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Texas is one of few states not to establish a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 census, so local entities are teaming up to ensure an accurate count of all San Antonio and Bexar County residents, which is directly tied to federal funding and congressional representation.


Michelle Obama's book "Becoming" has been a record-breaking best-seller since its release last November and still tops the list of Amazon's most popular books. 


San Antonio Book Festival

The San Antonio Book Festival returns in April for a seventh time and with a new executive director: Lilly Gonzalez succeeds festival founder Katy Flato. 

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Around 460 men, women and children gathered around a ring set up on the first floor of San Antonio’s Central Library. Paintings lined the walls behind them, but they were ready to watch a different kind of art: two hours of wrestling.

But not just any wrestling -- they were there to watch the Mexican-style of wrestling called "lucha libre."

 


San Antonio Public Library's Central Library downtown on November 28, 2017
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The books most frequently checked out of San Antonio Public Library this year were mysteries and bestsellers, according to library records of the top 10 books in adult fiction, adult non-fiction, young adult fiction, digital fiction and digital non-fiction.

 

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What began as a petition calling for more Hispanic and Latino representation in the mid-90s is now a full-service resource center in a prominent space in San Antonio's iconic Central Library. 

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San Antonio has a literacy problem. Roughly one in four San Antonio adults is functionally illiterate – defined as reading at or below a fifth-grade level. How did we get here?

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A World War I poster and print exhibit goes on display at the Bexar County Courthouse today.  The “Winds and Words of War” will be unveiled on the first floor of the Courthouse at 5 p.m.

The exhibit of 40 vintage posters comes from the San Antonio Public Library Texana Collection.  Curator Allison Hays Lane addressed commissioners court last week.

SA Book Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Feb 9, 2016
San Antonio Library Foundation

The San Antonio Book Festival announced its lineup today of more than 85 authors and several special events.

Among the festival’s highlights are Stephen Harrigan, with his latest historical novel "A Friend of Mr. Lincoln"; author Skip Hollandsworth , with his new true crime account, "The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer."

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The weekend's upon us and we've found fun for bird lovers, music lovers and those who love where music, food and dance come together. First off, how about having a Flamenco Friday? Here's Paula Sullivan talking about where you can do just that.

"Carmen's de la Calle is a global type restaurant which features live music."

Live Flamenco music and dance created right there in front of you.

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