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Temecula - Grace Mellman

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BRANCH EVENTS

Community Room
Thu, Jun 20, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
David Cousin is a holder of 5 world records in juggling. He has been providing professional family-oriented comedy juggling shows throughout the world David has built a reputation on reliability, punctuality, and the flexibility to adapt to any space or setting. His goal is to continue entertaining audiences with clean quality props, well rehearsed routines consisting of high energy, graceful fluidity, and a professionalism seldom seen in the world of juggling.?

Community Room
Fri, Jun 21, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
The Grace Mellman Community Library presents our weekly summer movie day! Join us this week as we screen the movie "The House with a Clock in its Walls".  Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock' noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbor, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.

Community Room
Mon, Jun 24, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Learn how Snap Circuits can make learning electronics easy and fun.

Community Room
Tue, Jun 25, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us this summer for a weekly make and take craft! This week we are making our own backstage passes and personal autograph books.

Conference Room
Tue, Jun 25, 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, Jun 26, 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, Jun 26, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The timeless lesson that hard work and dedication pay off comes to life with handmade puppets and original songs.  While two little pigs are content to take the easy route, their pigheadedness could spell trouble when the Big Bad Wolf comes knocking.  Will the third Little Pig, who has a commitment to excellence, have the inventiveness to save the day? 

Community Room
Fri, Jun 28, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
The Grace Mellman Community Library presents our weekly summer movie day! 

Community Room
Sat, Jun 29, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Community Room
Mon, Jul 01, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Join us for this week's STEAM activity when we learn how to code and build with meeperBOTs. "The most versatile remote control toys on the planet! The meeperBOT is studded platform that is powered by two motors and controlled by our meeperBOT Controller App on your smart device. MeeperBOT turns your brick kits and creations into movable masterpieces. Connect creations to this power platform to bridge physical and digital learning.Meeper robotics hit on all four pillars of STEM and grow with your child from from grades K-12." 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 02, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us this summer for a weekly make and take craft! 

Community Room
Mon, Jul 08, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Join us for this week's STEAM activity when we learn how to code and build with Ozobots! "We make award-winning robots for the next generation of creators. Our bots can be coded two ways: online with OzoBlockly and screen-free with Color Codes. Our mission is to inspire young minds to go from consuming technology to creating it.?" 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 09, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us this summer for a weekly make and take craft.  When you want to hide from the paparazzi, you'll need some cool shades! How can you direct your actors without a clapboard? With this craft, you can bringthe lights, camera, action!

Community Room
Tue, Jul 09, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Community Room
Tue, Jul 09, 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 10, 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
Thu, Jul 11, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Brettso The Great delivers fun and engaging magic, balloon, and balloon puppet shows for children's and family audiences. From preschool shows to year round library programs and from city events to fairs and festivals he captures the imagination of audience members as he takes them on a magical journey. He transforms multicultural stories into live re-creations that are told between Brettso and one of his amazing balloon puppets. Brettso's magic demonstrations combine comedy along with his highly developed magical skills.  He also creates balloon sculptures as part of his storytelling and his magic presentations. Audiences are engaged right from the beginning of every Brettso the Great's magical balloon program. 

Community Room
Fri, Jul 12, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
The Grace Mellman Community Library presents our weekly summer movie day! Join us this week as we screen the movie "Hotel Transylvania 3".  Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Community Room
Sat, Jul 13, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Community Room
Mon, Jul 15, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Join us for this week's STEAM activity when we learn how to sew your own bean bag or pillow. 

Community Room
Tue, Jul 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us this summer for a weekly make and take craft! This week we will be creating art on color scratch paper, come color scratch your own design.

Community Room
Thu, Jul 18, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come one, come all, to the biggest talent show in the universe! Annie Banannie, Balloon Storyteller, hosts this zany extraterrestrial talent show where creatures from planets across the galaxy show off their strange talents with balloons, magic, music and comedy. Any you'll never forget the Giant Balloon Finale!?

Community Room
Fri, Jul 19, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
The Grace Mellman Community Library presents our weekly summer movie day! Join us this week as we screen the movie "A Dog's Way Home".  Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.

Conference Room
Tue, Jul 23, 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, Jul 24, 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
Thu, Jul 25, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Dance Party Adventure A theatrical musical full of interactive song and dance for Early Childhood. This show brings to a live audience, the WebSeries adventures of Rachel, Aaron, and Beatz the Robot as they have you up and moving to songs both fun and educational. From STEM elements, to songs about friendship and imagination,, Kids Imagine Nations brings a party to you with bubbles, fog, and confetti! 

Community Room
Fri, Jul 26, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Make and Take some cool summertime crafts. Popsicle?s too!

Story Room
Wed, Aug 14, 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+

Library Holiday Closure

Memorial Day
May 27, 2019

Independence Day
July 4, 2019

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Jun 17 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 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.


Featured Resources

eResources Databases

Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
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
ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
Brainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
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!
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
Cultures and Religion
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Other Library Services
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
Overdrive
Overdrive
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.
Languages
Pronunciator
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

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.
¡Informe!
¡Informe!
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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