Welcome, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library (FOSAPL)
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FOSAPL Calendar & Book Sales
Call for Volunteers
The BookCellar is in need of volunteers! If you love books, magazines, movies, music and meeting new people, the BookCellar may be the perfect place for you. We are short staffed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (p.m. shift), Fridays and Sundays.
Does this sound good, but you’re still not convinced? That’s okay. Come volunteer for one shift and try it out. We are grateful for all our volunteers and we’d love to add to our family. Come visit us in the basement of the Central Library, or call us at 210-227-9519.
Hope to see you soon! Please!!
FOSAPL Board Meeting
Meeting Dates and Locations
Sunday, 2:00 PM; All Friends Welcome
Friends of San Antonio Public Library
to honor three at
Arts & Letters Awards
2017 marks event’s 45th anniversary
The Friends of the San Antonio Public Library will recognize two visual artists and a musician at their 2017 Arts & Letters Awards ceremony, scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 22, at the Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, Texas 78205.
The honorees are:
Bill FitzGibbons, a sculptor and light artist who creates large-scale installations for public spaces. His work has been shown from Alaska to San Antonio to Sweden to India. Mr. FitzGibbons has been an arts educator and served as executive director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum.
Henry Brun, Jazz Latino musician. Mr. Brun has performed in Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, as well as across the U.S. He has served as chair of the City of San Antonio Cultural Advisory Board. Currently he is working on an Afro-Caribbean project, scheduled to debut at the Carver Cultural Center in 2018.
Laurel Gibson, multi-media artist. Ms. Gibson works in a variety of media, from ceramics to fabric art to paper. She is the artist from 2015-2029 the official artist of the Old Spanish Trail Highway. The only and last official artist was a noteworthy San Antonio artist Mary Bonner in the 1920's. She teaches classes for seniors at Bihl House Arts. Most recently, she has begun a series of works created on music rolls for player pianos.
The Friends of the Library Arts & Letters Awards were first presented in 1972 to “recognize and celebrate achievement by individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the arts and letters.” Past recipients have included Janette Sebring Lowrey (author of children’s classic The Poky Little Puppy), architect O’Neil Ford, actor Tommy Lee Jones, singer Rosita Fernández, Lyn Belisle, Gini García, Jacques Barzun, Sandra Cisneros, Rick Riordan, Jay Brandon, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
The event is free and open to the public. We request and encourage you RSVP at https://form.jotform.us/72265489317162.
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