthy Cooking Class

Johnston Learn to make veggie-packed chicken quesadillas at our healthy cooking class! Vince will not only teach the recipe, he'll provide healthy cooking handouts as well as free samples! Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cristine Mitchamore. Staff Contact Number/Email: cristine.mitchamore@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Vince Escobedo, Healthy Neighborhoods. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Fun

Las Palmas Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Valerie Shelley. Staff Contact Number/Email: valerie.shelley@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. All ages welcome. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

McCreless D&D Club

McCreless Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Teens. Adults. Additional Info: Come join us! We are starting a weekly Dungeons & Dragons Club and encourage anyone who is interested to stop on by! Ages 15 and up welcome. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Adult Crafting – Holiday Greeting Cards

Pan American Just in time for the holiday season, come join us for an adult crafting session. You will be coloring your very own holiday greeting card that you can keep for yourself or send to a special person. All supplies will be provide; however, supplies are limited. Holidays at SAPL. Branch Location: Pan American Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Adrian Leal. Staff Contact Number/Email: adrian.leal@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Grinch-mas Celebration!

Encino Join us for a special Grinch-mas Celebration! Meet and take pictures with the Grinch and one of the citizens of Whoville. There will also be crafts, snacks, and activities! This is a program for ages 12 and under with their parents or caregivers. Holidays at SAPL. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Celebration. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: ann.laird@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Play & Learn with Little Read Wagon

Little Read Wagon Put on your play clothes and join us for a story time and activities as we talk, sing, read, write and play our way towards being ready to read! For children 0-5 and their adults. Event Type(s): Play & Learn. Staff Contact Name: Cresencia Huff. Staff Contact Number/Email: cresencia.huff@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Little Read Wagon. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: This event is outdoors, rain or shine! Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Walker Ranch Park 12603 West Ave. 78216. For more info visit www.mysapl.org.

Play & Learn

Central Parents and caregivers share interactive play time with children in order to build early literacy skills. Designed for children five and under. Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Play & Learn. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Baby Time

Landa Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. For babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM.

Baby Time

Potranco Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. Plan on a fifteen to twenty minute program with time for baby and caregiver socializing afterwards. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM.

Toddler Time

Igo Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Free Ticket Required - available 15 minutes before the program starts. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Johnston Branch Location: Johnston Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Miss Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months but young children of all ages are welcome. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:15 AM.

Baby Time

McCreless Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. For babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Angela O'Malley. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9170. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Toddler Time

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Mindfulness for Families

Great Northwest Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Number/Email: catherine.prazak@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Cam Brooks. Audience: Family. Additional Info: Mindfulness is a family and child meditation class designed for children at least 4 years of age accompanied by an adult. Class will consist of focused breathing exercises and light stretches. This program is provided through the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Fitness in the Park program. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Meditation Session

Pan American Meditation has been proven to be a powerful tool in fighting the stress that comes with daily life. Come quiet the noise of the outside world and spend some time practicing meditation. All people are welcome. Branch Location: Pan American Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Steven Barrera. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9150 steven.barrera@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Abel Menchaca. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Pan American Branch Location: Pan American Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9150. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Story Time

Westfall Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Imelda Merino. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9220/imelda.merino@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Imelda Merino. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Baby Time

Encino Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: Ann.Laird@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Play & Learn: Winter Wonderland

Brook Hollow Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Room: Children's. Event Type(s): Play & Learn. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Put on your play clothes and join us for a story time and activities as we talk, sing, read, write and play our way towards being ready to read! For children 0-5 and their adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Forest Hills Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Forest Hills Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Room: Kids Corner. Event Type(s): Story Time. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Landa Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM.

Story Time

Las Palmas Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Valerie Shelley. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9200. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds and their grown-ups. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler, Two!

