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Author of four novels, the most recent being “Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel,” Diana Lopez is an accomplished writer. Not only is her book “Choke” currently in production for a Lifetime movie, she also teaches creative writing at the University of Houston-Victoria, and is the editor of Huizache, a magazine of Latino literature.
Join Barnes & Nobles on the children’s stage as they feature books and activities that showcase the Marvel character for Marvel Day.
Barnes & Nobles will feature stories about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles during their story time.
Debra Monroe is the author of four books of fiction, including her memoir, On the Outskirts of Normal. Her tale tells the story of raising her black daughter as a white woman in a small Texas town. This book was recommended reading from Oprah’s book club, and won numerous acclaim. Debra has also appeared in many periodicals including the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly’s Longreads.com, Guernica, The Southern Review, and others. She currently teaches in the MFA Program at Texas State University.
Books about Star Wars will be featured at Barnes & Nobles story time as part of their Page & Screen weekend.
With an introduction by local artist and Korima Press author Anel I. Flores, Jesus Alonzo, along with the 2014 cast members Manuel Barraza, Linda Copeland, Jaime Gonzalez, and Toni Sauceda will present selected readings and performances from the book. This will be followed by an audience Q&A, and a book signing. Books and cover art prints will be available for sale at the event.
After an amazing run at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the publication of Jotos del Barrio is now upon us! Playwright Jesus Alonzo will read from the book and a few cast members will be making appearances with some special performances. The book will be available for sale and the author will be signing copies after the reading!
Barnes & Nobles features the new book “Pete the Cat and the New Guy.”
Barnes & Nobles is featuring “Cars and Trucks and Things That Go!” for their Hometown Hero Storytime.
Sam Snoek-Brown will be at Barnes & Nobles signing his brand new book “Hagridden.” The book is set during the final days of the Civil War.
Back to School story time will feature Peanut Butter & Cupcakes
Sister Elise Garcia, who attended the Global Rights of Nature conference in Ecuador in early 2014, will share report backs from the conference and insights into how the global rights of nature movement might inform local organizing in San Antonio and South Texas.
Jolene Navarro will be at Barnes & Nobles signing her brand new book, “Lone Star Hero.” Her previous book is titled “Lone Star Holiday.”
Eleanor Bravo, the Southwest organizer for Food and Water Watch, will share her insights from working with communities in Dallas and Los Angeles to ban or restrict fracking. Following this plática, we will screen the documentary “Rooted Lands/Tierras Arraigadas,” which focuses on a New Mexico county of Hispanos that has become the first in the US to ban fracking.
Written by J.R. Helton, "The Jugheads" follows the Steward family on a rollercoaster ride through America's dark side, encompassing urban grit, suburban sprawl, and unspoiled country. Dragged around by his physically and emotionally hectoring father, Jake and the rest of his family must find a way to live in the shadows cast by their own American gothic.
The San Antonio Public Library has joined with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and the Holocaust Museum of San Antonio to tell the stories of the victims of the Holocaust, including those who were not Jewish, beginning in April and continuing throughout the month of May. For information about digital exhibits, videos and testimonials from survivors, visit learnandremember.org or mysapl.org. Ana Rado Thur., May 8, 6:00PM at Parman, Rose Williams Mon., May 12, 6PM at Igo, and Susanne Jalnos Thur., May 15, 6PM at Mission.
For lovers of the movies Titanic and Twister, Galveston 1900: A Storm, A Story of Twin Flames is the story of a young couple enduring the struggles of ethnic prejudice in the community and religious intolerance within their own family all in the shadow of the devastating storm which nearly swept Galveston off the face of the Earth. Paperback signed edition available now! Digital editions are available on Google Play and Amazon for $4.99. For more information or to place an order for paperback, call (210) 651-2562 or visit http://on.fb.me/1iJ1iqF
Partnering up with the San Antonio Public Library, Story Time Stampede is a new way for families to learn more about the art and history of the American West through storytelling and gallery experience. The stories explore narratives about vaqueros, cowboys, and Native American traditions. Featured upcoming themes for Story Time Stampede include, Bison, Outlaws & Bandits, Horses, and Campfire Cooking. There is one on the second Saturday of every month at 11am and 1pm.
San Antonio's Youth Poetry Organization, Fresh Ink, is back with monthly poetry slams and open mics. Get there early for the poetry workshop!
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Outside of reality television, porn and contemporary art, there aren’t many places that value amateurism quite like garage rock. From the Shaggs to Meg White, there’s a proud tradition steeped in the simple idea of not having a clue how to play your instrument. It’s one that Atlanta’s Coathangers fully upheld during their first gig in 2006. Nearly eight years have passed since that debut house show and the slapdash tour that followed; now the ATLiens are all but unrecognizable. Armed with their strongest release to date and trimmed to a leaner power trio lineup, bassist/singer Meredith (Minnie) Franco, guitarist/singer Julia (Crook Kid) Kogel and drummer/singer Stephanie (Rusty) Luke have now morphed into a formidable live act with a killer batch of songs to back them up.
’90s soft alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket called it quits in ’98, but returned in 2010 to release new material. In 2013, TTWS came into the internet age, crowd-funding New Constellation, an update on their acoustic rock jams that hit No. 97 on the Billboard Top 200.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a harder working or more dynamic rock musician than Buzz Osborne of the groundbreaking experimental sludge-metal outfit Melvins. Since 1986, Melvins have put out more than 25 studio albums and EPs, touring with a seldom seen ferocity. Pioneers of grunge music, King Buzzo and co. left the genre for others to perfect as they pushed their own experiments into the nether realms of noise and drone. Now, Osborne is on the road with a new solo collection entitled This Machine Kills Artists. The acoustic record, which still manages to display sludge-metal influence, brims with excellent material and represents something truly unprecedented for Osborne.
First in Christopher Guest’s acclaimed list of ensemble cast “improvisational” comedies (followed by Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap chronicles a fictional British heavy metal band touring America tour in support of a comeback album titled Smell the Glove. Through concert footage and interviews with filmmaker Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner), the band’s dim present and bizarre past comes to light complete with anecdotes about former drummers who died by spontaneous combustion, a bizarre gardening accident and choking to death on the vomit of person(s) unknown.
Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays series wraps up with Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning sci-fi blockbuster following a young boy (played by San Antonio native Henry Thomas) who befriends an otherworldy being. Released in 1982, E.T. remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Spielberg’s Jurassic Park surpassed it in 1993.
Hocus Pocus, Alakazam! Local professional magician Paul Mims visits Westfall Branch Library to discuss the art of stage magic and teach a few basic tricks.
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