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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Thu, Jul 27, 9:30AM - 1:00PM
Idyllwild Historical Preservation District Board meets to discuss permits in the Idyllwild downtown historical preservation district.

Thu, Jul 27, 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, Jul 27, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Piet Mondrian was an artist whose style changed from realistic landscapes to abstract images. The more he looked at trees, buildings & vases, he saw their basic shapes and colors. Using lines, primary colors & paper you'll make your own work of art with the help of artist Don Dietz, and also learn a bit about lines and angles.

Thu, Jul 27, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Learn more about living in bear country.  Kevin will talk about what you can do to protect yourself, your property and the bear.  In California, bears are not relocated so once conditioned to human sources of food, bears will seek them out, creating conflicts with humans.  The bear's behavior will not stop voluntarily, and unless the nuisance behavior can be corrected, bears may be killed to ensure public safety.  People have a responsibility to the wildlife whose habitat they are sharing.   He will also explain what you should do if you encounter a bear in the wild, in our community or even, in your home.  There will be time to share experiences and ask questions.

Fri, Jul 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Scratch Coding Club every Friday 11-12. We open the computers just for you. You can create games with CS First & Scratch. All lids welcome.

Fri, Jul 28, 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, Jul 29, 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, Jul 31, 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, Jul 31, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come share stories, songs, and activities for preschool children with one of our talented storytellers. Each week we'll present a different theme with an associated craft. All children's ages welcome.

Let's talk about monkeys and balancing & jumping on the bed. Monkey themed games and crafts.

Our Summer Reading Program has lots of special activities including special guests for each of our story times. Check each event for details.


Tue, Aug 01, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Discussion group hosted by Idyllwild Community Forum presents the idea of values in society today. This discussion will be led by Doug Austin & Jenny Egan, both very familiar with Shakespearean & Elizabethan theater, and the social mores presented in those plays. All are welcome to attend.

Wed, Aug 02, 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 03, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Sally Hedberg & Don Deitz present the geology of the earth, discussing what's under the earth's mantel. Discover what causes earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers. Learn the geology of rock formations as they take you on a journey to the center of the earth.

Thu, Aug 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Thu, Aug 03, 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.

Fri, Aug 04, 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.

Fri, Aug 04, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
At their annual meeting, Idyllwild Area Historical Society will feature guest speakers John Drake, Rebecca Frazier, and Robert B. Smith as they present a timeline of Idyllwild through photos that they have compiled into the book "Idyllwild Through Time", due out in Fall of 2017. Please join us for a wonderfully visual presentation. Light refreshment served.

Sat, Aug 05, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Two speakers ~ Susan Lake & Laura Meeks, present two talks ~"Living Bold" & "Laurence to Laura: How to deal with big life changes" in two hours.

Life coach Susan Lake uses her 30 years experience in the visual and performing arts to empower people of all ages to LIVE BOLD. Understand who you are and how to access your greatness.

Laura's first career was as a USAF B-52 pilot, then later developed a multimillion dollar consulting company. Now a Life Success Coach, her most captivating chapter of her life was when she transitioned from a macho pilot to an engaging outspoken woman.

Please join us for these two inspirational talks. Light refreshment served.


Sat, Aug 05, 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, Aug 07, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Aug 07, 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 08, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Join harpist Christian Chalilfour as he plays and shares stories from his 40 years of running around the world with his harp There will also be a hands on opportunity for those who would like to try playing the harp themselves.


Wed, Aug 09, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Aug 09, 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 10, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Supervisor Washington will be available to the public for individual or group meetings by appointment. Please contact his office to set up appointment. 951-955-1030

Thu, Aug 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Thu, Aug 10, 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.

Fri, Aug 11, 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, Aug 12, 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, Aug 14, 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, Aug 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

"The Golden Son" has been canceled for August. Instead we are going to read something a bit lighter - "Mr. Churchill's Secretary" by Susan  MacNeal. "London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence.... In this daring debut, Susan Elia MacNeal blends meticulous research on the era, psychological insight into Winston Churchill, and the creation of a riveting main character, Maggie Hope, into a spectacularly crafted novel." (Fantastic Fiction)       Join us for a new popular mystery series set in England during WWII.