Igo Designed for eager and active two-year-olds and their caregivers, these sessions include stories, music and movement to foster developing early literacy skills. Recommended for children 24 to 36 months. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Free Ticket Required - available 15 minutes before the program starts. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time - Silly Snowmen

Encino Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: ann.laird@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Alamo Area Woodcarvers

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Barbara Kwiatkowski. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbara.kwiatkowski@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Alamo Area Woodcarvers. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Join the Alamo Area Woodcarvers for community carving. Beginners welcome. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Story Time

Johnston Branch Location: Johnston Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Miss Tiffany. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds but young children of all ages are welcome. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Story Time

Potranco Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Story Time

Igo Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for 3- to 5-year-olds and a caregiver. Branch Location: Igo Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Free Ticket Required - available 15 minutes before the program starts. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Beginning Genealogy

Memorial Program will cover the basics of genealogy. Learn tools and tips that are helpful in researching your family and ancestors. The library has two genealogy databases, HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry, both available from the library website (www.mysapl.org). Program is free. Branch Location: Memorial Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Texana/Genealogy. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mission Table Tennis

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Large Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Why should kids have all the fun? Table Tennis Time just for adults! No matter your level of experience come and play at Mission. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Reader's Ink Book Club

Landa Branch Location: Landa Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Karen Sebesta. Staff Contact Number/Email: karen.sebesta@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Karen Sebesta. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: The Reader's Ink Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm. Join us for a lively discussion of books of various genres. Please call the library for this month's title. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tween Time

Brook Hollow Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Bring your friends and hang out for some interactive fun at the library. No desks. No tests. Just fun! Exclusively for nine to twelve year olds. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Kids time

Forest Hills Books, crafts and activities recommended for school-age children. Younger children welcome when accompanied by an adult. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Room: Kids Corner. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Time

Bazan Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Bazan. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9160. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Come be creative with Lego bricks! Recommended for school age children. Please note: Lego creations must stay in the library. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Chess Club!

Cody AGES 7-18: Join us on Tuesdays at 4PM for strategy and games. Feel free to bring your own chessboard! All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Amy Rae Weaver. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Teens. Additional Info: AGES 7-18: Join us on Tuesdays at 4PM for strategy and games. Feel free to bring your own chessboard! All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Club

Guerra Build your best creation using the Library’s Legos and we will display them for all to see. Bring your imagination, or use our idea prompts to help you get started. Recommended for children 6 - 12 years old. Branch Location: Guerra Library. Room: Barrera Room. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Club

Johnston LEGO® lovers unite! Come and get creative with LEGOs! Recommended for children ages 3-12. Library provides all Lego. Branch Location: Johnston Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Please note: Lego creations must stay at the library. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Read to a Dog

San Pedro Readers and pre-readers build literacy skills by working one on one with a gentle therapy dog and her trainer. No judgment, just loving attention. This activity is great for all, and especially for reluctant readers of any age. Come anytime during the hour. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9050. Presenter/Instructor: Margaret Rivera and Angel. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.therapyanimals.org.

Teen Tuesday

Collins Garden Every week is different! You get to decide what activity we do. Sometimes we play board games, make crafts, play video games, or just hang out! For teens ages 13-18. Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Daniella Toll. Staff Contact Number/Email: daniella.toll@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tween Time

Landa Bring your friends and hang out for some interactive fun at the library. No desks. No tests. Just fun! Exclusively for nine to twelve year olds. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

LEGO Club

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room B. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Katy Dillard. Staff Contact Number/Email: Katherine.Dillard@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Katy Dillard. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Come play with LEGO! Be creative. Build something amazing. Recommended for school age children (5-12 years) due to small size of bricks. Please note that LEGO creations stay at the library. Free event. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Kids' Holiday Ornament Making

Pruitt Add your own "personal" touch while creating festive holiday ornaments. Various designs available and all supplies provided. Holidays at SAPL. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Cynthia Saenz. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Light refreshments served. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Teen Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: All teens are welcome to study, play games, or hang out. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Time

Mission Teens (13-18) are welcome to join us each week during the summer for a different activity including board and video games, movies, crafts, cooking, and more. Branch Location: Mission Library. Event Type(s): Other. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Time

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room B. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Chris Castillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: chris.castillo@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Chris Castillo. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teens (13-18 only), consider this your official invitation. You decide what we do! Teen Time is whatever you’re into and whatever we can facilitate. Here is non-comprehensive list of what teens have done: study hall, learn a new language, video games (Xbox 360), watching films, astronomy, astrology, crafting, sewing, embroidery, cooking, dancing, an instrument, exploring virtual reality (Oculus Go), 3D printing (printer and pens), making art, photography (DSLR, film, instant), videography, coding, robot… Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Teen Time!

