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El Cerrito

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BRANCH EVENTS

Library
Sat, Jun 24, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
We will teach you to make patriotic quilts to honor local veterans who volunteer at the El Cerrito Public Library. Adult supervision is required for children. Come to library for more details and registration of this free quilt class! 

Children's room
Mon, Jun 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Perfect for all ages! Learn fun ways to fold paper into art! 

Community room
Tue, Jun 27, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Children's room
Tue, Jun 27, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

6/27 - 6/28/17 Activity 3: Musical Art - Club members will create a colorful collage by programming a repeating pattern. Then, they will make the colors in the collage play a sound when the mouse touches them.

 


Library
Wed, Jun 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Citrus Painting with Debbie George!

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.


Library
Wed, Jun 28, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Citrus Painting with Debbie George!

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.


Children's room
Wed, Jun 28, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Activity 3: Musical Art - Club members will create a colorful collage by programming a repeating pattern. Then, they will make the colors in the collage play a sound when the mouse touches them.

 


Library
Wed, Jun 28, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

This is a free course, no experience needed! For children from ages 5 to 7 and parents. Learn how  to code with ScratchJR on a tablet with your child. RSVP for one of our 6 available tablets or bring your own tablet.  No Class on July 5. 



Children's room
Mon, Jul 03, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Perfect for all ages! Learn fun ways to fold paper into art! 

Library
Tue, Jul 04, All day

Library
Wed, Jul 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Architects of the Animal Kingdom with Hidden Valley Nature Center!

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.


Library
Wed, Jul 05, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Earth Worm Composting with Tracy!

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.

Library
Sat, Jul 08, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
We will teach you to make patriotic quilts to honor local veterans who volunteer at the El Cerrito Public Library. Adult supervision is required for children. Come to library for more details and registration of this free quilt class! 

Children's room
Mon, Jul 10, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Perfect for all ages! Learn fun ways to fold paper into art! 

Community room
Tue, Jul 11, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Children's room
Tue, Jul 11, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Activity 4: Guru Introduction and Muscial Talent Show - Club members will learn more about the CS First Gurus and earn badges by creating a Musical Talent show. A badge is a sticker club members receive for completing different tasks and challenges. Badges are located in the CS First materials.

 


Library
Wed, Jul 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Learn all about K-9 Dogs from the experts!

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.

Library
Wed, Jul 12, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Dog Day! 

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.


Children's room
Wed, Jul 12, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Activity 4: Guru Introduction and Muscial Talent Show - Club members will learn more about the CS First Gurus and earn badges by creating a Musical Talent show. A badge is a sticker club members receive for completing different tasks and challenges. Badges are located in the CS First materials.

 


Library
Wed, Jul 12, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

This is a free course, no experience needed! For children from ages 5 to 7 and parents. Learn how  to code with ScratchJR on a tablet with your child. RSVP for one of our 6 available tablets or bring your own tablet.  No Class on July 5. 



Children's room
Mon, Jul 17, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Perfect for all ages! Learn fun ways to fold paper into art! 

Community room
Tue, Jul 18, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Children's room
Tue, Jul 18, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Activity 5: DJ Mixer - Club members will choose a repeating loop of background music, make a slider that speeds up or slows down a sound, and create a keypress event that plays a single note.

 


Library
Wed, Jul 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Origami Plane Race with Ms. Becky! 

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.



Library
Wed, Jul 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Origami Plane Race with Ms. Becky! 

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.



Library
Wed, Jul 19, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

This is a free course, no experience needed! For children from ages 5 to 7 and parents. Learn how  to code with ScratchJR on a tablet with your child. RSVP for one of our 6 available tablets or bring your own tablet.  No Class on July 5. 



Children's room
Wed, Jul 19, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Activity 5: DJ Mixer - Club members will choose a repeating loop of background music, make a slider that speeds up or slows down a sound, and create a keypress event that plays a single note.

