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Temecula - Grace Mellman

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BRANCH EVENTS

Story Room
Thu, Sep 21, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
How tall can you build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower?

Conference Room
Mon, Sep 25, 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, Sep 26, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Sep 26, 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, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Story Room
Thu, Sep 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Community Room
Thu, Sep 28, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Use organic shapes and translucent paper to create your own "stained glass" panels.

Registration begins on Monday, Sept. 18 by phone or in person; 20 participants maximum; 10 Waitlist maximum.


Community Room
Sat, Sep 30, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Community Room
Tue, Oct 03, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Oct 03, 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, Oct 04, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
A book club organized by the Grace Mellman Community Library for the residents of the Harveston Chateau.

Community Room
Wed, Oct 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 05, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Build anything using one color.

Community Room
Sat, Oct 07, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a great time learning to code using Scratch, the software developed by MIT to teach kids and teens to code. This season we are including Little Bits, which are electronic building blocks dubbed, "Coding Legos". In addition students will get a chance to learn using Raspberry Pi. Signup is required. Call the library, or signup online. 4-12th grade only please. Seating is limited.

Community Room
Tue, Oct 10, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Story Room
Wed, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 12, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Make your own Halloween decorations.

Off-Site
Thu, Oct 12, 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, Oct 14, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Come meet your favorite Star Wars characters, make crafts, and more.


Community Room
Tue, Oct 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Wed, Oct 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Community Room
Sat, Oct 21, 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.

Conference Room
Mon, Oct 23, 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, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Oct 24, 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, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Oct 25, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
A lonely mad scientist has no friends to go trick-or-treating with, but that is all about to change.

Story Room
Thu, Oct 26, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Community Room
Thu, Oct 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Decorate sugar skulls in celebration of Día de los Muertos.

Community Room
Tue, Oct 31, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Off-Site
Wed, Nov 01, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
A book club organized by the Grace Mellman Community Library for the residents of the Harveston Chateau.

Community Room
Wed, Nov 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Story Room
Thu, Nov 02, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Story Room
Thu, Nov 02, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Make something wearable.

Community Room
Tue, Nov 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Tue, Nov 07, 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.

Story Room
Wed, Nov 08, 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, Nov 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Story Room
Thu, Nov 09, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Story Room
Thu, Nov 09, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Celebrate Native American month with origami creations.

Off-Site
Thu, Nov 09, 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
Tue, Nov 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Enjoy a school readiness program which includes stories, songs, and art activities.

Community Room
Wed, Nov 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
This storytime includes books, music, and a 'stay-and-play' activity.

Community Room
Wed, Nov 15, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for this magic show that is equal parts loony and hilarious!

Story Room
Thu, Nov 16, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This is a lapsit storytime which includes books, songs, and bouncing babies.

Story Room
Thu, Nov 16, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Decorate a dream catcher using beads, feathers, sequins.

Community Room
Sat, Nov 18, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a great time learning to code using Scratch, the software developed by MIT to teach kids and teens to code. This season we are including Little Bits, which are electronic building blocks dubbed, "Coding Legos". In addition students will get a chance to learn using Raspberry Pi. Signup is required. Call the library, or signup online. 4-12th grade only please. Seating is limited.

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Mon, Sep 18 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Sep 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Sep 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Sep 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Sep 22 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Sep 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 24 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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