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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Oct 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.

Tue, Oct 16, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Chad Hanson, Ph.D., a research ecologist with the John Muir Project, will present a talk on the post-fire effects of logging on wildlife habitat, including the California Spotted Owl. He will discuss the ecology of forest fires, fire management resources for community protection, vegetation management, logging, backcountry fire suppression. Chad is co-founder and principle ecologist with the John Muir Project. The John Muir Project was founded after witnessing the devastation on our national forests while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

Wed, Oct 17, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
We will celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein this year, so what better title to read for the month of October. From Wikipedia: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797-1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823. 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, Oct 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.

Fri, Oct 19, 1:00PM - 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, Oct 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.

Mon, Oct 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, Oct 22, 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, Oct 22, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
This year, music and theater lovers around the world will celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Diane Mitchell presents a six part series on the many facets of Bernstein's illustrious career, his fascinating personal and professional connections, his politics, his few failures, and his many triumphs. The class will be supplemented by video and audio examples. Diane Mitchell grew up in Southern California, studied music at UCLA and spent her career as an independent music teacher and singer. Now retired, her passion for sharing music with people of all ages remains as strong as ever.September 24: As American as Apple Latkes ~ Bernstein's youth;  October 1: The Age of Anxiety ~ post WWII;   October 15: The Best of All Possible Worlds ~ Candide, the New York Philharmonic;  October 22: There's a Place for Us ~ West Side Story;  October 29: A Simple Song ~ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, political views, Harvard;  November 5: The Answer is Yes! ~ Vienna Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony.

Tue, Oct 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, Oct 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, Oct 24, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we read through all the U.S. presidents. This month we are reading about Andrew Johnson, our 17th president.  From whitehouse.gov: "With the Assassination of Lincoln, the Presidency fell upon an old-fashioned southern Jacksonian Democrat of pronounced states' rights views. Although an honest and honorable man, Andrew Johnson was one of the most unfortunate of Presidents. Arrayed against him were the Radical Republicans in Congress, brilliantly led and ruthless in their tactics. Johnson was no match for them. In March 1867, the Radicals effected their own plan of Reconstruction, again placing southern states under military rule. They passed laws placing restrictions upon the President. When Johnson allegedly violated one of these, the Tenure of Office Act, by dismissing Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, the House voted eleven articles of impeachment against him. He was tried by the Senate in the spring of 1868 and acquitted by one vote."There are no rules for this club. You may read any book or material you would like. We do offer several books at the front desk if you would like to choose one. All are welcome to our Presidents Book Club which meets every other month on the even months.

Wed, Oct 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.

Fri, Oct 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 Friday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Sat, Oct 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.

Mon, Oct 29, 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, Oct 29, 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, Oct 29, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
This year, music and theater lovers around the world will celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Diane Mitchell presents a six part series on the many facets of Bernstein's illustrious career, his fascinating personal and professional connections, his politics, his few failures, and his many triumphs. The class will be supplemented by video and audio examples. Diane Mitchell grew up in Southern California, studied music at UCLA and spent her career as an independent music teacher and singer. Now retired, her passion for sharing music with people of all ages remains as strong as ever.September 24: As American as Apple Latkes ~ Bernstein's youth;  October 1: The Age of Anxiety ~ post WWII;   October 15: The Best of All Possible Worlds ~ Candide, the New York Philharmonic;  October 22: There's a Place for Us ~ West Side Story;  October 29: A Simple Song ~ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, political views, Harvard;  November 5: The Answer is Yes! ~ Vienna Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony.

Tue, Oct 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.

Tue, Oct 30, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
In 2007, Marianne Kent-Stoll and Don Stoll visited Tanzania as tourists, where they visited the Ufani Primary School. What they experienced inspired them to establish the Karimu International Help Foundation to help enhance the well-being of rural villages in the developing world. Please join us for their presentation.

Wed, Oct 31, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Join us on your Halloween rounds for a Harry Potter Halloween party. We'll have treats and crafts, plus we'll feature a movie - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"... of course.

Wed, Oct 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.

Fri, Nov 02, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Supervisor Washington will be in Idyllwild to meet with constituents in scheduled 15 minute meetings. To schedule a meeting with supervisor Washington, please call his office at 951-955-1030.

Fri, Nov 02, 1:00PM - 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, Nov 03, 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, Nov 05, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Nov 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, Nov 05, 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, Nov 05, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
This year, music and theater lovers around the world will celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Diane Mitchell presents a six part series on the many facets of Bernstein's illustrious career, his fascinating personal and professional connections, his politics, his few failures, and his many triumphs. The class will be supplemented by video and audio examples. Diane Mitchell grew up in Southern California, studied music at UCLA and spent her career as an independent music teacher and singer. Now retired, her passion for sharing music with people of all ages remains as strong as ever.September 24: As American as Apple Latkes ~ Bernstein's youth;  October 1: The Age of Anxiety ~ post WWII;   October 15: The Best of All Possible Worlds ~ Candide, the New York Philharmonic;  October 22: There's a Place for Us ~ West Side Story;  October 29: A Simple Song ~ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, political views, Harvard;  November 5: The Answer is Yes! ~ Vienna Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony.

Tue, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 06, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP) will hold a public meeting with a presentation and discussion on generators. All are welcome to attend their public meetings, held once or twice a year, which provide information on different topics related to disaster preparedness.

Wed, Nov 07, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first Wednesday of the month, 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, Nov 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, Nov 08, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Enjoy and afternoon of music with harpist Christian Chailfour. He will play a variety of melodies and share stories of his travels around the world. Free event.

Fri, Nov 09, 1:00PM - 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.

Fri, Nov 09, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Introductory meeting for those interested in being part of a genealogy group. 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, Nov 10, 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, Nov 10, 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, Nov 12, All day
In honor of Veteran's Day, we are closed.

Tue, Nov 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, Nov 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, Nov 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.

Fri, Nov 16, 1:00PM - 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, Nov 17, 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, Nov 17, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Katya Williamson presents a writing workshop, bringing together the young, the wise, and all people, in a collective for peace and harmony. To inspire, raise awareness, comfort, entertain, and enjoy each others company. There will be an opportunity to write at the event and share your original writing. All genders are welcome to come and join in this experience of community sharing.

Mon, Nov 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, Nov 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Please join us as we welcome back Wacko! Rescheduled from July, Wacko brings us magic, comedy, music, and great fun!! All families and children are welcome to our Thanksgiving week extravaganza. 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, Nov 20, 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, Nov 21, 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, Nov 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.

Sat, Nov 24, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Join us for a fun family day with board games, puzzles, popcorn and more!!

Sat, Nov 24, 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, Nov 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, Nov 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Sandii Castleberry will help us bring in good cheer for the holidays with a musical "Holiday Hoedown". 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, Nov 27, 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, Nov 28, 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, Nov 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.

Fri, Nov 30, 1:00PM - 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, Dec 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, Dec 03, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 05, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first Wednesday of the month, 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, Dec 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.

Fri, Dec 07, 1:00PM - 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, Dec 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.

Mon, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 12, 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, Dec 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.

Fri, Dec 14, 1:00PM - 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.

Fri, Dec 14, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Introductory meeting for those interested in being part of a genealogy group. 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/

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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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