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Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – September 2018

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – September 2018

Library events LogoHello everyone, exciting news: the 2018 One Book One San Diego pick was recently announced!  This year’s title is the graphic novel March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis. One Book, One San Diego is a community reading program managed by KPBS in partnership with the San Diego County Library and the San Diego Public Library. The purpose of the program is to encourage residents to join together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. The program also encourages participation in related events, discussions of the ideas raised in the featured books, and examination of how these ideas connect with our daily lives and local communities.

The first in a series of three, March: Book One is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

We are celebrating One Book One San Diego with a fun all-ages event on Saturday, September 22 at 2 pm. Artists from Little Fish Comic Book Studio will talk about the trend of comics that address social issues, then lead a workshop on creating your own comics! All materials will be provided and the workshop is free.

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 Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

As a final note, September is National Library Card Month, and to celebrate we are waiving fees for replacement library cards. If your card is worn out, or you just want a different color, now’s your chance to get a new one.

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more information call (619) 445-4221 or email Jenne Bergstrom. Visit our website at www.sdcl.org and our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/AlpineLibrary

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September 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

Other library events this month include:

Summer Concerts in the Park: Whiskey Ridge – Friday, September 7 at 6:30 pm
The whole family is invited to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of free music at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library.

Free SAT Practice Test and Evaluation – Saturday, September 8 at 12 pm
Sign up for a practice test to see how you might perform on test day! Afterward, Sylvan Learning will provide you with a personalized evaluation of your performance and suggestions of how you might improve your score. To register, email SAT-Test@alpinelibraryfriends.org.

All About Worms – Wednesday, September 12 at 3:30 pm
Kids will learn all about how easy it is to compost food waste with red wriggler worms at this interactive presentation with Solana Center!

The Jane Austen Literary Tea Society: Persuasion – Saturday September 15 at 2:30 pm
Join Jeanne Talbot of the Jane Austen Society for a discussion of Jane Austen’s novel “Persuasion”. Tea and light refreshments will be served, and we hope you’ve read the book!

Talk Like a Pirate Day with Captain Book – Wednesday, September 19 at 3:30 pm
We’re celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day with our favorite pirate, Captain Book! Join us for a story and meet and greet, followed by a treasure hunt!

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 101 – Friday, September 21 at 10 am
Curious about the new digital economy? Shane Ripley of Mountain Crypto will explain the mysteries of Bitcoin, the blockchain, and other aspects of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Acoustic in Alpine: Spirit Wind – Thursday, September 27 at 6 pm
Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind take you on a musical journey with lush harmonies, mystical melodies, and global rhythms. The band’s music is eloquent, earthy, and multidimensional, combining jazz, Latin, Asian, R&B, and many different styles from around the globe.

 

Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry Visits First Baptist Church in Alpine Twice Monthly

Kraft Foods/ Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry at 1st Baptist Church (Tavern Rd. & Arnold Way) in Alpine – 9am to 10am EVERY 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month

People start lining up as early to secure a place in line. Distribution begins at 9am. Please don’t wait till the last minute to come. Since the truck is there based on need, if no one is in line, the driver may move on to the next site in Campo. No income verification is required. Individuals and families can take home 20-30 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and other staple items. We distribute to an average of around 125-150 people per distribution. Learn more about Feeding America HERE

If you would like to volunteer or help out at the distribution site please call or text Christina Figueroa at 619-940-9335 and leave your name and phone number or email karen_helms77@yahoo.com.

Free LAUGHTER YOGA Class Every Wednesday at the Alpine Library!

Laughter Yoga at the Alpine Library every Wednesday at 10 am! Laughter yoga is a fun, gentle way to feel better and get in touch with your body. This class is geared for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers, but all are welcome. Find out more at www.LaughterYoga.org. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-4221

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body! Free Presentation at Alpine Library – June 15, 2018

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body – Free presentation at the Alpine Library on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10 am. Learn how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-4221

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – June 2018

Library events LogoHello, and can you believe it’s almost summer!? This year our all-ages Summer Learning program, Reading Takes You Everywhere, is all new and includes more than just reading! You can write a poem, check out a museum pass, learn ten new words in a new language . . . even create your own activity. And of course reading always counts.

Participants who complete 10 activities will win their choice of completion prize and a chance at the grand prize drawing, which is sponsored by the Alpine Library Friends Association. If you complete 20 activities you get a special Summer Learning button or sticker, plus a second entry into the grand prize drawing, and another entry if you make it to 30!

