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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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San Antonio Public Library Kicks Off Summer of Reading and Fun at Mayor’s Summer Reading Club 2018 Launch

Community is invited to celebrate the City’s Tricentennial with “Adventures in Library Land,” an adventure through books and activities at libraries

Visit Central Library on Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. to find out more information about the 2018 Mayor’s Summer Reading Club and Summer Reading Program at the San Antonio Public Library. 

San Antonio Public Library’s Digital Library Celebrates Five Millionth Check Out

How-to Guide to Chess is Five Millionth Digital Check Out

San Antonio Public Library has reached yet another exciting milestone; the five millionth digital check out. The item was Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures by Ivan Sokolov. The most popular San Antonio Public Library digital item of all time is an eAudiobook, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Library’s five millionth check out landed San Antonio Public Library in the list of only 52 out of 38,000 libraries with OverDrive worldwide to achieve the goal. In 2016, San Antonio Public Library became one of only a handful of library systems to reach one million digital check outs in a calendar year.

Digital Inclusion Month Continues at the San Antonio Public Library

Free classes for adults taking place at library locations throughout the city

San Antonio Public Library is offering a series of digital classes during the month of May as part of Digital Inclusion Month, a national initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, providing members of the community access to technology, increasing digital literacy, and encouraging the use of technology in economic and workforce development.

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club Continues at Cortez Branch Library with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilman Rey Saldaña

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club continues with a speaking program and activities based on the District 4 theme of animal welfare. 

Celebrate STEAM at the San Antonio Public Library During Tricentennial Commemorative Week’s History & Education Day

Future History Makers: Celebrating STEAM at the Library

District 1: Central Library (600 Soledad St., 78205)

District 2: Carver Branch Library (3350 E. Commerce St., 78220)

District 3: Mission Branch Library (3134 Roosevelt Ave., 78214)

District 4: Cortez Branch Library (2803 Hunter Blvd., 78224)

District 5: Collins Garden Branch Library (200 North Park Blvd., 78204)

District 6: Great Northwest Branch Library (9050 Wellwood, 78250)

District 7: Forest Hills Branch Library (5245 Ingram Rd., 78228)

District 8: Igo Branch Library (13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy., 78249)

District 9: Parman Branch Library (20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258)

District 10: Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)