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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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Popular Coloring for Adults Program Growing at San Antonio Public Library

As a community gathering place, the Library provides opportunities for people to meet, exchange ideas, and participate in the life of their community.

San Antonio Public Library Hosts Downtown Teen Arts Fest

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL), the Southwest School of Art and ArtPace present the Downtown Teen Arts Fest on Saturday, November 21, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Library and the Southwest School of Art.

Mayor’s Book Club continues with Memoir Writing Workshops at San Antonio Public Library

In honor of the Mayor’s book choice, the San Antonio Public Library is offering a number of memoir writing workshops in library branches across the city through December.

Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at the San Antonio Public Library

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is a welcoming gathering place that celebrates the cultural diversity of the San Antonio community. Beginning Saturday, November 14, the Library will host four performances in celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

Happy New Year!

2014 is upon us, and the San Antonio Public Library is looking forward to a year of exciting opportunities at our 26 locations across San Antonio that will further enhance your library experience. As we reflect on 2013, it is easy to see that the Library is more than a place to read, or research and study, it is a place where library users can also learn about any subject they are interested in, search for jobs, listen to and participate in engaging discussions about a host of subjects.

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