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June 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

Activity logs will be available starting June 1–stop by the library to see what this year’s prizes will be!
We’re hosting special events for families such as live animal shows, character visits and musical programs at 3 p.m. every Friday in July, and teen programs at 3 p.m. each Thursday in July. Adult programs will be on Saturdays. Plus, attendance at any of these events will count toward your activity totals.

 

 

On June 29 we will be hosting Wild Wonders at 3 pm for our Summer Learning kickoff event, and later that evening at 6:30 pm the U.S Navy 32nd Street Brass Band will be headlining the first of our Summer Concerts in the Park series.  These free concerts will be every other Friday through September 7, at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library.

 

Also coming up this month: 

On Thursday June 7 at 6pm, we have the 7th Annual Firehouse Cookoff! Meet your local firefighters, sample their cooking, and cast your vote for which department has the best culinary skills. This year’s theme is POTATOES— each department will create a dish using the theme, and compete to see whose interpretation is best. New this year: the Junior Division, where Scouts and other youth organizations will create desserts based on the theme of PRETZELS! Show up hungry. 😊

 

On Friday June 8 at 7 pm, the Alpine Library Friends Association will present “From Beethoven to Broadway: Music for Horn and Piano,” a free concert of classical and Broadway tunes performed by Bruce and Beverly D’Orcy. Refreshments provided!

 

National Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 9 from 10 am to 2 pm: the women of the library’s Crochet Corner will be here demonstrating their crocheting and knitting skills—come by and join in or learn how!

On Friday, June 15 at 10 am, we continue our Alzheimer’s series with Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. Learn how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.  Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

And last but never least, you can Meet Your Fire Marshal on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 pm! Alpine Fire Marshal Jason McBroom will give life-saving tips for making sure you and your family are prepared for fire safety throughout the year.  This month’s topic is: Wildfire Preparedness.

 

Finally, don’t forget to visit the ALFA 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.

 

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. 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 or Instagram for the latest library news and program photos, at facebook.com/AlpineLibrary or instagram.com/alpinecalibrary.

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – May 2018

Greetings, everyone!  We have been enjoying the beautiful weather this month, and the library patio is an especially nice place to enjoy it from!

Library events LogoSome news items this month: The “new” library building is turning 2 this month! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long already, but we still love working here and being part of the community.  To celebrate, we’re having a party on Saturday May 19 at 2 pm, featuring a performance by the Alpine Chorale!

We said goodbye to our youth services librarian, Jodi dela Pena–she has accepted a promotion at another location.  We will miss her, but.. We are excited to welcome our NEW youth services librarian, Loretta Deaver! Loretta has a variety of experience, including working at the San Diego Museum of Art’s library, but she comes to us more recently from the Valley Center branch. She says she is looking forward to working “in the trees” which we have both outside and inside here at the Alpine branch! Grace, one of our technicians, also retired this month after 18 years with the library.  We will miss her too, but she is already busy traveling and preparing for a new grandchild, so we wish her well!

A few scheduling notes: we are moving Rockin’ Recess to Monday afternoons, and STEAM Power Hour is swapping to Tuesdays.  Both are at 3:30 PM. Also, Lunch Break Pilates and Restorative Stretch will be on hiatus in May, but they will return in June.

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May 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

Special events in May 2018:

Border to Border: Making Art Along the Pacific Crest TrailThursday, May 3 at 6pm
Artist and outdoorsman Jay Eyre will discuss his experience hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and the series of watercolors he painted along the way.

 

The Jane Austen Literary Tea Society: Mansfield Park – Saturday, May 5 at 2:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Austen’s classic novel, with tea and refreshments provided. Fancy hats encouraged but not required, and we hope you’ve read the book! Movie doesn’t count. 🙂

 

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

Friday, May 18 at 10am


Learn how to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical aging, and why early detection is crucial for treatment and planning.

 

 

Fake News; Real Problem: A Crash Course in Citizen JournalismThursday, May 17 at 6pm
Join reporter Pete Rowe of the San Diego Union Tribune for a conversation about fake news, real news and how consumers – all of us, journalists included – can tell the difference.

 

Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop (Ages 18+)

Saturday, May 19 at 10am


Learn a unique fitness and self-massage technique that will release stuck muscle tension and restore your muscle tone. Wear comfortable clothes with no buttons or zippers, and bring a mat and water.

