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Summer with SAPL

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Dinosaur George - Online

Dinosaur George Blasing posing by a waterfallDinosaur 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. Get the full schedule, class descriptions, and register to attend by clicking here.

Richard Blake man in tuxedoRichard Blake has been performing magic since 1971.  He’s been performing in South Texas since 2004.  His shows for the San Antonio Public Library have included tricks with scarves, coins, magic boxes, and Harry Potters Glasses! He also makes hundreds of cards appear from thin air, and even pulls a live rabbit from his top hat!  His illusions will have both kids and adults completely baffled! Best for ages 5-12.

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Miss Anastasia woman in denim shirt sitting at table

Join Miss Anastasia, storyteller for The Twig Book Shop for a unique experience for little people and their big people: The Day The Crayons Quit Readers Theatre. Fun for all and plenty of hilarious audience participation.  Together we will present this clever book-making the story come ALIVE. Best for ages 5-12.

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Tom Kinsey man in black hat holding a snake while girl reaches to touch it.Come meet some of your animal friends with Tom Kinsey and the Learn Nature crew; Rip the baby snake, her big friend Racket, Tessa and Roseanne the playful rats, Teddy and Elvis Toad, and more.  Maybe even Fred and Wilma, their cockroach buddies.  Come learn more about the animals that live all around us and how they make our world a happier place. Best for ages 5-12.

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Man in vest holds shark puppetCalling all animal and ocean lovers: Texas' own "singing zoologist," Lucas Miller, will be celebrating the ocean, mako sharks, cheetahs, monarch butterflies, chimichangas, and all things wild! With a dazzling, multimedia blend of music and science, the whole family will giggle, sing, move, and learn. Best for ages 5-12.

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Apprentice artists from Opera San Antonio will demonstrate how characters share their stories through music. Best for ages 5-12.

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Man with glasses and bow tie holding dog puppetFamily and children's entertainer David Pitts, also known as The Astonishing Mr. Pitts, presents "The Astonishing World of Reading!", a magic and puppet show about the power of reading and libraries! This 45-minute show is hilarious fun for the whole family! Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Biography, How-To Books, Joke Books! Libraries have it all! Mr. Pitts loves the library and shares his excitement for reading with audiences of all ages! Best for ages 5-12.

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Woman holding turtleLive encounter with many kinds of interesting critters – a zoo brought to you! Best for ages 5-12.

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Jorge Ochoa holding a drumTamboRhythms is all about drums and the beat. Jorge Ochoa leads children of all ages and their trusted adults in loud and rowdy drum circles. Drums are provided, and no experience is necessary. Best for ages 5-12.

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Graphic reading Happy Tails EntertainmentA live and interactive experience with exotic animals featuring furry, feathered, and even scaly friends. Best for ages 5-12.

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San Antonio storyteller, Sue Kuentz, will share traditional folktales and fairy tales. Best for ages 5-12.

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Author Alda P Dobbs woman wearing sweater and necklaceJoin author Alda P. Dobbs for a discussion of her book, Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, a Bluebonnet nominee. Find out about the inspiration and research that went into the book and the importance of knowing your own history. Best for ages 8-12.

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Cover art Where Wonder Grows bookJoin author Xelena González for a special reading of her new book Where Wonder Grows, which features the four elements of nature. Participants will then explore the elements through movement, music, and creative writing. Best for ages 6-12.

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