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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Local pianist, composer and music theorist, Michael Staff, will present an audio history of classical music. A former mathematics major, Michael uses abstract maths in his compositions, and his recent album Dreams of a Somnambulist earned him a Global Music Award. Mr. Staff is of the pedagogical lineage of Haydn through his teacher and mentor Robert Hennekes, and carries a tradition of counterpoint and serious composition in his works. As a pianist, Michael has earned several international awards for his interpretations of Bach's Art of Fugue and Chopin's opus 10 etudes, including a second Global Music Award and a Carnegie Hall debut in November 2018. All music lovers are encouraged to attend this lecture.

Tue, Jun 18, 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, Jun 18, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Idyllwild Indivisible will bring in guest speaker. Info to follow.

Wed, Jun 19, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Learn pattern and motion with this fun workshop. Helen Hixon will help you set up designs with dominoes. Then watch them go!!!

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
"The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom is our June title. Seven-year-old orphan, Lavinia, arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves in the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the masters illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded with her adopted family, though her white skin sets her apart. Eventually she finds herself accepted into the big house where she finds herself straddling two different worlds.Our Fireside Book Group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 2:00PM. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Open to all. Please join us at any time.

Wed, Jun 19, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Playback theater is inventive and interactive theater play facilitated by Sarvi Asiedu. For June she's scheduled two sessions for pre-teen girls ages 8-11, working with a theme of "Girl Power" using theater games to build self-esteem. The girls will be exploring the power of being a girl, exploring identity, shining light on each other, and telling stories through play. All girls are welcome for a happy and fun play acting group activity.

Wed, Jun 19, 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 20, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Idyllwild Historical Preservation District Review Board meets to discuss improvements in the designated Historical Preservation District in the community of Idyllwild. Public welcome to attend.

Thu, Jun 20, 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 22, 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 24, 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 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
When Miss Ann reads it's always magic. What magic can she pull out for you?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, Jun 25, 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, Jun 25, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Beth Pratt has worked in environmental leadership roles for almost thirty years, and in two of the largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. She now focuses her work on helping wildlife in cities. Her presentation will talk about co-existence strategies in our human spaces, especially where mountain lions are concerned. This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Wed, Jun 26, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Mosaic artists Mary Cuda and Don Dietz will present the beautiful art of mosaics. Learn how mosaics are made and explore the art of mosaics using paper pieces. Mary Cuda will share some of her mosaics which focus on "Keystone species", species which affect various ecosystems. A very creative class. All are welcome.

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun. Group meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Chester Alan Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885; he was the 20th vice president of the United States and became president upon the death of President James Garfield in September 1881. Join us as we read through the U. S. Presidents in order, and also learn more about our U. S. history. We meet every other month on the even months, 4th Wednesday, with December being an alternate date to be determined (holiday conflict). You may read any material you like. We order a small selection of books for you to choose from. You may also go to internet sites such as whitehouse.gov, or the presidential library site for the particular president we discuss.

Wed, Jun 26, 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 27, 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 29, 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, Jul 01, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Is it raining cats and dogs? Or maybe raccoons. Miss Tawny will visit the animal kingdom with you.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, Jul 02, 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, Jul 03, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Jen Hajj will show you how to make art outside the box with acrylic pouring. This form of abstract art uses acrylics to create paintings by letting the pigment run amok. This art form allows you to learn a great deal about materials and is great fro experimenting with color and technique. Fun for all ages!

Wed, Jul 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.

Sat, Jul 06, 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, Jul 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Miss Rachel will have you marching to a different tune during her story time. It's going to be a parade of music.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, Jul 09, 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, Jul 09, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Join Bob Smith of the Idyllwild Historical Society as he discusses the history of films made in and around the Idyllwild area. Idyllwild is best known as the filming location of the Elvis Presley movie "Kid Galahad". But did you know that Audie Murphy, Glynis Johns, Gene Autry, and Peter Fonda also starred in movies filmed in this area? How about the fact that our library was used in the suspense movie "One of Us", in 2017!! Join us for a fascinating history of Idyllwild filmography.

Wed, Jul 10, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Teresa Halliburton will teach you art through "A Capella Science". Using concepts of music and mathematics, you'll create art like the masters.

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun. Group meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Wed, Jul 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, Jul 11, 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, Jul 13, 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, Jul 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
The end of Summer Reading is here and we are going to celebrate a great job reading with an animal magic show and party for the whole family. John Abrams' Animal Magic! is a combination of dazzling magic, comedy and exotic pets. Audience interaction makes it great fun for all!! Don't miss it!!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, Jul 16, 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, Jul 17, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben will be our read for July. Between hikes and other outdoor activities, take a moment to read about how trees communicate. Forester and author Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. With groundbreaking scientific discoveries, he describes how trees are like human families. Your walks in the woods will not be the same after this.Our Fireside Book Group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 2:00PM. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Open to all. Please join us at any time.

Wed, Jul 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, Jul 18, 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, Jul 20, 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.

Tue, Jul 23, 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, Jul 24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun. Group meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Wed, Jul 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.

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 27, 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.

Tue, Jul 30, 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, Jul 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.

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

Tue, Aug 06, 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, Aug 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.

Tue, Aug 13, 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, Aug 14, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun. Group meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Wed, Aug 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.

Library Holiday Closure

Memorial Day
May 27, 2019

Independence Day
July 4, 2019

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jun 20 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 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.

Free Wireless Internet Available!

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Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
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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
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.
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 GoEngaging 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
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Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
RB Digital (Recorded Books) is now your home for over 11,000 eAudioBooks and 130 eMagazines. No more waiting for your turn. All books are available to every patron who wants to listen. Get the app now.
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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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.
RB Digital Magazines
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New York Times
New York Times
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