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Create Your Own Secret Succulent Garden (for ages 12-17) at the Alpine Library – October 23, 2019

Secret Succulent Gardens (for ages 12-17) at the Alpine Library on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 3 pm. San Diego designers ToshWerks will help you build your own miniature succulent garden to take home. Limited to 15 teens, first-come, first-served.  The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email AlpineLibrary@sdcounty.ca.gov. Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

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Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – October 2019

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Hello and happy autumn! We’re feeling grateful for the rain and hoping it will shorten the fire season this year.

One Book One San Diego is going on now through November, and you can find all the information about events at http://www.sdcl.org/one-book.html.

Did you know, you can get your high school diploma through the library? The Library High School is free for library card holders ages 19 and up! Find out more at http://www.sdcl.org/libraryhighschool/.

Here are some featured events coming up this month at the library:

Alpine Garden Club: Pumpkin Decorating Workshop – Thursday, October 10 at 6 pm.
Make new friends and learn more about gardening in our climate!  This month’s presentation is on decorating pumpkins with succulents. Bring a pumpkin and some succulent cuttings for a hands-on workshop!

Meet the Author: Carlette Anderson – Saturday, October 12 at 2pm
Come and hear Carlette Anderson talk about her new book, Our Alpine.  In 2009 she wrote My Alpine for third grade students who study Alpine’s history. This book is also geared for children. Her new book includes historic information from My Alpine plus many new and exciting things that have happened since 2009, e.g. Sky Falconry, Children’s Nature Retreat, Veteran’s Wall of Honor and so much more.

Meet the Author: Diana Lindsay – Thursday, October 17 at 6pm
Meet the author/co-author/editor of more than 10 books that delve into the cultural and natural history of San Diego County, including Anza-Borrego Desert Region – the guidebook to San Diego’s desert. A new 6th edition of the guidebook has just been released. Diana has been closely involved with the Anza-Borrego area for 50 years.

One Book One San Diego Book Discussion – Saturday, October 19 at 10am
Join the Alpine Library Book Club for a lively discussion of The Great Believers,  a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic and its repercussions, through a story about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

Acoustic in Alpine: Tavo and Mariachi 3.0* – Tuesday, October 22 at 6pm
Tavo & Mariachi 3.0 celebrate the diversity of popular border music through an eclectic mix of genres including Mexican Folk, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Connecting audiences to the multifaceted and vibrant spirit of Mariachi music, this trio+1 bridges the modern frontiers between genres, cultures, and generations.

Secret Succulent Gardens (for ages 12-17)* – Wednesday October 23 at 3pm
San Diego designers ToshWerks will help you create live succulent gardens to take home. Limited to 15 teens, first-come, first-served.

Check out our full list of free events for ALL AGES here: October 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – August 2019

Library events LogoHello and happy August! This is our newest calendar of FREE EVENTS at the Library!

As the weather turns warmer, don’t forget that all the County libraries are official Cool Zones.  Feel free to just come and hang out all day! As summer winds down and school starts, we will be taking a short break from our regular kids’ programs, to give our awesome youth services staff some much-needed vacation and planning time. So, from August 19 through September 2, we will not have our usual morning storytimes. However, if you need that reading fix, Ruff Readers will still be here on August 27!

Storytimes and after-school programs will start back up on September 3, with a few changes:

  • Preschool Play will move to Thursday mornings.
  • Toddler Storytime will move to Tuesday mornings.
  • STEAM Power Hour will move from Wednesday to Friday afternoon.
  • Ruff Readers will now be every Tuesday. Welcome to our new dog friend, Lil’ Buddy!

To welcome back our teens and tweens, we’ll be having an End-of-Vacay Get-Together on Thursday the 22nd at 3 pm. Spell out your state of mind with an easy craft, and enjoy free food while you catch up with friends. For middle and high schoolers, no registration required.

