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Día: Children's Day, Book Day

Celebrate children and books

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For twenty-five years, April 30 has been a day to celebrate children and books. Explore the books in this guide, selected by San Antonio Public Library staff. Take a peek at some of the work of our San Antonio children's book authors and illustrators. Join us for special events!

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Live Author Events

Live online author event! FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021, 12 – 12:45PM via Zoom
Who was the first person over 100 to complete a marathon? Join author Simran Jeet Singh for a reading and discussion of his book, Fauja Singh Keeps Going, a story of perseverance that challenges what we think about race, age, and ability. Recommended for ages 6-12.

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Live online author event! FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021, 2 – 2:45PM via Zoom
Join author Carmen Tafolla and illustrator Regina Moya for the premiere reading of their bilingual book The Last Butterfly / La Ultima Mariposa. This illustrated poem of a butterfly, a boy, and a dancing blue planet reminds us of the importance of protecting what we love.

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Saturday, May 1 Events

Celebrate Día with our Children's LibrariansSaturday, May 1

10:00 AM: Toddler Time Online Live register to attend

11:15 AM: Baby Time Online Live register to attend

2:00 PM: Art Club Online register to attend


 

 

 

Celebrate with Books!

Celebrate Día with these suggested books.