San Antonio Public Library Launches Fall 2015 Mayor’s Book Club
SAN ANTONIO (October 9, 2015) – Today the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) and Mayor Ivy R. Taylor shared information about the fall 2015 Mayor’s Book Club. The Mayor’s Book Club, started in 2014, is a community wide read aimed at cultivating a community experience through reading and discussion.
“As an avid reader, I have always loved books,” explained Mayor Ivy R. Taylor. “By continuing the Mayor’s Book Club, I hope to inspire a love of reading in our community as well as create opportunities for San Antonians to get to know each other. Reading is a way to learn, a way to find out where we belong in the world, a way to explore. I encourage everyone to get involved and to actively participate in this community conversation.”
Mayor Taylor’s book choice, “The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir” by Domingo Martinez is a gritty authentic coming-of-age story about a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas. Martinez uses this memoir to explore the world of a Texas border town in the 1980s. The book is a reflection of a clash of cultures, the complex bond of family, and the pros and cons of South Texas life.
“The San Antonio Public Library is pleased to partner with Mayor Taylor on this important citywide initiative,” said Ramiro Salazar, Director of the San Antonio Public Library. “We are excited to be playing a leading role in the Mayor’s efforts to create a city of readers. A literate and enlightened community helps build a dynamic and great city.”
The Mayor’s choice, “The Boy Kings of Texas,” is sure to elicit a variety of emotions from its readers. A memoir offers a very personal glimpse into the life of the author, and during the months of October and November, the San Antonio Public Library will host exciting programs at Library branches throughout the community that focus on writing and memoirs. While the book is meant for adults, the Library will have other book options for all ages available. Copies of “The Boy Kings of Texas” can be checked out from any Library branch, or digitally at mysapl.org. For more information about the Mayor’s Book Club, call 210-207-2500 or visit mysapl.org/mbc.
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