Check out our full list of free events for ALL AGES here: August 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

 

Everyone is invited to join us outside on the lawn for the Summer Concerts in the Park, every other Friday at 6:30. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a musical evening at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

Friday, August 9 at 6:30 pm: The Wildside Band (party music)

Friday, August 23 at 6:30 pm:  Classic Buzz (classic rock)

 

For adults, our Summer DIY/Homesteading Series continues through August! Check it out below!

Vermicomposting 101*
Thursday August 8 at 6 pm
Put the worms to work for you! Learn how you can turn food scraps into fantastic compost for your garden.

 

Backyard Tilapia Farming 101*
Saturday August 10 at 2 pm
Have you ever considered raising fingerling tilapia in your backyard? All you need is a 55-gallon food-grade barrel and a few supplies. In 8 months, you can have up to 15 pounds of tilapia to harvest. Come and find out more!

 

Backyard Chickens 101* Thursday August 15 at 6 pm
Never buy eggs again! Local expert Richard Edwords explains the ins and outs of raising your own chickens in your backyard.

 

Home Farming 101* Saturday August 17 at 2 pm
This workshop will introduce many different topics, such as composting, water capture, vermicomposting, chickens/ducks, tilapia, gardening, and more. Come explore the many options for backyard farm ideas.

 

Edible Landscaping 101*
Saturday August 24 at 2 pm
Edible landscaping is a practical way to decorate your yard with trees, plants, herbs and flowers that you eat. Learn to use landscape designs to create beautiful living spaces, while making your plants work for you.

 

As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library. Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help support our collection and programs. Bookstore hours are Mondays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

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

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Fun Summer Programs for TEENS at the Alpine Library – July 2019

June 1 through August 31, 2019: Summer Reading Prize Program – Read 10 books or 10 hours and earn prizes. Register online at sdcl.org or ask for a reading log at the library.

Teen Maker Camp at the Alpine Library – July 2019

Felt Banners – Wednesday, July 10 at 2:00PM
Use a die-cutting machine to make a felt banner for your room. No scissor skills needed!

Your Choice Workshop – Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00PM
You choose whether to make Western-inspired leather accessories or a rugged paracord bracelet at this workshop.

Light it Up! – Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00PM
Use LEDs and simple circuits to light up greeting cards, spiders, and more.

Duct Tape Creations – Wednesday, July 31 at 2:00PM
Transform patterned duct tape into wallets and flowers that will last.

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

See more events for all ages this month at the library by clicking here: June 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

 

Fun Summer Kids Programs at the Alpine Library – June Thru August 2019

June 1 through August 31, 2019 – Summer Reading Prize Program
Read 10 books or 10 hours and earn prizes! All ages. Register online at sdcl.org or ask for a paper log at the library.

 

 

John Abrams’ Animal Magic -Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 AM
A magician and his exotic animals will mystify you at this performance!

 

 

Float Your Boat – Friday, July 5 at 2:00 PM
Make and decorate a toy raft from recycled materials, then sail it.

 

 

 

Meet Birds of Prey –  Friday, July 12 at 2:00 PM

Meet and learn about ospreys, hawks, and other birds of prey from the Raptor Institute.

 

 

 

 

Giant Land of Candy – Friday, July 19 at 2:00 PM
Play a life-size game of Candy Land with your friends and family. Refreshments served.

 

 

Mermaids & Friends Parade – Friday, July 26 at 2:00 PM
Calling all mermaids, pirates, and ocean creatures! Wear your costume, make embellishments at the library, and join our parade across the park.

 

 

Science at Work with County Haz-Mat – Thursday, August 1 at 1:00 PM
(School-age children) See an eye-opening demonstration of the skills and chemistry required to neutralize dangerous spills. A library favorite!

 

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

See more events for all ages this month at the library by clicking here: June 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – June 2019

Library events LogoJune 2019 – Alpine Ca: Greetings to all and happy June…it’s hard to believe summer is almost here!

Stop by starting June 1 (or online at www.sdcl.org) and get your Summer Learning log sheets; all ages are eligible to participate and win prizes.  While you’re here, check out our community post-it wall—let us know what’s on your summer bucket list, and how we can help you make it happen.

