Banned Books Week
Sep 25 @ 12:00 am – Oct 1 @ 11:45 pm

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The top ten most frequently challenged books of 2015 will be listed during National Library Week on April 10, 2016.

Keynote address @ Wyoming High School Press Convention
Oct 3 all-day
An Evening with the Authors @ Northside ISD Activity Center
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you still looking for that special someone? Somebody you’d be proud to introduce to your friends? Somebody who might keep you up all night?

Here’s your chance—in a literary way, of course! Friends of Northside Libraries (FONL) is sponsoring “An Evening with the Authors” to spread literacy and a passion for books, and to introduce readers to new authors—including bestselling author Ron Franscell of San Antonio—with a cool, new twist.

Participants will be able to meet a number of authors one-on-one in a “speed-dating” format. Guests will be seated at round tables with two empty chairs, and two authors will chat for about 10 minutes. Then a bell rings, and every table gets two new authors!

Tickets are $20 per person ($35 for a couple). They include dinner, conversations with up to 20 authors, and FONL membership. For more information, just click here.


Lit ‘n’ Lunch @ San Antonio Country Club
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

As guests of the Assistance League of San Antonio, renowned medical examiner Dr. Vincent Di Maio and bestselling author Ron Franscell will talk about the new book MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH, and sign books. Event is open only to the public and non-members.

Assistance League of San Antonio is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in the San Antonio community.  Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.