Category Archives: Memorial Library

Memorial Branch Library to Host 9/11 Concert

Memorial Branch Library will host A Day of Remembrance – September 11 Concert on Thursday, September 11 at 6:30pm. The Mission Winds, the clarinet quartet of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, will perform this special commemoration. This event is free and open to the public and families are encouraged to attend.

Memorial Branch Library is located at 3222 Culebra Road 78228 (across from St. Mary’s University). For more information about this and other programs at Memorial, call 210.207.9140.

Visit mysapl.org for a full calendar of events at all branch locations and the Central Library.

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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.

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.