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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

   

GIRL SCOUT Halloween Party at the Alpine Library! ALL ARE INVITED! – October 30, 2018

Girl Scout Halloween Party! Come and join the fun! All existing and interested Girl Scouts are invited to this FREE EVENT on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at the Alpine Library (1752 Alpine Blvd.) We will have games & prizes, refreshments, a costume contest and Halloween crafts! For more info contact Shannon Thornton – Chaparral SU Manager Troop 5248 Leader 619-517-5180 or email serviceunit679@gmail.com

 

Monday Movies at the Alpine Library – Every Monday at 3 pm!

Monday Movies at the Alpine Library on Mondays at 3 pm! Relax for the afternoon in the air-conditioned Resource Room! All movies are rated PG. 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 – 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

 

 

Kids! Come Learn About Local Wildlife Species and Wildlife Conservation at the Alpine Library – October 12, 2018

Project Wildlife Presentation at the Alpine Library on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Kids are invited to learn about local wildlife species and wildlife conservation, and meet a special animal ambassador!

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

 

Talk Like a PIRATE & Treasure Quest Day at the Alpine Library – September 19, 2018

Talk Like a Pirate Day! Captain Book says “By readin’ books, you can go anywhere you want to go and be anything you want to be!” Join us as we learn pirate talk, hear pirate tales, and go on a treasure quest at the Alpine Library on Wednesday Sept 19, 2018 at 3:30 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

Free Comic Book Studio Workshop at the Alpine Library – September 22, 2018

We are celebrating One Book One San Diego with a fun all-ages event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2 pm at the Alpine Library. 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.

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.

 

Friday Fun & Games – Every Week at the Alpine Library!

Friday FUN &GAMES! Creative Play, Crafts & Games at the Alpine Library every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 for ages 5-12. Something different each Friday: games, arts & crafts and more! All materials are provided for FREE. 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

 

Teen (Grades 6-12) Activity Hour EVERY WEDNESDAY at the Alpine Library!

Tween Activity Hour at the Alpine Library: Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm 
Every Weds! Tweens & Teens (Grades 6-12) are invited to enjoy our variety of Arts, Crafts & Games after school at the Alpine Library.  Bring a friend!
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