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Temecula - Grace Mellman

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Community Room
Sat, May 26, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Enjoy the newest anime from Crunchyroll w/pizza. No signup required. Ages 13+ only. Some content may be inappropriate for children under 13. 

Community Room
Tue, Jun 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Community Room
Tue, Jun 05, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Geocaching is an online global scavenger hunt played by millions of people worldwide. Cachers of all levels are welcome. New to geocaching? Come learn what it's about from those that love it. Find the library cache while you're here. It's called: Books Floor to Ceiling. This program counts as an event cache, and is registered on Geocaching.com. No signup required. All ages welcome.

Off-Site
Wed, Jun 06, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
A book club for the residents of the Harveston Chateau assisted living facility. 

Community Room
Wed, Jun 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a stay and play activity. This program is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Story Room
Thu, Jun 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes. This program is designed for newborn babies to 18 months. 

Community Room
Sat, Jun 09, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
A different project each time which highlights a technique in beading. Common projects are bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and making clay beads. Materials and tools are provided. No signup required. Ages 13+

Mon, Jun 11, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come sign up to Yarn Storm the library. Sign up begins June 11 and ends June 16. Artwork will be placed June 18 through June 23. The artwork will remain displayed from June 23 through July 25. July 26 through August 2 participants can come to claim and take down their artwork. Please contact the library or come by the library June 11-June 16 to find out all the details and signup for a part of the library to yarn storm. Individuals and yarn groups are welcome. For details contact Elizabeth Khaled, Adult/Teen Services. This special event is part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. 

Mon, Jun 11, 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Join in the fun as we begin our 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere"! Register in the library and earn prizes for reading. All ages welcome!

Community Room
Tue, Jun 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Story Room
Tue, Jun 12, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come make a Zorro mask and sword to bring to our Jun. 13 Kid Zorro Puppet show! 

Community Room
Tue, Jun 12, 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 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skills levels are invited to come together, share ideas, and play with yarn. Materials and tools available for beginners to learn. No signup required. Ages 13+

Community Room
Wed, Jun 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a stay and play activity. This program is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 13, 3:00PM - 3:45PM
Young Diego embraces his destiny to save the mission from a diabolical plan in this bilingual show. *Space is limited. Free passes will be distributed 30 minutes before program begins on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Story Room
Thu, Jun 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes. This program is designed for newborn babies to 18 months. 

Community Room
Thu, Jun 14, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Marble Run Mania: Help build a marble run and test it out. 

Off-Site
Thu, Jun 14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
The club meets to discuss anime and manga at the Barnes and Noble-Temecula cafe. We focus on several series each time. Ages 13+ only. For more information contact Beth at 951-296-3893, or  Elizabeth.khaled@rivlib.net. No signup required.  

Community Room
Fri, Jun 15, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Art For All is an art program for artists and non artists alike. If you think you're not artistic let us prove you wrong. Projects will vary each time. All materials are provided. Signup is required. Call the library or come by to sign up. Adults and Teens ages 13+ only please. 

Community Room
Sat, Jun 16, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Enjoy the newest anime from Crunchyroll w/pizza. No signup required. Ages 13+ only. Some content may be inappropriate for children under 13. 

Story Room
Sat, Jun 16, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a movie at the library!

Community Room
Tue, Jun 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Story Room
Tue, Jun 19, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Make a Maasai necklace craft, inspired by the beaded necklaces of the Samburu Tribe. 

Community Room
Wed, Jun 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a stay and play activity. This program is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 20, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Master Storyteller Michael D. McCarty will share international folktales, historical stories, and personal accounts that will engage and inspire young minds. *Space is limited. Free passes will be distributed 30 minutes before program begins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Story Room
Thu, Jun 21, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes. This program is designed for newborn babies to 18 months. 

Community Room
Thu, Jun 21, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Pasta and Marshmallow Towers: build a tower using pasta and marshmallows. How high can you build it?

Community Room
Sat, Jun 23, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Join us for the fourth annual Jane Austen Tea. Guests will be playing parlor games and having a trivia contest for great prizes. We'll be having fabulous loose leaf tea from Old Town Spice and Tea Merchants in Old Town Temecula as well as fruit and cakes. This event celebrates the life and writings of Jane Austen. No need to be an expert on Austen. Just come for a fun time, cool prizes, and great conversation. Signup is required. Adults and Teens 13+ only please. Period costume is welcome, but not required. Please come by the library or call to sign up. 

Story Room
Sat, Jun 23, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a movie at the library!

Story Room
Mon, Jun 25, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
A friendly book club which reads both fiction and non-fiction books while alternating genres all year long. Books are provided, or you may read your own copy. You may pickup books and discussion questions from the Reference desk anytime the library is open. No signup required. Adults only. 

Community Room
Tue, Jun 26, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Story Room
Tue, Jun 26, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Build a nature inspired self-portrait using leaves, flowers, and other natural materials. 

Community Room
Tue, Jun 26, 4:45PM - 6:45PM
A collection of writers who read, review, and critique the works of others in the group. No signup required. Adults only.  

