Buck-a Bag Book Sale starts Saturday at Library


The Buck-a Bag Book Sale will begin tomorrow, May 14, at 10 a.m. and continue until May 21, at 2 p.m. The selection will change throughout the week. The Library will supply or buyers can bring their own plastic grocery shopping bags to fill with the purchaser’s selection. The filled bag is then purchased for one dollar. There is no limit to the number of bags purchased by an individual. The Library will continue to accept donations of books, movies and music during the sale.

On Monday, May 23, the Library will host “Taking Care of Mom and Dad,” an educational program for adults caring for their parents and other senior adults. Led by Mary Hrinko of the Riverside County Department on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program. the program will provide information, answers to questions and helpful resources.

Today, May 13, students are invited to attend the teen book club at 4 p.m. New members may join at any time.

The new tutoring program will continue tomorrow, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sisters, Chelsea and Trinity Chikwanda offer assistance with SAT and PSAT preparation, along with tutoring subjects for grades K-8.

Toddler Story Time will be held as its usual time on Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m.

Also on Monday is Spanish Time at 4 p.m. for grades K-5. Spanish Time is a program with fun activities to build Spanish language vocabulary.

The Canyon Lake Knitters will meet Wednesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. This is an educational and social craft program for any age.

Next Friday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m., Miss Ginny’s Preschool Craft and Story Time will become “Circus Time,” featuring stories, music, dancing and craft.

The Canyon Lake Library is located inside the City Hall building. It’s open Mondays, 10 to 7, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 to 6, and Saturdays 10 to 3. It’s closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The Canyon Lake Library is a member of the Riverside County Library System (www.rivlib.net) honoring cards and returns from other affiliated libraries. It has a Facebook page. For more information, call 951-244-9181.

Tutoring Program

A new tutoring program will debut at the Library tomorrow, May 7, at 11 a.m. The program, to be held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon, is the creation of two sisters, Chelsea and Trinity Chikwanda. Offered will be assistance with SAT and PSAT preparation, and general subjects for K-8.

The sisters are from Roots To Grow Tutoring and say, “We believe all kids have potential.  These fundamental years of education are what develop their roots and further enhance their growth. Free tutoring may go a long way. We hope to spark a desire for learning in all these kids and provide a free way to do so.”

Chelsesa is a member of the Academic Decathlon Team and the National Honor Society.  She takes AP classes in English, Chemistry, U.S. History, Statistics and Calculus. Her specialties are English, History and SAT tutoring. Trinity participated in the National Junior Honor Society and specializes in Pre-algebra, Algebra and Algebra II.