Wed, Aug 16, 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 17, 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, Aug 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Fri, Aug 18, 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, Aug 19, 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, Aug 19, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Maybe you've wondered about this astronomical phenomenon known as eclipses. What exactly is an eclipse? How many different kinds are there? What's the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse? When do they happen? These and other questions will be answered in this presentation that give you an appreciation of what they are just days before the United States will be experiencing an actual solar eclipse. We will touch on a variety of topics including: how Christopher Columbus used knowledge of a lunar eclipse to get out of a jam with a group of natives; how during a total solar eclipse the dark goes dark, temperatures fall, and animals and birds act as though it is nighttime.

On Monday, August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse. Dr. Kawano will share the hows, whys and stories of solar eclipses. Don't miss this opportunity to prepare for this spectacular natural event.
Open to everyone. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Mon, Aug 21, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
We're having a viewing party of the Total Solar Eclipse and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Special viewing telescopes will be provided. Special viewing glasses will be handed out plus live stream of the eclipse via NASA. We should experience an estimated 70% totality. Activities for children too.

Mon, Aug 21, 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, Aug 23, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Aug 23, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join our readers group as we uncover the history of our presidents one by one in order of their presidency. We meet every other month. A selection of biographies are provided in the library (ask at desk) or watch a movie or documentary. This month we are reading about our 10th president, John Tyler. All history buffs and interested parties are welcome to join in the discussion.


Wed, Aug 23, 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, Aug 23, 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, Aug 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Thu, Aug 24, 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.

Fri, Aug 25, 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, Aug 26, 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, Aug 28, 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 29, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
GRE test prep study group will meet at Idyllwild Library on Tuesdays for 5 weeks through September for those interested in graduate school. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standardized exam used to measure one's aptitude for abstract thinking in the areas of analytical writing, mathematics, & vocabulary. It is commonly used by many graduate schools to determine an applicant's eligibility for the program. Those interested are welcome to join study group to be held in our study room. Please contact Halie Wilson. haliewilson@gmail.com

Wed, Aug 30, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Six week seminar presented by Gary Parton, retired art teacher. Gary explains the foundations of seeing and using your imagination to guide your creative side. This free class is open to all who want to expand the way they see and produce their art.

Wed, Aug 30, 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 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. For June & July, Mah Jongg has been moved to  Tuesdays. Play will resume on Thursdays beginning in August.

Thu, Aug 31, 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.

Fri, Sep 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, Sep 02, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
It's time once again for our Semi-Annual Book Sale held Labor Day weekend. All books just .25 cents. Lots of different titles, fiction & non-fiction. Super-duper bargain!!! Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

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

Mon, Sep 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.

Wed, Sep 06, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Six week seminar presented by Gary Parton, retired art teacher. Gary explains the foundations of seeing and using your imagination to guide your creative side. This free class is open to all who want to expand the way they see and produce their art.

Wed, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 07, 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.

Fri, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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.

Wed, Sep 13, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Sep 13, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Six week seminar presented by Gary Parton, retired art teacher. Gary explains the foundations of seeing and using your imagination to guide your creative side. This free class is open to all who want to expand the way they see and produce their art.

Wed, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 14, 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.

Fri, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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.

Tue, Sep 19, 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Part four 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 4 - High Blood Pressure including What is the optimal blood pressure...REALLY?  Why is high blood pressure considered the silent killer?  Are conventional drugs the only answer?

Wed, Sep 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to the Library's book club. Monthly title will be announced.

Wed, Sep 20, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Six week seminar presented by Gary Parton, retired art teacher. Gary explains the foundations of seeing and using your imagination to guide your creative side. This free class is open to all who want to expand the way they see and produce their art.

Wed, Sep 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.

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.

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.

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Tue, Jul 25 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jul 27 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jul 28 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 29 10:00AM to 4:00PM
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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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Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
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Career Transitions
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
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Zinio
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Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
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