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Yu-Gi-Oh! Club for Teens EVERY Friday at the Alpine Library!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club for teens EVERY Friday at 3:30 at the Alpine Library! Duel with friends, trade cards, learn to believe in the heart of the cards…or just hang out! The YuGiOh! Trading Card Game is a Japanese collectible card battle game developed and published by Konami. Based on the Duel Monsters concept from the original manga series, the game sees players using a combination of monsters, spells, and traps to defeat their opponent.

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! 

View the Library Calendar Larger here: February 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

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 

 

 

Culinary Literacy Club at the Alpine Library – February 3, 2018

Culinary Literacy Club at the Alpine Library (ages 14+) Saturday, February 3, 2018 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: Cruciferous Vegetables.

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 www.sdcl.org

 

Teen “Lock-In” AFTER DARK at the Alpine Library – January 26, 2018

Have you ever wanted to scream in the library? Now’s your chance!

Teen Lock-In AFTER DARK at the Alpine Library Friday January 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm. If you are in 6th thru 12th grade, come enjoy the Library After Dark! Call or visit the library to register—space is limited. If you have any questions, comments or other suggestions, please respond by email at Alpine Branch 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. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. www.sdcl.org

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – January 2018

Library events LogoOur theme for January is “Be a Beginner”—this is a good time to try something new and do things you’ve never done before! We’ve got a great collection of manuals, guides, and “101” books to help you get a head start on your project, journey, or class.

We’ve also planned some great events, whether you want to improve your health, teach your kids to manage money, fire-safe your home, learn to paint, or just enjoy some music, read a great book, or let your teens visit the library after hours.

Please note: we will be closed January 1 and 15, 2018

   

January 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

Special events this month include:

Raising a Money-Smart Kid: Wednesday, January 3 at 1 pm
Join your SDCCU representative for an informative session that will give parents the knowledge needed to teach their children good money management skills.

Alpine Garden Club: Thursday, January 11 at 6 pm
Meet other gardeners and learn more about growing in our climate. Join us for a special presentation this month on Water Wise Gardening from the Solana Center. Make sure to register online at www.solanacenter.org/free-compost-workshops

You, Water and Paint…Discover! (Ages 16+): Fridays, January 12 and 26 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.

The Jane Austen Literary Tea Society: Northanger Abbey : Saturday, January 20 at 2:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of Austen’s classic satire of the Gothic novel, with tea and refreshments provided. Fancy hats encouraged but not required, and we hope you’ve read the book! Movie doesn’t count. 🙂

Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Thursday, January 25 at 10 am
An award-winning program developed by Stanford University, to help participants live a happier, healthier life! This is the first of six weekly sessions for people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers.

Free Concert: Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar : Thursday, January 25 at 6 pm
Lisa Sanders and Karen “Brown Sugar” Hayes are a pair of harmonizing singers of genuine heartfelt songs. This country-bluesy duo have been performing their unique style of music for over ten years.

Ready, Set, Go: Fire Safety Throughout the Year: Friday, January 26 at 1 pm
Living in the backcountry means we all look out for each other, and the New Year is a good time to assess your fire prevention IQ. 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.

Teen Lock-In!: Friday January 26 at 5:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to scream in the library? Now’s your chance! If you are in 6th thru 12th grade, come enjoy the Library After Dark! Call or visit the library to register—space is limited.

Finally, 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 – 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.

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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