 

Library Birthday Celebration

Saturday, May 19 at 2pm


Our library building is turning 2 and everyone is invited to the party! Enjoy a performance by the Alpine Chorale, sweet treats, and activities for kids!

 

 

Acoustic in Alpine: Dave HowardThursday, May  24 at 6pm
San Diego’s most-covered songwriter, Dave Howard, has earned a reputation as a craftsman and artist. A multi-year nominee for the San Diego Music Awards, he is well respected by his peers and adored by fans from Santa Cruz to Belgium.

 

Meet Your Fire Marshal – Tuesday, May  29 at 5:30pm
Alpine Fire Marshal Jason McBroom will give life-saving tips for making sure you and your family are prepared for fire safety throughout the year.  This month’s topic is: Private Water Storage Tanks for Wildland Firefighting.

 

Building Owl Boxes

Thursday, May 31 at 6 pm

Tom Stephan, author of  Beneficial Barn Owls: the Entertaining Way to Rid Yourself of Rodents, will talk about his experiences with raptors and explain the benefits of building an owl box on your property.

 

 

Finally, don’t forget to visit the ALFA 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 or Instagram for the latest library news and program photos at facebook.com/AlpineLibrary or instagram.com/alpinecalibrary.

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – April, 2018

Library events LogoAlpine Library Calendar of Free Events – April 2018!  This month at the library we are celebrating Teen Tech Week with some special throwback programs.

For more info please email us at AlpineLibrary@sdcounty.ca.gov 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. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. www.sdcl.org

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April 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

Happy April, everyone! We have exciting news at the library this month! We are proud to announce that the Alpine Library is selected to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Native Voices was displayed at the NLM headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, from 2011 to 2015. Through a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), the exhibition is now traveling to libraries throughout the United States, and will be on display at the Alpine Library throughout the month of April.  We are thrilled to bring the exhibition to our community and to hopefully broaden people’s perspectives about this fascinating topic.

The Alpine Library was chosen to host the exhibition through a competitive application process; as part of the award, we received a small grant to host a series of public programs, plus additional funding from the Alpine Library Friends Association. These will include a showing of Our People. Our Culture. Our History, a documentary about the Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay Nation, with a panel discussion afterwards with tribal members, (April 19 at 6 pm) and a talk by Kenneth Cohen, author of Honoring the Medicine: the Essential Guide to Native American Healing (April 26 at 6 pm). The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will also bring their mobile exhibit on Kumeyaay culture for kids to explore (April 13, 3:30 to 4 pm).

The exhibit will kick off at 6 pm on April 5 at the Alpine Library with an unveiling of the exhibition. We will be honored to host Chairwoman Gwendolyn Parada of  the La Posta Band of Mission Indians and the Southern Indian Health Council, and Secretary Charlene Worrell of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, who will provide opening remarks, as well as a performance by Kumeyaay bird singers H. Paul “Junior” Cuero and Ral Christman. We hope you can join us as we introduce this exciting educational exhibit to our community. To learn more and view content from the exhibition, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices.

 

Other special events this month include:

 

Candle Painting: Saturday, April 14 at 1 pm
Join local artist and writer Rampyari Walia, author of Expressions of Reflections, for an afternoon of inspirational art, and take home a beautiful creation. Beginners are welcome but space is limited, so please register in advance.

Dog Talk: Building a Dream Team with Your Vet: Saturday, April 21 at 2 pm
Veterinarian Dr. Lee Harris will speak about finding (and training) the right veterinarian, and how to effectively participate in your dog’s health care.

Meet Your Fire Marshal: Thursday, April 26 at 1 pm
lpine Fire Marshal Jason McBroom will give life-saving tips for making sure you and your family are prepared for fire safety throughout the year.  This month’s topic is “Home Ignition Zones”: what you can do to help defend your home against a wildfire.

Finally, don’t forget to visit the ALFA 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.

For more info please email us at AlpineLibrary@sdcounty.ca.gov 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. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. www.sdcl.org

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Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – March 2018

Library events LogoAlpine Library Calendar of Free Events – March 2018!  This month at the library we are celebrating Teen Tech Week with some special throwback programs.

