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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Aug 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Wed, Aug 23, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Aug 23, 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 10th president, John Tyler. All history buffs and interested parties are welcome to join in the discussion.


Wed, Aug 23, 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, Aug 23, 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, Aug 24, 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, Aug 25, 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, Aug 26, 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, Aug 26, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Learn the 7 principles of "Leave No Trace" that are designed to minimize your impact on nature while enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Patti Hudson, a Forest Service Volunteer, welcomes both visitors and residents to this informative two hour talk.

 


Mon, Aug 28, 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.

Tue, Aug 29, 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Tue, Aug 29, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
GRE test prep study group will meet at Idyllwild Library on Tuesdays for 5 weeks through September for those interested in graduate school. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standardized exam used to measure one's aptitude for abstract thinking in the areas of analytical writing, mathematics, & vocabulary. It is commonly used by many graduate schools to determine an applicant's eligibility for the program. Those interested are welcome to join study group to be held in our study room. Please contact Halie Wilson. haliewilson@gmail.com

Wed, Aug 30, 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, Aug 31, 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, Sep 01, 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, Sep 02, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
It's time once again for our Semi-Annual Book Sale held Labor Day weekend. All books just .25 cents. Lots of different titles, fiction & non-fiction. Super-duper bargain!!! Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Sat, Sep 02, 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.

Tue, Sep 05, 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Wed, Sep 06, 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, Sep 07, 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, Sep 08, 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, Sep 09, 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, Sep 11, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Sep 11, 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, Sep 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. September 11 we are having a teddy bear pajama party with Rachel. Bring your teddy bear & wear your PJ's.

Tue, Sep 12, 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Wed, Sep 13, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Sep 13, 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, Sep 14, 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, Sep 15, 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, Sep 16, 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, Sep 18, 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, Sep 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. September 18 Miss Mary will help us celebrate the autumn season which begins September 22.

Tue, Sep 19, 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Tue, Sep 19, 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Part four 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 4 - High Blood Pressure including What is the optimal blood pressure...REALLY?  Why is high blood pressure considered the silent killer?  Are conventional drugs the only answer?

Wed, Sep 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to the Library's book club. Monthly title will be announced.

Wed, Sep 20, 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, Sep 21, 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, Sep 22, 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, Sep 23, 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, Sep 25, 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, Sep 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. September 25 we look at the past and dig for dinosaurs with Mary M.

Tue, Sep 26, 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Wed, Sep 27, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Sep 27, 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, Sep 28, 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, Sep 29, 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, Sep 30, 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, Oct 02, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Oct 02, 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.

Tue, Oct 03, 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.

Mon, Oct 09, 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.

Tue, Oct 10, 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.

Wed, Oct 11, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Mon, Oct 16, 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.

Tue, Oct 17, 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.

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Part five 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 5 - Chronic Fatigue, and the Thyroid-Hormone Connection including What is "Brain Fog" and how can I combat this?  I wake up tired and feel exhausted at the end of the day: WHY?  I have weight gain, moodiness, and hot flashes...HELP ME!

Wed, Oct 18, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to the Library's book club. Monthly title will be announced.

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We're open 12:00PM to 8:00PM

Mon, Aug 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Aug 22 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Aug 24 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Aug 25 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 26 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Aug 27 Closed

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.

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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
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Automobile Repair Reference
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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
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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
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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
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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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