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Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – December 2017

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 December 2017 Calendar – Alpine Library

Don’t forget to visit the Alpine Library Friends Association Bookstore, located in the library lobby. They have a ton of wonderful books for extremely low prices, and all the proceeds go to support library programs and enhance our collection. Their hours are: Tuesday 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM.
If you have any questions, comments or other suggestions, please respond by email or call us at (619) 445-4221, and be sure to “Like” the Alpine Library on Facebook for the latest library news and program photos. We’ll see you soon! The Staff of the Alpine Library. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. www.sdcl.org 

FREE Alpine Chorale Holiday Concert at the Alpine Library – December 15, 2017

The Alpine Friends of the Library are presenting The ALPINE CHORALE HOLIDAY CONCERT on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM. in the Library’s Resource Room. This is the first time that an “After Hour” program is being offered after the Library closes.  The lobby, bathrooms and Resource Room will be open; while the Library grate will be down, closing off the Library.  Our Library was designed so that after hour functions can take place; and we expect that this will be the first of many to come.  The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

ALL ARE INVITED to the Alpine Library Holiday Open House – December 5, 2017

Join us for Gingerbread Houses, Sing-a-longs Cookies and a Concert!

Tuesday December 5, 2017 from 4-7 pm! Everyone is invited to join us for a wonderland of winter delights at our Holiday OPEN HOUSE! We start at 4pm with gingerbread house decorating and other activities for kids. At 5 pm, we will have a cookie potluck (bring your favorite cookie and a copy of your recipe and we’ll make copies for everyone!) and hot cocoa bar. At 6 pm, the fabulous Rhinestone Grannies will perform, with song, dance, comedy and a generous dose of holiday cheer! The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

 

Meet the Author: Lynn Wyatt at the Alpine Library – December 9, 2017

Meet the Author: Lynn Wyatt  at the Alpine Library on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 2 pm

Lynn Wyatt spent 12 years as an Alaskan bush pilot before returning to California to work in the aerospace industry. The memoir recounts his many adventures in Alaska, from life-threatening bear encounters to salmon fishing with Johnny Mathis! Join us for a reading, Q&A, and book signing. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

Watercolor Painting Class for Beginners at the Alpine Library – December 15, 2017

Watercolor painting class for beginners at the Alpine Library on Friday December 15, 2017 at 10 am! All materials provided.  Class limit is 18 people, so arrive early! All materials provided! The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

Discover the Oculus Virtual Reality System at the Alpine Library – December 14 & 19, 2017

Step into a virtual world using the Oculus virtual reality system on Thursday, December 14 from 6pm to 7pm & Tuesday December 19, 2017 from 1-2 pm at the Alpine Library! Now’s your chance to experience the future…come try out our VR headset. Walk the earth as a giant, paint on an infinite canvas, or travel to outer space. Anything is possible! *For ages 18 + only. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

 

Discover the Oculus Virtual Reality System at the Alpine Library – November 14 & 28, 2017

Step into a virtual world using the Oculus virtual reality system on Tuesday, November 14 & 28, 2017 from 1-2 pm at the Alpine Library! Now’s your chance to experience the future…come try out our VR headset. Walk the earth as a giant, paint on an infinite canvas, or travel to outer space. Anything is possible! *For ages 18 + only. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – November 2017

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Happy November, everyone! This month there is a lot going on at the library! For our younger patrons we are celebrating DINOVEMBER!! with lots of dinosaur-themed storytimes and after-school events.

November 2017 Calendar – Alpine Library

LIBRARY CLOSED ON THESE DATES: Due to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we will be closed the following days: Friday Nov. 10, Saturday Nov. 11, Thursday Nov. 23 and Friday Nov 24. Due to the holiday, we will be extending Fine Free Friday to cover the whole time we’re closed on Nov 23 and 24!

