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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:

Program Title Program Date Program Time Online Platform Registration Required Program Description

Great Fall Quest

Ongoing through November 30th     No

Link for More Information 
Come join the Hunt! San Antonio Library will be having an online scavenger hunt called The Great Fall Quest. Create a team, try multiple tasks and submit them online. The best task entries will be featured on our Quest page. The Quest starts Oct. 15th so start building your team today!
Recycled Card Ornament Friday, November 27 -
Sunday November 29
All Day YouTube No

YouTube Link
Create a beautiful ornament using an old greeting card in less than half an hour! Gather your old card, construction paper, pen, scissors, glue, cord, and a bell, and play with the possibilities!
NaNoWriMo Story Chains Saturday, November 28 3-5 pm Discord Yes

Link to Register
Join SAPL for a NaNoWriMo virtual write-in! Tuesdays and Saturdays in the month of November, join our Discord channel, become an author for our community story-chains, and meet fellow writers. All writers welcome! Whether you've got a novel you're working on or want to be a part of our story-chains, this is the place for writers to be this NaNoWriMo.
SAPL Crochet Circle Tuesday, December 1 6-7 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Love all things woolly? We are the group for you. Sew, knit, crochet, anything your fiber loving heart desires. Join us virtually where you can learn an easy crochet pattern or work on your own project and socialize with other fiber minded individuals.
Slammin' the Stacks Poetry Open Mic Tuesday, December 1 6-8 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Rita Dove said, "Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful." So let's revel in the power of the spoken word at the library's open mic night! Come share your words or come just to listen to the varied verses produced by local wordsmiths. Register to attend! See the additional info if you are interested in participating.
Geek Gifting with Speak Geek Tuesday, December 1 6:30-7:30 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Join us to check out some great gifting ideas for the geek in your life - no matter which holidays you celebrate. Please bring your favorite gifting ideas to share.
Online Mario Kart 8 Tournament Wednesday, December 2 7-8 pm Nintendo Switch Online No

Tournament Code: 4492-2735-5691
Dodge banana peels as you race around Mushroom Kingdom in San Antonio Public Library’s Virtual Mario Kart 8 Tournament! Grab your Switch and try to stay on track. All ages are welcome! Nintendo Switch console and account are required to play. 
Noon Time Helping of Holiday Desserts Thursday, December 3 12-1 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Holiday desserts are the highlight of any celebration! Be prepared to plug-in your mixer after participating in this two-part, mouth-watering DESSERT Extravaganza! Egg whites a plenty as Jeannette Davies shares SAPL's virtual kitchen with San Antonio Chef Rebel to explore what's trending for sweet tooth lovers everywhere.
Craft Demo: Holiday Wreath Friday, December 4th All Day YouTube No

YouTube Link
Check out this short video for simple instructions on how to make a beautiful and affordable holiday wreath.
Chair Yoga Friday, December 4 10:30-11:30 am Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Learn how to perform Chair Yoga in a fun-filled friendly way. The class will offer many options for seated postures, including standing with chair support to safely stretch, connect within and find inner peace.
Online Coloring for Adults Friday, December 4 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.
Managing Holiday Stress Friday, December 4 2-3 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register

Keith Thibodeaux- City of San Antonio Health and Wellness expert will host a presentation on Managing Holiday Stress. During this session attendees will gain knowledge that will help them cope with the stress of the holiday season.

SAPL Live Trivia Friday, December 4 7-8:30 pm Zoom Yes

Link to Register
Put on your thinking caps for SAPL Live Trivia! Compete within your own household or online with friends. Don't wait, register today as space is limited!
Among Us Friday, December 4 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". Participants will need a laptop/desktop to meet via Zoom and will need either a smartphone or tablet to access the Among Us app. Participants will need to download the free Among Us app to participate in the game.


SAPL Live Virtual Programming Resources

Mask Making Demonstration and Tutorial
Patterns can be found on

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
1-2 tb beeswax pellets

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!