Our Summer Concerts in the Park series returns beginning June 28 with the US Navy Band. We will have six concerts, every other Friday through the summer! See the attached flyer for details.

Here are some highlights of our June events:

Meet the Author: Vincentia Schroeter – Saturday, June 8 at 12 pm
Her book Communication Breakthrough: How Using Brain Science and Listening to Body Cues Can Transform Your Relationships is a practical guide offering innovative tools for improving communication.

Rural Arts Project Classes
Thanks to a special grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are offering a series of free art classes for all ages! All materials will be supplied, and no experience is necessary.

For Kids:
Sculpting: Wednesday, June 19 at 3 p.m.
Printmaking: Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

For Adults:
Sculpting: Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
Printmaking: Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

 

Photography for Everyone! – Friday, June 21 at 10am
Join us for a photography workshop for novices & hobbyists. Learn and practice techniques adapted to your equipment and needs. Bring your smartphone or camera and acquire new knowledge through a learn and play approach. For ages 15 and up.

Summer Learning Kickoff Event: John Abrams’s Animal Magic – Saturday June 29 at 10:30am
A magician and his exotic animals will mystify you at this performance! Sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge while you’re here, or sign up online at www.sdcl.org. Stay for popsicles in the park after the performance!

Summer Concerts in the Park: The US Navy 32nd Street Brass Band* – Friday, June 28 at 6:30pm
The whole family is invited to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a taste of New Orleans with the Navy Band of the Southwest’s 32nd Street Brass Band, at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library. Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help support our collection and programs.
Bookstore hours are Mondays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

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

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June 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

FREE ART CLASSES! Drawing, Sculpting & Printmaking for Kids, Teens & Adults at the Library!

Rural Arts Project Classes – Thanks to a special grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are having a series of free art classes for all ages! All materials will be supplied, and no experience is necessary.

For Kids:

  • Drawing: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Sculpting: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Printmaking: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3 p.m.

For Teens:

  • Drawing: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Sculpting: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Printmaking: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 3 p.m.

For Adults:

  • Drawing: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2 p.m.
  • Sculpting: Saturday, June 15,2019 at 2 p.m.

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

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May 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – May 2019

Library events LogoHello and welcome to May! We have some exciting events at the library this month—we hope you’ll come.

The History of San Diego’s Railroads – Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm: The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association will present a talk on the fascinating history of railroading in San Diego. The presentation will feature photos and stories about the 1919 completion of the San Diego & Arizona Railway, which was financed by entrepreneur John D. Spreckels at a cost of $18 million, or roughly $123,000 per mile. The SD&A rail line was called the “Impossible Railroad” by engineers of its day due to the immense logistical challenges, which included extreme terrain requiring 2.5 miles of bridges and trestles and 21 tunnels, including 11 miles through the treacherous Carrizo Gorge, an area where cliffs dropped more than 1,000 feet to the bottom! https://www.facebook.com/events/2278384568918053/

Library Birthday Party! – Tuesday, May 21 at 3:30 and 6 pm: Celebrate the third anniversary of our new library building! At 3:30 we’ll have a party for kids with party games, refreshments, and balloon animals. Then at 6:00 the Alpine Chorale will perform for all ages, and cake will be served! https://www.facebook.com/events/2408160079416418/

Jazz at the Library: The Bassett Brothers – Thursday, May 23 at 6 pm: The Bassett Brothers are an identical twin guitar duo whose performances showcase a wide range of music from medieval to Metallica. Sean and Ian have played as a duo since the age of fourteen. Their diverse repertoire includes music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras and spans to more contemporary genres like rock, blues, and heavy metal. Through a mix and match of varied styles, the brothers provide unique interpretations of concert hall classics.
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Rural Arts Project Classes – Thanks to a special grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are having a series of free art classes for all ages! All materials will be supplied, and no experience is necessary.

For Kids:

  • Drawing: Wednesday, May 29 at 3 p.m.
  • Sculpting: Wednesday, June 19 at 3 p.m.
  • Printmaking: Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

For Teens:

  • Drawing: Wednesday, May 8 at 3 p.m.
  • Sculpting: Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m.
  • Printmaking: Wednesday, May 22 at 3 p.m.

