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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Apr 24, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Tue, Apr 24, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
A theatrical presentation of Medieval life with actress and director Jenny Egan and her cast. A tapestry of life with music of the time, compiled from period documents. Experience the bustling, broiling, lusty, mystical and intellectual life of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance.

Wed, Apr 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Apr 25, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend. Free and open to all. Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.

Wed, Apr 25, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every other month as we make our way through the biographies of the U.S. presidents. We are now reading about the 14th president, Franklin Pierce.  "Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility. The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its sectional storm. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce-a New Englander-hoped to prevent still another outbreak of that storm. But his policies, far from preserving calm, hastened the disruption of the Union." (whitehouse.gov) We have a variety of books at the front desk to choose from, or you may go online to various sources, or you may watch a documentary. There are no rules. The purpose is to become acquainted with our rich and fascinating history and the lives of our leaders. All are welcome.

Wed, Apr 25, 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, Apr 26, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Idyllwild Historical Preservation Review Board will meet to discuss current and future projects in the downtown Idyllwild Historical Preservation District.

Thu, Apr 26, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Thu, Apr 26, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Sat, Apr 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Apr 28, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
In a free-write session with Katya Williamson, MFA, creator of a simple and easy writing process, you will have the opportunity to put into writing thoughts about the legacy of your journey in Idyllwild. What is special about Idyllwild that makes your life a "Treasure Chest of Living"? This workshop will be followed at later dates by excursions to other sites on the Hill where one can write about the environment they appreciate here on the mountain. Come one, come all to these free writing sessions.

Mon, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, May 01, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Wed, May 02, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend. Free and open to all. Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.

Wed, May 02, 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 03, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, May 03, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, May 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, May 07, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, May 07, 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 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, May 08, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Tue, May 08, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Local Dave Pelham will discuss guitar making. More info to follow.

Wed, May 09, 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 10, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Thu, May 10, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

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

Sat, May 12, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
This free family event lets you create a miniature spring garden in a dish. All materials will be supplied including mini garden dcor. Welcome spring with this fun and creative activity. Perhaps you can make one for Mom also. All are welcome to participate in this free craft. 

Mon, May 14, 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 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Mon, May 14, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mindfulness at its core is about increasing awareness of the often unappreciated aspects of our daily lives. It is defined as the ability to pay full attention to what is happening around and within us at any given time without criticism or judgment. Developing this skill is linked to improvements in physical and mental well-being, and an increased sense of peace and equanimity in life. This one hour session will combine practice activities with some of the current science and research about mindfulness.  Valerie Velez, nutritionist & health specialist, provides this free program on the introduction to mindfulness.

Tue, May 15, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Wed, May 16, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a free afterschool program for kids. Learn photography and camera use with this basic workshop. All youth are welcome to our once-a-month activities.

Wed, May 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to our book group. We read a variety of books, non-fiction, fiction, light, heavy. Check each month for our new title.

Wed, May 16, 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 17, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, May 17, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, May 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, May 21, 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 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, May 22, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Wed, May 23, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend. Free and open to all. Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.

Wed, May 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.

Thu, May 24, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, May 24, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, May 26, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Please join us for our semi-annual Friends of the Library book sale. All items will be marked for 25 cents. Lots of good bargains and unique items.

Sat, May 26, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, May 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Different storytellers and themes each week, sometimes with songs or special activities. For toddler/pre-school aged to primary grades.

Tue, May 29, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Wed, May 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, May 31, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, May 31, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Fri, Jun 01, All day
Our annual summer Reading Program starts June 1 and runs through July 31. Everyone is encouraged to sign up. The theme "Reading Takes You Everywhere" will take us around the world with quite a few exciting activities that celebrate locations and countries. Stop by and pick up a printed calendar of events.

Sat, Jun 02, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Jun 04, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Jun 04, 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.

Wed, Jun 06, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend. Free and open to all. Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.

Thu, Jun 07, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Jun 09, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Jun 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.

Thu, Jun 14, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Jun 16, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Mon, Jun 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.

Wed, Jun 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to our book group. We read a variety of books, non-fiction, fiction, light, heavy. Check each month for our new title.

Thu, Jun 21, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

Sat, Jun 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer or technical questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions or with your devices.

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February 2, 2018 through
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March 5, 2018 through
June 1, 2018

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, Apr 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 24 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 26 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Apr 27 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 28 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Apr 29 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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California State Bar Publications
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Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
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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
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