History @ your library!
In 1603, in an attempt to resolve conflicts between religious denominations, King James I of England and Ireland (James VI of Scotland) convened a group of 54 scholars to undertake an official translation of the Bible. The final product was published 400 years ago, in 1611. In 2011, organizations around the world are observing the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.
The San Antonio Public Library has joined the celebration with a special exhibit of a rare 1611 first issue of the first edition of the King James Bible, on display through August 26 in the Texana/Genealogy Department on the sixth floor of the Central Library, 600 Soledad 78205.
Accompanying the Bible are other antique publications, including John White’s The Way to the True Church: wherein the principal Motives perswading to Romanisme are familiarly disputed and driven to their Issues, published in London in 1616; Vincenzo Cartari’s Imagini colla sposizione degli dei degli antichi (Images of the Gods of the Ancients), Venice, 1674; and Thomas Heywood’s The Hierarchy of the Blessed Angels, London 1635.
Mark your calendar!
All San Antonio Public Library locations will be CLOSED Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Friends of the San Antonio Public Library Giant Book Sale
Book Cellar • Central Library • 600 Soledad • (210) 227-9519
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, July 8-10
Times: Friday/Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Great bargains on thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults, with most prices ranging from 10¢ to $1.00 – and you can help the Library at the same time. SPECIAL PREVIEW SALE for members of the Friends of the Library from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. Not a member? You can join at the door! Sale proceeds benefit the San Antonio Public Library.