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African American Resources

Program Schedule

Program Location Date Time Description Presenter Audience
My Life as a Reader and Writer: A Visit with Author Varian Johnson

Virtual

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Saturday, Februrary 12 3:00 pm SAPL is excited to welcome compelling children's and young adult author Varian Johnson to share about his life and work, and answer your questions! Check out some of his most recent books prior to the session, such as The Parker Inheritance, Twins, and Playing the Cards You’re Dealt. All are welcome to attend whether you have read his books or are just curious to learn more about them and the author. Varian Johnson Children and their families (Suggested for ages 8 and up)
Afternoon Conversations with Tiff

Virtual

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Tuesday, February 15 2:30 p.m. Be My Peace is a story about Luca, who has bouts of anger, but can his emotions be quenched by Avery? Tiff Smith Adults, Seniors

Towards a Certain Future:  Preserving African American Culture Memory

Virtual

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Tuesday, February 15 6:00 p.m. Join us for this virtual Zoom event with D.L. Grant, PhD.  In this presentation we will discuss how African Americans in San Antonio have a zeal for preserving their cultural legacy and heritage. But the transformation of certain historic spaces due in part to gentrification leads to the question: is enough being done to preserve African American cultural memory and heritage in this time of change D. L. Grant, PhD Adults, Seniors
Black History Trivia

Virtual

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Thursday, February 17 10:00 a.m.

Join us for some virtual fun.  Grab a friend or challenge yourself. ​ Spend an hour with us and test your Black History knowledge. ​

Bring paper & pen, it will be awesome!!​

Library Staff Adults, Seniors
The San Antonio African-American Funeral Program Collection

at Carver Branch Library

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Saturday, February 19 3:00 p.m. The Texana/Genealogy Department at the Central Library has a collection of over 4500 donated funeral programs, many of which have been scanned and are available online through the Portal to Texas History. Come and learn about this interesting historical collection and how you can contribute to it. Library Staff Adults, Seniors
Black History Month Film Discussion

Virtual

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Tuesday, February 22 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of the film "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Sean Combs, Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad. Is this 2008 movie version of Lorraine Hansberry's play, an African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Library staff Adults, Seniors