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SA Book Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Feb 9, 2016
San Antonio Library Foundation

The San Antonio Book Festival announced its lineup today of more than 85 authors and several special events.

Among the festival’s highlights are Stephen Harrigan, with his latest historical novel "A Friend of Mr. Lincoln"; author Skip Hollandsworth , with his new true crime account, "The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer."

Matt Bynum

The weekend's upon us and we've found fun for bird lovers, music lovers and those who love where music, food and dance come together. First off, how about having a Flamenco Friday? Here's Paula Sullivan talking about where you can do just that.

"Carmen's de la Calle is a global type restaurant which features live music."

Live Flamenco music and dance created right there in front of you.

San Antonio Public Library

It's called Digital Wallpaper. The specially-designed wallpaper contains digital QR codes that are recognized by smart phones and tablets. 

Now, the San Antonio Public Library has expanded its Digital Library wallpaper to six new locations around town. Library card holders can use the codes to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music. Visitors who do not have a Library Card are able to use the wallpaper to access public domain titles.

Courtesy San Antonio Book Festival

There’s a contest for your teens where they don’t have to sing, play an instrument or spell difficult words. But there is something they're expected to do: they’re expected to write.

“We have a contest for kids between [the] seventh and 12th grades.”

Shannon Stephens is with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation.

“We’re asking them to submit an essay about the theme ‘A Chest in the Attic.’”

I asked "So there’s a Chest in the Attic, they go to look and what do they find? It’s up to them to determine what they find?"

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Public Library system is launching a digital checkout kiosk at the airport that will be available to both San Antonio residents and travelers passing through the Alamo City.

Inside Terminals A and B of the San Antonio International Airport sit two 6-foot tall, 55-inch digital touch screens with multiple charging ports, where library patrons can checkout e-books and music. It’s part of a new marketing campaign for the San Antonio Public Library’s e-book selection, says Ignacio Albarracin, the Digital Services Manager of the library.

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