Cody Ages 13-18 only! Come to Teen Time for art, crafting, technology, competition, or something completely different. You decide what we do! Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Amy Rae Weaver. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Ages 13-18 only! Come to Teen Time for art, crafting, technology, competition, or something completely different. You decide what we do! Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Coloring and COAST

Cortez Join us for our weekly adult coloring and COAST (Cortez Older Adult Social Time)! We'll have puzzles, games, coloring, light refreshments and music playing while you chat with your neighbors and relax. Branch Location: Cortez Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Madeline Vasquez. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.9130. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Teen Time @ Maverick

Maverick Teen Time @ Maverick is: a GREAT place to meet new people; a GREAT place to meet your friends; a GREAT place to hang out, play games, grab a snack or make a craft! Branch Location: Maverick Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Mary Lou Bleichwehl. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9060. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teens 13 - 18 only. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Adult Craft - Metal Stamping

Tobin Come create a custom charm using bench block stamping. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Mission Dark Bishop Chess Club

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. All Ages. Additional Info: Whether you are just learning or are a master join us to play and learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Open to new players. No registration required. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Twisted Stitches

Potranco Love all things woolly? We are the group for you. Sew, knit, and crochet, anything your fiber loving heart desires. We are an easy going meet-up group. We do have some supplies for your use including yarn, crochet hooks and knitting needles. I will have an easy beginner pattern to follow for those of you that would like it. Come out and enjoy the fun!! For adults age 18 and up. Branch Location: Potranco Library. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Miranda O'Neill. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Meet-up group for adults age 18 and up. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Fitness in the Park - Tactical Tabata

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Tactical Tabata is a 30 minute body weight workout designed to get you in military shape. Tabata workouts consist of 20 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 8 sets. The class will meet in the Julia Yates Semmes Parking Lot. There will be no class on December 25th. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Central Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Story Room. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Baby Time

Semmes Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. Plan on a fifteen to twenty minute program with time for baby and caregiver socializing afterwards. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler, Two

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Designed with eager and active two-year olds in mind, these sessions include stories, music and movement to promote social, emotional and language development. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Audience: Kids. Adults. Additional Info: Babies experience the sounds and strucure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommed for babies 0-18 months old and a caregiver. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:15 AM.

Toddler Two!

Tobin Designed with eager and active two-year olds in mind, these sessions include stories, music and movement to promote social, emotional and language development. Best for kids 24-36 months. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Barbaraella Frazier. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbaraella.frazier@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Free Ticket Required - available at front desk 15 minutes before the program. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:05 AM.

Baby Time

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room South. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Recommended for babies up to 18 months with their caregivers. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tai Chi for Seniors

Carver Join us for this ancient Chinese practice of light exercise and meditation. Branch Location: Carver Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Braulia Carrillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9180. Presenter/Instructor: Anita Rogers. Audience: Seniors. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Basic Crochet

Memorial Come by and join the crochet fun! Supplies are furnished, but if you prefer you can bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome. Branch Location: Memorial Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Lupe Pinales. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9140. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Memorial Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Branch Location: Memorial Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Story Time

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Cortez Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Branch Location: Cortez Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Guerra Branch Location: Guerra Library. Room: Barrera Room. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Time

Maverick Branch Location: Maverick Library. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Adults. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, musi and movement enchancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children ages 11 1/2-3 years old and a caregiver. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM.

Story Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity, with art or craft activity to follow. Recommended for three to five year olds. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Time

Tobin Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for younger toddlers ages 16 to 24 months. Branch Location: Tobin Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Staff Contact Name: Barbaraella Frazier. Staff Contact Number/Email: barbaraella.frazier@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Parman Branch Location: Parman Library. Room: Meeting Room A. Event Type(s): Story Time. Staff Contact Name: Carolyn Bradley. Staff Contact Number/Email: carolyn.bradley@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Carolyn Bradley. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Free Ticket Required - available at front desk 15 minutes before the program. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Toddler Time

Mission Branch Location: Mission Library. Room: Meeting Room South. Event Type(s): Toddler Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Toddlers actively participate in stories, music and movement enhancing their social, emotional and language development. Recommended for children 18 to 36 months. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Guerra Branch Location: Guerra Library. Room: Barrera Room. Event Type(s): Story Time. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Recommended for three to five year olds. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Time

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Plan on a fifteen minute program with time for baby and caregiver socializing afterwards. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM.