More featured Events:

Discover Oculus VR! (Ages 18+)Tuesdays, November 14 and 28 at 1 PM. Here’s your chance to try out a virtual reality headset!  Step into another world through the magic of future technology.
You, Water and Paint…Discover! (Ages 16+)Fridays, November 3 and 17 at 10 am
Acrylic and watercolor painting workshop for beginners and up. Freestyle with basic techniques.  All materials are provided and local artist Julia Villanueva will be sharing her knowledge of the medium. Space is limited, so come early! We can only accommodate the first 18 people to arrive.
Culinary Literacy Club (ages 14+)Saturday, November 4 at 3 pm
Here’s your chance to improve (or show off) your cooking skills, and explore the library’s cookbook collection. Check out a cookbook, create a dish, and bring a sample to share! This month’s theme: Root Vegetables.
Local History Talk: “Linking New World to Old World: How Diego Became San Diego” Tuesday November 7 at 6 pm. Veteran teacher, photographer, and world traveler Bill Benson on the colonial history of the Southwest in general, and San Diego in particular. Bill Benson, former president of the Julian Historical Society and our branch librarian’s favorite teacher at Julian Junior High.  He is a thoroughly entertaining and highly educated speaker–don’t miss it!
Alpine Garden Club Thursday, November 9 at 6 pm . Meet other gardeners and learn more about gardening in our climate. This month’s topic: The Amazing Monarch Butterfly!
Acoustic in Alpine: The Shirthouse Band Thursday November 16 at 6 pm. Bluegrass with traditional banjo, country, and western guitar, melded with an upbeat style influenced by rock and roll bass. The mandolin and fiddle round out the band, which performs a wide selection of songs including classics and original compositions.
Blood Drive Monday, November 20 from 10 am to 4 pm. Donate blood and help save lives! Make an appointment online at redcrossblood.org or just walk in.
“Come Write In” for National Novel Writing Month Fridays, November 3 and 17 from 2-4 pm
Saturdays, November 4, 18 and 25 from 2-4 pm –
If you’ve ever contemplated writing a novel, November is the perfect time to try. Drop in for write-in sessions at the library and get writing prompts and friendly advice from local author Laura Roberts. Find more information about NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.
Don’t forget to visit the Alpine Library Friends Association Bookstore, located in the library lobby. They have a ton of wonderful books for extremely low prices, and all the proceeds go to support library programs and enhance our collection. Their hours are: Tuesday 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM.
If you have any questions, comments or other suggestions, please respond by email or call us at (619) 445-4221, and be sure to “Like” the Alpine Library on Facebook for the latest library news and program photos. We’ll see you soon! The Staff of the Alpine Library. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. www.sdcl.org 

“Come Write In” Novel Writing Sessions at the Alpine Library – November 17, 18 & 25, 2017

Ever wanted to write a novel someday? Why not right now?

50,000 words. 30 days. 1 masterpiece! National Novel Writing Month “Come Write In” sessions at the Alpine Library on Friday, November  17 and Saturday, November 18 & 25, 2017 from 2-4 pm! National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) happens each November, drawing thousands of would-be writers into a unique community of RIGHT-NOW writers, each hard at work on their books. With a goal of writing 1,667 words per day, participants strive to finish a 50,000-word novel in just one month. If you’ve ever contemplated writing a novel, November is the perfect time to try. Drop in for write-in sessions at the library for writing prompts and friendly advice from local author (and five-time NaNoWriMo winner) Laura Roberts. More information online at www.nanowrimo.org. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

 

Alpine Garden Club Meeting: Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly – November 9, 2017

The Alpine garden club will meet at the Alpine Library November 9, 2017 at 5 :45pm. Art Cooley and Beverly Grant will speak on the amazing Monarch Butterfly. Learn about the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly and why they are important to conservation (Eco life conservation). Get kids involved with the conservation effect of the monarch butterfly. The program is free and all are invited to attend. If you have any questions please call 619-659-8707 or email Hilde Hinchcliff HERE