Seniors invited to learn Windows 10 at library

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Technology for Seniors will be discussing Windows 10 for beginners tomorrow, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. This is the third part of a four-part program to help seniors get comfortable with new equipment and software. The library computers will be made available for use for those who do not have a portable laptop or tablet to bring. A discussion about scams will wrap up the program on Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Busy hands make light work at the Knitting and Crochet Crafters program at the library.  The new adult program meets on the first and third Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. The program is mostly social, allowing crafters to get out of the house and talk with others of like interest. They also share their expertise with beginners and learners of all skill levels.  Everyone makes their own project with their own tools and materials. Some of the attendees are making items to donate to charity. The program is open to new members and has donated tools and materials for beginners just starting out. The library has idea and instruction books that may be checked out with a library card.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time meets Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. The program is for children ages three to five. Parents and other family members are welcome in the room and may participate or assist with the craft.  The fun program includes live music, movement, stories and a craft.  Room use is courtesy of the City of Canyon Lake and materials are supported by the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.

Play Day will meet again on Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. The program includes Movin N Music, a high energy activity with clapping, hopping, singing, instruments and a stamp at the end.  There are toys for the children to play with in cooperation with other children, adult socializing with other adults and a craft with creative elements. This week’s craft will be a messy one. Children should wear old clothes or a protective apron. An opportunity drawing is held for the adults attending thanks to a partnership with Typhanie Sharfner, a MomCo hostess and originator of mentoringtinyhumans.com.

Toddler Story Time begins about 11 a.m. within the Play Day program. The program is geared mostly toward preschool aged children and their parents as older children are often at school at this time. The program ends at noon. Light refreshments are available during the program courtesy of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.

The Adult Book Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. Members are reading “The Chuckwagon Trail” by best-selling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.

The Junior Book Club, for children in 4th through 7th grades, will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. Members are reading “Harry Potter and the Soccer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. The meeting includes activities the children do while they discuss the story of the month. Books are available at the library. The program welcomes new members, even those who have not read the book.

All Canyon Lake Library programs are free thanks to the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library and the partnership between the City of Canyon Lake and the Riverside County Library System. A library card is required to check out items. The first library card is free; replacement cards are $1.

For more information about programs at the Canyon Lake Library, call 951-244-9181.

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