On Saturday, May 20, 1995, the whole community celebrated as the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) held the grand opening of the "Big Enchilada," the Central Library.
Although some may still think of it as the "new" library, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, is the Central Library's 25th anniversary. Because large public gatherings are not possible at this time, the library is planning a virtual anniversary event. You're invited to join in on Facebook for a variety of online activities beginning May 20 and running through a full day of scheduled events on Saturday, May 23.
Mark your calendar to join the library:
Wednesday, May 20
- Texana slideshow from opening day
Thursday, May 21
- Special episode of SAPL’s "Tuned-In Podcast* -- the podcast can be listened to simply by clicking on the link provided in the social media event. You can also subscribe to the library podcast; all you need is a Sound Cloud account, available on the Apple Store or Google Play.
Friday, May 22
- Red Enchilada cooking segment produced by the SAPL Adult Services team
Saturday, May 23
- 9 am – “Our Gift to You” Big Read Zine: QuaranZine Edition
- 10 am – Central Library Children's Department story time video
- 11 am – Video: Central Library Then and Now
- 12 noon – Video: Central Library 25th Anniversary Grand Shoebox Parade
- 1 pm – Live Interactive Trivia
The whole celebration is free and open to the public on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mysapl.