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'Tis the Season at San Antonio Public Library Month-long holiday programming for all ages – City of San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX 78283

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Published on Thursday, December 1, 2022
CONTACT: Victoria Villarreal, 210-207-2614 
SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 1, 2022) — It’s the holiday season and San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is ready with a sleigh full of fun. The library is hosting a selection of free programs even Grinches and Scrooges would love! In addition to festive programs, the Library is also ready with tons of cookbooks for new recipes, children’s books to entertain the kids during the holiday break, and over 2,500 children’s programs streaming for free on Kanopy. 
SAPL’s Wall of Warmth is also back. This initiative collects warm clothing such as socks, hats, mittens and gloves to provide to those in need, especially during the colder months. The public is encouraged to take what they need or donate new hand-made or purchased items. Participating library locations include Bazan, Brook Hollow, Carver, Central, Cody, Johnston, Las Palmas, McCreless, Pruitt, Potranco, San Pedro, Tobin, and Westfall Branch Libraries. To learn more about the Wall of Warmth, visit guides.mysapl.org/wallofwarmth.   
Make it a December to remember with SAPL! For a complete list of Library events, visit mysapl.org/events
Noon Time Helping of Cooking in SAPL’s Virtual Kitchen for the Holidays Part 1 
Online | Registration required – Register here 
Thurs., Dec. 1 | 12 – 1 p.m. 
Holiday cooking can be fun and stressful at the same time. Explore simple, but impressive, holiday recipes to “wow” your family and relatives while keeping your stress level down. 
Holly Jolly Fest 
Encino Branch Library (2515 E. Evans, 78259) 
Sat., Dec. 3 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Join us for a holly jolly good time with a hot chocolate bar, Rudolph races, peppermint slime making, and artificial snow. It’ll be great holiday fun for the whole family! 
May Your Life Be Deliciosa: A Celebration of Latino Holiday Traditions for Children 
Potranco Branch Library (8765 State Hwy 151, 78245) 
Registration required – Register here 
Sat., Dec. 3 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Join us for an author talk from Michael Genhart featuring a reading of his award-winning picture book “May Your Life Be Deliciosa.” Following our author talk, we will have Chef Andrea demonstrate how to make mouth-watering tamales and share some samples too! The hybrid program will be held in person at Potranco Branch Library and available on Zoom for those wishing to watch from home. Registration is required to attend virtually. 
Holiday Jarcuterie – 2nd Session! 
Encino Branch Library (2515 E. Evans 78259) 
Registration required – Register here 
Mon., Dec. 5 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Create the holiday party appetizer everyone will be talking about! Come learn how to make charcuterie in a cup/jar in this hands-on class. This is a repeat of the program held on November 14. 
Holiday Cookie Decorating 
Encino Branch Library (2515 E. Evans 78259) 
Registration required – Register here 
Wed., Dec. 7 | 4 – 5 p.m. 
The whole family is invited to come decorate some holiday sweets at the library. All supplies will be provided. 
Romance Readers Book Club “A Holly Jolly Diwali” by Sonya Lalli 
Igo Branch Library (13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy., 78249) 
Sat., Dec. 10 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Join other bookworms to get into the romantic holiday spirit with a discussion of this rousing cultural romance novel. “Twenty-eight-year-old Niki Randhawa has always made practical decisions. Despite her love for music and art, she became an analyst for the stability. Free-spirited Sam helps Niki get in touch with her passionate and creative side, and with her Indian roots.” 
Available as book, eBook, and eAudiobook (Libby) 
Adult Craft: Cookie Cutter Ornaments 
Great Northwest Branch Library (9050 Wellwood, 78250) 
Mon, Dec 12 | 5 p.m. 
Make holiday ornaments out of cookie cutters! Supplies are available on a first-come  first served basis. 
Tobin Adult Holiday Craft: Jewelry Making (Ages 18+) 
Tobin Branch Library (4134 Harry Wurzbach 78209) 
Mon., Dec. 12 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Come create a holiday gift for someone else or fun holiday jewelry for yourself while sipping hot chocolate and chatting with friends. Supplies provided. For ages 18 and up. 
Kids’ Art: Paint Pour Holiday Ornaments (Ages 6-12) 
Encino Branch Library (2515 E. Evans, 78259) 
Wed., Dec. 14 | 4 – 5 p.m. 
Students will learn how to decorate globe ornaments using a paint-pour technique. Each participant will take their new ornament home for display. Recommended for ages 6-12. Students will need caregiver assistance for this activity. 
Noon Time Helping of Cooking in SAPL’s Virtual Kitchen for the Holidays Part 2 
Online | Registration required – Register here 
Thurs., Dec. 15 | 12 – 1 p.m. 
Holiday cooking can be fun and stressful at the same time. Explore simple, but impressive, holiday recipes to “wow” your family and relatives while keeping your stress level down. This is part 2 of a program being held on December 1. Participants are welcome to attend either session or both. 
Holiday Ornament Decorating with WellMed (Ages 60+) 

Thousand Oaks Branch Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233) 
Thurs., Dec. 15 | 1 – 2 p.m. 
Decorate holiday ornaments to adorn your tree and/or home. All supplies are provided, and the program is free. Light refreshments will be served. Alice and Amanda from WellMed will also be available to answer any questions you may have about Medicare and provide informational handouts.  
Crafting with a Cause 
Schaefer Branch Library | (6322 US Hwy 87 East, 78222) 
Sat., Dec. 17 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. 
Join us to make your own holiday gift-wrapping paper and gift tags. We’ll be working with recycled, eco-friendly, and spare materials. All supplies will be provided. Attendees will be able to take several gift tags and sheets of homemade wrapping paper home with them. 
Drop-In Holiday Wrapping 
Potranco Branch Library (8765 State Hwy 151, 78245) 
Sun., Dec. 18 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Do you need a place to wrap presents away from curious eyes? Enjoy classic holiday movies and hot cocoa while you wrap your presents! Please bring your own gifts and paper. The library will provide tape and scissors and will have some wrapping paper on hand. If you have an excess of gift bags, ribbon, or shirt boxes we will put them to good use. Feel free to bring them to the Potranco circulation desk at any time. 
Holiday Teen Time 
San Pedro Branch Library | (1315 San Pedro Ave., 78212) 
Wed., Dec. 21 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
All teens aged 13-18 are welcome to join us for Holiday Teen Time. There’ll be holiday crafting, board games, an opportunity to hang out with other teens, and more. 
For information on library services, visit mysapl.org. Library staff is available by phone at 210-207-2500 or by chat at ask.mysapl.org.   
Author: Rene Avila (C&E)
Categories: City News, Library


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