Friday, June 12, 2009

Celebrate Lincoln & Juneteenth @ your library!

The San Antonio Public Library is joining in the national celebration of our 16th President’s 200th birthday and Texas’ Emancipation on Juneteenth, June 19. The Library will mark this historic milestone with several events and activities aimed at renewing appreciation of Lincoln’s ideals of freedom, democracy and equal opportunity, and teaching students and adults the significance of Juneteenth and its implications for today.

Carver Branch Library
3350 E. Commerce Street • (210) 225-7801
June 18, 12:00 noon
Juneteenth Lecture by Dr. Carey H. Latimore IV

Assistant Professor at Trinity University and Co-Chair of African American Studies

June 18 and 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Juneteenth Workshop
(students in grades 1st – 12th)
Presented by Claudette Lewis, former schoolteacher and founder of the Cherice Cochran Mentoring Foundation

Both events are free, but space is limited. Please call (210) 225-7801 for reservations.

Memorial Branch Library
3222 Culebra Road • (210) 432-6783
June 20, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration

Refreshments, crafts and outdoor games, and summer book sale.

With more than 500 items about Lincoln in the library’s catalog, there are multiple resources available to examine the “Great Emancipator’s” legacy. During the month of June, free copies of the Library of America’s Lincoln Anthology will be available at each branch for patrons to pick up (while supplies last.) These booklets focus on how writers have appraised Lincoln's role in ending slavery and his attitudes toward race, and how his legacy has been used to challenge American society to live up to its ideals.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, the public may visit the Library website, http://www.mysapl.org/, or call (210) 207-2500.

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