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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, Aug 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, Aug 20, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Michelle Ferrara, Program Director at Astro Camp, will talk about "Nature Deficit Disorder". Encouraged by her parents to "go on adventures", Michelle spent her childhood playing in woods, rivers and lakes, discovering new things about the outdoors every day. Not every child, or adult, gets to have these experiences. What happens when one is deprived of nature? Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science in fisheries and wildlife, with a minor in physics. She holds certifications in CPR, First Aid, lifeguarding, NAUI diving, and has her private pilot license. Join us for our own nature adventure with Michelle. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.  

Tue, Aug 21, 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 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, Aug 22, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we read through all the U.S. presidents. This month we are reading about Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. Abraham Lincoln became the United States' 16th president in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the confederacy in 1863. Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you....You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it."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, Aug 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, Aug 23, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, Aug 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, Aug 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.

Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Katya Williamson will be here to help you write your thoughts and experiences during the Cranston Fire.

Mon, Aug 27, 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.

Tue, Aug 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, Aug 28, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Patricia Garza Pinto will help you to "divine your power" with morning health and wellness practices. Support healthy longevity and redefine golden years by creating practices to live life fully each day.

Wed, Aug 29, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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.

Wed, Aug 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, Aug 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 Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, Aug 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, Sep 01, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Yeah!! Time again for our semi-annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. All items just 25 cents. Come and find your treasure.

Sat, Sep 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.

Tue, Sep 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.

Tue, Sep 04, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Local artist and teacher, Elanie Moore, will talk about the cave rock paintings of Baja, California. More info to follow.

Wed, Sep 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, Sep 05, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Harpist Christian Chalifour will perform a selection of melodies.

Wed, Sep 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, Sep 06, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 10, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 10, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Valerie Velez, who has a masters degree in public health, provides this free program on mindfulness. Mindfulness at its core is about increasing awareness of the often unappreciated aspects of our daily lives, and achieving a quality of attentiveness that we can bring to our everyday, momentary experience. It is defined as the ability to pay full attention to what is happening around and within us at any given time without criticism or judgment. Developing this skill is linked to improvements in physical and mental well-being, and an increased sense of peace and equanimity in life. This one hour session will combine practice activities with some of the current science and research about mindfulness.  No experience required. No fee. This presentation is open to everyone.

Tue, Sep 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, Sep 11, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Discover the wonders of the birds of the local San Jacinto Mountains. Robin Roberts will share photos and more.

Wed, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 13, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Fri, Sep 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/

Sat, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 17, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for an afternoon of song, storytelling, and laughter with New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black. He will take you on a musical tour through the historically defining decades of the 1950's and 1960's with songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini and Blowin' in the Wind, as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison. This program also features a slide show that is sure to slide you right back in time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Tue, Sep 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, Sep 18, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Helen Hixon will lead community discussion on increased air traffic over Idyllwild. Bring your questions for discussion.

Wed, Sep 19, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Our read for September is "A Land So Strange: the epic journey of Cabeza de Vaca"" by Andres Resendez. In 1528, a mission set out from Spain to colonize Florida. But the expedition went horribly wrong. Of the four hundred men who had embarked on the voyage, only four survived - three Spaniards and an African slave. The men lived with a variety of nomadic Indians and learned several indigenous languages. They saw lands, peoples, plants, and animals that no outsider had ever before seen. Based on the diary of Cabeza de Vaca. 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, Sep 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.

Wed, Sep 19, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mary Rider will explain the basics of writing a letter to the editor.

Thu, Sep 20, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, Sep 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.

Fri, Sep 21, All day
Idyllwild Library is closed Friday, September 21, for Riverside County Library System staff training day. We will be available to serve you again on Saturday.

Sat, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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.

Mon, Sep 24, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
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.

Tue, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 27, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Thu, Sep 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, Sep 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, Oct 01, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Oct 01, 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 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.

Mon, Oct 01, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
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.

Tue, Oct 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, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 04, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Tue, Oct 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, Oct 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, Oct 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, Oct 11, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Fri, Oct 12, 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, Oct 13, 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

Mon, Oct 15, 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 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.

Mon, Oct 15, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
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.

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.

Wed, Oct 17, 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, 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.

Thu, Oct 18, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Thursday afternoon.  Public welcome to attend.

Library Cleanup Closure

Lakeside Library
Due to local fire cleanup
the library will be closed the week
of August 13-20, 2018

Library Remodel Closure

Nuview Library
February 2, 2018 through
Early 2020

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

Mon, Aug 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Aug 14 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Aug 16 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Aug 17 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 18 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Aug 19 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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Literature Resource Center
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Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
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Scholastic Countries Collection
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Health Reference Center
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