Library Kicks Off SummerFest with Book-a-Palooza!

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Come join the fun at the Corona Public Library as we celebrate the kick-off of Summerfest 2015 and our Summer Reading Program with our annual Book-a-Palooza on Tuesday, June 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! All ages can enjoy crafts, a local author showcase, demonstrations by Corona Police and Fire, and musical performances, including the UC Riverside Taiko Drum Ensemble, plus, the first 250 people will receive a free hotdog! This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Read to the Rhythm which offers...
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National Library Week and Teen Art Festival

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It’s time to celebrate National Library Week!  April 12 to April 18 are the official dates but the Corona Public Library’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is kicking it off a day early on Saturday, April 11 with a Teen Art Festival in the Community Room.  Students in grades 6-12 can join us from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  We will have seven art stations as well as three workshops.  Each workshop will have three 45-minute sessions during the festival.  We are excited to have Pat Snow (Instagram: packy_projex)...
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Traveling Student Art Exhibit Tour and Contest

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The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is pleased to announce the return of the traveling student art exhibit. To view the winning posters from last year, visit the Corona Public Library at 650 S. Main St. Corona, CA 92882 between Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The exhibit includes all of the student winners within Southern California. This year, Corona’s very own student Katelyn Boshnich will represent Corona in the show. The traveling art show will be disp...
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Job Readiness Programs at the Library

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Did you know that these services are available at your local library? Job Readiness Programs Getting Your 1st Job Workshops Mock Interview Practices One-on-One Career Counseling Sessions Online Career & Job Resources Are you or someone you know planning to enter the job market soon? Or do you want to explore your career options? Change jobs? Apply for internships?  Whether you’re still in high school or college, or you’ve recently graduated or have been out of work for a whi...
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Corona Recreation Can Help You Land Your First Job

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You’re never too young to be an entrepreneur and it’s never too early to start thinking about working as it builds confidence, a sense of responsibility, self-reliance, as well as your bank account. If you’re interested in finding your first job or even looking to expand on an existing one, the Library and Recreation Services has a ton of options for you! Many people list babysitting as their first job. To ensure you’re prepared to start your own babysitting service, take the “Red Cross Babys...
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Library Strengthens Teen and Young Adult Job Search Skills

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Corona Public Library received a state grant from the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) which has brought to Corona the “Job Readiness for Young Adults, 16 to 24” program. The goal of this program is to offer new ways for young people to strengthen 21st century skills that they can use to ensure their success now and throughout their lives. Upcoming programs at the Corona Public Library include Getting Your First Job Workshop and Mock Interview Practice Sessions. Getting Your First...
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Star Wars Day at the Library!

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Calling all Star Wars fans: the Corona Public Library is hosting Star Wars Day on Oct. 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet and mingle with your favorite Star Wars characters and have your pictures taken, too!   Even R2D2 will be here roaming about the Library. In addition to photo ops, make a Star Wars craft, take a chance with an opportunity drawing, or really feel the power of the force and dress up in full Star Wars garb!  For children, there will be a Star Wars costume contest.  Pr...
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Did You Know…that the Corona Public Library never sits still?

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Storytimes? Check. Books to check out? Yes. Reference assistance? Of course. Read to a dog? Absolutely…wait, what? More on that later. The Corona Public Library has been in existence in Corona since 1895. The classic services of a public library remain in place, but the overall services have grown and changed. A snapshot of the activity during the 2013/2014 fiscal year looks like this: Patron Visits 418,063 Total Print Circulation 403,728 Total eBook Circulation 8,450 Re...
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91 Project Open House

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Interested to learn more about the 91 Freeway Expansion Project that everyone is talking about? RCTC will be hosting an upcoming informational Open House Thursday June 19, 2014 at the Corona Public Library. Please join us to learn about upcoming construction activity on the 91 Project in Corona and Riverside. Talk to project team members, view exhibits and construction schedules and learn what to expect during the project. The meeting will be an open house format. Stop by any time that is ...
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Best-Selling Author Jamie Ford at the Library

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Bestselling author Jamie Ford will be at the Corona Public Library this Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. for a free author event. Ford is the author of “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” and his newest novel, “Songs of Willow Frost.” Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Twelve-year-old William Eng, a ...
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Corona’s Got Talent: Youth Talent Show

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This year’s talent show is here! The Spotlight on Corona Youth Talent Show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at the Corona Public Library, and you’re invited! Juliene Malecot, the Young Adult librarian, and the Teen Advisory Council are pleased to announce the Library’s seventh annual talent contest. This event is open to kids and teens in grades K-12, who are invited to perform in groups or as solo acts. "I’m so excited to be able to do this program each year," said Ma...
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Complete a Recreational Survey for the Future Corona Community Center

The City of Corona has purchased the Fender Museum building on North Main Street and plans to convert the building to a long-awaited community center.  The Library and Recreational Services Department has started planning for the renovation of the building and would like to hear from Corona residents about their activity and program preferences.  If you would like to contribute to the planning and development of the new center, please take a few minutes of your time to complete a short recreatio...
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Broaden Your Horizons: Get Your Passport

Are you planning a family vacation? Getting an itch to travel outside the states and see beyond the U.S. borders; perhaps you're ready to take some time backpacking across Europe after finishing that degree you’ve been working on? All your planning can start at the Corona Public Library Passport Services. The Corona Public Library has been a passport acceptance facility to the public for nearly 15 years and is located on the first floor of the library. Services are available Monday through Th...
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Gearing up for the Corona Grand Race

Things are rapidly gearing up in the City for the Corona Grand Race, the 100th Anniversary celebration of the world-famous and legendary Corona Road Races, held in 1913, ’14 and ’16 around the City’s signature circular Grand Boulevard. The Corona Grand Race Celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, in City Park [MAP] from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To help you get revved up, we invite you to visit some of our sponsors who have embraced the spirit of the Race! The Grand Race celebration kicks-off on M...
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Things to do in Corona: Jazz at the Library

Corona Public Library is happy to present our third summer music concert, featuring the jazz trio Charged Particles on Wednesday evening, July 24th from 7 to 8 p.m. The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create vital new sounds. Bay-area based Charged Particles features three of the country's virtuosos doing just that in the electric jazz arena. Murray Low is a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin-jazz technique and ...
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