Enjoy free programs at Canyon Lake Library

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The Canyon Lake Library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The library will close one hour early on Nov. 27 and will be closed on Nov. 28 and 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. Book drops will be available for use during this time should patrons need to return items.

Kids are encouraged to visit the library this month and take advantage of the free pumpkin pie-themed paper craft available at the Maker Space table.

Toddler Story Time will meet on Monday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Kid’s Cove in the library. The program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with other children. Mrs. Blackford engages the children with stories, songs and other activities appropriate for toddlers ages three and younger. A craft is included in the program.

Miss Ginny’s Preschool Story Time will meet today, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. The theme will be teddy bears. Kids are invited to bring in and show off their favorite teddy bears. Miss Ginny’s Preschool Story Time is for kids ages three to five. The program meets every other Friday and includes an interactive story, music and movement activities.

The Junior Book Club for kids in 4th through 7th grades will meet Nov. 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The selected book for November is “Book Scavenger” by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. The November meeting will include a special activity.

The Adult Book Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. The selected book for November is Beloved” by Toni Morrison. Copies are available at the circulation desk at the library.

Play Day will meet on Monday, Nov. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Play Day is a free form party for parents and their children. Toys are provided, along with a craft, music, treats and a story.

Tech Time is offered at the library on Saturdays by appointment. Tech Time is a free 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.

Roots to Grow is a homework help program held on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. High school students can earn volunteer credit for assisting younger children in their studies. Students wishing to come in for help should contact the library in advance to express their interest.

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.

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’s AWE computer for young children is preprogrammed with educational games and activities and not attached to the Internet.

All library programs are free. The first library card is free, replacement cards cost $1. 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. Hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. For more information, call 951-244-9181.

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