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Come & Go Crafts

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

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.

Family Fun

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

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.

Come & Go Crafts

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.

DIY U: Holiday Wreath workshop

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.

Veterans: Need Help with Housing and Benefits?

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.

Play & Learn

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.

Toddler Time

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.

Athenaeum Steampunk Book Club Online Meeting

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.

Smart Devices for Seniors

-PLEASE VISIT US ON THE 5TH FLOOR- Do you need assistance with your “smart” device? We can help... Learn how to text your family | Setup an email account on your phone | Download Apps | Connect to WiFi for Internet Access | Watch Videos | Listen to Music, and much much more... Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Lily Pérez / Bettina Hernandez. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.2500. Presenter/Instructor: Lily Pérez / Bettina Hernandez. Audience: Seniors. Additional Info: The Parking Garage is adjacent to the Central Library and accessible via Soledad Street. Each visitor to the parking garage automatically receives 2 hours 59 minutes of free parking with a validated ticket. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Come & Go Crafts

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 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

WinterFest

Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Story Room. Event Type(s): Family Fun. Audience: Kids. Family. Additional Info: Holidays at SAPL. Join us for wintry family fun! We'll be making art, playing with slime, playing games and spreading good cheer. All ages welcome. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

"Black Man in the Huddle," book talk with author Robert Jacobus

Robert D. Jacobus, adjunct professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, will talk about his recently published book "Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football." Dr. Jacobus interviewed over 250 people impacted by the integration of Texas high school and college athletic programs from the 1950s-70s for his book. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Matt De Waelsche. Staff Contact Number/Email: thomas.dewaelsche@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Dr. Robert Jacobus. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: Texana/Genealogy. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Come & Go Crafts

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 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Central Cinema Presents : The Lion King (2019)

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother, and former heir to the throne, has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Priscilla. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Bring snacks to enjoy during the movie. Please validate your parking ticket for free parking for up to 3 hours in the library parking garage. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.imdb.com.

Veterans: Need Help with Housing and Benefits?

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 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.agif-nvop.org.

Free Legal Clinic : Guardianship and Wills

The presenter from Caritas Legal Services will arrange to have legal representatives available to speak on various legal issues related to Guardianship and Wills. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Presenter/Instructor: Caritas Legal Services. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cinema Terrible: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

This 1964 space-age holiday film is notable because it features the first on-screen appearance of Mrs. Claus. It also stars a young Pia Zadora in the role of a girl martian. Ms. Zadora would become a future winner of multiple Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actress in the 1980s. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: lorin.flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Lorin Flores. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: We'll provide the popcorn, BYOD (bring your own non-alcoholic drinks) and bring your MST3K-style heckling skills! Up to 3 hours free parking at the Central Library Garage! Validate your parking ticket at the 1st floor Reference desk. Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.meetup.com.

Wheel of Fortune Fun!

Can you guess the hidden word/phrase? When it's your turn, we'll reveal a letter of your choice, you then have a chance to solve the word puzzle before time runs out!! Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Chihuly area. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Lily Pérez / Bettina Hernandez. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.2500. Presenter/Instructor: Lily Pérez / Bettina Hernandez. Audience: All Ages. Additional Info: The Parking Garage is adjacent to the Central Library and accessible via Soledad Street. Each visitor to the parking garage automatically receives 2 hours 59 minutes of free parking with a validated ticket. Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smart Devices for Seniors

-PLEASE VISIT US ON THE 5TH FLOOR- Do you need assistance with your “smart” device? We can help... Learn how to text your family | Setup an email account on your phone | Download Apps | Connect to WiFi for Internet Access | Watch Videos | Listen to Music, and much much more... Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Lily Pérez / Bettina Hernandez. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210.207.2500. Presenter/Instructor: Lily Pérez / Bettina Hernandez. Audience: Seniors. Additional Info: The Parking Garage is adjacent to the Central Library and accessible via Soledad Street. Each visitor to the parking garage automatically receives 2 hours 59 minutes of free parking with a validated ticket. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Create an Effective Marketing Plan

SCORE is a national organization of volunteer men and women who use their business expertise and experience to serve the needs of small businesses in their community. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Presenter/Instructor: Joe Polichino, Jr. SCORE. Audience: Adults. Featured Event: Jobs and Small Business. Additional Info: Learn to how write a marketing plan, beginning with finding research resources, identifying and profiling your target customers and competitors, pricing your products and services, developing a BRAND image and Unique Selling Proposition (USP), writing your marketing message, choosing marketing media, using low cost methods for promoting your business, and developing a marketing budget. The presenter is Joe Polichino, Jr. a veteran business owner and 15 year SCORE mentor. Joe has owned several small busine… Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.score.org.

Veterans: Need Help with Housing and Benefits?

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 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.agif-nvop.org.

Christmas Eve (Closure)

Additional Info: All libraries will be closed. Todas las bibliotecas estarán cerradas. Tuesday, December 24, 2019. All Locations.

