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News & Events
FOSAPL Calendar & Book Sales
What's New(s) with the Branches?
Saturday, July 23, 10−4, is our Back-to-School mini-sale. It will feature lots of children’s books, classics, reference books, study guides, workbooks, and history books.
Saturday, Aug. 27, We're having a huge, sell-everything-we-have-in-our-storage-space sale of books, CDs, DVDs, and games.10-4.
Don’t forget to watch Jeannette Davies’ “Noon Time Helping of Cooking” twice a month on Thursdays. Check the library web site for the link.
On Mondays, June 6–27, the library will offer Adult Retro Crafts. Teen programming at Encino has resumed with weekly Teen Club programming. The next meeting of the Encino Friends will be in the library’s Collaboration room on August 8, 6 p.m.
The next Friends meeting will be Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 210 436 3346
FOSAPL Board meeting will be held at Igo, 2 p.m. (if in person).
The Igo Friends book sale will be Saturday, July 30, 10−5, and Sunday, July 31, 12−3. We will have a special sale on Sunday, July 31.
In addition to the book sale, the Friends are sponsoring two wonderful events for children ̶ Happy Tails Petting Zoo and Last Chance Forever.
August 6-7, Friends book sale, 10–4.
August 13, we'll have our first book sale in our newly renovated library.
Our next Friends meeting is scheduled for August 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Membership benefits include
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Arts & Letters Awards
Call for Nominations
Honor and celebrate a San Antonio artist, writer, or performer by submitting a nomination at: https://form.jotform.com/friendsofsapl/fosapl-arts--letters-awards-form by September 12, 2022.
Artistic Merit: an individual who is the most compelling artist working in their discipline and has a diverse portfolio of accomplishments.
Arts Education: an individual who is a dedicated arts educator and showcases transformational leadership in arts education and active within the community.
Public Leadership in the Arts: a public official or previously elected official showcasing strong advocacy efforts in support for the arts community.
Young Artist (Rising Star): an individual under the age of 21 who is an emerging voice in the arts community and trailblazer within their artistry.
Legacy: an individual who has an extensive artistic portfolio in their field and whose work has had a lasting impression on the San Antonio arts community.
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SAPL Current Services
SAPL hours, services and available facilities have changed, so get the most current information about your favorite library here https://www.mysapl.org/.
We are please to announce that beginning June 21 interim services for Memorial Branch Library are moving to the National Archives Marianist Province of the United States at St. Mary's University. The Marianist Archives building is located at 3141 Culebra Rd., 78228, across the street from the Memorial Branch Library.
For the duration of Memorial's 2017 Bond construction project, patrons will be able to pick up and return materials at the Marianist Archives building using our convenient curbside service. Park in a designated library spot and call the number to have your library items brought out to you.
New Hours Beginning June 21:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED
Full library services are available nearby at these locations:
Library staff are available at 210-207-2500 or ask.mysapl.org.