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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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Cody Branch Library to Close for Eleven Days for Renovations

Library improvements funded in the 2018 City Budget

San Antonio Public Library will temporarily close Cody Branch Library at 11441 Vance Jackson Rd. from Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 13 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.

Cody will be closed for renovations May 3 - May 13

Cody Branch Library will be closed Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 13 for improvements funded in the 2018 City Budget.

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club Continues at McCreless Branch Library with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club continues with the District 3 theme of folk tales.



San Antonio Public Library to co-host Big Library Read, world’s largest digital book club

Readers can borrow Jennifer McGaha’s “Flat Broke with Two Goats” without wait lists or holds for two weeks

When life gets your goat, use your library card. Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, has been selected for the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. Today through April 16, San Antonio Public Library card holders will be able to borrow the eBook or audiobook format of the title with no wait lists or holds. Readers can take part in the two-week program by visiting bit.ly/SAPLBigRead or by downloading the Libby app from OverDrive. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Readers will also have the chance to win a free Kobo Aura ONE eReader from OverDrive by using #BigLibraryRead on social media.

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club Continues at Schaefer Branch Library with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club continues with the District 2 theme of social justice

As the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Join District 2 Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw to explore the importance of social justice to our community
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