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April 2019

7th Annual San Antonio Book Festival & SABF Events

April 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Central Library & Southwest School of Art, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

To see all of the SABF events, click HERE! The San Antonio Book Festival celebrates national and local authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings. Also included in this fun day of literary entertainment are family activities such as children’s theater performances, a technology area, interactive…

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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


Great Books Seminars – Fall 2019

September 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
SAPLF, 625 Shook Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States

Fall 2019 Seminars on: Our Fall 2019 Great Books Seminars find us diving head first into four of the legendary poet/playwright William Shakespeare's most esoteric productions. Join us for a whirlwind of comedy, tragedy, and melodrama! FREE & Open to the Public!   PLEASE RSVP BELOW by selecting the date that you would like to attend and the number attending. Arrows appear to select number attending when you hover over the white boxes.  Enter your name and email address and select…

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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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June 2020

Virtual Literary Luncheon with Tim O’Brien

June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
TX United States

The health and safety of our staff, supporters and the community are of utmost importance to us and therefore we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 14thannual Literary Luncheon, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at the San Antonio Country Club. However, due to the kindness and generosity of our Luncheon speaker, Tim O’Brien, we are planning to offer his presentation at no charge to a virtual audience.  The premiere of Tim O'Brien's presentation is now scheduled for…

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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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September 2021

A Conversation with the Constitution

September 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

VOTING RIGHTS AND THE CONSTITUTION Presented by San Antonio Public Library Foundation Democracy Café Texas A&M University San Antonio East Central Independent School District Gemini Ink This event is free and open to the public; however, any donations to the above organizations would be greatly appreciated Friday, September 17, 2021 Zoom Sign In 5:00 to 5:30, Discussion and Seminar 5:30 to 7:00 (U.S. Central Time) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81284595599?pwd=Z3RhN1hwbVhKS0g3SWRwc2FGa2dJZz09 Meeting ID: 812 8459 5599 Passcode: 022888 Welcome and Introduction of…

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October 2021

Catrina Ball 2021

October 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - October 24, 2021 @ 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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November 2021

2022 Bond Library Advocacy

November 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St.
San Antonio, TX United States

Calling All Library Advocates: Support the three library projects currently on the staff recommendation for full funding and add the Bazan Branch Library Transformation Project and the Express Plus Outlet - Port SA/Lackland AFB. • Support complete funding for the 2022 Library bond projects on the City staff recommendation as presented to the public Facilities Committee: • Central Library Renovation: $6M (City-wide) Opened in 1995. • Carver Branch Library Transformation and Expansion to an Area Library: $12.5M (District 2) Opened…

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