Saturday, August 29, 2009
You can use your San Antonio Public Library card at any San Antonio Public Library location, and you can return your checked-out items to any location in the San Antonio Public Library system. You can also renew your materials online at www.mysapl.org, or phone at 207-6121 (toll-free 1-866-432-8950).
The libraries closest to the Las Palmas Branch Library are:
Bazan Branch Library
2200 W. Commerce Street
Memorial Branch Library
3222 Culebra Road
Guerra Branch Library
7978 Military Drive West
You're invited to take this opportunity to get to know other libraries in our system!
For more information, please call 207-2500 or visit the Library’s website, www.mysapl.org.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The San Antonio Public Library's got you covered! With your San Antonio Public Library card, you have free access to online tutoring in real time.
Just visit our webpage, www.mysapl.org, click on "Databases," then on "Live Homework Help." You'll be connected to a qualified tutor who will work with you to resolve your homework issues. Help is available in subjects from algebra to zoology, in English Monday through Sunday, 3:oo p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and in Spanish Sunday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Library has lots more ways to help with homework. For more infomation, call us at 207-2500.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Whether you don’t know where to start, or just need someone to proofread what you’ve written, help is available. Thanks to a free service offered by San Antonio Public Library, you can get online résumé help in real time from a qualified tutor.
You'll need your San Antonio Public Library card. Go to the library's web site http://www.mysapl.org/, click on "Databases," scroll down and click on "Live Homework Help," then click on "Career Center." Help is available 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.
You can also access this service from any public computer at the Library.
For more information, call (210) 207-2500.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
iPod users can now download and enjoy almost every single audiobook on Overdrive! That’s right - Overdrive struck a deal with the vast majority of publishers allowing the conversion of .wma file audiobooks for a variety of Apple products.
Macintosh users can utilize a special Mac-compatible version of the Overdrive Media Console and download and enjoy the mp3-file audiobooks from Overdrive and NetLibrary - a total of over 1200 audiobooks to choose from.
To get started, you'll need a San Antonio Public Library card. Go to "Downloadables" on the San Antonio Public Library home page (http://www.mysapl.org/), then click on "Digital Media Downloads" under the "OverDrive Digital Library" header. Follow the instructions to start downloading books, music and more to your Apple-compatible device.
Don't have a library card? All you need is proof of residence in Bexar County and a photo ID. Stop by any location of the San Antonio Public Library and you can leave with your own library card!
Can't visit a library just now? Go to "How do I get a library card?" You'll be walked through signing up online, and will be able to access most of our online resources, including downloadables, right away! Come by a San Antonio Public Library location within 30 days to get your hard-copy library card.
(Of course, if you have an MP3 or other device, you can get the same great stuff! Just click on the "Downloadables" link above and follow the directions.)
And the best part? All of this is free! Happy reading - or listening!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Your San Antonio Public Library card may be used at any San Antonio Public Library location. While the branch is closed, checked-out items may be returned to any location in the San Antonio Public Library system, renewed online at http://www.mysapl.org/, or renewed by phone at 207-6121 (toll-free 1-866-432-8950).
The libraries closest to the Westfall Branch Library are:
Landa Branch Library
233 Bushnell Avenue
Cody Branch Library
11441 Vance Jackson Road
Forest Hills Branch Library
5245 Ingram Road
For more information, call 207-2500
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a place, please register online at http://tinyurl.com/teacher-resources or call (210) 207-2500.
One hour of free parking is available in the Central Library parking garage with a validated ticket. For more information, the public may call 207-2500.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Latino Collection is a cultural and educational resource which chronicles and celebrates the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States. Though the majority of this collection focuses on the Mexican American or Chicano experience, materials about Puerto Rican, Cuban American and other Latin American heritages are also included in the collection. The collection was established in 1996 and currently includes more than 7,000 volumes.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
But do we need all those bottles and toxins under the sink? Some people say no. Today’s trend is green cleaning, a new twist on an old activity: housekeeping. Green cleaning involves eliminating toxins from the equation by use of natural or plant-based products to get the job done.
At a brownbag program at the Central Library, 600 Soledad, on Wednesday, August 5, at 11:30 a.m., April Mier will explain how to clean your home simply and effectively with a few basic multi-use products, such as vinegar, cream of tartar, baking soda, lemons, and salt. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to the event. Table seating will be available.
The event is free and open to the public. One hour's free parking is available in the Library Parking Garage with validated ticket.