2013 San Antonio Book Festival - My Family Picks - Family Love In My City

2013 San Antonio Book Festival - My Family Picks

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sure I love to read books, but I am more interested in nurturing a love of books and desire for learning in my kids, so events like the San Antonio Book Festival are just what I am looking for! Who doesn't LOVE the combination of books, culture, food, music and downtown San Antonio!

The Texas Book Festival - San Antonio Edition is happening this Saturday at the Central Library, crossing the street over to the Southwest School of Art on April 13, 2013 from 10-5pm. It is a free event that celebrates the written word with book signings, readings, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, music entertainment and more!

You can get the entire schedule here, but these are the family events that I am looking for:

At the SA Reads Children's Tent on the 3rd Floor, West Terrace of Central Library

10:00-10:30: Carmen Tafolla (Fiesta Babies)
10:45-11:15: Elaine Scott (Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert)
11:30-Noon: Don Tate (It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw)
12:15-12:45: Jennifer Gaines Drez (Goodnight San Antonio)
1:00-1:30:     Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Sofía and the Purple Dress/Sofía y el vestido morado)
1:45-2:15:    Cynthia Levinson (We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March)
2:30-3:00:     Lupe Ruiz Flores (Alicia's Fruity Drinks/Las aquas frescas de Alicia)
3:15-3:45:     Xavier Garza (Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel)
4:00-4:30:     Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale)

Children's Book Sales and Signings will be from 10am - 5:30pm at the Story Room on the 3rd Floor. Authors will sign books immediately following their session. Books must be purchased from the B&N area in order to be signed. A receipt must be presented in the Book Signing area. 

The San Antonio Story - En Nuestras Palabras - Presented by the Library Foundation's Latino Leadership for the Library Committee - will be at the Central Library Plaza Walk. All day: My Story Van; Stories on the Porch; Create A Story; Meet the Story Tellers; Book Sales; Stories Are Milagros For the Future.

H-E-B Children's Activity Tent and Plaza

All Day: Coloring Station, Painting Bookmarks

10:00-10:45am: Recycled art station with Mary Cantu
11:00-11:45am: Pop-up book creation with Regina Sanders
   1:00- 2:45pm: Star Book Creations with Eric Reyna
   3:00- 3:45pm: Thinking caps and creativity crowns

Activity Tent
10:00-10:45am: Bubble Station
10:45-11:15am: Storytelling with Sarah Loden
12:00-12:45pm: Storytelling with Elijah Zane
  4:00-  4:45pm: Storytelling with Javier Garza

I hope you get a chance to visit this event with your little bookworms!

See you there!

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  1. Ah! How excited I am to have been a part of this event and see the whole thing listed on your blog here.

    You are keeping San Antonio families hip! Thanks for sharing so much of the goodness :)

    -Sarah Loden (storyteller)

    1. Hi Sarah, it was so great! And how awesome that you were a part of it! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! If you have any more events you are involved in, please let me know, I'd love to share!

    2. Tons! I'll be leading some opening entertainment activities at San Antonio Museum of Art's Family Flicks night this Saturday. They're showing Whale Rider! It will be a beautiful outdoor movie viewing!(more on their calendar at www.samuseum.org).

      And I do a lot of events as the entity Yoga-N-Action, which you can find out about through my site: www.yogaNaction.com.



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