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Temecula - Grace Mellman

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Community Room
Tue, May 30, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes lots of stories, songs and art activities.

Community Room
Mon, Jun 05, 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Learn more about the fun events happening during the summer reading program, sign up for the program, play summer games, make a craft, and enjoy some cake.

Community Room
Tue, Jun 06, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
The Grace Mellman Library hosts geocachers of all skill levels and invites them to come together, share their stories, and trade ideas! The group is friendly and infomal. All ages are welcome, children with a parent please. No signup required. This meeting counts as an event cache.

Off-Site
Wed, Jun 07, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
A book club organized by the Grace Mellman Community Library for the residents of the Harveston Chateau.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 07, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Two bright young minds strive to take the top prize in the "Build a Better World Science Fair."

Story Room
Thu, Jun 08, 3:30PM - 4:15PM
Create a model of an ancient monument.

Off-Site
Thu, Jun 08, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for Anime/Manga Club in partnership with Barnes and Noble. We discuss 3-4 series each meeting, and next month's are chosen by voting. A friendly group of the anime/manga obsessed. Join us every 2nd Thursday from 6pm-7pm in the B&N café. For more information contact Beth at 951-296-3893, or Elizabeth.khaled@rivlib.net

Community Room
Sat, Jun 10, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Come learn basic beading techniques. A different project each time. Materials and tools are provided ,or you may bring your own tools. No signup required. Free & Fun. Ages 12+ only please.

Community Room
Tue, Jun 13, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Jun 13, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
The Mystery Book Club meets in the Community Room of the Grace Mellman Community Library the second Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. We discuss the Mystery or Thriller we have read during the past month. To find out the title of the current book we are reading, please come to the Reference Desk.

Story Room
Wed, Jun 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skill levels are invited to learn, share patterns, techniques, and play with yarn. Materials available for beginners. No signup required. Ages 12+ only please. Teens welcome.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 14, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay and play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 14, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
This family show is a nonstop blend of comedy, juggling, and silliness!

Story Room
Thu, Jun 15, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes.

Story Room
Thu, Jun 15, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Experience more than 20 real ocean creatures in touch tanks. Registration is required (please inquire by phone or in person). There will be two sessions--limit 25 people per session. Second session is from 4pm-4:30pm on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. Registration begins on June 5th, 2017.

Community Room
Sat, Jun 17, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Community Room
Tue, Jun 20, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 21, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay and play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 21, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Find out how animals hunt, forage, grow their families, and make their homes.

Story Room
Thu, Jun 22, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes.

Community Room
Thu, Jun 22, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Kids will have a chance to draw and paint one of their favorite subjects--a dinosaur! Registration begins on June 12, 2017 by phone or in person. Limit 25 people.

Community Room
Fri, Jun 23, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us as we celebrate all things Austen. Her books have endured for generations, and today we drink tea and celebrate the wonderful novels and short stories she created. Tea and other treats will be served. Signup is required. This is the 3rd annual Jane Austen Tea. Ages 13+ only please. Please call the library to signup, or signup at the Reference desk in the library.

Conference Room
Mon, Jun 26, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Join this fun discussion group that loves to read and discuss books. Meets the Fourth Monday of every month. The Club Reads both Fiction & Non-Fiction. Adults only please. No signup required. Copies of the current book are available at the Reference desk.

Community Room
Tue, Jun 27, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Jun 27, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Critique group for writers of all genres to grow and learn from each others feedback. Adults only please. Contact the library for details. No signup required.

Story Room
Wed, Jun 28, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skill levels are invited to learn, share patterns, techniques, and play with yarn. Materials available for beginners. No signup required. Ages 12+ only please. Teens welcome.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 28, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay and play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 28, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
We dare you to dance the popular songs of each decade in this fun program!

Story Room
Thu, Jun 29, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes.

