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What’s Happening at the Temecula Public Library in March?

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Spring has sprung and the Temecula Public Library is starting off the month of March with a little magic, messiness, and a salute to one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time.

On March 2nd, the library presents “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss;” their celebration of the birthday of Theodor Geisel; known around the world as Dr. Seuss. Seuss, the author of such children’s classics as “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat,” and “The Lorax,” will be commemorated with silly stories and crafts for children 3 to 12 years of age. Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington will join library staff for this special family program.

It’s National Nutrition Month and the library is doing their part to educate young guests on healthy eating habits. Also on March 2nd, “Play with Your Food Day” allows children 3 to 12 to use their imagination, along with fruits, vegetables and other snacks to construct healthy, fun and delicious culinary creations.

For innovators in grades 7 through 12, the library Teen Program presents “Innovation: 3D Printer,” on Monday, March 7th. Professor Nick Reeves from Mt. San Jacinto College will demonstrate how the 3D printer works, discuss the science behind the technology and how it is used in fields like medical, culinary and entertainment.

“We are really excited about our 3D printing program to celebrate Teen Tech Week,” Devyn Reynolds, Teen Services Librarian said. “A MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D Printer will be on display for the teens to see the fascinating technology in action. And, while supplies last, we will be giving away 3D printed items for the teens to take home with them.”

The library becomes a little bit more magical on March 23rd, when Magician Ian Galloway Presents “Amazing Magic.” The afternoon of illusions includes tricks, comedy and live animals for a fun, family outing full of enchanting entertainment.

For the adults, on March 24th, the library welcomes Museum Specialist Steve Williamson from the Temecula Valley Museum for “The Case of the Murdered Miner: Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes?” Williamson will share the details of the real life, unsolved murder of Oakes, which took place in the Bahamas in 1943. The trial was made famous worldwide, when author Erle Stanley Gardner reported on the proceedings from the perspective of his famous fictional character, Perry Mason. After presenting the facts, Williamson will leave it up to program attendees to solve the case for themselves.

In addition to the above-mentioned programs, there are dozens of regularly scheduled activities such as story times for children of all ages, including bilingual sessions, the ongoing “Baby Signs” infant communication seminars for babies up to 23 months, Lego Construction Crew classes, and even opportunities for kids to read to therapy dogs with the library’s popular “Paws to Read” Program.

For additional information on all activities and events at the Temecula Public Library in March, as well as how to register, please visit the Temecula Public Library’s website at www.temeculalibrary.org.

(This story first appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune)

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Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon

Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.

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