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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Sat, Jan 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, Jan 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, Jan 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Mon, Jan 22, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
As part of our Nature and Science series, "From Sand Dunes to Snowy Peaks: Adventures in Land Conservation" will be the topic presented by Jennifer Prado, Conservation Lands Manager with the Friends of the Desert Mountains. All are welcome to attend these nature talks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Light refreshment served.

Tue, Jan 23, 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, Jan 24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend.

 Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.


Wed, Jan 24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Jan 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.

Thu, Jan 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.

Thu, Jan 25, 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. (!2/7/17 Chess Club has moved from Fridays to Thursdays)

Sat, Jan 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, Jan 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, Jan 29, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Tue, Jan 30, 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, Jan 30, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
The Idyllwild Community Forum is an informal discussion group with unique topics presented. January they will present the "World Happiness Report" which is generated by the United Nations. All are welcome to attend these vibrant talks.

Wed, Jan 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.

Thu, Feb 01, 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, Feb 03, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
In celebration of National Take Your Child to the Library Day, we welcome you to stop in to our library and find various activities to entertain your child. Plus, you can apply for a library card for your child. It's never to early to start them on the joy of books and activities one can find here. Find out about all the programs we have for all ages, not just children.

Sat, Feb 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, Feb 05, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Feb 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, Feb 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Tue, Feb 06, 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, Feb 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 & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend.

 Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.


Wed, Feb 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, Feb 08, 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, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Michele Marsh, one of our mountain's shining stars, states that her earliest memories are of Idyllwild, since she was only four when her family moved here from her birthplace in Paris. Although she lived in Los Angeles for most of her adult life, working as an actress in film, television, commercials, and on stage, she kept returning to Idyllwild, as if drawn by a magnet. Professionally, her big break came when she was offered the role of Hodel in the film "Fiddler on the Roof". Television credits date back to Gunsmoke and Quincy, and include more recent shows such as Desperate Housewives and House, M.D.

Please join as she shares stories of her life as an actress and her journey back home to our beloved mountain. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.






Wed, Feb 14, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Feb 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.

Thu, Feb 15, 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, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 20, 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, Feb 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, Feb 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.

Thu, Feb 22, 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, Feb 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, Feb 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, Feb 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Tue, Feb 27, 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, Feb 28, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

All ages are welcome to come play chess. If you would like to learn more and gain more confidence, first & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend.

 Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.


Wed, Feb 28, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Feb 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.

Thu, Mar 01, 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, Mar 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, Mar 05, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Mar 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.

Wed, Mar 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 & fourth Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Children are encouraged to attend.

 Chess club also meets on every Thursday at 1:00PM.


Wed, Mar 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, Mar 08, 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, Mar 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, Mar 12, 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, Mar 14, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Mar 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.

Thu, Mar 15, 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, Mar 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.

Mon, Mar 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.

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We're open 12:00PM to 5:00PM

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We're open 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Mon, Jan 15 Closed
(All libraries are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day)
Tue, Jan 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jan 18 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jan 19 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 20 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jan 21 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.

Free Wireless Internet Available!

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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
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 Go
Engaging 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.
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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!
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!
Scholastic Countries Collection
Scholastic Countries CollectionCountries Collection for Ages 9 - 13. Explore a destination today.
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.
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¡Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.

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