DIY U: Leather Tassel Key Chain

Cody ***Registration is required*** Learn how to create your own tassel key chain with leather or fabric remnants. Learn this craft to make gifts for the holidays or for yourself. You can also add them to purses or backpack/luggage zippers. Sign up quick, space is limited. Branch Location: Cody Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Marcella McGowan. Staff Contact Number/Email: marcella.mcgowan@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Angela Olivarez. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: DIY U. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Hand Bee

Encino Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Michelle Ricondo. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9250. Presenter/Instructor: Encino Park Hand Bee Group. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Arts & Culture. Additional Info: Do you sew? Knit? Quilt? Tat? Are you interested in learning more? Join an experienced group for a Wednesday afternoon of hand sewing, advice and conversation. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

YOGA for Seniors

Carver Join us for a low intensity form of Yoga using movement, breathing and posture to improve your health. These non-strenuous exercises will increase relaxation, strengthen your muscles and joints and enrich the mind, body and spirit. Classes are taught by an experienced teacher. Branch Location: Carver Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Health & Fitness. Staff Contact Name: Braulia Carrillo. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9180. Presenter/Instructor: Gloria Simmons. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Baby Time

Semmes Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Baby Time. Staff Contact Name: Randi Jones. Staff Contact Number/Email: randi.jones@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Randi Jones. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. Plan on a fifteen to twenty minute program with time for baby and caregiver socializing afterwards. Recommended for babies up to 18 months. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kid's Time

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Books, crafts and activities recommended for school-age children. Younger children welcome when accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read to a Dog

Encino Children are invited to the Encino Branch Library to read to a certified therapy dog! Do you have any favorite animal stories you would like to read? Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: Ann.Laird@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read to a Dog

Cody Branch Location: Cody Library. Event Type(s): Kids Time. Staff Contact Name: Kristin Yourdon. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9100. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Children are invited to the Cody Branch Library to read one-on-one to certified therapy dog Beau Jangles! Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Come & Go Crafts

Collins Garden Branch Location: Collins Garden Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Come & Go Crafts. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Express yourself! Come to the library after school for creative, self-directed craft activities. For children ages 5-12 years old. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Time

Tobin Come be creative with LEGOs. Recommended for school-age children due to small size of bricks. DUPLO bricks are available for younger children. Please note: Your LEGO and DUPLO creations stay at the library on display! Branch Location: Tobin Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Family Fun

Cortez Children and their grownups listen to stories and enjoy simple, shared activities. A time for families to have fun together. All ages welcome! Branch Location: Cortez Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Art Club

Guerra Branch Location: Guerra Library. Room: Barrera Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: Kids. Additional Info: Join us at the Guerra Library for some after school process art fun. Come and develop creative thinking and foster self expression through art. Interact with a variety of art media to create your own piece of art. Recommended for children 6 - 12 years old. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Volunteering with Teen Club

Landa Want to shine up your resume or college application by earning volunteer hours? Want to help develop your team-building and leadership skills in a for-real fun environment with other teens like you? Awesome! Come to Landa Teen Club - you can do all those things at our weekly meetup where we plan projects, make cool stuff, learn new things, and hang out with friends old and new. You can join us as a Drop-In or sign-up to be a Regular volunteer. Whatever works for you! Stop by and talk to Rebekah for more details. Drop-In Volunteering is a same-day, one-time volunteer opportunity for teens 14-18 years old. Just come in on that day to earn hours. Regular volunteering requires a short application process and then you can earn hours throughout the year around your schedule. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Rebekah Corley. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9090. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Jewelry Making

Memorial Enjoy a fun jewelry making class. Supplies are provided. All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Memorial Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Lupe Pinales. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9140. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

LEGO Time

San Pedro Bulid. Play. Create. Join in the fun of LEGO Time. Designed for children ages 5-12. Larger Duplos are available as well for younger children. Adult/caregiver required. Branch Location: San Pedro Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Staff Contact Name: Karen Braeuler. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Please note that library parking is 30 cents per hour. Meter requires change. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tween Time

