Events - The San Antonio Public Library Foundation

Catrina Ball

The Best Party in San Antonio!

Don’t miss the best party in San Antonio in 2023 – the 7th Annual Catrina Ball benefiting the Library Foundation and the San Antonio Public Library! This Catrina Ball will be more spectacular than before as we celebrate SAPLF’s 40th Anniversary! Flit through the festively transformed Central Library filled 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 en el gran Día de los Muertos Altar, and spin on the dance floor until midnight! Sponsorships are on sale now. This event has sold out since it’s inception in 2017; secure your spot now and start planning your fabulous Catrín and Catrina attire!

 - The San Antonio Public Library Foundation

What: SAPLF’s 7th Annual Catrina Ball

La Catrina y El Catrín: Jamie Kowalski & Lionel Sosa

Catrina Ball  Executive Chairs: Colette & Ty Edwards

Honorary Chairs: All of our past Executive Board Chairs

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. -Midnight

Where: Central Library | 600 Soledad Street | San Antonio, TX

Why: To raise essential funds for the Library Foundation to continue our mission of strengthening the library in service to our community and giving a generous gift to the library system from the event proceeds. Proceeds from the Catrina Ball will benefit both the Foundation and Central Library projects, providing expanded educational and learning opportunities and resources.

Attire: Black tie with a Día de los Muertos twist

Literacy Luncheon  - May 5, 2024 - The San Antonio Public Library Foundation

Literacy Luncheon - May 5, 2024

Big Plans are afoot - there will be a lot to taco 'bout!

Please save the date – May 5, 2024 – for our next Literacy Luncheon! The Library Foundation brings engaging authors and speakers to San Antonio to promote the importance of literacy, imagination and ideas in our community. Literacy Luncheons are focused around an author and their recent work, and feature a reading by or conversation with the author and the unique opportunity to dine with our special guest.

Proceeds benefit the Foundation and special Library projects.

Great Books Seminars 2023 - The San Antonio Public Library Foundation

Great Books Seminars 2023

Physics and Philosophy by Werner Heisenberg

Free and Open to the Public, First Saturdays Every Month

In the tradition of the Great Books Program at St. John’s College, the 2023 Great Books Seminars find us tackling one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable and influential books, Werner Heisenberg’s Physics and Philosophy.

  • February 4: Chapter 1,    An Old and New Tradition
    Chapter 2,    The History of Quantum Theory                                                                                                                     
  • March 4: Chapter 3,   The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Theory
  • April 1: Chapter 4, Quantum Theory and the Roots of Atomic Science
  • May 6: Chapter 5, The Development of Philosophical Ideas Since Descartes in   Comparison with the New Situation in Quantum Theory  
  • June 3: Chapter 6, The Relation of Quantum Theory to Other parts of Natural Science
  • July: Break
  • August 5: Chapter 7,    The Theory of Relativity
  • September 2: Chapter 8, Criticism and Counterproposals to the  Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Theory
  • October 7: Chapter 9, Quantum Theory and the Structure of Matter
  • November 4: Chapter 10, Language and Reality in Modern Physics
  • December 2: Chapter 11, The Role of Modern Physics in the Present     Development of Human Thinking

Location: Hausmann Millworks, 925 W. Russell Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

 Arrival:    10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Seminar: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

If there are any questions, please contact Paul Martin at 210-722-0400 /, or Charles Massiatte at 210-724-6571 /

Hope to see you there!