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August 28 in San Antonio history…

1874
Pope Pius IX creates the San Antonio Catholic diocese as part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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August 29 in San Antonio history…

1929
Studer Camera Company is established by Ben Studer in a small building on the front of a lot at 2118 Main Avenue.

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August 30 in San Antonio history…

1856
The San Antonio Herald, a weekly newspaper, published by J. M. West  & J. P. Newcomb, ceases publication.

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September 3 in San Antonio history…

1926
Municipal Auditorium is dedicated as a memorial to the city’s WWI dead.

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September 4 in San Antonio history

1932
San Antonio switches over to the dial telephone system. Telephone exchanges change from Crockett, Travis, Mission and Woodlawn to Belmont, Cathedral, Fannin, Garfield, Kenwood, Lambert, Parkview and Pershing.

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September 7 in San Antonio history…

1921
Rain began falling in San Antonio and would continue for three days leading to widespread flooding, killing 51 people and causing millions of dollars in damages. The flood was caused by some of the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Texas. The immense amount of rain quickly overwhelmed the the San Antonio River. Most of the victims were trapped in their cars by the surprise flood and drowned. Five to 10 feet of water submerged the city’s streets, delaying an evacuation. The city was underwater for nearly a week following the flood, which was responsible for at least $5 million in damages. In the aftermath, San Antonio embarked on a 10-year overhaul of its flood system.

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Crow Smarts

Did you know that crows can use tools? That’s right, the crows living on New Caledonia, an island north of New Zealand, use plant stems to coax grubs out of logs. Some of these crows even shape plant leaves into useful tools.
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New Ways to Communicate: The San Antonio Public Library Offers New Live Chat Options on Library Website

As part of ongoing efforts to provide convenient and accessible access to library information and resources for area residents, San Antonio Public Library is now offering live chat available in English, Spanish and French on the library website: mysapl.org.

7th Annual Holocaust: Learn & Remember Commemoration to be hosted by San Antonio Public Library and Holocaust Memorial Museum

Opening reception and theme announcement for the 7th annual Holocaust: Learn & Remember month-long commemoration of the Holocaust.

San Antonio Public Library and its partners hope to enlighten and educate the community with this important initiative in order to promote tolerance and inspire acceptance. The 2019 theme Resistance will focus on artists and works of art that explore the experience of survivors during the war and after liberation.

Statement from Library Board of Trustees Chair Paul Stahl on the passing of Commissioner Paul Elizondo

Julián Castro to speak at Meet the Author Event for New Book

Julián Castro is the featured author at this Meet the Author event.  State Representative Diego Bernal will moderate discussion.  Q&A and book signing to follow.

 

Forest Hills Library Celebrates 30 Year Milestone With 80s-Themed Festivities

Forest Hills Branch Library 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring 80s-themed activities and attire

WHAT: Forest Hills Branch Library 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring 80s-themed activities and attire.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13
2:00 p.m. - Speaking Program
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Activities for all ages

WHERE: Forest Hills Branch Library
5245 Ingram Road, 78228

WHO: Councilwoman Ana E. Sandoval
Ramiro S. Salazar, Director, San Antonio Public Library
Holmes High School ROTC

VISUALS: 80s-themed costumes
Arcade room filled with retro arcade games
80s hair makeovers offered by Palo Alto College cosmetology students
Rubik’s Cube game area
80s memorabilia exhibit
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