Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Events & News

«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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Strike a Pose at the San Antonio Public Library for International Day of Yoga on June 21st

Strengthen your mind and body with classes, books, DVDs and more celebrating yoga at Library locations across the city

San Antonio Public Library will celebrate the 4th annual International Day of Yoga on Thursday, June 21 at 20 library locations across San Antonio with free classes and programs for all ages. In addition, San Antonio Public Library cardholders are invited to check out magazines, books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, fitness DVDs, and other materials all about the ancient practice of yoga. Visit https://sanantonio.overdrive.com/collection/154840 to download digital material to your personal device.


Pan American Branch Library to Temporarily Close for Renovations

- Library improvements funded in the 2018 City Budget

San Antonio Public Library will temporarily close Pan American Branch Library at 1122 W. Pyron Ave., 78221 in District 3 from Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, July 4 for improvements funded in the 2018 City Budget.  During the closure the book drop will remain open, and holds will be available for pickup Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

San Antonio Public Library and Fiesta Youth Dedicate LGBTQ Book Collection at Teen Library @ Central

Representatives from the San Antonio Public Library and Fiesta Youth celebrate the dedication of a young adult fiction collection celebrating and honoring the LGBTQ experience with local teens at the Teen Library @ Central.

San Antonio Public Library Offering Free Snacks and Lunch for Children and Teens During the Summer

Summer Lunch Program is partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank and the North East Independent School District

San Antonio Public Library, in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank and North East Independent School District, will offer healthy snacks and lunches to children 18 years of age and younger at seven library locations throughout the city. Days and times vary by location. All locations are closed on Wednesday, July 4. 

Access the New York Times For Free Through the San Antonio Public Library

Direct access to online content is now available at any San Antonio Public Library location or from anywhere at mysapl.org

San Antonio Public Library is now offering access to online content from the New York Times for free from any San Antonio Public Library computer or from home though the library’s website at www.mysapl.org. This service adds to the Library’s more than 100 databases.