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San Antonio Book Festival November Newsletter

Check out the latest news and happenings about the SABF Fiction Contest, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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SAPLF Board Member Joan Cheever Hits the Big Screen

Last Friday, long-time Library Foundation Board Member, Joan Cheever, was featured on The Rachael Ray cooking show!  She was able to talk about her non-profit, The Chow Train, and how it is making strides to combat hunger and promote nutrition in the Alamo City!

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Author Interviews with SABF Literary Director Clay Smith

Interviews with authors Tavis Smiley and Christian Rudder.

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Central Library 20th Anniversary Gala

Save the Date!  Friday, May 15, 2015 SAPLF will host the Central Library’s 20th Anniversary Gala and celebrate Ricardo Legorreta’s landmark “Mexican Modernist” design.

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Upcoming Events




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11:00 am Grand Hyatt San Antonio lobby

Join SAPLF, San Antonio Public Library and San Antonio Humane Society for Story Time with Santa Paws! December 16th at 11 am in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.




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8:00 - 11:00 PM - 625 Shook

First Edition Society invites you to Christmas at the Cabin.  Friday, December 19th, 8 - 11 pm.  Jingle and mingle to benefit the San Antonio Public Library Foundation!




First edition logo2 First Edition Society Membership Drive Happy Hour

6:00 pm Paramour - Phipps Building - 102 9th Street

Join the First Edition Society!  Before year’s end we’ll have our pop-up Membership Drive Happy Hour at Paramour!  Register for your Annual Membership and we will notify you with details as the date approaches. 
With a First Edition Society Membership you’ll enjoy free cocktails and tasty bites at our Membership Drive Happy Hour plus an incredible view of San Antonio and the Central Library from the rooftop of the city’s newest hotspot!
FES Membership also includes admission to our quarterly festive gatherings all supporting the San Antonio Public Library Foundation!




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…”

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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