Category Archives: Carver Library

Get started with your eBook reader!

Did you get an eBook reader as a holiday gift? Wondering what to do with it? Wonder no more – the San Antonio Public Library wants to help!

From January 10 through early February, the Library will offer free eReader clinics to help you get the most out of your eBook reader. Starting with the basics, you’ll soon be using your reader to explore the entire Dewey Decimal System, as well as fiction!

Here’s a clinic schedule:
January 10 6:00 p.m. Thousand Oaks Branch Library
January 13 1:00 p.m. Maverick Branch Library
January 15 2:00 p.m. The Tobin Library at Oakwell
January 20 2:00 p.m. McCreless Branch Library
January 22 10:00 a.m. Las Palmas Branch Library
January 23 1:00 p.m. Brook Hollow Branch Library
January 26 6:00 p.m. Great Northwest Branch Library
January 29 3:00 p.m. Cody Branch Library
January 30 11:00 a.m. Igo Branch Library
February 3 6:00 p.m. Central Library
February 5 12:00 noon Landa Branch Library

…and a chance to add to your movie and audiobook library…
With the increasing popularity of new formats such as downloadables, DVDs and CDs, items on tape are not being checked out as often – as a matter of fact, books on tape and movies on VHS account for less than 1% of our annual circulation. So we’re giving you the chance to snap some up at great prices, and help the Library too!

On Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9, the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library are holding a special sale of audiobooks on tape and movies on VHS. Proceeds will benefit the Library.

If you’re in the neighborhood, check out what’s available at one of these locations:

Bazan Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Brook Hollow Branch Library
Saturday, January 8 • 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Carver Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Collins Garden Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Cortez Branch Library
Saturday, January 8 • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Johnston Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Maverick Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

McCreless Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Branch Library
Saturday, January 8 • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thousand Oaks Branch Library
Sunday, January 9 • 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

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Celebrate Juneteenth at Carver Branch Library!

In observance of Juneteenth, the Carver Branch Library, 3350 E. Commerce Street, will host a special appearance by actress/author Bern Nadette Stanis, best known for her role as Thelma on the hit TV series Good Times. The event will take place beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 19.

Ms. Stanis is also the author of Situations 101 and For Men Only, a book of poetry. She will participate in a panel discussion on “Images of Blacks in Media: Literature, TV and Film.” The panel will also feature authors Caleb Alexander, Chris Cannon, Darine Davis, T.L. James, R.L. Sloan, Cynthia Toliver, Kimberly Kaye Terry, Tamika Newhouse and Lorraine Elzia.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (210) 225-7801.

To learn more about Juneteenth, visit one of the branches of the San Antonio Public Library.

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Do you remember Good Times? It was one of the hottest shows of the 1970s and featured Esther Rolle, John Amos, Jimmie Walker and Ja’Net DuBois, as well as Bern Nadette Stanis. Jimmie Walker’s character J.J. gave us the catch phrase “Dy-No-Mite!” Add a comment and share your thoughts on Good Times.

Congratulations to the George Washington Carver Branch Library!

Carver Branch Library: 80 years of service to the community

In 1929, the George Washington Carver Branch Library first opened its doors in what is now the location of the Carver Community Cultural Center. The location has changed since then, but a library by that name has offered continuous service to the community for 80 years.

In 2010, the library celebrates its 80th anniversary. If you haven’t visited this lively, busy branch library, stop by 3350 E. Commerce to check it out.

George Washington Carver Branch Library: 80 years of service to the community

In 1929, the George Washington Carver Branch Library first opened its doors in what is now the location of the Carver Community Cultural Center. The location has changed since then, but a library by that name has offered continuous service to the community for 80 years.

On Saturday, April 17, the Carver Branch Library, 3350 E. Commerce, invites everyone to celebrate its 80th anniversary. There will be a family storytime with crafts, computer gaming, a presentation from a gardener’s perspective about George Washington Carver’s role in history and refreshments. Activities kick off at 11:00 a.m. The first 100 guests will receive a Library book bag. For more information call (210) 225-7801.

Library Improves Bookmobile Schedule

The San Antonio Public Library Bookmobile is adding more stops and adjusting its schedule to meet the ever-changing needs of library patrons. Beginning July 1, the Bookmobile will add one new stop, relocate two present stops, and shorten its hours at each location.

“With our customers’ increased use of the internet, they have changed how they use the Bookmobile,” said Ramona Lucius, Library Outreach Coordinator. “Instead of perceiving the bookmobile as a substitute for a building, a growing number of our patrons are placing requests for material on the library’s website [www.mysapl.org] and selecting the Bookmobile as their pick-up location. Shortening the time we spend at each Bookmobile location will allow us to make more stops and reach more people. Over the next year, we will be adding several new stops in outlying areas that are not currently being served.”

Full details for the Bookmobile’s schedule and locations are available on the new print schedule available at any Library branch, on http://www.mysapl.org, and on the bookmobile blog (http://saplbookmobile.blogspot.com/). Changes starting in July include:
· Adding a new stop in Helotes at Casa Helotes Senior Center, 12070 Leslie.
· Relocating the west side stop from John Glenn Elementary School to a new stop in Kirby at Hopkins Elementary School, 2440 Ackerman.
· Relocating the south side stop from Southside ISD to a new stop in the Elmendorf area, 4125 S Loop 1604 E (in the Whataburger parking lot).

The Bookmobile provides monthly library service to readers of all ages who live in the outlying areas of Bexar County. It carries over 3,500 books and loans approximately 10,000 items annually.

Celebrate Lincoln & Juneteenth @ your library!

The San Antonio Public Library is joining in the national celebration of our 16th President’s 200th birthday and Texas’ Emancipation on Juneteenth, June 19. The Library will mark this historic milestone with several events and activities aimed at renewing appreciation of Lincoln’s ideals of freedom, democracy and equal opportunity, and teaching students and adults the significance of Juneteenth and its implications for today.

Carver Branch Library
3350 E. Commerce Street • (210) 225-7801
June 18, 12:00 noon
Juneteenth Lecture by Dr. Carey H. Latimore IV

Assistant Professor at Trinity University and Co-Chair of African American Studies

June 18 and 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Juneteenth Workshop
(students in grades 1st – 12th)
Presented by Claudette Lewis, former schoolteacher and founder of the Cherice Cochran Mentoring Foundation

Both events are free, but space is limited. Please call (210) 225-7801 for reservations.

Memorial Branch Library
3222 Culebra Road • (210) 432-6783
June 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration

Refreshments, crafts and outdoor games, and summer book sale.

With more than 500 items about Lincoln in the library’s catalog, there are multiple resources available to examine the “Great Emancipator’s” legacy. During the month of June, free copies of the Library of America’s Lincoln Anthology will be available at each branch for patrons to pick up (while supplies last.) These booklets focus on how writers have appraised Lincoln’s role in ending slavery and his attitudes toward race, and how his legacy has been used to challenge American society to live up to its ideals.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, the public may visit the Library website, http://www.mysapl.org/, or call (210) 207-2500.