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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, May 01, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, May 01, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, May 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come share stories, songs, and activities for preschool children with one of our talented storytellers. Each week we'll present a different theme with an associated craft. All children's ages welcome.

May 1 we celebrate May Day with a dance around the May Pole.


Mon, May 01, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Jeff Turner, project architect for the Getty Center, presents a talk on the Getty Center - a design challenge with an unlimited budget. Built over thirteen long years and dedicated to the preservation of our cultural history. A stunning visual presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Light refreshment served.

Wed, May 03, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, May 04, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Thu, May 04, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, May 05, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, May 06, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Mon, May 08, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, May 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come share stories, songs, and activities for preschool children with one of our talented storytellers. Each week we'll present a different theme with an associated craft. All children's ages welcome.

Let's have a tea party with Rachel, plus we'll make a craft for Mom.


Mon, May 08, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Join storyteller, writer, nearly normal Alaskan, Tom Cosgrove as he talks about his sister coming out, the prejudices he didn't know he had, and how he moved beyond them. Humorous, touching, and thought-provoking. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Light refreshment.

Wed, May 10, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, May 10, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, May 11, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Thu, May 11, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Fri, May 12, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, May 13, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Mon, May 15, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, May 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come share stories, songs, and activities for preschool children with one of our talented storytellers. Each week we'll present a different theme with an associated craft. All children's ages welcome.

Lets go way out into space today and we'll make a paper rocket.


Tue, May 16, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Please join harpist Christian Chalifour as he plays and shares stories from his 40 years of running around the world. There will also be a "hands on" opportunity for those who would like to try  the harp themselves.

Tue, May 16, 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Part three of five parts of the First Annual Interactive Community Lectures on Chronic Health Conditions sponsored by the Fern Creek Medical Center and the Idyllwild Library.
Chronic health conditions are the leading cause of disability and premature death in the United States.  Sometimes these conditions progress despite traditional or conventional medical therapy.  Idyllwild is in a unique position to offer a Functional Medicine approach that offers a blend of both traditional and integrative medicine.  Join us with our alternative health healers for this unique approach to chronic health prevention, diagnosis and traditional versus alternative treatment options on the hill.
Part 3 - High blood Sugar - Diabetes and Obesity including Why is obesity a disease of inflammation? Why is dieting NOT the answer? Why is restorative sleep related to obesity and diabetes?

Wed, May 17, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

May's book choice: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, a bestseller "about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of WWII. Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazi's occupy Paris and father & daughter flee tot he walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure's reclusive uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum's most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them the news and stories from places they have never seen. Werner becomes an expert at building & fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance." All are welcome to join the library's book club. Hope to see you here.


Wed, May 17, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, May 18, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Thu, May 18, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, May 19, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Supervisor Chuck Washington visits for his quarterly meetings with the public. Appointments are scheduled for every 15 minutes and can be scheduled through Supervisor Washington's office. 951-955-1030

Fri, May 19, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, May 20, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Sat, May 20, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Katya Williamson presents a women's writing workshop to help you claim your own unique writing style. In the first hour you'll learn the writing technique developed by Katya with surprising and transformative results. Spend the afternoon sharing original collections of poetry and prose that come from the heart and speaks encouragement and determination. Understand the strength and empowerment you have as a woman at this critical time in history. We women have been meeting in circles always, and it is even more important now that we gather ourselves in larger circles and bigger numbers, expressing ourselves in louder voices - in the "Ten Thousand Waves of Women's Voices".

Mon, May 22, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, May 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come share stories, songs, and activities for preschool children with one of our talented storytellers. Each week we'll present a different theme with an associated craft. All children's ages welcome.

Let's learn about caterpillars & butterflies with Ann Bowers, wildlife biologist, USFS


Wed, May 24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, May 24, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Wed, May 24, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Idyllwild and the surrounding environs present a unique opportunity for photographers. All interested photographers and hobbyists are welcome to attend this monthly meeting. Each meeting will feature a photography presentation.

Thu, May 25, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Thu, May 25, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, May 26, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, May 27, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Come one, come all!!! Every book just .25 cents! You'll find amazing bargains & some unique items at our Semi-Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale.