Christmas Day (Closure)

Additional Info: All libraries will be closed. Todas las bibliotecas estarán cerradas. Wednesday, December 25, 2019. All Locations.

Winter Holiday (Closure)

Additional Info: All libraries will be closed. Todas las bibliotecas estarán cerradas. Thursday, December 26, 2019. All Locations.

Veterans: Need Help with Housing and Benefits?

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 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.agif-nvop.org.

New Year's Eve (Closure)

Additional Info: All libraries will be closed. Todas las bibliotecas estarán cerradas. Tuesday, December 31, 2019. All Locations.

New Year's Day (Closure)

Additional Info: All libraries will be closed. Todas las bibliotecas estarán cerradas. Wednesday, January 1, 2020. All Locations.

Central Cinema Presents: Yesterday

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that the Beatles have never existed. And he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Movies. Staff Contact Name: Priscilla. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2500. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Additional Info: Bring snacks to enjoy during the movie. Please validate your parking ticket for free parking for up to 3 hours in the library parking garage. Sunday, January 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.imdb.com.

Veterans: Need Help with Housing and Benefits?

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, January 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.agif-nvop.org.

Make Way for Play! - A Workshop for Early Childhood Teachers

Early childhood teachers (who provide care for children birth through five years) are invited to attend this free, 4-hour workshop one time. Registration is required. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Julia Lazarin. Staff Contact Number/Email: julia.lazarin@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Little Read Wagon. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Registration is required. Saturday, January 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit makewayforplay.eventbrite.com..

Altar-ing: A Latinx Memoir Workshop Series with Bonnie Cisneros

*registration required* Join us for a three-part writing workshop series where participants will excavate family histories, dreams, recipes, biographies and more to compose their own autohistoria-teoria, or autoethnography, in the form of a three-tiered altar. Participants finalized projects will be exhibited in the Latino Collection and Resource Center. Session I: A Foto is Worth a Thousand Palabras Memories make us who we are. Photographs capture events and preserve the basic facts. In this session, participants will analyze a favorite family photo for sensory and emotional memories and use poetry to transform the photo into their own “Stenciled Memory.” Later, Texana/Genealogy staff will share regarding genealogical research methods and the types of records available to family. Bring a family photo and digitize it using San Antonio Public Library’s Memory Lab. Bonnie Cisneros is a fourth-generation educator in a line of South Texas school teachers. A mother of two, she earned an MFA in Creati… Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Emma Hernandez. Staff Contact Number/Email: Emma.Hernandez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Bonnie Cisneros. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Additional Info: *registration required* 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, January 11, 2020, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit tiny.cc.

Veterans: Need Help with Housing and Benefits?

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, January 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.agif-nvop.org.

Are you la/el Valiente ? : Workers' rights lotería/Lotería de derechos laborales

This is a fun, general intro to basic rights employees have at work. Using a lotería format, representatives from Texas Rio Grande Legal aid will talk about workers' rights when facing wage theft, discrimination, workplace injuries, unemployment, retaliation, and other common workplace issues. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Cynthia de Leon. Staff Contact Number/Email: cynthia.deleon@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Natalie Lerner: Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: DreamWeek San Antonio. Additional Info: Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid will have an information table at the Central Library lobby from 2:30-3:30 and host a workers' rights loteria/Lotería de derechos laborales from 3:30-4:30. Thursday, January 16, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.trla.org.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Closure)

Additional Info: All libraries will be closed. Todas las bibliotecas estarán cerradas. Monday, January 20, 2020. All Locations.

Move Texas-Register to Vote

Would you like to vote in the next election? Representatives from Move Texas— a non-partisan grassroots organization will be present to register citizens to vote at the central library 1st floor lobby area. Your vote is your voice. Don't miss to register to vote! Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Other. Presenter/Instructor: MOVE Texas. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Featured Event: DreamWeek San Antonio. Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Legal Clinic: Taxes for New Immigrants

The presentation will discuss how to claim children and other dependents on a tax return with an emphasis on rules and changes affecting immigrant families. Also, the presentation will explain how to respond to an IRS examination notice. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Presenter/Instructor: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Ms. Bone. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Move Texas-Register to Vote

Would you like to vote in the next election? Representatives from Move Texas— a non-partisan grassroots organization will be present to register citizens to vote at the central library 1st floor lobby area. Your vote is your voice. Don't miss to register to vote! Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Other. Presenter/Instructor: MOVE Texas. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Featured Event: DreamWeek San Antonio. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

SA Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Monthly meeting of the San Antonio Public Library Board of Trustees. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Board of Trustees. Staff Contact Name: Jessica Zurita. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2632 / jessica.zurita@sanantonio.gov. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Monthly meeting of the San Antonio Public Library Board of Trustees. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Move Texas-Register to Vote

Would you like to vote in the next election? Representatives from Move Texas— a non-partisan grassroots organization will be present to register citizens to vote at the central library 1st floor lobby area. Your vote is your voice. Don't miss to register to vote! Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Other. Presenter/Instructor: MOVE Texas. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Featured Event: DreamWeek San Antonio. Thursday, January 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Move Texas-Register to Vote

