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«September 2016»

August 28 in San Antonio history…

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…

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…

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…

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

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September 4 in San Antonio history

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…

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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National Voter Registration Day Event at Central Library Celebrates Libraries as Voter Registrations Sites and Cornerstones of Democracy

San Antonio Public Library celebrates National Voter Registrations Day with speaking program, activities and crafts.

The San Antonio Public Library is celebrating National Voter Registration Day by urging the public to register to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the November general elections is October 9.

Uniform 300 Photo Project To Launch At Central Library Opening Reception

An exhibition complimenting San Antonio 300 Tricentennial Celebration

Art opening reception of Uniform 300; a photographic project featuring portraits of San Antonio citizens representing all neighborhoods, passions, jobs and walks of life.

Viva Libro—San Antonio Public Library Latino Collection and Resource Center First Year Anniversary and Literary Fair

San Antonio Public Library Latino Collection and Resource Center celebrates First Year Anniversary and literary fair with author readings, writer’s workshops and a book Mercado

The San Antonio Public Library has reached a milestone as their Latino Collection and Resource Center celebrates its first year anniversary. Festivities will take place in the form of a literary fair, entitled, Viva Libro, on Saturday, September 15 at the Central Library the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club continues at Forest Hills Library with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilwoman Ana Sandoval

The Mayor’s Book Club continues with the District 7 theme of Environmental Sustainability.

Councilwoman Ana Sandoval invites the community to explore and learn about the importance of our environment and sustainability during the District 7 edition of Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club. Join Councilwoman Sandoval at Forest Hills Branch Library on Saturday, September 8 to learn about how we can take action in our own community and lives to support our environment. Reducing waste and excess is one way to help us improve our quality of life and sustain our community for future generations of San Antonians.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

The best back-to-school tool that is easy to get.

As the school year hits full swing and students are back in the classroom, there is still one essential school supply that doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card.