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Cortez Branch Library to celebrate 40 years of service

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Cortez Branch Library to celebrate 40 years of service

Virtual event with come-and-go in-person interaction to take place April 13

CONTACT: Victoria Villarreal, 210-207-2577 


SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2021) — San Antonio Public Library’s (SAPL) Cortez Branch, named after Raoul A. Cortez, pioneer of Spanish language radio and television stations in the United States, is turning 40! Situated in southwest San Antonio, Cortez Branch Library has served countless San Antonio area children, teens, and adults over the past 40 years. In celebration of this milestone, SAPL will be hosting a virtual event with in-person come-and-go interaction on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Visit SAPL’s virtual event beginning at 10 AM on April 13 to see video remarks by: SAPL Director Ramiro S. Salazar; District 4 Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia; SAPL Board of Trustees Chair Paul Stahl; District 4 SAPL Board of Trustees Representative Andrea Sanchez; and a page dedicated to Raoul A. Cortez with a statement from his grandson, Guillermo C. Nicolas. 
Activities Include: 

  • Special commemorative slideshow of Cortez Branch Library 
  • “40 Things You Can Do At Your Library” virtual activity 
  • Video programs presented by Cortez Branch Library staff 

In-person Encounters (come-and-go) at Cortez Branch Library: 
(2803 Hunter Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78224) 

  • Tree adoption in partnership with San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
  • Goodie Bag Distribution

Event Schedule: 
Beginning at 10 AM - Virtual Activities at 
Beginning at 12 PM - Goodie Bag Distribution and Tree Adoption (while supplies last)
For information on ongoing virtual programming at SAPL, visit Please note, services are subject to change based on local health guidance and SAPL locations will be following approved City of San Antonio social distancing, mask requirements, and screening protocols.   
Library staff is available by phone at 210-207-2500 or by chat at  

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

Categories: City News, Library