Día de los Muertos is a time of remembrance; it’s fitting, then, that the San Antonio Public Library (SAPLF) used the occasion to celebrate and support Central Library with its Catrina Ball on October 28th.
The event, held in honor of Central Library’s new Latino Collection and Resource Center, saw the first floor transformed into an elegant street party, complete with cocktails, street food, and even a Disco de los Muertos after-party that ran into the wee hours of the night. Guests of Honor Rosemary Kowalski (La Catrina) and Pedro Cortez (El Catrin) presided over an evening of Mexican-inspired fun, with guests encouraged to bring out dramatic costumes with the classic Dia de los Muertos calavera flair.
The positive impact of public libraries cannot be overstated, and the SAPLF deserves massive props for putting together such a great event for such a great cause. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the next one!