San Antonio Public Library http://tpr.org en San Antonio Recognized As One Of 27 "Fascinating" Libraries In the World http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-recognized-one-27-fascinating-libraries-world <p></p><p></p><p>It seems that San Antonio built one of the most fascinating libraries in the world according to a new CNN iReport feature.</p><p>“We were one of several libraries, 27 libraries actually, that were viewed as fascinating libraries,” said Ramiro Salazar, director of the Central Library.</p><p>CNN iReport asked its readers to send in pictures to document their favorite libraries. Readers from Seattle to Dublin to Taipei to Prague to San Antonio sent pictures in.</p><p>"Obviously, we’re extremely pleased,” said Salazar.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:27:13 +0000 Jack Morgan 30152 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Recognized As One Of 27 "Fascinating" Libraries In the World The Source: Book Fest Wants SA To Be Literary Destination http://tpr.org/post/source-book-fest-wants-sa-be-literary-destination <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.saplf.org/festival/" target="_blank">San Antonio Book Festival</a> has its inaugural run as a solo event this weekend. Last year the burgeoning book fest partnered with Austin's annual Texas Book Festival by adding a series of events locally.</p><p>This year, with 90 national and local authors, organizers are confident the event will again be a success and will top their 4,000 person attendance last year. Organizers want to turn San Antonio into a literary destination.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:58:31 +0000 Paul Flahive 29412 at http://tpr.org The Source: Book Fest Wants SA To Be Literary Destination San Antonio Book Festival Puts Call Out To Young Writers http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-book-festival-puts-call-out-young-writers <p>The San Antonio Public Library Foundation has issued a call to young writers in association with the San Antonio Book Festival.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:30:21 +0000 Jack Morgan 24453 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Book Festival Puts Call Out To Young Writers Texas State Libraries Face $10 Million Federal Funding Cut http://tpr.org/post/texas-state-libraries-face-10-million-federal-funding-cut <p>Last week the <a href="http://www.imls.gov/" target="_blank">Institute of Museum and Libraries Services</a> announced that Texas public libraries could be without about about $10 million in federal grants, nearly 70 percent of the money they receive from the federal government.</p><p>The state is looking at a loss in federal money because of funding cuts that happened during the 2011 legislative session. With those cuts, the state is not able to pay a federal match program that is a part of the federal grant.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:12:28 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21715 at http://tpr.org Texas State Libraries Face $10 Million Federal Funding Cut Learning From The West Explosion: Safety And Security In Tracking Fertilizer Plants http://tpr.org/post/learning-west-explosion-safety-and-security-tracking-fertilizer-plants <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> An update on the Texas state fire marshal's online tool to locate ammonium nitrate facilities in the state like the one that exploded in the town of West. Are communities safer from this kind of a disaster? Also on this show: Texas libraries are set to lose federal funding, author Beverly Donofrio on her new memoir.</p><p></p><p><strong>Ammonium nitrate storage in Texas after the West explosion</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On April 17, the to</span>wn of West, Texas, was leveled by an explosion at the local fertilizer plant.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:02:36 +0000 David Martin Davies 21611 at http://tpr.org Learning From The West Explosion: Safety And Security In Tracking Fertilizer Plants San Antonio Book Fest Looking For Tomorrow's Writers http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-book-fest-looking-tomorrows-writers <p>The <a href="http://www.saplf.org/bookfestival.html" target="_blank">Texas&nbsp;Book Festival</a>-San Antonio isn’t until next April, but there’s something you may want to know about that’s coming up sooner. Director Katy Flato says a new Fiction Writing Contest associated with the fest is looking for the writers of tomorrow.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:41:12 +0000 Jack Morgan 20830 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Book Fest Looking For Tomorrow's Writers SA Public Library Showing Off A Time Capsule Of World War I Posters http://tpr.org/post/sa-public-library-showing-time-capsule-world-war-i-posters <p>An exhibit with an unusual origin opens at the downtown Central Library next week. The exhibit&#39;s curator, Allison Hays Lane, explains.</p><p>&quot;We have over 40 wonderful, original World War I posters and prints that were found in the basement of the Hertzberg Museum,&quot; Lane said.</p><p>Lane was asked how that surprise find must have made those finding it feel.</p><p>&ldquo;Almost like King Tut&rsquo;s Tomb. I mean it was just wonderful!&quot; she said.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:51:58 +0000 Jack Morgan 19583 at http://tpr.org SA Public Library Showing Off A Time Capsule Of World War I Posters City Libraries May Not Face One Day A Week Closure After All http://tpr.org/post/city-libraries-may-not-face-one-day-week-closure-after-all <p>If an amendment remains in place when San Antonio City Council votes on the budget this week, then the doors at city libraries will stay open all week long.</p><p>Library board chair Jean Brady cautioned that nothing is final until the city council votes Thursday on the proposed budget. But right now it looks like library funding will be restored to keep branch libraries open.</p><p>"If this funding’s been restored then that means we’ll be at seven days a week doing business as usual," Brady said Monday. "We’re delighted."</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:59:52 +0000 Ryan Loyd 18179 at http://tpr.org City Libraries May Not Face One Day A Week Closure After All The Source: Working For A PTSD Cure | Budget Cuts And The Library http://tpr.org/post/source-working-ptsd-cure-budget-cuts-and-library <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year in the U.S. military there were more deaths from suicide than there were combat deaths. The sobering statistic came out despite the influx of money and coverage of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder amongst veterans for the past few years. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Over the weekend the White House and the Department of Defense announced a significant investment in research for PTSD and the University of Texas Health Science Center will be leading a large part of the effort. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:23:57 +0000 Paul Flahive 16659 at http://tpr.org The Source: Working For A PTSD Cure | Budget Cuts And The Library All-Digital Bibliotech Library Gets State Accreditation http://tpr.org/post/all-digital-bibliotech-library-gets-state-accreditation <p>The Bexar County Bibliotech all-digital library has passed another milestone on its way to a grand opening in September, receiving its official accreditation.</p><p>The accreditation from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will allow the new library to operate for its first year.</p><p>"They’ve been a wonderful supporter for us, very enthusiastic," said Bibliotech Project Manager Laura Cole.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:14:28 +0000 Eileen Pace 14937 at http://tpr.org All-Digital Bibliotech Library Gets State Accreditation