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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Wed, May 22, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, May 22, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Professional artist and teacher, Sylvia Rountree, will show you the ancient art of Calligraphy ~ hand lettering with pen and ink. Free class open to the community.

Wed, May 22, 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, May 22, 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 23, 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 25, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Welcome one and all to the Friends of the Idyllwild Library annual Memorial Day book sale. Great bargains. All items just 25 cents.

Sat, May 25, 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 27, All day
Have a great day off!!

Tue, May 28, 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 28, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Starting on February 5, the Chess Club will meet every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library. Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. For further information on open play at other hours, or for free chess instruction, call Bill at 951-659-5759. Advance notice is required for lesson instruction.

Tue, May 28, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Idyllwild Indivisible welcomes retired attorney and progressive activist, Lynne O'Neill who will speak on the Muller report. She'll present an analysis of the Mueller Report and the enforceability of the subpoenas. She'll also discuss the legal standards for impeachment.

Wed, May 29, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, May 29, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Local author, life coach, and writing instructor, Helle Brisson Pearson presents a bi-weekly 10 session workshop using the Birren Center's Guided Autobiography writing program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. (COURSE IS NOW CLOSED to new members. If you are interested in future courses, please contact the Idyllwild Library.)

Wed, May 29, 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 30, 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 01, All day
It's Showtime!! ~ Our Summer Reading Program starts today! Come in and sign up to earn prizes while you read this summer. Prizes will be awarded as the children reach different reading goals. Grand prizes for top readers at the end of the program. Adults will enter at every checkout for one grand prize. This year's theme, It's Showtime!, will provide many quality programs for the community.  A schedule is available at the front desk. The reading program runs from June 1 to July 15.

Sat, Jun 01, 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 03, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Jun 03, 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 03, 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, Jun 03, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
A musical performance with singer, songwriter Marc Black. A one-man musical theater piece where he recounts his life with songs and stories. At times serious, at times humorous, but always genuine. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Tue, Jun 04, 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, Jun 05, 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 05, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Local author, life coach, and writing instructor, Helle Brisson Pearson presents a bi-weekly 10 session workshop using the Birren Center's Guided Autobiography writing program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. (COURSE IS NOW CLOSED to new members. If you are interested in future courses, please contact the Idyllwild Library.)

Wed, Jun 05, 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 06, 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 08, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
The climate is changing now! We should too. Discover your own capacity to make a difference in this world. Citizens' Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that empowers people from all walks of life to become effective advocates for a livable world. Our plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to stabilize the climate while boosting the economy. Please join us and find out how you can make all the difference on the world. For more info: www.citizensclimatelobby.org

Sat, Jun 08, 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, Jun 08, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Luis Fuerte, cameraman for Huell Howser of "California's Gold" and "Visiting with Huell Howser", will discuss his filming experiences with Huell. He'll also present his book, "Louie, take a look at this!". If you loved Huell Howser, you will love this presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Light refreshment served.

Mon, Jun 10, 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 10, 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, Jun 10, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Bruce Watts, a local photographer of nature and butterflies, will talk about the effects of wildfire on the population of wildflowers and butterflies that emerge after a fire. A slide show will be included in this presentation.

Tue, Jun 11, 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 11, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
California native and Idyllwild local, Conor O'Farrell, will share the highs, lows, and misadventures from his years in the field of acting. Conor has appeared in numerous TV series including Matlock, CSI, NCIS, and Shooter; the miniseries Pacific, plus the movies Stir of Echoes & The Lincoln Lawyer, to name a few. Join us for a lighthearted look at an actor's life. Appetizers and refreshment served.

Wed, Jun 12, 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 12, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Local author, life coach, and writing instructor, Helle Brisson Pearson presents a bi-weekly 10 session workshop using the Birren Center's Guided Autobiography writing program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. (COURSE IS NOW CLOSED to new members. If you are interested in future courses, please contact the Idyllwild Library.)

Wed, Jun 12, 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 13, 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 14, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Interested in your family tree? Join in the fun with the Mountain Area Genealogy Group of Idyllwild. Bring your family tree and share stories if you have them. As a group, we can discuss what we'd like to do and learn in our genealogical search. For full details and to RSVP please see: https://www.meetup.com/Idyllwild-Genealogy-Meetup/events/249204205/

Sat, Jun 15, 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 17, 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 17, 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, Jun 17, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Local pianist and music instructor, Michael Staff, will present a history of classical music. More info to follow.

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.

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, 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, 4:30PM - 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, 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
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.

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, 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
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.

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
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.

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.

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
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
This months title to be announced. 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.

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.

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GRAND OPENING
June 13, 2019 at 3:30pm

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 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 23 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, May 24 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, May 26 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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eResources Databases

Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
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
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
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
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

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
RB Digital Magazines
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New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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