Sat, May 27, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Wed, May 31, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Jun 01, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Thu, Jun 01, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, Jun 02, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, Jun 03, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Mon, Jun 05, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Jun 05, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Jun 05, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jun 07, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Jun 08, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Thu, Jun 08, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Fri, Jun 09, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, Jun 10, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Mon, Jun 12, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Jun 12, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jun 14, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
"Plate Tectonics: the wondrous journey of scientific discovery leading to the modern theory of the earth". Joe Migliori, a volunteer naturalist who has worked with The Living Desert, Mt. San Jacinto State Park, Whitewater Preserve, Anza-Borrego Desert and more, will share his passion for geology. It was Alfred Wegener, a German scientist who really got the ball rolling with his 1915 book, "The Origin of Continents and Oceans, Theory of Continental Drift." In 1965, the Royal Society of London held a symposium to discuss these concepts, vindicating Alfred Wegener's theory. This presentation by Mr. Migliori will employ many graphics and animations visually enriching the story of how Plate Tectonics works and discussing the ever-present danger of earthquakes in our region. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Refreshments served.

Wed, Jun 14, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Jun 15, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Thu, Jun 15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, Jun 16, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, Jun 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Mon, Jun 19, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Jun 19, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jun 21, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to the Library's book club. Monthly title will be announced.

Wed, Jun 21, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Thu, Jun 22, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, Jun 23, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Sat, Jun 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Mon, Jun 26, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Mon, Jun 26, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jun 28, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join our readers group as we uncover the history of our presidents one by one in order of their presidency. We meet every other month. A selection of biographies are provided in the library (ask at desk) or watch a movie or documentary. This month we are reading about our 9th president, William H Harrison. All history buffs and interested parties are welcome to join in the discussion.


Wed, Jun 28, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Wed, Jun 28, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Idyllwild and the surrounding environs present a unique opportunity for photographers. All interested photographers and hobbyists are welcome to attend this monthly meeting. Each meeting will feature a photography presentation.

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Mon, Apr 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 25 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 27 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Apr 28 12:00PM to 5:00PM
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Branch manager
Shannon Houlihan Ng
Address
54401 Village Center Drive
Idyllwild
California 92549
Tel: (951) 659-2300
Fax: (951) 659-2453
As long as anyone can remember there has always been a library on “the Hill.” The first library opened in the Idyllwild Inn in 1920. The first consignment of books was received from Riverside County Library that July. It has grown and moved several times from cabin to shared space with an art gallery to storefront.

Today, after several moves, a fire in 1945, a flood in 1978, several additions, remodels and expansions, the library has recently relocated to the Strawberry Creek Plaza on Village Center Dr.
 
It is a contemporary, bright, airy, 6400 square foot facility with a community room, a study room, inviting Children and Teen areas and a reading lounge with a fireplace. The staff continues the long tradition of friendly, helpful and knowledgeable service to the local community and offers a refreshed and up-to-date collection appealing to residents and vacationers alike.

Free Wireless Internet Available!

Featured Resources

eResources Databases

Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
A biographical reference database that covers the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and news.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Contains thousands of entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Includes plot summaries and critical essays from sources such as Novels for Students as well as resources for criticism of modern and classic poetry.
Automobile Repair
Automobile Repair Reference
Automobile Repair Reference
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in this easy-to-use web site.
Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
Brainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Career Transitions
Career Transitions
Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic Go
Engaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Pepsi-Cola sponsors the TFS program nationwide. Pepsi-Cola and TFS have been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years
Cultures and Religion
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Other Library Services
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
One Click Digital
One Click Digital
A growing collection of over 1,500 eAudiobooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of over eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Zinio
Zinio
The world's largest newsstand is now on your library's website!
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
Languages
Pronunciator
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

Music
Freegal
Freegal
"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries."
News and Magazines
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac® General Reference Center Gold
InfoTrac® General Reference Center Gold
Periodical, newspaper and reference articles from over 5,000 publications on such diverse topics as humanities, art, current events, technology and general interest topics. Full-text articles from over 3,000 periodicals.
¡Informe!
¡Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.

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