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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!

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – January 2019

Library events LogoHappy New Year, everyone! We hope you all had a pleasant holiday season, however you spent it, and that you are all staying warm on these cold nights. The New Year is always a good time to start a new project or learn a new skill, and the library is a great resource for all your informational needs!

Some of our special events this month include:

Understanding Credit Reports, Preventing Identity Thefts and Scams – Wednesday, January 16 at 1 pm
A representative from San Diego County Credit Union will present an informative session on credit reporting. You will also receive tools for correcting inaccuracies in your report and learn how to avoid identity theft.

Meet the Authors: Laura Engel and Marijke McCandless – Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm
Alpine residents and memoirists Laura Engel and Marijke McCandless read selections from Shaking the Tree: brazen. short. memoir. This anthology features the most compelling true stories from the annual San Diego Memoir Showcase contests. Hear Laura and Marijke’s stories and learn more about the San Diego Memoir Writers Association at this engaging event.

Free SAT Practice Test – Saturday, January 26 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.  Test results will be reviewed on an individual basis on Tuesday January 29, from 5 to 8 pm.

Bluegrass Concert with The Full Deck – Thursday, January 24 at 6 pm
The Full Deck bring a bluegrass sound that’s a mix of traditional and modern, with a twist that’s all their own.

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January 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

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.

Wishing you health and happiness in 2019, – The Alpine Library Staff. Come often, we like to see you!

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. Our hours are: Mon & Wed: 9:30am-6pm, Tue & Thu: 9:30am-8pm, Fri & Sat: 9:30am-5pm, Sun: Closed. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email us at AlpineLibrary@sdcounty.ca.gov. Visit our website at www.sdcl.org or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/alpinelibrary

 

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – November 2018

Greetings, everyone! It’s hard to believe it’s almost November, but we’re ready for some real fall weather and maybe some pie.

Library events LogoThis month we have a few changes to our after-school programs—Nov. 5-9 the schools will be having early release, so we’re moving our 3:30 programs to 1 pm for that week. The week of Thanksgiving, Nov 19-23, there will be no afterschool programs since the Alpine School District is on vacation.

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday Nov 12 in observance of Veterans’ Day, and on Thursday and Friday, Nov 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving.

Mail in Ballot Drop Off: We are serving as a mail ballot drop-off location during business hours only, from Monday Oct 29 through Tuesday November 6.  There will be a table in the lobby where you can drop them off. Please don’t put your ballots in the book drop—it doesn’t know what to do with them!

Here are some of our special events this month:

Death Café  – Thursday, November 1 at 11 am
At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is: to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.  Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.  Join us for conversation and cake! Learn more at www.deathcafe.com

A Musical Celebration of America’s Veterans – Saturday, November 10 at 3:30 pm
This one-hour salute to our veterans will include authentic historical music from our nation’s history. Musical selections will include many favorites (e.g. Battle Hymn of the Republic) and other gems that may be new to you (e.g. The Constitution and the Guerriére and many more). This musical tribute to service will also include wonderful American songs that celebrate our nation’s ideals, along with the Armed Services Medley.

Acoustic in Alpine Concert: Philly and the Cheesesteaks – Thursday, November 15 at 6 pm
A group of longtime San Diego bluegrass musicians have formed a new band consisting of Phil Levy on banjo, Dale Desmuke on guitar, Don Hickox on fiddle, Jim Blakemore on mandolin and Given Harrison on bass. The band plays mostly traditional Bluegrass, with some swing and country mixed in.

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 101 – Friday, November 16 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.

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November 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

Thanksgiving Dinners Delivered for Local Seniors & Home Bound Residents – November 2018

meals-for-senior-citizensHAPPY THANKSGIVING!! The Alpine Community Center will be providing Thanksgiving dinners for Seniors delivered to their homes on Thanksgiving morning – November 22, 2018. Please call and reserve your Thanksgiving meal – we need to have a count of how many recipents we will have by November 15. if you are Senior who is home-bound, on a limited income or without family in the area. Please call (619) 445-7330 or email HERE

The meal will be delivered between 9:30 & 11am and there is no charge. We will only be delivering to the Alpine area. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be delivered.

*WANT TO HELP? Albertsons is stepping up this year with the Turkey Bucks campaign! You can contribute directly to the Albertsons Turkey Bucks program; all proceeds will go to local residents!!!! Money collected  in their store will go locally to our Thanksgiving dinner, and they will receive an Alberstons meal..!!! woo hoo Albertsons!

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – October 2018

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – October 2018

Library events LogoWe hope you’re enjoying the (slightly) cooler weather and the proliferation of pumpkin spice flavorings in many unexpected aspects of life. And as the seasons change, so does the staff…we said goodbye to Loretta Deaver, our children’s librarian, as she accepted a position at the Library of Congress!  We are so proud of her! We will miss Loretta, but we are excited to welcome Heather Pisani-Kristl as our new children’s librarian—she comes to us from the La Mesa branch and brings a wide variety of experience with her.  Come say hello starting October 12! This month we have a variety of interesting events coming up—we look forward to seeing you!

 

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October 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

 

Alpine Garden Club – Thursday, October 11 at 6 pm
Make new friends and learn more about gardening in our climate! This month’s presentation is on decorating with pumpkins and succulents. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate!

Project Wildlife – Friday, October 12 at 3:30 pm
Kids are invited to learn about local wildlife species and wildlife conservation, and meet a special animal ambassador!

Meet the Author: Roger Conlee – Saturday October 13 at 2 pm
Join us for a discussion of two 20th century milestones, the death of the flamboyant newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst and the tragic Korean War; which form the background of Conlee’s 8th historical novel, After the Wind.

Paint Night! (Ages 15+) – Tuesday October 16 at 5:30 pm
Create your own 8 x 10 “Day at the Beach” acrylic painting with instructor Roz Oserin. All materials will be provided and no experience is required! Space is limited, so please call to reserve your spot.

Mountain Lions 101 – Thursday October 18 at 5:30 pm
Join Robin Parks of the Mountain Lion Foundation to learn the true facts about mountain lion biology and behavior, as well as tips for living safely in their territory.

History through Folk Music with Ross Moore – Thursday October 25 at 5:30 pm
Enjoy a chronological survey of American folk music, with live performances of songs both familiar and little-known, from the Colonial period through the folk music explosion of the 1950s and 60s.

Kingdom Quilters Sit & Sew – Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 4 pm
Join us for an afternoon of quilting to benefit children and babies in need here and abroad.

Death Café  – Thursday, November 1 at 11 am
Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. Join us as we eat cake, drink tea, and talk about death and how to make the most of life. Find more information at www.deathcafe.com .

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.

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

 

 

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.