Here’s what’s happening at library in August

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Five-year-old Sara shows off her first library card. Photo provided by Amanda McLaughlin

Toddler Story Time will meet in the Kid’s Cove in the library on Aug. 12 and 19 at 11 a.m. Mrs. Blackford engages the children with stories, songs and other activities appropriate for toddlers ages three and younger. The program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with other children. A craft is included in the program.

Play Day will meet on Monday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. The program includes music and movement, a story, playtime, a craft and light snacks.

Miss Ginny’ Preschool Story Time will meet on Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m. The every other Friday program is for children ages three to five and includes an interactive story, music and movement activities. Parents may attend with their children in addition to older and younger children as long as they do not disrupt the program.

The Adult Book Club will meet on Monday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. The selected book is “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg.

The Junior Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. The selected book is “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones. Newcomers in grades four through seven are welcome. Copies of the selected book titles are available at the library.

The library will offer Tech Time on Aug. 24 from 12 to 2 p.m. Tech Time is a program in which patrons ages 18 and older may have their questions about the internet, tech, or their devices answered by the Tech Tutor, an expert with more than 15 years of experience in the field. Patrons are encouraged to bring in their devices, such as laptops, smartphones and tablets.

The Knitting and Crochet Crafters program meets on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. The part-social, part-educational program is open to new crafters of all skill levels. Loaner tools and supplies are available. Children ages six and older are invited to create a hand-chain necklace craft to make and take home.

Public computers are available for use at the library. Saving is possible with the use of a removable drive such as a USB. The library has an AWE computer for young children to use. It is preprogrammed with educational games and activities and is not attached to the Internet.

The Roots to Grow program will not be offered at the library in August. The library is working on recruiting new tutors.

Keep an eye out for exciting new events coming to the Canyon Lake Library September, such as Author Talk, Library Card Sign-Up Month and Banned Books Week. All library programs are free. A library card is required to borrow items and to use many of the digital offerings on the Riverside County Library System’s (RCLS) website. The first library card is free; replacement cards are $1. There is no minimum age for a library cardholder; however, a legal guardian’s signed permission is required for a juvenile card.

The library is a collaboration with the City of Canyon Lake and the Riverside County Library System. Cards and returns from other affiliated libraries are honored. The library is located inside the City Hall building at 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd. For more information, call 951-244-9181.

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