For Adults:

  • Drawing: Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Sculpting: Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library. Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help support our collection and programs.
Bookstore hours are Mondays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

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

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May 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – April 2019

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – April 2019

Library events LogoHello everyone, and happy Spring!

This is a good time of year to get your life in order (organize your finances, clean the house), as well as take some time to enjoy the pleasanter things (smell the flowers, listen to music) and you can do all of this at the library!

Some of our special events this month include:

 

Alpine Garden Club Meeting: Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm. Make new friends and learn more about gardening in our climate! This month’s presentation is on growing summer tomatoes.

QuickBooks 101: Tuesday, April 16 at 5 pm. Learn the basics of small-business bookkeeping, from estimates to invoices to payments! Bring your own wifi-enabled laptop to follow along with the class.

Spring Cleaning with the KonMari Method: Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm. When your space is cluttered, it can affect your mind. Get the tools and knowledge you need to transform your home and your life using the KonMari Method™ developed by best-selling author and tidying expert, Marie Kondo. By letting go of items that do not spark joy, you will gain the energy and headspace to focus on the things that matter most to you.

Flower Arranging for Anyone: Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 am: Learn how to make a super-cute coffee mug arrangement with a basic grocery-store bouquet ! All materials provided. For ages 12 and up. Space limited to 20 people–call to reserve your spot!

Jazz at the Library: Leonard Patton and Danny Green: Thursday, April 25 at 6 pm. Leonard Patton, ever the smoky, soulful vocalist, plays in and around the lush piano structures created by Danny Green as the two spin memorable pop standards into a more playful take on jazz. This joining of forces explores the cream of the Hit Parade, reimagining classic pop radio hit songs by the likes of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and the Beatles.

As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library. Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help support our collection and programs.
Bookstore hours are Mondays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

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

April 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library
   

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – February 2019

Library events LogoHello everyone, happy February! With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, this month is a good time to bring some color into your life with art! On 2nd and 4th Fridays at 10 am, we offer a free watercolor painting class for ages 16 and up, taught by local artist Julie Villanueva. All levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided!

With a nod to Julia Child’s quote about cooking, Julie says: “Learn how to watercolor paint.  Try new techniques. Learn from your mistakes. Be fearless, and above all…Have Fun!”

Also this month, we are partnering with San Diego Museum Council to offer half-price passes to over 40 museums! Whether you love art, music, gardens, cars, trains or even surfing, there is a museum or attraction for you. You can visit a wide variety of local museums, including the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the California Center for the Arts Escondido museum, the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista and the USS Midway Museum, to name a few. The discount pass is good for up to four people and the same pass can be used to visit each of the participating museums at least once. The passes will be available starting today and are valid the whole month of February. Some museums may have fees for special exhibits or programs. You can pick up Museum Month passes at other local libraries, as well as the County’s. Stop by the front desk to get yours today!

February 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library
   

Other events this month include:

PIGSTRAVAGANZA!!!
Thursday, February 7 at 3:30 pm
Parents and kids: Join us for a celebration of all things PIG! Games, fun food, prizes and more!

Healthy Gardening with Good Bugs and Bad Bugs
Saturday, February 9 at 1 pm
Learn how to grow your own food, and win the battle against pests!

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Allen
Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm
Elizabeth Allen is a local author, originally from Dublin, Ireland. She has written four books about her life with animals, and her new book, Shedding Ailish, coming out this year, is her first work of fiction. Elizabeth is also a poet and a short story writer.

Acoustic in Alpine: Jim Hinton
Thursday, February 28 at 6 pm
Jim Hinton is a professional folksinger, specializing in the traditional songs of Ireland. In the classic style of the bard, Hinton offers a vast repertoire of songs from decades of songwriting and performing Irish and classic folk songs in pubs and coffee houses.

As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library. Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help fund our collection and programs.
Bookstore hours are Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

Wishing you love and happiness,
The Alpine Library Staff
Come often, we like to see you!