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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Nov 21, 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 22, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Chess club also meets on Friday.

Wed, Nov 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.

Wed, Nov 22, 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.

Sat, Nov 25, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
It's Family Game Day at the library!! Done with turkey? Got cabin fever? Come to the library! We have games & game boards, plus puzzles, set up for anyone to play with. Popcorn, hot cocoa too!

Sat, Nov 25, 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, Nov 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.

Mon, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Sandii Castleberry is our special guest bringing songs and stories for a fun filled "holiday hoedown".

Tue, Nov 28, 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 28, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Discussion group in Idyllwild which meets for discussion on a variety of subjects. Tonight's topic for discussion will be "Is there a case to be made for intelligent design?" Public is welcome to join in on the conversation.

Wed, Nov 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.

Fri, Dec 01, 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, Dec 02, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Make your holidays even merrier with great prices on great books at our Friends of the Idyllwild Library Holiday Book Sale! All books just 25 cents. Plus a bonus "free" section. Stop by and see what you can find!

Sat, Dec 02, 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, Dec 04, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Dec 04, 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, Dec 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Wed, Dec 06, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Chess club also meets on Friday.

Wed, Dec 06, 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, Dec 06, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Please join us for our annual holiday music program featuring the Idyllwild women's vocal group Local Color. Everyone is welcome to this holiday event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Fri, Dec 08, 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, Dec 09, 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, Dec 11, 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, Dec 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Tue, Dec 12, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Free dream workshop facilitated by Erika Spiewak, PhD, MFA. Dr. Spiewak, a Jungian Oriented Psychologist, who specializes in dream imagery, will teach pathways to the unconscious though associations, amplification and animation of dreams. She will ask for volunteer dreamers to examine several dreams. Dreamers are asked to bring a written short dream; afresh (recent) dream is preferable. Be ready to take an imaginal journey to animate and embody your dream characters and to hear responses from other dreamers. Long dreams will not  be considered, as we want to explore as many dreams as time allows.


Wed, Dec 13, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join us as we discuss the presidents in chronological order of their office. December we will be discussing our 12th president, Zachary Taylor. "Zachary Taylor, a general and national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812, was elected the 12th U.S. President, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Northerners and Southerners disputed sharply whether the territories wrested from Mexico should be opened to slavery, and some Southerners even threatened secession. Standing firm, Zachary Taylor was prepared to hold the Union together by armed force rather than by compromise." 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. December we will meet on the 2nd Wednesday instead of the 4th Wednesday. Please join us.


Wed, Dec 13, 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 15, 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, Dec 16, 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, Dec 18, 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, Dec 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Wed, Dec 20, 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 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, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 27, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Chess club also meets on Friday.

Wed, Dec 27, 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 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, Dec 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.

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Today's hours

We're open 12:00PM to 8:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Nov 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Nov 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Nov 23 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Nov 24 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 25 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Nov 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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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
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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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Scholastic Go
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Engaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Tuition Funding Sources
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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
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One Click Digital
One Click Digital
A growing collection of over 1,500 eAudiobooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of over eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Zinio
Zinio
The world's largest newsstand is now on your library's website!
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
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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.
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Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.

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