Semmes Come chill with us! We do crafts and play games. Branch Location: Semmes Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Tween Time. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

LEGO Time

Schaefer Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: LEGO® lovers unite! Come and get creative with LEGOs! Recommended for school age children since some pieces are very small. DUPLOS® will be available for younger architects. Bring a camera to take a picture of your masterpiece! Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Teen Time

Brook Hollow Every week is something different! We could be watching movies, playing music, video or tabletop gaming, crafting, making delicious food, or just hanging out. Come and see for yourself! [ages 13 to 18 only]. Branch Location: Brook Hollow Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Julia Pouliot. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Teen Time

Igo Come and play games, make crafts or study at Teen Time! Activities will be different each week. Ages 13-18 only. Branch Location: Igo Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Laura Herman. Staff Contact Number/Email: laura.herman@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Ages 13-18 only. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Club

Landa Teen Club is a place just for you! Cooking how-tos, film screenings, experimenting with tech, or just hanging out – we do a little bit of everything and you help make it happen. Meet some new friends or bring your own – all teens 13-18 welcome! And Hey – want volunteer hours? We can help with that. Come talk to us and find out more. Branch Location: Landa Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Rebekah Corley. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9090. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Yoga

Pruitt Relax and unwind - literally with a little library yoga. Bring your buddies along to learn how to destress and build balance. There is no charge for this event. Yoga mats are provided. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Sheri Watkins. Staff Contact Number/Email: vertis.watkins@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Hangout

Bazan Teens are invited to hang out after school at the library to play video games, board games, and/or hangout. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Georgina Garcia. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9160/georgina.garcia@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Opened to teenagers ages 13-18. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Time

Las Palmas Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Event Type(s): Gaming. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teens can play board games, video games, do crafts, watch movies or just hang out. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Time!

Thousand Oaks Wednesday nights belong to the teen! Join us for fun, food, board games, video games, crafts, conversation, laughs, and more. Teens 13-18 years old are welcome! Branch Location: Thousand Oaks Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Kimberly King. Staff Contact Number/Email: kimberly.king@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Robotics Demo

Encino Come view a demonstration from the Judson Robotics team and learn what it is like to be part of a robotics team! Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Community. Staff Contact Name: Ann Laird. Staff Contact Number/Email: ann.laird@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Star Wars Gaming

Encino These are Dark Times. Order 66 has been released into the Galaxy, and the remains of the Jedi order are scattered, hunted by the same clone troopers they once served beside. In the Outer Rim, a Jedi Master leads a small group of Padawans to the supposed safety of the Anoat Sector... but that's a long way from the Outer Rim. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Gaming. Staff Contact Name: Mark Hall. Staff Contact Number/Email: mark.hall@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Adults. Additional Info: This game will use the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules. Dice are provided, or bring your own. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Teen Time

Johnston Branch Location: Johnston Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Staff Contact Name: Shannan Prukop. Staff Contact Number/Email: Shannan.Prukop@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: This is your time. Each week is different and you get to decide what we do. We could make a craft, cook something, or just hang out and play video or board games. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Teen Time: DIY Ugly Sweater

Pan American Bring your own sweater or use one of ours to decorate into an ugly holiday sweater. Supplies provided while they last. Holidays at SAPL. Branch Location: Pan American Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Staff Contact Name: Cassie Garza. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9150/ cassandra.garza@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Teens Only 13yrs- 18yrs. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.uglychristmassweater.com.

Healthy Eating for the Holidays with the San Antonio Food Bank

Westfall ***Registration is required*** Join a Nutrition Chef from the San Antonio Food Bank as you grow and develop your culinary skills while learning to cook healthy meals. This class will focus on healthy eating for the holidays! Holidays at SAPL. Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cindy Cruz. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Hangout: Holiday Movie and Treats

Encino Come hangout and watch a holiday classic, "Elf". We will also make fun holiday treats to eat! For ages 13-18 only. Branch Location: Encino Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Katy Dillard. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9250. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Computer Basics

