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Summer 2020 - Just for Kids


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Explore Opera for Kids!


OPERA San Antonio

Join us for this special series of virtual performances featuring OPERA San Antonio Apprentice Artists Alexandra Sanchez, Bronwyn White,  Joseph Rodriguez, and Rob Saldaña. Each program offers a great introduction to opera in an interactive format designed especially for children and families.

Participate by registering for access to the Zoom event. On the day of each event, go to the Opera San Antonio Facebook page at 2:00PM for a special video premiere. Join us immediately after the video for a live Zoom question and answer session with professional singers from Opera San Antonio. 

Event dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7 at 2:00PM. Find detailed information about each presentation on the Opera San Antonio Education page


Kids in the Kitchen!

Chef Kelly of the San Antonio Food Bank has prepared a series of classes about basic kitchen tools, skills, and easy recipes for kids! Join us on Thursdays at 11:00AM via Zoom. Each lesson includes kitchen terminology, a math concept, simple recipe, and a nutrition tip. 

Use our online calendar or click on the class date below to register for each session. Download handouts from

July 9: Read all about it! Kitchen procedures and popcorn seasoning

July 16: Let's make a pizza! Fractions and pizza in a pinch

July 23: Dry measurements and skillet granola

July 30: Liquid measurements and a bubbly drink

August 6: More liquid measurements and strawberry banana ice cream

Professor Universe


Join Professor Universe on his greatest adventure yet! After being transported to another dimension and crash landing on a strange planet full of fantasy creatures, Professor Universe must use science to get back home.

Learn with Professor Universe how stars are formed, the speed of light, where gravity comes from, and more while discovering this new world. Access all seven episodes here.

Join us on Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 PM for a watch party! Click here to register.

Uncle Jumbo


Children and their trusted adults are invited to a special dance party with Uncle Jumbo! Go to the SAPL Facebook page on Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 AM to join the fun! You do not need a Facebook account to view this video premiere.

Want to warm up for the party? You can preview some of Uncle Jumbo's songs by visiting his YouTube channel. Here's one of our favorites!

Jr. Doctor



Join the Jr. Doctor team Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM for a class all about COVID-19 and viruses. Learn about different types of germs, viruses, and ways to help keep yourself and others healthy. Class activity pages will be emailed to registered participants along with the Zoom access link. Recommended for ages 5-12.

Please click here to register in advance.

Writing with Carolyn Dee Flores

undefinedCarolyn Dee Flores has been writing and illustrating books since she was very young. Join her as she shares her experiences and what she has learned from other authors and illustrators. Be inspired to do some writing and bookmaking of your own. Join her for a special writing workshop Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00 PM to learn about writing and bookmaking. Recommended for ages 5-12. Click here to register!

View interviews with other children's book authors and illustrators here:

Sandbanks Shadow Factory - Summer 2020

This summer there are two opportunities to enjoy shadow puppetry: Shadow Camp and the Shadow Camp Artist Talk Back. Recommended for school age children.

Shadow Camp, June 1-August 1: Poems, puppets, and shadows return to town with Matt Sandbank's virtual Shadow Camp. This self-paced, three-part webinar series includes The Science of Shadows, Elements of Poetry, and Making Shadow Puppets.  There are several short videos within each topic. Shadow Camp is available all summer

Dinosaur George - Summer 2020

Dinosaur George  

San Antonio's favorite paleontologist is eager to share his knowledge about fossils! Dinosaur George's presentations feature a scientific yet light-hearted take on the prehistoric world and include a variety of dinosaur bones, skulls, footprints and fun.

Recommended for school age children. Registration is required.

Every session is at 10:00AM via Zoom. Register for each session through the library events calendar.

Monday, 06/15:  What is a dinosaur?

Wednesday, 06/17:  How are fossils formed?

Monday, 06/22:  Time periods and geology

Wednesday, 06/24:  Tyrannosaurus rex - The King of the Dinosaurs!

Monday, 06/29:  Raptors - the wolves of the Cretaceous

Wednesday, 07/01:  Prehistoric Mammals

Monday, 07/06:  Ceratopsians (The Horned Dinosaurs)

Wednesday, 07/08:  Dragons, Legends, and Myths

Monday, 07/13:  Pterosaurs

Wednesday, 07/15:  Sauropods (the Giants of the Mesozoic)

Monday, 07/20:  Ancient Sea Creatures

Explore our digital collection of dinosaur books.

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