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Louis Robidoux

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BRANCH EVENTS

Computer lab
Mon, Apr 24, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Join us to learn, practice, and test your computer skills. The Monday classes for Seniors are specially designed to learn computer skills at a pace that best fits your comfort. Please see Computer Class for Seniors schedule for the topic selected for the day. No registration is required. 

Community Room
Mon, Apr 24, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Computer lab
Tue, Apr 25, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

This class is conducted in Spanish.

No es necesario registrarse. Las clases tardan de una hora a hora y media, comienzan a las 10:30 AM. Algunas clases están divididas en dos partes, la participación en ambas no es necesaria. Todas las clases se imparten en el laboratorio de computación. Llame al 951-682-5485 para más información.


Storytime Room
Tue, Apr 25, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Join us for bilingual stories, music and crafts!

Small conference room
Tue, Apr 25, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
We will discuss Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey.  It is the extraordinary story of an elderly woman descending into dementia embarking on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared.
For questions and inquiries call 951-682-5485.

Community Room
Tue, Apr 25, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Thu, Apr 27, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Open question session with a representative from the Office of California State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes. The representative will be available in the library at the same designated space every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12pm to 3pm unless otherwise noted. 

Sesión de preguntas con un representante de la Oficina de la Asambleísta Estatal de California Sabrina Cervantes. El representante estará disponible en la biblioteca en el mismo espacio designado cada segundo y cuarto jueves de 12pm a 3pm a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Computer lab
Thu, Apr 27, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
No registration is needed for these classes. These classes will be 1 hour and 30 minutes long every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Some classes will be a two part series. Attendance in both is not necessary. All classes are held in the computer lab. See front desk or call 951-682-5485 for more information.

Computer lab
Fri, Apr 28, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Join us in the Computer Lab for some extra help getting your resume just right and to learn some of the key ingredients for success!

Registration is required. Sign up by calling 951-682-5485 or stop by the Front Desk inside the library. Space is limited.

Sat, Apr 29, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Practice your crocheting skills. All levels of expertise welcomed. Supplies are limited so bring what you have.

Storytime Room
Sat, Apr 29, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Come on in and help us celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through a series of fun activities, stories and crafts that will be fun for the whole family.


Thu, May 11, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Open question session with a representative from the Office of California State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes. The representative will be available in the library at the same designated space every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12pm to 3pm unless otherwise noted. 

Sesión de preguntas con un representante de la Oficina de la Asambleísta Estatal de California Sabrina Cervantes. El representante estará disponible en la biblioteca en el mismo espacio designado cada segundo y cuarto jueves de 12pm a 3pm a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Tue, May 16, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Open question session with a representative from both the Office of U.S. Representative Mark Takano of the 42nd District and the Office of California State Senator Richard D. Roth, of the 31st District. The representatives will be available in the library at the same designated space on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 1pm to 5pm unless otherwise noted. 

Sesión de preguntas con un representante de la Oficina de Congresista Mark Takano del Distrito 42 y de la Oficina del Senador del Estado de California Richard D. Roth, del Distrito 31. Los representantes estarán disponibles en la biblioteca en el mismo espacio designado el tercer martes de cada mes de 1pm a 5pm a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Community Room
Thu, May 18, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us in playing this fun, traditional Spanish game and get the chance to win cool prizes. Kids of all ages are welcome.

Thu, May 25, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Open question session with a representative from the Office of California State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes. The representative will be available in the library at the same designated space every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12pm to 3pm unless otherwise noted. 

Sesión de preguntas con un representante de la Oficina de la Asambleísta Estatal de California Sabrina Cervantes. El representante estará disponible en la biblioteca en el mismo espacio designado cada segundo y cuarto jueves de 12pm a 3pm a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Thu, Jun 08, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Open question session with a representative from the Office of California State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes. The representative will be available in the library at the same designated space every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12pm to 3pm unless otherwise noted. 

Sesión de preguntas con un representante de la Oficina de la Asambleísta Estatal de California Sabrina Cervantes. El representante estará disponible en la biblioteca en el mismo espacio designado cada segundo y cuarto jueves de 12pm a 3pm a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Tue, Jun 20, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Open question session with a representative from both the Office of U.S. Representative Mark Takano of the 42nd District and the Office of California State Senator Richard D. Roth, of the 31st District. The representatives will be available in the library at the same designated space on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 1pm to 5pm unless otherwise noted. 

Sesión de preguntas con un representante de la Oficina de Congresista Mark Takano del Distrito 42 y de la Oficina del Senador del Estado de California Richard D. Roth, del Distrito 31. Los representantes estarán disponibles en la biblioteca en el mismo espacio designado el tercer martes de cada mes de 1pm a 5pm a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Thu, Jun 22, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Open question session with a representative from the Office of California State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes. The representative will be available in the library at the same designated space every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12pm to 3pm unless otherwise noted. 

Sesión de preguntas con un representante de la Oficina de la Asambleísta Estatal de California Sabrina Cervantes. El representante estará disponible en la biblioteca en el mismo espacio designado cada segundo y cuarto jueves de 12pm a 3pm a menos que se indique lo contrario.

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We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, Apr 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 20 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Laura Mae Leach
Address
5840 Mission Blvd
Jurupa Valley
California 92509
Tel: (951) 682-5485
Fax: (951) 682-8641

The first county library in Rubidoux was opened on Nov. 28, 1948 in a rented storefront.  Over the next twenty-two years the library relocated into successively larger quarters twice.  Then in 1972 a new building was opened at 5763 Tilton Ave.  This building housed a 5,000 square foot library and a 5,000 square foot court house. At this time the library was renamed to honor Louis Robidoux, a Frenchman who had large land holdings in the area in the 1800s and was one of the first county supervisors.    This is why the library spells Robidoux with an “o”. The building is dedicated to a person, rather than named after the community as a whole.   In 1995 the court moved out of the building and the library gradually repurposed the space, creating a meeting/programming room, and a computer lab.  In 2001 plans for a new library building were drawn up.  This building finally opened on April 17, 2010.  It is 20,000 square feet with room for about 70,000 items, and includes a dedicated story-time room, 42 public access computers and wi-fi access.  In the same complex is the County Library’s Literacy Department and the administrative offices for the Riverside County Library System.   In its 64 years of service the Louis Robidoux Library has had 5 locations and  5 librarians.   As the new city of Jurupa Valley grows in strength and vitality  the library will remain dedicated to consistent provision of educational, recreational, and informational services for the community. 


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