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Temecula - Grace Mellman

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Community Room
Mon, Dec 09, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Temecula's city hood with a local history presentation about Temecula's fascinating history by Steve Williamson from the Temecula Valley Museum! Space is limited for this event for more information visit the reference desk, or call us at (951) 296-3893

Community Room
Tue, Dec 10, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Explore Science, Techonology, Engineering, Art and Math with hands on, fun activities. Ages 2-5 years old

Community Room
Tue, Dec 10, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Join us to discuss this month's mystery or thriller novel. Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk. 

Community Room
Thu, Dec 12, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
All aboard the Polar Express! Let's Celebrate with games, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies & the original story by Chris Van Allsburg

Community Room
Mon, Dec 16, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Join us to discuss this month's read. Each book selection is from a different genre. Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk. 

Community Room
Tue, Dec 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Explore Science, Techonology, Engineering, Art and Math with hands on, fun activities. Ages 2-5 years old

Community Room
Tue, Dec 17, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Take time to de-stress with coloring pages, light refreshments, and calming music. This event is open to all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Community Room
Sat, Dec 28, 1:30PM - 4:00PM
You may have seen "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" before but you've never experienced this! Watch the classic movie that started the franchise in a magically unique way with call-outs, activities, props, and a whole cart's worth of snacks!  Registration is required, this event is for teens grades 6-12. For more info call us at (951) 296-3893

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Dec 02 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Dec 03 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Dec 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Dec 05 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Dec 06 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 07 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 08 Closed

Branch manager
Kim Christofferson
41000 County Center Drive
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.

Featured Resources

eResources Databases

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
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Can only be used within the library
Indigenous Mexico
Indigenous MexicoA One-Stop Resource for Information on Mexico's Indigenous People
Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
A biographical reference database that covers the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and news.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Contains thousands of entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Includes plot summaries and critical essays from sources such as Novels for Students as well as resources for criticism of modern and classic poetry.
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
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouseEarly Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
BrainfuseBrainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Britannica Escolar
Britannica EscolarAquí usted encontrará diversos documentos y enlaces útiles sobre la educación y su evolución constante en la era digital.
Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
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Career Transitions
Career Transitions Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching 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
Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Pepsi-Cola sponsors the TFS program nationwide. Pepsi-Cola and TFS have been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years
Culture and Religion
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
RB Digital (Recorded Books) is now your home for over 11,000 eAudioBooks and 130 eMagazines. No more waiting for your turn. All books are available to every patron who wants to listen. Get the app now.
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
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News and Magazines
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
Periodical, newspaper and reference articles from over 5,000 publications on such diverse topics as humanities, art, current events, technology and general interest topics. Full-text articles from over 3,000 periodicals.
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines
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New York Times
New York Times
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