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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.

 

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

Princess Ariel Sing-Along at the Alpine Library – July 20, 2018

Princess Ariel Sing-Along at the Alpine Library on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 3 pm!

Princess Ariel will join us for a story, song, and meet and greet!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

 

 

HOW TO HENNA at the Alpine Library – July 19, 2018

How to Henna – Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3 pm at the Alpine Library for teens ages 13-18!  Learn all about the art of henna and practice your skills! Limited to the first 15 participants. 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

Free Birds of Prey Presentation at the Alpine Library – July 13, 2018

Avian Behavior International presents Birds of Prey* at the Alpine Library on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3 pm. Learn about birds of prey, their role in the environment, and how to handle them. Find out what you can do to help raptor conservation and wildlife. 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 – July 2018

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Welcome to summer, everyone!

Our Summer Reading/Summer Learning program is in full swing this month—we have all kinds of activities for everyone from babies to seniors. Don’t forget to grab your reading/activity log…this is for all ages, not just kids, and we have some great prizes this year!

 

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July 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

On Mondays at 10:30, we have a new program, Toddler Playdate–meet other parents and caregivers, and watch the littles enjoy our collection of active toys and games. Hula Hoops! Music! Bubbles! Fun!  This is every Monday except the first Monday of the month, when we have English/Spanish storytime with Ms. Paula. ¡Vamos a la fiesta!

On Monday afternoons at 2, we’re having a summer movie series—bring a blanket and relax for the afternoon in the air-conditioned Resource Room. All movies are rated PG. Call or stop by the library to find out what’s playing!

Thursday afternoons at 3 will be a series of fun creative programs for teens:

  • Bad Art Contest, July 5: Can you make a bad piece of art worse, or create bad art on your own? Come join our Bad Art Contest! All supplies will be provided.
  • How to Henna, July 12: Learn all about the art of henna and practice your skills! Limited to the first 15 participants.
  • How to Podcast, July 19: Check out Alpine Library’s new podcasting equipment and learn the basics of podcasting!
  • Caricature Class, July 26: Learn all about the art of caricatures from professional artist Court Jones, and make your own caricature!

Friday afternoons at 3, join us for family entertainment:

  • Wild Wonders, June 29: Join us for our official Summer Reading Program kickoff featuring a live animal show from Wild Wonders. Learn all about animals all over the world and help us celebrate this summer’s theme: Reading Takes You Everywhere!  
  • Fiddle Girl: Meet the Instruments, July 6: Musician Celia Lawley will perform a musical concert and invite attendees to “meet the instruments!”
  • Avian Behavior International presents Birds of Prey, July 13: Learn about birds of prey, their role in the environment, and how to handle them. Find out what you can do to help raptor conservation and wildlife.
  • Princess Ariel Sing-Along, July 20: Princess Ariel will join us for a story, song, and meet and greet!
  • Summer Reading Finale, July 27: Join us for a fun, free concert from Hullabaloo and ice cream sundaes!

For adults, we have a variety of interesting events planned:

  • Culinary Literacy: Preserving Family Recipes, Saturday, July 7 at 2 pm
    View a filmed presentation by Valerie J. Frey, author of the book Preserving Family Recipes, on how to save and celebrate your food traditions. Then join us for a potluck of red, white and blue foods!
  • Dance around the World, Saturdays at 2 pm
    July 14: Belly Dance · July 21: Bollywood Dance · July 28: Salsa Aerobics
    Join the Healthy Adventures Foundation for a series of fun dance fitness classes! Beginners welcome.
  • Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Friday, July 20 at 10 am
    If you or someone you know is affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s or related dementia, please join us to learn the facts.
  • Good Day Sunshine Gallery Reception and Art Activity, Friday, July 27 at 12 pm
    Meet the artists behind our exhibit of paintings from Sophie’s Gallery at the St. Madeleine Sophie Center, and join in on a collaborative art activity for all ages!

Finally, the Summer Concert Series is back for 2018! All concerts are on Friday 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. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

  • June 29: The US Navy 32nd St Brass Band: Jazz, funk, Dixieland, and R&B
  • July 13: The Blue Creek Band: Bluegrass, blues and swing
  • July 27: Zydeco Patrol: Cajun, blues and zydeco
  • August 10: Highland Way: Scottish and Irish
  • August 24: Classic Buzz: Classic rock & roll
  • September 7: Whiskey Ridge: Country & classics

New at the Alpine Library – TODDLER PLAYDATE Every Monday!

New activity at the Alpine library – TODDLER PLAYDATE! Beginning on July 9, 2018 – Join us EVERY MONDAY at 10:30am (Except first Mondays of the month, when you can join us for our Spanish/English storytime, Cuentame Cuentos!) Meet other parents and caregivers, and watch the littles enjoy our collection of active toys and games. Hula Hoops! Music! Bubbles! Fun!

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

 

Wild Wonders Live Animal Show at the Alpine Library – June 29, 2018

Wild Wonders! June 29, 2018 at 3pm at the Alpine Library! Join us for our official Summer Reading Program kickoff featuring a live animal show from Wild Wonders. Learn all about animals all over the world and help us celebrate this summer’s theme: Reading Takes You Everywhere!

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 – 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.