Community Room
Sat, Jul 01, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Off-Site
Wed, Jul 05, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
A book club organized by the Grace Mellman Community Library for the residents of the Harveston Chateau.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 05, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay and play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 05, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Observe the universe inside the library! Registration is required--please inquire by phone or in person.  There will be a second session at 3:30pm and will end at 4:00pm (registration is required).  Registration will be for one session only. Limit 40 people per session.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 06, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 06, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Build a tower in an hour

Community Room
Tue, Jul 11, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Jul 11, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
The Mystery Book Club meets in the Community Room of the Grace Mellman Community Library the second Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. We discuss the Mystery or Thriller we have read during the past month. To find out the title of the current book we are reading, please come to the Reference Desk.

Story Room
Wed, Jul 12, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skill levels are invited to learn, share patterns, techniques, and play with yarn. Materials available for beginners. No signup required. Ages 12+ only please. Teens welcome.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 12, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay and play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 12, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
In this fun show, Ricky Raccoon calls upon his Green Rangers to help clean the environment.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 13, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 13, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Create a menagerie of origami animals and add your own finishing touches.

Off-Site
Thu, Jul 13, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for Anime/Manga Club in partnership with Barnes and Noble. We discuss 3-4 series each meeting, and next month's are chosen by voting. A friendly group of the anime/manga obsessed. Join us every 2nd Thursday from 6pm-7pm in the B&N café. For more information contact Beth at 951-296-3893, or Elizabeth.khaled@rivlib.net

Community Room
Sat, Jul 15, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Community Room
Tue, Jul 18, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Jul 18, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
The Grace Mellman Library hosts geocachers of all skill levels and invites them to come together, share their stories, and trade ideas! The group is friendly and infomal. All ages are welcome, children with a parent please. No signup required. This meeting counts as an event cache.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 19, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay and play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 19, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a hands-on activity about insects.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 20, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 20, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Create year round lodgings for garden friendly insects using recycled materials.

Conference Room
Mon, Jul 24, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Join this fun discussion group that loves to read and discuss books. Meets the Fourth Monday of every month. The Club Reads both Fiction & Non-Fiction. Adults only please. No signup required. Copies of the current book are available at the Reference desk.

Community Room
Tue, Jul 25, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Jul 25, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Critique group for writers of all genres to grow and learn from each others feedback. Adults only please. Contact the library for details. No signup required.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 26, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay and play' activity.

Story Room
Wed, Jul 26, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skill levels are invited to learn, share patterns, techniques, and play with yarn. Materials available for beginners. No signup required. Ages 12+ only please. Teens welcome.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 27, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes.

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Today's hours

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Tomorrow's hours

Closed

We're closed Monday May 29
Mon, May 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 23 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 27 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 28 Closed

Branch manager
Jean Lovett
Address
41000 County Center Drive
Temecula
California 92591
Tel: (951) 296-3893
Fax: (951) 296-0229

The Grace Mellman Community Library has been an integral part of the Temecula story since 1972. The doors first opened in the Rancho California Plaza on August 9, 1972. Twenty years later a new 15,000 square foot facility opened at 41000 County Center Drive on May 3, 1992. The library continues to serve the public in this location

Originally known as the Temecula Branch of the Riverside County Free Library, the library’s name changed when the new facility opened in 1992.  The newly-named Temecula Library experienced rapid growth in its $3-million facility that was partially funded by the fund raising efforts of local citizens. In 2006 the City of Temecula opened the Temecula Public Library on Pauba Road, and with the opening of the new structure, the current library’s name was changed to the Grace Mellman Community Library, named after Grace Mellman—the woman behind the original fund-raising effort and former president of the Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Remodeled in 2010, the twenty-first century library provides more than a place to check out your favorite book. Interactive check-out stations, two public computer labs, comfortable and functional furnishings, and two new study rooms are some of the enhancements that supplement the book repository. The building features a rotating art exhibit and a large community room that is available to the public for outside programs. Both the Adult and Youth Services departments offer several interesting programs each month, while the Youth Services department hosts multiple weekly story times for the youngest in the community.


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