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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 

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 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – October 2017

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Happy October, everyone! We’re all excited about cooler weather and pumpkin spice everything, but in the library world, fall also means it’s One Book One San Diego time!

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. This year’s title is The Sandcastle Girls by bestselling author Chris Bohjalian,The multi-generational story begins in Syria in 1915 during the Armenian genocide and ends in modern-day Boston.

October 2017 Calendar – Alpine Library

Our One Book events at the Alpine Library include:

*Culinary Literacy Club (ages 14+)
Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 PM
Create a dish that reflects your family heritage and bring a sample to share! Our October theme pays homage to the 2017 One Book One San Diego selection. Our group discussion will focus on how food is key to the immigrant experience and cultural diversity.

Alpine Reads with San Diego – Saturday, October 21 at 10 am
We will discuss this year’s One Book One San Diego title, The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

 

Discover Oculus VR! (Ages 18+) – Tuesday, October 24 at 1 PM
Here’s your chance to try out a Oculus virtual reality headset!  Step into another world through the magic of future technology. the virtual reality system was recently acquired by the Library through a grant. Come in and see the future!

 

You, Water and Paint…Discover! (Ages 16+) Every 2nd and 4th Fridays at 10 am.
Acrylic and 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.

 

Alpine Garden Club Meeting – Thursday, October 12 at 6 pm
Meet other gardeners and learn more about gardening in our climate.

 

Acoustic in Alpine: Jerry Gontang – Thursday, October 27 at 6 pm
Jerry Gontang has been in and out of more bands than he can remember, ridden the lyrical coattails of Jimmy Buffett for over 30 years, and spent the last two decades entertaining people in a music and humor group called Oh! Ridge.

 

Make Your Garden a Habitat! – Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2 pm
Carlette Anderson, director of Alpine’s Community Wildlife Habitat Program, will explain the process of certifying your garden with the National Wildlife Federation.

 

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

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – September 2017

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Happy September, everyone! Whether you’re going back to school or just continuing with your usual routine, we have lots of exciting events coming up this month! We’ll be starting up our after school programs again, including a new “After School Hangout” from 2-4 on weekdays, where teens can come and spend time in our Resource Room after school, doing homework, playing games, or just doing whatever. Feel free to bring snacks! We’re also adding “Our Space”, a social hour for LGBTQ teens and allies, on 2nd Fridays at 4 pm.

Other special events to look out for include:

Hepatitis A Vaccinations
Wednesday, September 6 from 12-1 pm
Free vaccinations for individuals at high risk.

Alpine Art League Show Opening Reception
Saturday, September 9 at 1 pm
Meet local artists and celebrate their new show themed around our own town of Alpine!

Coffee with Constituents
Tuesday, September 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Questions, concerns or ideas about your county government or community?  Join Supervisor Dianne Jacob for a conversation about what’s going on in our district.

You, Water and Paint…Discover! (Ages 16+)
Friday, September 22 at 10 am
Acrylic and 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.

Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
Monday, September 25 at 2 pm
Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Come and learn about the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults.

 

Acoustic in Alpine: Sara Petite

Thursday September 28 at 6 pm

Often described as an Americana artist, her sound is an earthy fusion of folk, bluegrass, country, and mountain music with surprising flashes of pop and rock.

 

 

Jane Austen Literary Tea Society
Saturday, September 30 at 3 pm


Join Jeanne Talbot of the Jane Austen Society for a discussion of the novel Pride and Prejudice (not the movie!). Readers are encouraged to dress in period costume or modern tea-party attire, and light refreshments will be provided along with tea.

 

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.

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. If you have any questions, comments or other suggestions, please email albranch1752@gmail.com 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: www.facebook.com/AlpineLibrary.

www.sdcl.org

September 2017 Calendar – Alpine Library

 

Solar Eclipse Party at the Alpine Library – August 21, 2017

Join us for a Solar Eclipse Party at the Alpine Library on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 9:30—10:30 am. Join us for science experiments, crafts and activities to help understand and view the eclipse at its zenith.* (The zenith is the moment of greatest eclipse—in Alpine this will happen at 10:23 am)

Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. Call 619-445-4221 or email us at albranch1752@gmail.com

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – August 2017

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Hi all, we hope you are enjoying your summer! There’s still time to sign up for Summer Reading (all ages are welcome) and we will be giving out prizes through the end of August. Our regular after-school programs will be starting up again in September, and we encourage all parents to talk to your kids about respectful behavior at the library after school:  We do not allow any food or drinks in the library or on the patio in the afternoons, and the park and stage behind the library does not allow bikes, skateboarding, or scooters. Please pick up all your trash, and use indoor voices when inside the library.

August 2017 Calendar – Alpine Library

August FREE EVENTS!

Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social and Carnival – Tuesday, August 1 at 3 pmCarnival games, ice cream and more to celebrate the end of Summer Reading!

Teen Escape Room! Thursday, August 3 at 3 pmA fiendish team-based puzzle experience—only the cleverest will escape!

No-Fear Acrylic Painting for Beginners (Ages 16+) – Fridays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10 am Have you always wanted to try to paint?  Join us and have nothing but fun while working with color, discovering a few basics, and learning only your own style. *Come early—the class is limited to the first 18 people to arrive

Culinary Literacy Club –
Saturday, August 5 at 3pm
Here’s your chance to improve (or show off) your cooking skills, and explore the library’s cookbook collection! This month’s theme is Outdoor Cooking, and we will have a solar oven demonstration!

