Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Events & News

«January 2020»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2930311234
567891011
121315161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678

Tags

16901 16911 17162 17183 17201 17211 17232 17303 173111 17382 17933 17951 18113 18135 18202 18221 18313 18331 18359 183615 18378 18386 18391 18404 18421 18453 18462 18491 18512 18524 18533 18541 185610 18578 18581 18594 18604 18615 18653 18667 186710 186810 18697 18702 18725 18736 18749 18756 18763 18778 18783 18794 18805 18818 18823 188314 188417 188516 188621 188710 18887 188916 18906 189115 18927 18934 189414 189517 189615 18978 18987 189917 1899 19251 190018 190111 190212 190310 190410 190523 190615 190713 190811 190928 191014 19119 191216 191319 191420 191516 191632 1917268 1918327 191911 192012 192111 192227 192319 192420 192517 192641 192741 192828 192945 1931 193030 19317 193225 193313 193417 193519 193643 193725 193837 193935 194031 194137 194228 1942 19541 194317 194424 194533 1945 19561 194653 194728 194821 194942 195019 19518 195212 195323 195441 195554 195654 195741 195825 195921 196047 196113 196215 196352 196417 196524 196632 196716 196869 196944 197025 197130 197230 197342 197429 197534 197644 197742 197846 197941 198042 198129 198239 198336 198425 198547 198637 198738 198822 198913 199019 199112 199227 199327 199416 199519 199611 199712 199810 199919 20007 20015 200217 20039 200412 20056 200613 200711 20086 20099 20108 201113 20126 20135 20146 20155 20163 20172 44 BC1 Alamo Stadium1 AlamoBowl1 Battle of Flowers2 Carol Burnett1 Central Library1 Every Child Ready to Read4 Eyes of Texas1 fairy tales2 Fatal Corner1 Ghost Tracks1 Hawaii Five-O1 Hemisfair '681 Henry B. Gonzales1 Ira Attebury1 Jim Croce1 Little Read Wagon4 Millers Pond1 Northridge Park1 play and learn3 Queen1 Remind1 Scottish Rite1 segregation1 Shah of Iran1 snow1 Soundgarden1 Spurs3 SRV1 Star Wars Holiday Special1 Supermall1 Taco Cabana2 teacher workshops1 UTSA1 WII2 World War I5 WWI476 WWI 19771 WWII1

News & Announcements

Mayor’s Book Club continues with Memoir Writing Workshops at San Antonio Public Library

Mayor's Book Club: The Boy Kings of Texas

SAN ANTONIO (November 13, 2015) – Last month, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) launched the fall 2015 Mayor’s Book Club. The Mayor’s Book Club, which started in 2014, is a community wide read aimed at cultivating a community experience through reading and discussion.

Mayor Taylor’s book choice, “The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir” by Domingo Martinez is a gritty authentic coming-of-age story about a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas. Martinez uses this memoir to explore the world of a Texas border town in the 1980s. The book is a reflection of a clash of cultures, the complex bond of family, and the pros and cons of South Texas life.

In honor of the Mayor’s book choice, the San Antonio Public Library is offering a number of memoir writing workshops in library branches across the city through December. In these free workshops, participants will explore all phases of memoir writing-memory activating techniques, sensory writing, memory journaling – and look at some examples of what makes a great memoir. A special presentation by Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and Judge Nelson Wolff will take place at the workshop at Guerra Branch Library on Friday, November 20.

Memoir Writing Workshops will take place at the following dates and times:

  • Bazan Branch Library • Saturday, November 14 • 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Igo Branch Library • Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Forest Hills Branch Library • Monday, November 16 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Guerra Branch Library • Friday, November 20 • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • McCreless Branch Library • Saturday, November 21 • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Encino Branch Library • Sunday, November 22 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Central Library • Tuesday, December 1 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Parman Branch Library • Saturday, December 5 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Central Library • Tuesday, December 8 • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Branch Library • Thursday, December 10 • 5:30 p.m.
  • Central Library • Tuesday, December 15 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Copies of “The Boy Kings of Texas” can be checked out from any Library branch, or digitally at mysapl.org. For more information about the Mayor’s Book Club and for a list of workshops, visit mysapl.org call 210-207-2500.

Media Contact 
Marcie Hernandez
Public Information Officer
210.207.2614
marcie.hernandez@sanantonio.gov

Print
Tags:
Rate this article:
5.0