Greetings, everyone! We have been enjoying the beautiful weather this month, and the library patio is an especially nice place to enjoy it from!
Some 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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Special events in May 2018:
Border to Border: Making Art Along the Pacific Crest Trail – Thursday, 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. 🙂
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 Journalism – Thursday, 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.
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.
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 Howard – Thursday, 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.
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.