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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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Thousand Oaks Branch Library Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Holiday- Inspired Family Activities

San Antonio Public Library will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thousand Oaks Branch Library with a winter wonderland of refreshments, live music, face painters, crafts and more.

Thousand Oaks Branch Library Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Holiday- Inspired Family Activities

San Antonio Public Library will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thousand Oaks Branch Library with a winter wonderland of refreshments, live music, face painters, crafts and more. 

Latino Collection and Resource Center Opens at Central Library

7,000 square-foot space chronicles and celebrates the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States

The Latino Collection was established in 1996 to bring together the voices of Hispanics and Latinos. It was envisioned as a cultural and educational resource which would chronicle and celebrate the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States. 

San Antonio Public Library’s Digital Library Hits Milestone and Offers More Convenient Access to Services

Digital Library hits 4 million check-outs

San Antonio Public Library is excited to announce the four millionth digital item was recently checked out. The item was an adult fiction mystery eAudiobook titled Three Can Keep a Secret by Judy Clemens. The eAudiobook was checked out via the Library’s digital provider OverDrive, the world’s leading distributor of digital content for libraries. The Library’s four millionth check out landed San Antonio Public Library in the top 53 out of 30,000 libraries worldwide to achieve the goal. In 2016, San Antonio Public Library became one of only a handful of library systems to reach one million check outs in a calendar year. 

San Antonio Public Library and SAHA Team up to Bring the Book-Rich Environment Initiative to San Antonio Families

In its continued effort to enrich quality of life for its residents, The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and the San Antonio Public Library, in cooperation with the local U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office, will host a unique event on Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. at the Bazan Branch Library. The event is aimed at encouraging literacy, promoting positive educational outcomes, and instilling a love of reading among children and families living in public housing communities across San Antonio. This marks the first of many events planned in response to SAHA’s participation in the national Book-Rich Environment (BRE) Initiative, led in partnership by the National Book Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, HUD, the Urban Library Council and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
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