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2014 San Antonio
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SAPLF and Friends host another SOLD OUT Conversation with the Constitution

The Foundation, East Central ISD, Gemini Ink hosted A Conversation with the Constitution to celebrate the 227th birthday of the U.S. Constitution with our friends at KLRN Studios on Wednesday, September 17th.

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The SAPLF’s L3 Committee Hosts Successful Fundraising Event for the Latino Collection

On Wednesday, August 20, members for the Latino Leadership for Library Committee (L3) and Library friends came together to celebrate Adan Medrano, chef and author of Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes.

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Friends of the San Antonio Public Library to Celebrate 50 years with Anniversary Gala

Join the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library for their 50th Anniversary Gala at the Central Library on September 12th!

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Win an “An Evening with David Sedaris ” November 9, 2014 at the Tobin Center

The San Antonio Book Festival is calling all David Sedaris’ fans in the San Antonio area!  Visit and register to win a pair of tickets to “An Evening with David Sedaris” at the Tobin Center on November 9, 2014 and a copy of his latest book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls”.

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Upcoming Events




Sb Conversation with Sarah Bird & Jan Jarboe Russell

5:30 - 7:00 PM Central Library

The San Antonio Book Festival presents a reading with Sarah Bird on October 8th at the Central Library.  Sarah Bird will read from her latest book, Above the East China Sea and engage in a lively conversation with The Train to Crystal City author Jan Jarboe Russell.  The Twig will have books by both authors for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Book Festival.  This event is FREE to the public and we hope you will join us!  Please click the link above to RSVP!




Fiction reader 600w 2015 San Antonio Book Festival Fiction Contest

January 12, 2015

Submit to the 2015 SABF Fiction Contest! This year’s theme is: “A Chest in the Attic…”




Diner blanc 4th Annual Nuit Blanche at the Landa Gardens

7:00PM - Landa Library Gardens

On October 17, the Library Foundation will host its fourth annual Nuit Blanche / A Night of Parisian Revelry event on the grounds near the historic Landa Library.




Urge jacket 5 23 Lunch and Conversation with Jonathan Calvert

11:00 am San Antonio Country Club

The San Antonio Public Library Foundation will host photographer and local adventurer Jonathan Calvert to introduce his epic book The Urge to Know .

Thank you Sponsors

  • Bexar County
  • Zachary Foundation
  • Valero
  • United Way
  • San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Phyllis Browning Company
  • John and Florence Newman Foundation
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • McNutt Charitable Trust
  • Frost Bank
  • City of San Antonio
  • The Brown Foundation
  • Barnes and Noble
  • 80/20 Foundation
  • HEB
  • Texas Monthly
  • San Antonio Express News

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