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Temecula - Grace Mellman

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BRANCH EVENTS

Community Room
Tue, Sep 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Community Room
Tue, Sep 17, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Take time to de-stress with coloring pages, light refreshments, and calming music, all provided by your library! No sign-up required. Free and open to ages 18+.

Community Room
Wed, Sep 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Community Room
Wed, Sep 18, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics with an array of fun, hands-on activities! Ages 5-12 years old 

Story Room
Thu, Sep 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Story Room
Thu, Sep 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Challenge your imagination and build crazy contraptions out of LEGO Bricks at our Brick by Brick club! 

Community Room
Tue, Sep 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Community Room
Tue, Sep 24, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Looking for your next read? Feeling dangerous and want to try a banned book? Join us for our Banned Book Tasting where we will sample a variety of banned books to celebrate Banned Books Week! Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to ages 18+. Space for this event is limited to 16 participants and sign up is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, by phone at 951-816-8756, or online at: http://tinyurl.com/gmclfallevents

Conference Room
Tue, Sep 24, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
A collection of writers who read, review, and critique the works of others in the group. No signup required. Adults only. Please bring eight to ten copies of your work no longer than five pages in length.

Story Room
Wed, Sep 25, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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, Sep 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Story Room
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Promote early Spanish learning through immersion with Spanish stories, songs, and finger plays.  

Story Room
Thu, Sep 26, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Community Room
Tue, Oct 01, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Community Room
Wed, Oct 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Story Room
Thu, Oct 03, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 03, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Challenge your imagination and build crazy contraptions out of LEGO Bricks at our Brick by Brick club! 

Community Room
Mon, Oct 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Take time to de-stress with coloring pages, light refreshments, and calming music, all provided by your library! No sign-up required. Free and open to ages 18+.

Community Room
Tue, Oct 08, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Story Room
Wed, Oct 09, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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, Oct 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Story Room
Thu, Oct 10, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Promote early Spanish learning through immersion with Spanish stories, songs, and finger plays.  

Story Room
Thu, Oct 10, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Community Room
Thu, Oct 10, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Make folded book art to add to your fall decor! Materials will be provided, but bringing your own unwanted book that is 20 cm tall or taller is highly encouraged. This event is free and open to ages 18+.Space for this event is limited and sign up is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, by phone at 951-816-8756, or online at: http://tinyurl.com/gmclfallevents

Community Room
Tue, Oct 15, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Community Room
Wed, Oct 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Community Room
Wed, Oct 16, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics with an array of fun, hands-on activities! Ages 5-12 years old 

Story Room
Thu, Oct 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 17, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Challenge your imagination and build crazy contraptions out of LEGO Bricks at our Brick by Brick club! 

Community Room
Tue, Oct 22, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Community Room
Tue, Oct 22, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Take time to de-stress with coloring pages, light refreshments, and calming music, all provided by your library! No sign-up required. Free and open to ages 18+.

Conference Room
Tue, Oct 22, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
A collection of writers who read, review, and critique the works of others in the group. No signup required. Adults only. Please bring eight to ten copies of your work no longer than five pages in length.

Story Room
Wed, Oct 23, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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, Oct 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Story Room
Thu, Oct 24, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Promote early Spanish learning through immersion with Spanish stories, songs, and finger plays.  

Story Room
Thu, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Community Room
Tue, Oct 29, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Community Room
Tue, Oct 29, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Learn about Temecula's haunted past with a presentation by Dale Garcia from Old Town Temecula Walking Tours while enjoying mocktail versions of your favorite "spirited" drinks! This event is free and open to ages 18+. Space for this event is limited and sign-up is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, by phone at 951-816-8756, or online at: http://tinyurl.com/gmclfallevents

Community Room
Wed, Oct 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Story Room
Thu, Oct 31, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Community Room
Thu, Oct 31, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for a fearfully fun costume party full of crafts, games, and treats! 

Community Room
Tue, Nov 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Community Room
Tue, Nov 05, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Celebrate dinosaurs with prehistoric crafts and treats. 

Community Room
Wed, Nov 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Story Room
Thu, Nov 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Story Room
Thu, Nov 07, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Challenge your imagination and build crazy contraptions out of LEGO Bricks at our Brick by Brick club! 

Community Room
Tue, Nov 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers Ages 3 to 5 years old 

Story Room
Wed, Nov 13, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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, Nov 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and fun. Followed by 30 minutes of Play & Learn time. For ages 1-2 years old

Story Room
Thu, Nov 14, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Promote early Spanish learning through immersion with Spanish stories, songs, and finger plays.  

Story Room
Thu, Nov 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foster early literacy skills through stories songs and finger plays. Enjoy 30 minutes of Play and learn time after the story time. For children ages birth to 18 months.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
December 16, 2019

Library Holiday Closure

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Today's hours

Closed

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Sep 16 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 Closed

Branch manager
Kim Christofferson
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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Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
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Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
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Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
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Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouseEarly Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
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Britannica Escolar
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Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
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Career Transitions
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Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching BooksTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources
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Culture and Religion
King James Bible
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
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Overdrive
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RB Digital
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Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
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Health Reference Center
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News and Magazines
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InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
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