Aug. 27, 2018:

2018 Read-a-Thon

On Your Mark! Get Set! Read!

 Start stretching those page-turning fingers, flexing those book-supporting arms, and exercising those reading eyes. Start piling up those books and lining up those pledges. It’s time for the Alpine Public Library Read-a-thon!

 Register at the circulation desk or at alpinepubliclibrary.org. Read from August 27 to September 17.

 Participants may count books read to them. Readers may count books they read to others. All books count, including audio books and e-books. 

 Don’t have time to read? Help Clark, the library fish, support kids who read to Bare Bear and Mariposa, our own therapy dogs. Donate to Clark’s pledge fund in the library or on the APL website.

Instructions
Registration Form
Pledge log
Reading Log

Sep. 26, 2018:

Sarah McQuaid Live in Concert September 26 – 7PM

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. 

Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences:  “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.

With the release of her new album, the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter has expanded her battery of instruments to include piano, electric guitar and drum, and it’s drawn critical raves internationally: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” the UK’s fRoots said it was “a collection to savour” and the USA’s PopMatters called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.”

Photo by Phil Nicholls (www.philnicholls.co.uk)

ESL for the Big Bend

English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring: A free tutoring program for anyone who wants to learn English; all level learners of any native language are welcome. Contact us for information about taking lessons, or becoming a tutor.

Clases de Inglés
Lecciones privadas y particulares
Aptitudes básicas de lengua y conversación
Aptitudes para la vida y el trabajo
Atención a las diferencias culturales
¡Gratis!

Travel Talk

Local Residents Share Stories and Pictures from Journeys Abroad

Take a monthly tour from the comfort of Alpine Public Library’s AEP Multipurpose Room with Travel Talk coordinator and host Alan Wallace.

Travel Talk is usually on 4th Friday of each month, at 7 pm. Check the monthly APL program calendar for any time or date changes.

Basic Computer Classes for Adults

Want to improve your computer skills?  Try our free computer tutoring.  Topics covered include, Social Media, creating e-mail and Facebook accounts, attaching pictures and videos to e-mails, an overview of Smart Phone instruction and more.  Learn at your own pace with our patient and experienced instructor. Stop by the library or give us a call to sign up.

Yarn Arts

Yarn Arts is a public workshop that meets every Friday morning from 10:00 AM until noon in the APL Community Room. Anyone interested in Yarn Arts (spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, et al.) at all participation levels from listening to personal projects to group activities is welcome and encouraged to attend. Experienced yarn artists are available and happy to answer questions and offer advice on your personal projects. Stop by Friday mornings and join the fun.

Homebound Program

Friends of the Library volunteers provide an invaluable service to our community by delivering books, magazines, DVDs, Books-on-Tape and other materials to patrons who are unable to come to the library themselves. Today, four services come under the Homebound Program banner:
Our flagship Homebound Service for patrons with enduring disabilities;
Temporary Homebound Service
for those who for a variety of reasons are temporarily unable to come to the library;
our Big Bend Regional Medical Center (BBRMC) Periodical Service that keeps the waiting room periodical selection up-to-date;
and the Brewster County Jail Library Service that helps the jail staff maintain their inmate library.

Contact the library at 837-2621, for more information on these services.