For more info please email us at AlpineLibrary@sdcounty.ca.gov 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. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. www.sdcl.org

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Jurassic Gaming LoungeThursday, March 8 at 3:30 pm – Old-school Atari gaming on the big screen in the Resource Room!

Jurassic Technology Petting ZooFriday, March 9 at 3:30 pm – Have you ever used a Speak & Spell, or a typewriter? Come try out the technology that was popular decades ago!
Also, we are offering a new free exercise class:

Lunch Break Pilates (Ages 18+) Mondays at 11:30am – Join us for a free weekly mat class that teaches the fundamentals of Pilates. Bring an exercise mat and water.
And for you Jane Austen fans, advance notice that our next Jane Austen Literary Tea Society meeting will be May 5 at 2:30 pm. We will be discussing Mansfield Park, and once again the East County Rose Society will be holding a rose exhibit at the same time! Tea, roses, and Austen–who could ask for more.

 

Other special events this month:

Alpine Garden ClubThursday, March 8 at 6 pm – Meet other gardeners and learn more about growing in our climate.  This month, Master Gardener Karan Greenwald talks about Heirloom Tomatoes.

Watercolor for Beginners (Ages 16+)Fridays, March 9 and 23 at 10 am – Watercolor painting workshop for beginners and up. Freestyle with basic techniques.  Space is limited, so come early! We can only accommodate the first 18 people to arrive. All supplies provided.

 

Candle PaintingFriday, March 16 at 1 pm – Join local artist and writer Rampyari Walia, author of Expressions of Reflections, for an afternoon of inspirational art, and take home a beautiful creation.
Beginners are welcome but space is limited, so please register in advance.

Five Authors–Twelve Books!Saturday, March 17 at 2 pm – Local authors Oyuki Aguilar, Sarah Bates, Janice Coy, Suzette Valle, RH Gutierrez, and Wanjiru Warama will discuss their books and autograph copies bought in advance or at the event.

Acoustic in Alpine: Gregory PageThursday, March 22 at 6 pm – The award-winning San Diego songwriter and singer will perform his well-crafted tunes that draw from the traditions of folk, Celtic, American Roots Jazz, ragtime, blues, swing and French Romanticism.

Meet Your Fire MarshalFriday, March 23 at 1 pm – Alpine Fire Marshal Jason McBroom will give life-saving tips for making sure you and your family are prepared for fire safety throughout the year.  This month’s topic is Fire Extinguishers.

Finally, don’t forget to visit the ALFA 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. They are open Tuesday 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

For more info please email us at AlpineLibrary@sdcounty.ca.gov 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. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. www.sdcl.org

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – February 2018

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – February 2018

Library events LogoWe are celebrating Black History Month at the library with a special storytelling event for all ages on February 27 at 6 pm.
Ollis Jon (OJ) Mozon, Jr. loves to tell stories that energize hope, encourage faith, exude love and enlighten minds.  While serving as a Navy chaplain he discovered the joys of storytelling. Over the years he has shared his repertoire of Bible stories, folktales, myths, legends and historical vignettes around the world. Many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for sponsoring this event. And don’t forget to stop by and check out some books by and about our Black writers, artists and heroes!

We’re also starting a new Yu-Gi-Oh! club for teens on Fridays at 3:30–duel with friends, trade cards, learn to believe in the heart of the cards…or just hang out! 

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Other special events this month include……

Meet the Author: Benjamin Sanders – Saturday, February 10 at 2 pm
Benjamin Sanders will discuss what it takes to find success and fulfillment, using examples from his Amazon E-book, Become Your Ideal Self, and his new book Deliberate Delusions.


No More Barking! –
Saturday, February 17 at 2 pm
If your pooch is all bark, all the time, fear not: Redemption is at hand. Veteran East County dog behaviorist Nan Arthur will address the reasons dogs bark, and how owners can help their dogs bark less and live more serenely in their homes. 


Acoustic in Alpine Concert: The Full Deck (brought to you by the Alpine Library Friends Association) –
Thursday, February 22 at 6 pm
The Full Deck bring a bluegrass sound that’s a mixture of traditional and modern, with a twist that’s all their own.

 

Meet the Fire Marshal – Friday, February 23 at 1 pm
Alpine Fire Marshal Jason McBroom will give life-saving tips for making sure you and your family are prepared for fire safety throughout the year.  This month’s topic is Residential Sprinkler Systems.

 

Finally, don’t forget to visit the ALFA 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