Back to School Book Sale: Celebrate the new school year with us at our Back to School Book Sale, Saturday, August 24. From 10 am – 1 pm all our sales books will be 50% off.
At 11 am we will present our new collection “Stand-up Women!” This collection is comprised of 35 new titles donated to our library by members from the San Juan branch of the American Association of University Women. Created for children and young adults, this collection commemorates the women whom have made a significant impact in their professions and on the world. Check out a title from this collection on its inauguration day and receive a voucher for a free book from our sales area.
There will also be a storytime in English and Spanish for children ages 4 – 8.
New Arrivals: Lisa Gardner, Never Tell, Patricio Pron, Mañana tendremos otros nombres(Premio Alfaguara 2019), and Umberto Eco A hombros de gigantes.
Friday, September 6, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Our library will participate at the 14th reading marathon of Puerto Rico, which is celebrated along with the 6th reading marathon of Latin America. This year’s edition is dedicated to the beloved Puerto Rican author and illustrator Walter Torres. (Yes! We have several of his books.) Earn your Puerto Rican marathon reading certificates with us!
Thanks to 11Q radio -1140 am and the show “Conectando con los Boomers.” Their hosts Lizzy Álamo and Marigloria Sierra have helped to spread the word about our library. Thanks to Isabel Batteria, our pro bono social media director, for speaking on our behalf. Great job! Here’s a link to the show: https://bit.ly/2Kx8NYP
Our library also participated at the XI edition of Encuentro Latinoamericano de Bibliotecarios, Archivistas, y Museólogos. This year’s meeting was held for the first time in San Juan (immediately after the manifestations!). We are so pleased to have been accepted into this convocation of professionals from all over Latin America. Ours thanks to the author of our proposal and power point presentation, our own volunteer and librarian Erika Rodriguez. We also thank our library volunteer and graduate student in Information Science, Alanise Morales. Alanise represented us during our presentation. We are truly touched that two volunteers would dedicate time, talent and heart to our inclusion in this event. They worked many hours to make this opportunity a reality for our library. Well done!!!