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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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San Antonio Public Library Featuring Titles by 6th Annual San Antonio Book Festival Authors

Print and digital copies have been added to the collection

San Antonio Book Festival, a San Antonio Public Library Foundation event, is coming up on Saturday, April 7. To celebrate, the San Antonio Public Library is offering print and digital copies of titles by featured festival authors for check out. Visit the catalog at mysapl.org for a list of titles that are available. You can also visit a San Antonio Public Library location near you to browse print titles or visit bit.ly/SABookFestival to download through the Digital Library.

San Antonio Public Library Featuring Titles by 6th Annual San Antonio Book Festival Authors

Print and digital copies have been added to the collection

San Antonio Book Festival, a San Antonio Public Library Foundation event, is coming up on Saturday, April 7. To celebrate, the San Antonio Public Library is offering print and digital copies of titles by featured festival authors for check out. Visit the catalog at mysapl.org for a list of titles that are available. You can also visit a San Antonio Public Library location near you to browse print titles or visit bit.ly/SABookFestival to download through the Digital Library.

San Antonio Public Library Featuring Titles by 6th Annual San Antonio Book Festival Authors

Print and digital copies have been added to the collection

San Antonio Book Festival, a San Antonio Public Library Foundation event, is coming up on Saturday, April 7. To celebrate, the San Antonio Public Library is offering print and digital copies of titles by featured festival authors for check out. Visit the catalog at mysapl.org for a list of titles that are available. You can also visit a San Antonio Public Library location near you to browse print titles or visit bit.ly/SABookFestival to download through the Digital Library.

San Antonio Public Library Digital Inclusion Efforts Recognized Nationally With Employee Award

Latino Collection and Resource Center Coordinator Emma Hernández identified as a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal

San Antonio Public Library employee Emma Hernández was one of 50 chosen by Library Journal as a Mover & Shaker 2018. The prestigious award recognizes up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference in libraries. Hernández, Latino Collection and Resource Center Coordinator at San Antonio Public Library, was chosen as a Community Builder for her role of putting the San Antonio Public Library at the forefront of digital inclusion efforts in the San Antonio community.

San Antonio’s First Pop Con Welcomes Artists, Authors, Fan Groups, Anime, Gaming and More to Central Library This Saturday, March 3rd

Hop into your Tardis, Batmobile or invisible plane and head over to the San Antonio Pop Con at the Central Library March 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.! Enjoy a whole day of artists, authors, fan groups, anime, gaming, a cosplay contest, an art contest, and more. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will kick off the festivities.
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