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BRANCH EVENTS

Thu, Sep 21, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Thu, Sep 21, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eastern Influences in Western Music with Diane Mitchell

Humans have always been drawn to the "exotic other," across the river or on the other side of the globe.  Where armies and explorers went, musicians and other artists is also went, and those who made it back to the West often brought wondrous stories and songs home with them. 

Since ancient times, the West has been "borrowing" Eastern musical ideas.  These musical "Exotic Accents" are familiar to many from Mozart's Rondo all Turk and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.  the 6-week course will follow these musical journeys from Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Austria, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Americas, with musical examples ranging from Telemann to Ellington, from Schubert to Brubeck.  Each class will be supplemented by audio and video examples, and by suggestions for further exploration.

Join Diane Mitchell as she takes us on a journey following the music from the East to the West. She has presented lectures on opera and music for people 50 years and over for the past seven years through the OSHER Life Long Learning Institute of UCR's Extension Office.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.


Fri, Sep 22, 2:00PM - 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, Sep 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Mon, Sep 25, 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 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. September 25 we look at the past and dig for dinosaurs with Mary M.

Tue, Sep 26, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Tue, Sep 26, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

For at least 2,500 years before the 1860's, the only human presence in the San Jacinto Mountains was provided by Cahuilla (and possibly Luiseno) Indians from the surrounding valleys and foothills. San Jacinto and Tahquitz peaks hold a central place in Cahuilla mythology. Pictographs on boulders, and bedrock mortars near oak groves and creeks, still testify to their former presence.

Gerald Clarke Jr. is a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians. He currently lives on his family's ranch on the  reservation, and also serves on the tribal council.  He is also the Visual Arts Dept. Chair at Idyllwild Arts.Please join us for this very informative presentation.

 


Wed, Sep 27, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Sep 27, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Idyllwild and the surrounding environs present a unique opportunity for photographers. All interested photographers and hobbyists are welcome to attend this monthly meeting. Each meeting will feature a photography presentation.

Thu, Sep 28, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Thu, Sep 28, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eastern Influences in Western Music with Diane Mitchell

Humans have always been drawn to the "exotic other," across the river or on the other side of the globe.  Where armies and explorers went, musicians and other artists is also went, and those who made it back to the West often brought wondrous stories and songs home with them. 

Since ancient times, the West has been "borrowing" Eastern musical ideas.  These musical "Exotic Accents" are familiar to many from Mozart's Rondo all Turk and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.  the 6-week course will follow these musical journeys from Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Austria, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Americas, with musical examples ranging from Telemann to Ellington, from Schubert to Brubeck.  Each class will be supplemented by audio and video examples, and by suggestions for further exploration.

Join Diane Mitchell as she takes us on a journey following the music from the East to the West. She has presented lectures on opera and music for people 50 years and over for the past seven years through the OSHER Life Long Learning Institute of UCR's Extension Office.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.


Fri, Sep 29, 2:00PM - 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, Sep 30, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Sat, Sep 30, 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Soroptimist's "Dream It, Be It" Career Support for Girls helps girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. The program provides girls, like you, with access to professional role models (successful women from the Inland Empire will speak), career education and the resources to live their dreams. By participating in this program you will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to your success, and moving forward after setbacks. A lunch-break is provided with pizza. Goodie bags will be handed out at the session also.

Further information about  this and other programs through Soroptimist, visit: siidyllwild.org  or:  LiveYourDream.org


Mon, Oct 02, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Oct 02, 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, Oct 03, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Thu, Oct 05, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eastern Influences in Western Music with Diane Mitchell

Humans have always been drawn to the "exotic other," across the river or on the other side of the globe.  Where armies and explorers went, musicians and other artists is also went, and those who made it back to the West often brought wondrous stories and songs home with them. 

Since ancient times, the West has been "borrowing" Eastern musical ideas.  These musical "Exotic Accents" are familiar to many from Mozart's Rondo all Turk and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.  the 6-week course will follow these musical journeys from Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Austria, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Americas, with musical examples ranging from Telemann to Ellington, from Schubert to Brubeck.  Each class will be supplemented by audio and video examples, and by suggestions for further exploration.

Join Diane Mitchell as she takes us on a journey following the music from the East to the West. She has presented lectures on opera and music for people 50 years and over for the past seven years through the OSHER Life Long Learning Institute of UCR's Extension Office.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.


Mon, Oct 09, 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, Oct 10, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Wed, Oct 11, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Thu, Oct 12, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eastern Influences in Western Music with Diane Mitchell

Humans have always been drawn to the "exotic other," across the river or on the other side of the globe.  Where armies and explorers went, musicians and other artists is also went, and those who made it back to the West often brought wondrous stories and songs home with them. 

Since ancient times, the West has been "borrowing" Eastern musical ideas.  These musical "Exotic Accents" are familiar to many from Mozart's Rondo all Turk and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.  the 6-week course will follow these musical journeys from Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Austria, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Americas, with musical examples ranging from Telemann to Ellington, from Schubert to Brubeck.  Each class will be supplemented by audio and video examples, and by suggestions for further exploration.