Story Room
Wed, Jun 27, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skills levels are invited to come together, share ideas, and play with yarn. Materials and tools available for beginners to learn. No signup required. Ages 13+

Community Room
Wed, Jun 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a stay and play activity. This program is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Community Room
Wed, Jun 27, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come on a journey through North America and discover the amazing creatures all around. See fascinating artifacts and live animals!*Space is limited. Free passes will be distributed 30 minutes before program begins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Story Room
Thu, Jun 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes. This program is designed for newborn babies to 18 months. 

Community Room
Thu, Jun 28, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Nature Potions: Concoct your own potion using different plants and water. 

Community Room
Sat, Jun 30, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Enjoy the newest anime from Crunchyroll w/pizza. No signup required. Ages 13+ only. Some content may be inappropriate for children under 13. 

Story Room
Sat, Jun 30, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a movie at the library!

Community Room
Mon, Jul 02, 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Join us for this great Yoga class for teens. Signup is required. Teens only. Please call the library or come by to sign up. 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 03, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Story Room
Tue, Jul 03, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Make a patriotic pinwheel to celebrate the Fourth of July!

Community Room
Tue, Jul 03, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Geocaching is an online global scavenger hunt played by millions of people worldwide. Cachers of all levels are welcome. New to geocaching? Come learn what it's about from those that love it. Find the library cache while you're here. It's called: Books Floor to Ceiling. This program counts as an event cache, and is registered on Geocaching.com. No signup required. All ages welcome.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes. This program is designed for newborn babies to 18 months. 

Community Room
Thu, Jul 05, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hexbug Mazes: Construct a maze for a hexbug and watch it go!

Story Room
Sat, Jul 07, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a movie at the library!

Community Room
Mon, Jul 09, 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Join us for this great Yoga class for teens. Signup is required. Teens only. Please call the library or come by to sign up. 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 10, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Story Room
Tue, Jul 10, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Craft a cardboard dinosaur!

Community Room
Tue, Jul 10, 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 11, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skills levels are invited to come together, share ideas, and play with yarn. Materials and tools available for beginners to learn. No signup required. Ages 13+

Community Room
Wed, Jul 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a stay and play activity. This program is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Step back in time to learn about prehistoric Earth with Rocky the T. Rex. A fun, interactive show with extremely realistic dinosaurs. *Space is limited. Free passes will be distributed 30 minutes before program begins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes. This program is designed for newborn babies to 18 months. 

Community Room
Thu, Jul 12, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Dinosaur Fossils: Make dinosaur fossils out of air dry clay. 

Off-Site
Thu, Jul 12, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
The club meets to discuss anime and manga at the Barnes and Noble-Temecula cafe. We focus on several series each time. Ages 13+ only. For more information contact Beth at 951-296-3893, or  Elizabeth.khaled@rivlib.net. No signup required.  

Community Room
Sat, Jul 14, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Enjoy the newest anime from Crunchyroll w/pizza. No signup required. Ages 13+ only. Some content may be inappropriate for children under 13. 

Story Room
Sat, Jul 14, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a movie at the library!

Community Room
Mon, Jul 16, 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Join us for this great Yoga class for teens. Signup is required. Teens only. Please call the library or come by to sign up. 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Story Room
Tue, Jul 17, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Make some cardboard binoculars to bring on your travels. 

Off-Site
Wed, Jul 18, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
A book club for the residents of the Harveston Chateau assisted living facility. 

Community Room
Wed, Jul 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a stay and play activity. This program is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Story Room
Thu, Jul 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing rhymes. This program is designed for newborn babies to 18 months. 

Community Room
Thu, Jul 19, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Galaxy Putty: Make putty that looks like a galaxy. 

Community Room
Fri, Jul 20, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Art For All is an art program for artists and non artists alike. If you think you're not artistic let us prove you wrong. Projects will vary each time. All materials are provided. Signup is required. Call the library or come by to sign up. Adults and Teens ages 13+ only please. 

Story Room
Sat, Jul 21, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a movie at the library!

Story Room
Mon, Jul 23, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
A friendly book club which reads both fiction and non-fiction books while alternating genres all year long. Books are provided, or you may read your own copy. You may pickup books and discussion questions from the Reference desk anytime the library is open. No signup required. Adults only. 

Community Room
Mon, Jul 23, 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Join us for this great Yoga class for teens. Signup is required. Teens only. Please call the library or come by to sign up. 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers. This program is designed for ages 3-5 years. 

Story Room
Tue, Jul 24, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Craft an airplane using popsicle sticks and clothespins. 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 24, 4:45PM - 6:45PM
A collection of writers who read, review, and critique the works of others in the group. No signup required. Adults only.  

Story Room
Wed, Jul 25, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skills levels are invited to come together, share ideas, and play with yarn. Materials and tools available for beginners to learn. No signup required. Ages 13+

Community Room
Wed, Jul 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a stay and play activity. This program is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Community Room
Wed, Jul 25, 3:30PM - 4:15PM
Come sing and dance with Kids Imagine Nation, a high-energy, interactive show perfect for the whole family. Wear RED to match! *Space is limited. Free passes will be distributed 30 minutes before program begins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Mon, May 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
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Fri, May 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 27 Closed

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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