Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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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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Lightsaber Duel, Droid Races and Selfies with Yoda!

May the Fourth be with you. Always… at the San Antonio Public Library.

SAN ANTONIO (May 1, 2019) – Are Chew read-y for this? The San Antonio Public Library welcomes all young Jedi to their May the Fourth celebrations!

Semmes Branch Library to Close for Four Weeks for Renovations

Book drop will remain open and digital materials will be available at mysapl.org

- The San Antonio Public Library will temporarily close Semmes Branch Library located 15060 Judson Rd from Wednesday, May 1 through Sunday, May 27 for improvements. During the closure, the book drop will remain open, and holds will be available for pickup Tuesday-Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

Great Northwest Branch Library to Close for Three Weeks for Renovations

Book drop will remain open and digital materials will be available at mysapl.org

The San Antonio Public Library will temporarily close Great Northwest Branch Library located at 9050 Wellwood from Monday, April 15 through Friday, May 5 for improvements.

The San Antonio Public Library’s celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Pan American Branch Library with a speaking program and afternoon of activities.

All are invited to celebrate the value and importance of library service to the community with the observance of Pan American Branch Library’s 50th Anniversary.

The San Antonio Public Library’s celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Pan American Branch Library with a speaking program and afternoon of activities

All are invited to celebrate the value and importance of library service to the community with the observance of Pan American Branch Library’s 50th Anniversary.
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