Join Diane Mitchell as she takes us on a journey following the music from the East to the West. She has presented lectures on opera and music for people 50 years and over for the past seven years through the OSHER Life Long Learning Institute of UCR's Extension Office.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.


Mon, Oct 16, 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, Oct 17, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Part five of five parts of the First Annual Interactive Community Lectures on Chronic Health Conditions sponsored by the Fern Creek Medical Center and the Idyllwild Library.
Chronic health conditions are the leading cause of disability and premature death in the United States.  Sometimes these conditions progress despite traditional or conventional medical therapy.  Idyllwild is in a unique position to offer a Functional Medicine approach that offers a blend of both traditional and integrative medicine.  Join us with our alternative health healers for this unique approach to chronic health prevention, diagnosis and traditional versus alternative treatment options on the hill.
Part 5 - Chronic Fatigue, and the Thyroid-Hormone Connection including What is "Brain Fog" and how can I combat this?  I wake up tired and feel exhausted at the end of the day: WHY?  I have weight gain, moodiness, and hot flashes...HELP ME!

Wed, Oct 18, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to the Library's book club. Monthly title will be announced.

Thu, Oct 19, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eastern Influences in Western Music with Diane Mitchell

Humans have always been drawn to the "exotic other," across the river or on the other side of the globe.  Where armies and explorers went, musicians and other artists is also went, and those who made it back to the West often brought wondrous stories and songs home with them. 

Since ancient times, the West has been "borrowing" Eastern musical ideas.  These musical "Exotic Accents" are familiar to many from Mozart's Rondo all Turk and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.  the 6-week course will follow these musical journeys from Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Austria, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Americas, with musical examples ranging from Telemann to Ellington, from Schubert to Brubeck.  Each class will be supplemented by audio and video examples, and by suggestions for further exploration.

Join Diane Mitchell as she takes us on a journey following the music from the East to the West. She has presented lectures on opera and music for people 50 years and over for the past seven years through the OSHER Life Long Learning Institute of UCR's Extension Office.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.


Mon, Oct 23, 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, Oct 24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Wed, Oct 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Oct 25, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join us as we discuss the presidents in chronological order of their office. October we will be discussing our 11th president, James K. Polk. "Often referred to as the first "dark horse" President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War." You may read any book you like (we provide a selection for you to choose from) or you may prefer to visit whitehouse.gov for a quick history of the president in discussion.The Presidents Club meets in the even months on the 4th Wednesday. Please join us.


Thu, Oct 26, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eastern Influences in Western Music with Diane Mitchell

Humans have always been drawn to the "exotic other," across the river or on the other side of the globe.  Where armies and explorers went, musicians and other artists is also went, and those who made it back to the West often brought wondrous stories and songs home with them. 

Since ancient times, the West has been "borrowing" Eastern musical ideas.  These musical "Exotic Accents" are familiar to many from Mozart's Rondo all Turk and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.  the 6-week course will follow these musical journeys from Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Austria, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Americas, with musical examples ranging from Telemann to Ellington, from Schubert to Brubeck.  Each class will be supplemented by audio and video examples, and by suggestions for further exploration.

Join Diane Mitchell as she takes us on a journey following the music from the East to the West. She has presented lectures on opera and music for people 50 years and over for the past seven years through the OSHER Life Long Learning Institute of UCR's Extension Office.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.


Mon, Oct 30, 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, Oct 31, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Thu, Nov 02, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Three week seminar presented by Gary Parton, retired art teacher. Gary explains the foundations of seeing and using your imagination to guide your creative side. Nurture and keep the creative spirit in your work. Find the joy in deciding what rules to break and what rules to keep. Classes open to all who want to expand the way they see and produce their art. There is a single materials fee of $15.00 which covers the complete series of classes. Fee must be paid in advance to hold place. Checks will be made out to Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Mon, Nov 06, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Tue, Nov 07, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Tue, Nov 14, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Wed, Nov 15, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

For November & the holiday season, we will read Mary Alice Munroe's heartwarming story, "Lowcountry Christmas". 

"A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds. "As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it's the worst Christmas ever. His father's shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can't afford the dog he desperately wants. "Your brother's return from war is our family's gift," his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor's service dog arrives-a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father's axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company-but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come together to rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas." ~ Amazon   All are welcome to the Library's book club.


Thu, Nov 16, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Three week seminar presented by Gary Parton, retired art teacher. Gary explains the foundations of seeing and using your imagination to guide your creative side. Nurture and keep the creative spirit in your work. Find the joy in deciding what rules to break and what rules to keep. Classes open to all who want to expand the way they see and produce their art. There is a single materials fee of $15.00 which covers the complete series of classes. Fee must be paid in advance to hold place. Checks will be made out to Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

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Mon, Sep 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Sep 19 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Sep 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Sep 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Sep 22 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Sep 23 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Sep 24 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
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.
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California State Bar Publications
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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
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Tuition Funding Sources
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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.
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
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One Click Digital
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Overdrive
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Zinio
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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
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InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
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