 


Children's room
Mon, Jul 24, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Perfect for all ages! Learn fun ways to fold paper into art! 

Community room
Tue, Jul 25, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Children's room
Tue, Jul 25, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

7/25 - 7/26/17 Activity 6: Music Video - Club members will create a music video using procedures, which are new commands made up of a set of instructions. To define a procedure in Scratch, club members will need to make a new block. They will also choose a song for their video and add a sprite that grows.

 


Library
Wed, Jul 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Craft Galore with Art in the Cart!

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.


Library
Wed, Jul 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Craft Galore with Art in the Cart!

Click here to sign up for our Online Summer Reading Program. You can earn points, digital badges and track your reading! Attend library activities and programs to earn extra points and a chance to win prizes. Going paperless allows you to track your progress at anytime from anywhere.


Children's room
Wed, Jul 26, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

7/25 - 7/26/17 Activity 6: Music Video - Club members will create a music video using procedures, which are new commands made up of a set of instructions. To define a procedure in Scratch, club members will need to make a new block. They will also choose a song for their video and add a sprite that grows.

 


Library
Wed, Jul 26, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

This is a free course, no experience needed! For children from ages 5 to 7 and parents. Learn how  to code with ScratchJR on a tablet with your child. RSVP for one of our 6 available tablets or bring your own tablet.  No Class on July 5. 



Children's room
Mon, Jul 31, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Perfect for all ages! Learn fun ways to fold paper into art! 

Community room
Tue, Aug 01, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Children's room
Tue, Aug 01, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

8/1- 8/2/17 Activity 7: Movie Sound Effects and Music Composition - Club members will choose to either create a project in which one sprite bounces off another to make a sound or to add to their Activity 6 Music Video Project.

 


Library
Wed, Aug 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for the end of Summer Reading Program by learning all about the August 21, 2017 Totality Solar Eclipse. Learn how to safely view an eclipse. We will have hands on activities and eclipse glasses to give away. Glasses are donated by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Space Science Institute. 

8/1- 8/2/17 Activity 7: Movie Sound Effects and Music Composition - Club members will choose to either create a project in which one sprite bounces off another to make a sound or to add to their Activity 6 Music Video Project.

 


Community room
Tue, Aug 08, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Children's room
Tue, Aug 08, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

8/8 - 8/9/17 Activity 8: Create a Thank You Project and Free Time to Build - Club members will create a thank you project. They are encouraged to create and ask for help if they need it to complete their vision. This club ends with certificate distribution and a closing reflective discussion.

 


Library
Wed, Aug 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Library
Wed, Aug 09, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

Children's room
Wed, Aug 09, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

8/8 - 8/9/17 Activity 8: Create a Thank You Project and Free Time to Build - Club members will create a thank you project. They are encouraged to create and ask for help if they need it to complete their vision. This club ends with certificate distribution and a closing reflective discussion.

 


Community room
Tue, Aug 15, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Library
Wed, Aug 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Library
Wed, Aug 16, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

Community room
Tue, Aug 22, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Library
Wed, Aug 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Library
Wed, Aug 23, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

Closed

Mon, Jun 19 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jun 20 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 21 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 22 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 23 Closed
Sat, Jun 24 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Jun 25 Closed

Branch manager
Nancy Reiter
Address
7581 Rudell Road
Corona
California 92881
Tel: (951) 270-5012
Fax: (951) 270-5018
The El Cerrito Public Library opened on October 27, 2004 at the El Cerrito Middle School. This is the first joint-use library between the Corona-Norco school district and the Riverside county library system. The school district built the 10,000-square-foot building and the county contributes monthly for the custodial services and utilities.

Only students are allowed to access the library during school hours. Other patrons must wait until after school and can only check out items owned by the county. The El Cerrito Public Library features a children’s reading room and a community room. Please check out our calendar for exciting events at the library.

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Brainfuse
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Zinio
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