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Idyllwild

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Sat, Apr 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, Apr 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, Apr 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.

Tue, Apr 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.

Tue, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Idyllwild Indivisible will present guest speaker, Beth Caskie, Democratic activist and California School Employee Association Labor Relations Representative. Public welcome.

Wed, Apr 24, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed, Apr 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, Apr 24, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Our 20th president, James A Garfield, will be the subject of this month's discussion. James Garfield was elected as the United States' 20th President in 1881, after nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. His Presidency was impactful, but cut short after 200 days when he was assassinated.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, Wikipedia, or the presidential library site for the particular president we discuss.

Wed, Apr 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.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Supervisor Washington's office has arranged with Riverside County Economic Development Agency to sponsor a free three week seminar for local Idyllwild business owners, providing beneficial information. The Small Business Development Center is providing three evening workshops over a 3 week period: April 24 ~ Using Your Brand: Building a Digital Marketing Presence; May 1 ~ Get Found-Website Basics; May 8 ~ Understanding Your Financials. Pre-registration is recommended. Please register at inlandempiresbdc.org. For further information, you may call 909-983-5005.

Thu, Apr 25, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Idyllwild Historical Review Board meets to discuss improvements in the designated Historical Preservation District in the community of Idyllwild. Public welcome to attend.

Thu, Apr 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, Apr 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.

Sat, Apr 27, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
For those interested in studying for and obtaining their basic Amateur (ham) Radio license (Technician), or upgrading their license to the next level (General & Extra) , Mile High Radio Club is sponsoring the Amateur Radio license exam. Please contact Tom Pierce of the Mile High Radio Club for test sign-up and help with on-line test preparation and independent study. The exam fee is $15. You can reach Tom at 951-808-3632.

Mon, Apr 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, Apr 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.

Tue, Apr 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, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Idyllwild Library welcomes you to an author talk with Josh Stallings, local resident and author of crime fiction. Josh's bio reads as follows: "Fiction is the lie I use to tell my truth. Author of Anthony and Lefty nominated novels, and short fiction that appears all over the damn place. Josh was born in Los Angeles, a second generation Angelino, raised in NorCal. He now lives and types in the San Jacinto mountains. Surrounded by cedar, pine and oak forests, he spends his days dreaming up nefarious plots, evil crimes, and redemptive tales." Please join us for a lively and entertaining talk.

Wed, May 01, 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 01, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
The whole family is welcome to this afterschool program. Captain Woody Henderson will demonstrate knot tying, a very useful and practical skill. Captain Henderson, a ship's captain who has traveled the world, will teach how to make the knots that are using in sailing. All rope will be provided.

Wed, May 01, 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, May 01, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Supervisor Washington's office has arranged with Riverside County Economic Development Agency to sponsor a free three week seminar for local Idyllwild business owners, providing beneficial information. The Small Business Development Center is providing three evening workshops over a 3 week period: April 24 ~ Using Your Brand: Building a Digital Marketing Presence; May 1 ~ Get Found-Website Basics; May 8 ~ Understanding Your Financials. Pre-registration is recommended. Please register at inlandempiresbdc.org. For further information, you may call 909-983-5005.

Thu, May 02, 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 04, 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 06, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, May 06, 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 06, 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 07, 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.

Wed, May 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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, May 08, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Supervisor Washington's office has arranged with Riverside County Economic Development Agency to sponsor a free three week seminar for local Idyllwild business owners, providing beneficial information. The Small Business Development Center is providing three evening workshops over a 3 week period: April 24 ~ Using Your Brand: Building a Digital Marketing Presence; May 1 ~ Get Found-Website Basics; May 8 ~ Understanding Your Financials. Pre-registration is recommended. Please register at inlandempiresbdc.org. For further information, you may call 909-983-5005.

Thu, May 09, 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, May 10, 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, May 11, 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 13, 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 13, 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 14, 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.

Wed, May 15, 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 15, 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.

Wed, May 15, 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 16, 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, May 17, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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.

Sat, May 18, 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 20, 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 20, 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 21, 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.

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, 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, 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, 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.

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, 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.

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, 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 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, 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.

Library Holiday Closure

Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21, 2019

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

We're closed Sunday April 21
Mon, Apr 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed
(All libraries will be closed for Easter Sunday)

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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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
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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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