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April 2018


Spring 2018 Great Books Seminars

April 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - July 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
TriPoint, 3233 N St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States

FREE & Open to the Public The seminars are modeled after the great books program at St. John’s College.  Our Spring 2018 Series begins in April.  GBS series on the Gospels will be held at TriPoint, 3233 N St. Mary's. April 16 - Mark May 24 - Matthew June 28 - Luke July 26 - John 5:30 to 6:00: Arrival and refreshments 6:00 to 7:30: Seminars Seminars will be co-lead by Paul Martin and Leslie Hollon, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church. 

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May 2018

Cherrity Bar Feature

May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Cherrity Bar & the Alley at the Dome, 302 Montana St
San Antonio, TX 78203

For the entire month of May, join us at the Cherrity Bar!!  This is the Alamo City's only bar that donates 100% of profits to area non-profit organizations. The Cherrity Bar features food by Chef Michael Sohocki, executive chef and owner of Restaurant Gwendolyn, Kimura and Il Forno. Drinks are crafted by the talented Jeret Peña, Steven Martín, and team of the Brooklynite, Last Word and more. Bring the kids! There's a myriad of fun things for kids to enjoy, and…

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June 2018

Father’s Day Literary Luncheon

June 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

Andrew Carnegie gifted the Alamo City its first public library in 1903. Born in Scotland to modest circumstances, Carnegie emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1848 and became a self-made steel tycoon and one of the wealthiest businessmen of the 19th century. He dedicated his later life to philanthropic endeavors giving away 90% of his fortune and founded 1,679 public libraries in the United States alone. He is the father of public libraries in America. In remembrance of Carnegie’s humanitarian efforts and stewardship of the free public education that libraries provide, the Foundation is honoring local leader, philanthropist, conservationist and long time Library Foundation benefactor, George C. “Tim" Hixon with a Father’s Day Literary Luncheon on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the San Antonio Country Club. In keeping with Tim’s love of the outdoors, fishing, hunting and land conservation, we are thrilled to welcome our special guest speaker, David DiBenedetto, Editor-in-Chief of the award winning Southern lifestyle magazine, Garden & Gun, and author of several books, most recently, S is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco.

Please join us for lunch, studded with Southern favorites, followed by a lively conversation with DiBenedetto, moderated by professional wingshooter and fellow southerner and sportsman, Brandon Simmons. Topics will range from Southern traditions and contemporary culture, the best places to eat, drink and play in the South, stories about family and four-legged friends, and perhaps even a fish tale, or two.

The Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of strengthening the library in service to our community. Funds raised from the luncheon will allow the Foundation to continue its efforts on behalf of the library.

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August 2018


Boozy Book Club II

August 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs at the Esquire Tavern, 155 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Come check out #BoozyBookClub at Downstairs, the Esquire Tavern's "uncomplicated, intimate riverside lounge and hangout," on Tuesday, August 14 from 6-8 pm! Our book this quarter is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Discussion will be moderated by First Edition Society member and SAPLF Board member Cameron Redding! Boozy Book Club welcomes First Edition Society Members for FREE, please RSVP via the link below! All 21+ book lovers are invited for $40 on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 210.225.4728 ext. 16 for availability and to secure your reservation.…

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October 2018

Catrina Ball

October 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Central Library, 600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

As of October 3rd, we are officially SOLD OUT! We have created a WAIT LIST and there are still underwriting opportunities below that enable you to show your support and help us make a difference! SIGN UP BELOW TO BE INCLUDED ON THE WAIT LIST AND THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT   Online Form - CATRINA BALL WAITLIST Powered by Formstack if (typeof $ == 'undefined' && jQuery){ $ = jQuery} To view sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please click HERE! SAPLF's 2nd…

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May 2019

Swans of Fifth Avenue Literary Luncheon

May 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

Get ready for an afternoon of scandalous storytelling! Luncheon Co-Chairs Liecie Hollis and Caroline O'Connor invite you to join our guests of honor, María-Eugenia Cossío-Ameduri, Kye Fox, and Alice Lynch, in support of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation at the McNay Art Museum on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm for the Foundation's 13th Annual Literary Luncheon. This year we welcome New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin to discuss the women and history that inspired…

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August 2019

Evening on the Edge Beach Party

August 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
La Cantera Resort & Spa, 16641 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78256 United States

Escape the heat with the Library Foundation on Thursday, August 8th at La Cantera Resort & Spa for a Beach Party themed Evening on the Edge! Tickets start at just $30 and include live music by Passing Strangers, a welcome cocktail, and a glass of bubbly for a sunset toast!  Room packages and private cabanas for up to 8 are also available. Tickets on sale HERE!

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September 2019

7th Annual Conversation with the Constitution

September 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Texas A&M San Antonio Campus, One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224 United States

In order to continue this FREE program for students we need your help. Tax deductible Sponsorship provides essential funding that will ensure the continuation of A Conversation with the Constitution series. There are 5 levels: $100, $250, $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000. Sponsors receive entry to the event, recognition on all printed materials, website and social media.

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October 2019

Catrina Ball 2019

October 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Central Library, 600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Don't miss the best party in San Antonio in 2019 - the 3rd Annual Catrina Ball benefiting the Library Foundation and the San Antonio Public Library! Sponsorships on sale now. This event has sold out since it's inception in 2017, secure your spot now and spend the next few months planning your fabulous Catrín and Catrina attire! What: SAPLF's 3rd Annual Catrina Ball La Catrina y El Catrín: Andi Rodriguez & Guillermo Nicolás  2019 Catrina Ball Co-Chairs: Ruth Agather, Magdalena…

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September 2020

8th Annual Conversation With the Constitution

September 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For the 8th Annual Conversation with the Constitution, Dr. Christopher Phillips will lead and moderate the VIRTUAL discussion of the First Amendment of the Constitution; the goal is for all participants to come away with a better understanding of the Constitution and an enhanced appreciation of how our government works.  Please note that this will be a special ZOOM discussion. Please sign in from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Paul Martin will welcome and introduce Dr. Christopher Phillips at 5:30…

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October 2020

Catrina No Ball At All

October 24, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Online, United States

"Virtually" the Biggest Event of the Year! Proceeds benefit the SAPLF programs and initiatives in support of the Library. This event is virtual, but the fun is real! Join in the virtual celebration with our week-long silent auction, Dia de Los Muertos how-to videos on social media, and door prizes for sponsors. Grab your phone and fuzzy slippers and lets have a Ball!

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October 2021

Catrina Ball 2021

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - October 24 @ 12:00 am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St.
San Antonio, TX United States

  CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR, UNDERWRITE OR PURCHASE TICKETS Don't miss the best party in San Antonio in 2021 - the 5th Annual Catrina Ball benefiting the Library Foundation and the San Antonio Public Library! The Catrina Ball will be a delight for all your senses! Stroll through festive avenidas with delicious culinary temptations and libations while you enjoy live music and fantastic performers. Visit Catrina makeup artists, browse flower crowns, and bid on amazing silent auction items. Honor loved ones…

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