Bazan Learn computer basics, including the use of a mouse and touch typing skills. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Learn Center. Event Type(s): Classes (Computer). Staff Contact Name: Emily Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: emily.flroes@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Additional Info: No registration required; space limited. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

DIY U: Video Production 101

Bazan Having basic video production skills is a must for making high quality internet videos. Whether you’re a beginner Youtuber or uploading a video profile to a job search engine, this free 3 part course will teach you the skills you need to make a great first impression and stand out in the online crowd. ***Registration is required***. Branch Location: Bazan Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Jim Jimenez. Audience: Teens. Adults. Featured Event: DIY U. Additional Info: Dec 4: Introduction and camera use Dec 11: Lighting, sound and framing Dec 18: Editing, completing and publishing your content. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

FREE LEGAL CLINIC | Immigration Safety Plan and New Changes

Forest Hills An attorney from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid will be here to speak about recent changes in immigration law, including changes regarding "public charge," and creating an immigration safety plan for you and your family.  Don’t miss this informative session and a chance to ask an attorney questions about these topics. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210 207 9230. Presenter/Instructor: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.trla.org.

Winter Holiday Program | Cardinal Singers

Forest Hills Some of the Cardinal Singers with the Incarnate Word University Choir will be here to sing holiday favorites. Light refreshments will be served. Branch Location: Forest Hills Library. Event Type(s): Music & Dance. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210 207 9230. Presenter/Instructor: Cardinal Singers with the Incarnate Word University Choir will be here to sing Holiday favorites. Audience: Family. All Ages. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

DIY U: Journals

Great Northwest Learn tips and techniques to get started on your own journaling project. This month we will focus on DIY journals. This program is for adults and young adults. Supplies will be provided. Branch Location: Great Northwest Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: DIY U. Additional Info: This program is for adults and young adults. Supplies will be provided. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Teen Time

McCreless Branch Location: McCreless Library. Event Type(s): Whatev. Audience: Teens. Additional Info: Come to Teen Time for crafts, snacks, games, or just hang out. You decide what we do! Ages 13-18 on;y, please. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Citizenship Class

Pruitt No registration necessary; continuous enrollment. Class start and end dates? It starts when you attend and ends when you are done learning. Classes are in English. Classes are for adults only and free. The purpose is to prepare students for the naturalization process and test and to teach about the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Branch Location: Pruitt Library. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Rae Downen. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-650-1122. Presenter/Instructor: Rae Downen. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Light refreshments served. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Conversation Club (Advanced ESL)

Westfall Join fellow learners in practicing your English language skills. Focus on comprehension, reading, and conversational skills. Each week we will read different materials and discuss. Come LEARN with us! *For Advanced English Learners*. Branch Location: Westfall Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Languages. Staff Contact Name: Michelle D. Rickman. Staff Contact Number/Email: (210) 207-9228 / michelle.rickman@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Additional Info: Drop-in help available during Open Hours in LEARN@sapl: T/Th./F/Sat. 10am-6pm & W 12-8pm. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit guides.mysapl.org.

Food IQ: Healthy Cooking FUNdamentals

Schaefer ***Registration is required, please see staff for more information*** Join Nutrition Chef Kelly Daughety of the San Antonio Food Bank as you grow and develop your culinary skills while learning to cook healthy meals at this monthly cooking class series. December 11: Holiday Cheer. Branch Location: Schaefer Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-9300. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: LEARN @ SAPL. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

DIY U: Holiday Wreath Workshop

Las Palmas Branch Location: Las Palmas Library. Room: Meeting Room. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: DIY U. Additional Info: Join us for a holiday wreath making workshop. All participants will leave with one completed wreath to take home. Supplies are provided, but are limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Athenaeum Steampunk Book Club Online Meeting

Central Greetings fellow Steampunk enthusiasts! December's meeting will be conducted in the aetheric realm. It's online-only, so no need to worry about the drive or parking. Tune in to https://www.twitch.tv/lorinflores on your personal Babbage Engine from 7p-8pm to join the discussion. We will be reading and discussing Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter, considered to be a core work of the Steampunk literary canon. Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Book Group & Literary. Staff Contact Name: Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: lorin.flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lorin Flores. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Online-only event. Join the stream at https://www.twitch.tv/lorinflores. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.twitch.tv.