Red Cross Blood Drive (Ages 18+) – Monday August 14 from 10 am to 4 pm
Give blood and save lives! Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code AlpineBL.

Reel Cool Movies – Tuesdays, August 8, 15, and 22 at 3 pm 
Did you know libraries are official Cool Zones?  Beat the heat with family-friendly films about frozen kingdoms, snowy dogsled journeys, and dancing penguins. Bring blankets and pillows to relax and enjoy the air conditioning.

Summer Concerts in the Park
Friday August 11 at 6:30 pmThe Ideas Band (classic rock)
Friday August 25 at 6:30 pmWhiskey Ridge (country & western)
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library.

Solar Eclipse Experience – Monday August 21 at 9:30 am
Join us for experiments and crafts to better understand the eclipse, and at its height, at 10:30, we will view the eclipse through special glasses in the park.

San Diego River Park Presentation – Thursday August 24 at 6 pm
Join San Diego River Park Foundation staff for an interactive presentation on the San Diego River, habitat restoration science, and volunteer opportunities in the River headwaters.

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: www.facebook.com/AlpineLibrary.

 

Alpine Library – 1752 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901
619-445-4221

albranch1752@gmail.com

www.sdcl.org

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – July 2017

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Happy Summer! School is out, which means library activities are going into high gear! Click HERE to view our July 2017 Calendar of FREE EVENTS for ALL AGES! July 2017 Calendar – Alpine Library

The latest installment of the Jane Austen Literary Tea Society is Saturday July 8 at 2 pm–we will be enjoying afternoon tea and discussing Sense and Sensibility with Jeanne Talbot of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Fancy hats encouraged but not required! If you need a refresher, we will also be screening the Oscar-winning adaptation of Sense and Sensibility on Thursday July 6 at 5 pm.

The library is celebrating LGBT Pride in July, so stop by to take a photo at our Rainbow Selfie Station and share it on IG or FB or wherever the cool kids are posting things these days. Also, look for the library’s bookmobile in the Pride Parade on July 15–the “Reading Rainbow” dance routine is NOT to be missed.

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at painting but had no idea where to start, try it out with our No-Fear Acrylic Painting class on Fridays at 10 AM starting July 14.  For ages 16 and up, this will help unleash your inner Picasso! And the Culinary Literacy Club, those intrepid explorers of the library’s cookbook collection, are turning their attention to stone fruits this month–make a dish featuring peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, etc and bring it to share on Saturday July 1 at 3 pm!

The Summer Concerts in the Park start June 30 at 6:30 pm with the US Navy 32nd St Brass Band, and continue in July: Friday July 14 at 6:30 pm—Jukebox (covers & fun party music) and Friday July 28 at 6:30 pm—Chet & the Committee (blues & soul). Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library.

And of course, we’re having a big weekly Summer Reading program for kids every Tuesday at 3 pm, and for teens every Thursday at 3 pm.  Our morning storytimes are continuing as usual, so bring by the littles!

 

KIDS EVENTS:
Mad Science: Forces of Nature
Tuesday July 11 at 3 pm
Join us for a fun, interactive show exploring science and the wonders of our natural world.
Wild Wonders Animal Show
Tuesday July 18  at 3 pm
Experience exotic animals up close and in person!
Hullabaloo in Concert!
Tuesday July 25 at 3 pm
Have you been waiting all year for Hullabaloo to perform in Alpine?! Wait no more; they’re back for music and fun! 

 

TEEN EVENTS:

Superhero Day!
Thursday July 6 at 3 pm
Cosplay in front of a green screen, make zines and buttons for your favorite fandoms…and save the world. No pressure.
Ice Cream Making
Thursday July 13 at 3 pm
Need a sweet treat to beat the heat? We’ll show you how to make ice cream and other cold goodies to cool down this summer.
Cupcake Wars
Tuesday July 20 at 3 pm
Ready to put your baking skills to the test? Compete with other teens for world cupcake domination!
Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
Tuesday July 27 at 3 pm
Celebrate The Boy Who Lived with cake, wands, sorting and potions!

 

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: www.facebook.com/AlpineLibrary.

 

Alpine Library
1752 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, CA 91901
619-445-4221

albranch1752@gmail.com

www.sdcl.org

Teens & Tweens Come Have Fun! It’s SUPERHERO Day at the Alpine Library – July 6, 2017

Teens & Tweens SUPERHERO Day at the Alpine Library. Join us on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 3pm for T-shirt printing, button making, zine publishing and green screen photos! And…don’t forget that teens (grades 6-12) are invited to hang out, mess around and geek out all summer at the Alpine Library, Thursdays at 3:00 pm!  The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info call (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com

“Book Time with Ronald McDonald” at the Alpine Library – June 27, 2017

“It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald!” at the Alpine Library on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 3pm.  Filled with magic, puppetry and lots of laughs, Ronald McDonald shares his excitement for reading and introduces kids to a new concept: “Book Time” the time we set aside each day to read! The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info call (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com

Teen Chocolate Wars at the Alpine Library – June 22, 2017

Teen Chocolate Wars at the Alpine Library! Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 3 pm. Celebrate your first day of at the Summer Vacation at the Alpine Library competing with and eating CHOCOLATE!  Compete with other teens to win the Chocolate War, and even if you lose you get to eat chocolate! The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info call (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com