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SAPL is Here For You!

Our world is experiencing some drastic changes. SAPL wants to let you know that we are here for you throughout the process! Explore this guide for creative ideas, eBook picks, resources to help you and your family learn from home, and virtual programming.

SAPL Live Online Programing

Join us for programs presented online by SAPL librarians and staff!
Please check back often as we'll be adding new programs regularly!
For a full list of all our events, visit our online calendar: https://www.mysapl.org/EventsNews/EventsCalendar.aspx

Pop Madness, a 2 day online celebration of literary, cinematic, and artistic geekdom will be held on February 27th and 28th. For a schedule and more details visit:  https://guides.mysapl.org/popmadness

 

Program Title Program Date Program Time Online Platform Registration Required Program Description
Mario Day Cosplay Contest Ongoing through February 24 Yes

Link to Register

In honor of Mario Day we are hosting a cosplay contest! There is one winner for each category so pick what fits you best. Categories include - Best Mario, Best duo/group, and Best video game character.Winners will be featured on our page.

Deadline for entry February 24th, 2021
Winners announced March 10th!

Link for more info

Elementary Spanish I Thursday, February 18 11 am - Noon Zoom Yes

Link to Register

Learn Spanish! Make new friends and learn the language. A live online Spanish course for beginners. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am - Noon. February 2 - April 29.

Noon TIme Helping of Fish (Part 1) Thursday, February 18 12-1 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Salmon, Tilapia and Cod are cooking swimmingly in SAPL's Virtual Kitchen.. How do you like to prepare these fish in your kitchen? Find your fish recipes and partake in this two-part series discussion via Zoom with SAPL Staff Foodies. 
Craft Demo: Alcohol Ink Bowl or Mug Decorating Friday, February 19 All day YouTube No

YouTube Link
Learn how to decorate plain bowls or mugs with colorful alcohol ink patterns! This is a simple and fun project for adults or families!
Online Coloring for Adults Friday, February 19 2-3:30 pm  Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Color with us from the comfort of your own home. Chat about the books you are reading, the shows you are watching, and about whatever is on your mind.
Join us for weekly coloring therapy. Coloring has been proven to reduce anxiety and the mental and physical impacts of stress.
Black History Trivia Friday February 19 4-5 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Join SAPL librarians for a game of trivia. How much do you know about African American events? Test your knowledge of  Black History.
Among Us Friday, February 19  7:30-9:30 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register

Join us for a few rounds of the hit app-based game, Among Us! The game takes place in a space-themed setting, in which players each take on one of two roles, most being "Crewmates", and a predetermined number being "Impostors". The goal of the Crewmates is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map. The Impostors' goal is to covertly sabotage and destroy the Crewmates before they complete all of their tasks. Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app.

Elementary Spanish I Tuesday, February 23 11 am - Noon Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Learn Spanish! Make new friends and learn the language. A live online Spanish course for beginners. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am - Noon. February 2 - April 29.
           

 

SAPL Live Virtual Programming Resources

Mask Making Demonstration and Tutorial
Patterns can be found on https://hopeandindustry.com/

Follow along as Lorin makes Solid Lotion Bars

Solid Lotion Recipe & Ingredients List
1 cup of beeswax
1 cup cocoa or shea butter
1 cup coconut oil
15-30 drops of essential oil

Learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps with this easy tutorial!

What you will need:
baking sheet
parchment paper
100% cotton fabric
brush
scissors
ruler
1-2 tb beeswax pellets
hanger

Learn how to make a one strip fabric bookmark with this easy tutorial.
You will need:
- Scissors
- Pinking shears (optional)
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Iron
- 7" x 1.5" fusible interfacing, firm
- 16" x 3" woven cotton fabric
- 6" ribbon

Red Enchilada Resources

In honor of Central Library's 25th anniversary, Branch Manager Jeannette demonstrates how to cook red enchiladas. Check out these resources for more information on the recipe she used:

How to Make Avocado Toast
Join us in the kitchen as Branch Manager Jeannette demonstrates how to make avacado toast, a simple and healthy treat! Check out these resources for more information on the recipe she used:

Delicious Desserts

Learn how to make a Pavlova, a light meringue dessert for your summer time enjoyment. We'll also show you how to make your own whipped cream using just a few simple ingredients.Check out these resources for more information on the recipe she used.

At Home Activities

I Heart Vinyl Playlists

Do you miss I Heart Vinyl at Schaefer and Potranco and the chance to be able to enjoy the vinyl collection at these branches on Sundays? Then check out these I Heart Vinyl Playlists created by staff to keep you listening to great music until we can offer I Heart Vinyl again!

Check out these symphonies that have livestreams or recordings of their performances:

Will you be able to escape? Work your way through these challenges as you solve mysteries answer questions to make it to the end! Keep checking back as we add more challenges!

Check out these online games created by SAPL Staff

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to pass the time and sharpen your problem solving skills.Check out these puzzles featuring works of art at San Antonio Public Library. Photos are courtesy of photographer Will Van Overbeek

Looking for more puzzles? Check out these featuring works of art from around the world!