In partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, the San Antonio Public Library offers a month long series of programs each January called The Holocaust: Learn and Remember. 2020 will mark 8 years of this annual series which has included presentations by Holocaust survivors, gallery exhibitions, academic lectures, book discussions, film screenings, musical performances and more. This collaboration has grown to include up to 30 programs each year in libraries, the Museum, and other locations bringing enlightenment to thousands of all ages. A theme is chosen each year and all programs, exhibits, and book and movie recommendations reflect the theme. Past themes have included Liberators, Art & Survival, Children of War, and Resistance. Through our collaboration with the Museum, attendees have had the opportunity to hear from survivors and their descendants which has had a profound effect on every person privileged to attend. As the survivors have aged and are unable to speak as they once did, the program organizers have expanded the collaboration making connections with various University professors and topic experts. An additional effort has been made to connect the past with current events giving attendees an experience that stays with them and encourages them to think and act in their daily lives. The Library has won awards for the Marketing materials used for this ongoing series. Those images along with text describing the partnerships we've established and images of the programming throughout the years will be used in this poster presentation.
Haley Holmes– Adult Services Coordinator, San Antonio Public Library