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Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)

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Address: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Description: Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in...
Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
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A true gift to San Miguel

Lectures, music, movies, books,language lessons,tours,charitable work, events newspaper...on and on. A dedicated staff and volunteers keep this active spot buzzing. I love every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Lectures, music, movies, books,language lessons,tours,charitable work, events newspaper...on and on. A dedicated staff and volunteers keep this active spot buzzing. I love every aspect of this gift to the community. Try the amazing $100 MP, multiple course, daily restaurant special.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

wonderful institution with theater, lovely courtyard, live music, many events for all, dont miss the house tour on weekends!

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Oh, dear. Yes, this is a charity, of sorts, but the House and Garden Tour on Sunday afternoons is a very misleading experience. There were about 150 eager and naive Americans on what turned out to be a tour of open houses, as in, houses for sale. To top it off, they were way out of town and not particularly... More 

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Ottawa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Biblioteca really is the heart and soul. It is here that Mexicans and foreigners (mostly Canadian and American) really meet. There is a cafe with a large selection of Spanish and English books (I am told the largest in Central America). It has a wonderful little cafe with lunch specials every day.There are lecture rooms , decorated with murals... More 

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Chicago, IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Impressive range of services and things to do. THE central meeting place for tourists and locals. The courtyard is a great place to rest weary feet and the cafe serves a wide range of snacks and drinks. A wide range of entertainment is offered during the week in the theater and smaller venues. The gift shop offers a variety of... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The is the place to go in San Miguel de Allende for interesting lectures, to pick up tickets for tours, for very good lunches in the cafe and a convenient place to meet friends. I'm told it's also a library, but we never did try that function.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
60 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Books, great little cafe, films, plays, the house and garden tour on Sundays. There's always something to do at the library. Many of the events are also fundraisers for the local children, so there are programs for them, as well as many activities for the large number of expats in the city. The house and garden tour is especially interesting,... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Just go - it is free, there are wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces, and fun events. Check out the murals in la Sala Quetzal. WONDERFUL.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Public library in wonderful colonial building with huge courtyard, this is the center of activity for expatriates in San Miguel. A weekly tour of homes and gardens is how we first came to this place. Expats perform many charitable activities which are centered here, benefiting the locals, especially the children of San Miguel. Great place to meet people!

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Kerrville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It's an open air plaza where people meet to study together or learn a language from each other. Around the perimeter is a technology room for teens, a reading room for young kids, and then regular stacks and a small book store. Many community events occur there - saw ads for different things held there posted all over the city.... More 

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