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On Tuesday, May 28 at the Central Library, Mayor Julián Castro, Library Director, Ramiro S. Salazar, Chair of the Board of Trustees Jean Brady, Children’s Services Coordinator Viki Ash, and Teen Services Coordinator Jennifer Velasquez launched the annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Club for children and the 2013 Summer Reading Programs for teens and adults.
“Learning is a year-round process that begins with a child’s ability to read,” Mayor Julián Castro said. “The Summer Reading Club is an opportunity for parents to keep their children engaged in the world of books beyond the school year.”
Beginning on June 1 and continuing throughout the summer, children, teens and adults can sign up online at http://www.mysapl.org/srp or in person at their local library. Each child who finishes the program will receive a book to keep and a completion certificate signed by Mayor Castro. Teens who participate are eligible to receive prizes and will be invited to an end-of-summer celebration that will include gaming competitions. For the first time, the Summer Reading Programs will also be open to adults. All programs include an audio book listening option.
Along with reading, the Library offers free activities for children and teens throughout June and July. A complete schedule of events is available on the Library’s website or at any San Antonio Public Library location.
Special thanks to our corporate and civic partners, HEB, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, ClearVisions Graphics Company, the RK Group and VIA Metropolitan Transit System.
Click here to view a video from the launch:
Here is a brief public service announcement that Mayor Castro did on our behalf:
Louis Santikos opens the Rialto Theater with “Camille” starring Rudolph Valentino and Nazimova.
The feature of the first official day of televising by WOAI-TV today will be the SMU-Notre Dame football game, televised from film, starting at 5:20 and running 40 minutes to 6 p.m. The entire game, except the huddles, will be shown and explained in detail, it was announced. This will be the first opportunity for San Antonians who did not attend the game to see Kyle Rote and his buddies in action against the mighty Fighting Irish. (Brought to you by Krisch-Delavan Company and your Motorola TV dealer.)
The Korean War Memorial monument outside Municipal Auditorium is dedicated.
On the 25th anniversary of the station, WOAI-TV changes call letters to KMOL.
In a move widely panned by fans, Spurs Executive Vice President Gregg Popovich fires Coach Bob Hill and replaces him with… himself! The 3-15 Spurs lose to the Phoenix Suns that night 93-76, and go 17-47 under Popovich en route to a franchise-worst 20-62 record for the season. However, the Spurs win the NBA lottery, draft Tim Duncan and Popovich takes every subsequent team he coaches to the playoffs, winning four NBA titles en route to a certain enshrinement in the Hall of Fame after his retirement.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is first broadcast, at 6:30 on CBS (KENS Channel 5).
Mrs. Steve Nava, of 218 Wingate Street, becomes the first patient directly admitted to the new $17.5 million Bexar County Hospital (now University Hospital).
Chess champion Bobby Fischer arrives in San Antonio by private jet to listen to a friend making a personal appearance here over the weekend. The friend Fischer came to listen to is Garner Ted Armstrong, spokesman of the Worldwide Church of God. Armstrong is making three personal appearances at the Theater of the Performing Arts here on behalf of the church.
Thurman Barrett purchases KTSA and will broadcast programming from the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Travis Cotton, 28, of 206 Weaver Street, was waiting when the recruiting office opened and is the first San Antonian to volunteer after the Pearl Harbor attack yesterday.
The Dave Clark Five made their first San Antonio appearance at the Bexar County Coliseum. San Antonio teenagers were feeling glad all over.
The San Antonio Light announces that a Christmas tree will be placed in Alamo Plaza “in front of the ruined portion of the Alamo” by the Rotary Club. The tree will be furnished by Douglas Fairchilds of Medina Valley. The San Antonio Gas & Electric Company has agreed to furnish, free, the current lor several thousand colored electric lights; J. C. Kinney has agreed to do the electrical work; Steves Sash &. Door Company has promised to furnish a fence to be built around a sufficient area about the tree to accommodate 1500 poor children and their mothers; the British Society, the Scottish Society,(known as Clan McDuff), three or four of the German singing societies, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, (representing the Irish), and the Choral Society of the Y. M. C. A., (representing the Americans), have agreed, to come In costume and sing Christmas songs representative of each nationality on Christmas Eve.
Dr. Earl King Gill, Texas A&M University’s “12th Man,” dies at age 74 and is buried in Mission Burial Park South.
George Hoerner’s saloon opens on Commerce Street.
The world’s first air-conditioned bus rolled into experimental use here and surprised and pleased customers.
It was announced the Lone Star Brewery had purchased the historic Buckhorn Saloon, which, with its world’s largest collection of horns, will be moved from its downtown site to the brewery grounds.
Several bones and parts of a skeleton were plowed up from the federal courthouse site today. They are believed to be part of the bones of the Alamo heroes.
Ground is broken on the Alamodome, located on the former Alamo Iron Works site and adjacent property, on the east side of Interstate 37 and across from the HemisFair Park area.
Texas A&M defeats the previously undefeated Kansas State Wildcats, 36-33, in an overtime Big 12 Championship game in the Alamodome.
Colonies North Shopping Center opens for business at Wurzbach and Ironside Drive.
The 102-year old Karotkin Building, undergoing renovations to be converted into a hotel, collapses. injuring two construction workers who were integrating the wall into a new boutique hotel.
A facade was all that remained of the Karotkin Building, whose other walls were demolished earlier this year to make way for the new hotel. Located three blocks from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio, the Renaissance revival building was erected in 1900 and was used as a furniture store from 1924-1979. The Karotkin Building, listed as one of San Antonio’s historically significant structures, was the city’s last example of architect Solon L. McAdoo’s commercial designs.
Hotel developer Patrick J. Kennedy bought the four-story building in 1992, hoping to construct a seven-story spa and hotel in its place. Kennedy’s team planned to restore the original brick-and-terra-cotta facade that was covered by metal and plaster in 1968.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word formally dedicate Santa Rosa Hospital, then known as Charity Hospital, located at Cameron and Commerce Streets. An advertisement in the San Antonio Express promised that the Infirmary would open to “all persons without distinction of nationality or creed.”
Motor bus service is expected to be substituted for street railway service on all San Antonio Public Service lines within the near future, probably by Jan. 1 .
Willie Nelson performs at Gruene Hall – for the first time!