Would you like to vote in the next election? Representatives from Move Texas— a non-partisan grassroots organization will be present to register citizens to vote at the central library 1st floor lobby area. Your vote is your voice. Don't miss to register to vote! Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Other. Presenter/Instructor: MOVE Texas. Audience: Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. Featured Event: DreamWeek San Antonio. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Legal Clinic : Crime Victim’s Rights

The presenter from Caritas Legal Services will arrange to have legal representatives available to speak on various legal issues related to Crime Victim's Rights. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Presenter/Instructor: Caritas Legal Services. Audience: Adults. Family. Seniors. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Make Way for Play! - A Workshop for Early Childhood Teachers

Early childhood teachers (who provide care for children birth through five years) are invited to attend this free, 4-hour workshop one time. Registration is required. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Julia Lazarin. Staff Contact Number/Email: julia.lazarin@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Little Read Wagon. Audience: Adults. Additional Info: Registration is required. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit makewayforplay.eventbrite.com..

Altar-ing: A Latinx Memoir Workshop Series with Bonnie Cisneros

*registration required* Join us for a three-part writing workshop series where participants will excavate family histories, dreams, recipes, biographies and more to compose their own autohistoria-teoria, or autoethnography, in the form of a three-tiered altar. Participants finalized projects will be exhibited in the Latino Collection and Resource Center. Session II: Recipe for Remembering In this session, participants will tap into food and kitchen memories as a source of ancestral knowledge and cultural pride. After choosing a family dish that encapsulates the spirit of their home/kitchen memory participants will write the home/family recipe from memory in the recipe format. Bring a written family recipe and digitize it using San Antonio Public Library’s Memory Lab. Bonnie Cisneros is a fourth-generation educator in a line of South Texas school teachers. A mother of two, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University and is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. Her poems… Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Classes & Instruction. Staff Contact Name: Emma Hernandez. Staff Contact Number/Email: Emma.Hernandez@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Bonnie Cisneros. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Additional Info: *registration required* 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, February 8, 2020, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit tiny.cc.

SA Public Library Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the San Antonio Public Library Board of Trustees. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Event Type(s): Board of Trustees. Staff Contact Name: Jessica Zurita. Staff Contact Number/Email: jessica.zurita@sanantonio.gov | 210-207-2632. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Seniors. All Ages. Additional Info: Monthly meeting of the San Antonio Public Library Board of Trustees. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pop Con at San Antonio Public Library

Join us at the Central Library for our third annual Pop Con! This celebration of popular culture includes artists, authors, Anime, Manga, TV, panels, games, crafts and more. For guest information and more please see our website. www.mysapl.org/popcon. Branch Location: Central Library. Event Type(s): Other. Staff Contact Name: Rhonda Woolhouse. Staff Contact Number/Email: rhonda.woolhouse@sanantonio.gov. Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: Pop Culture. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

After Rubén: a Book Launch for Francisco Aragón with Fellow Macondo Readers

Francisco Aragón is the son of Nicaraguan immigrants. A native of San Francisco, California, he holds degrees in Spanish from UC Berkeley and NYU. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1998 after a decade in Spain, Aragón completed graduate degrees in creative writing from UC Davis and the University of Notre Dame. In 2003 he joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies where he established Letras Latinas. A CantoMundo fellow and a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop, Aragón is the author of two books, Puerta del Sol and Glow of Our Sweat, as well as editor of the anthology, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. His third book, After Rubén, is slated for publication in 2020. His Tongue a Swath of Sky, his fourth chapbook, was released in 2019. Previous chapbooks include Tertulia, In Praise of Cities, and Light, Yogurt, Strawberry Milk. His poems and translations have appeared in various print and online journals, as well as numerous anthologies. His work as a transla… 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: Francisco Aragón. 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. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Meet the Author: Gabino Iglesias

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of COYOTE SONGS, ZERO SAINTS (both from Broken River Books), and GUTMOUTH (Eraserhead Press). He is the book reviews editor at PANK Magazine, the TV/film editor at Entropy Magazine, and a columnist for LitReactor and CLASH Media. His nonfiction has appeared in places like The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the LA Times, El Nuevo Día, and other venues. The stuff that's made up has been published in places like Red Fez, Flash Fiction Offensive, Drunk Monkeys, Bizarro Central, Paragraph Line, Divergent Magazine, Cease, Cows, and many horror, crime, surrealist, and bizarro anthologies. When not writing or reading, he has worked as a dog whisperer, witty communications professor, and ballerina assassin. He teaches at Southern New Hampshire University's MFA program. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias. Branch Location: Central Library. Room: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Event Type(s): Presentation & Lecture. Staff Contact Name: Lorin Flores. Staff Contact Number/Email: Lorin.Flores@sanantonio.gov. Presenter/Instructor: Gabino Iglesias. Audience: Adults. 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.