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Tue, Oct 15, 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, Oct 15, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. 

Tue, Oct 15, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Join the local Temple Har Shalom congregation for movie night. They will show an insightful movie with discussion after. All are welcome to attend.

Tue, Oct 15, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Oct 16, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Playback theater is inventive and interactive theater facilitated by Sarvi Asiedu. These sessions for pre-teen girls ages 8-11 are offered on specific Wednesdays through November (check schedule). Working with a theme of "Girl Power", Sarvi uses theater games to build self-esteem. The girls will be exploring the power of being a girl, exploring identity, shining light on each other, and telling stories through play. All girls are welcome for a happy and fun play acting group activity.

Wed, Oct 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Reader's choice! Choose a biography of an actor/actress or any classic Hollywood celebrity; or musician, producer, director, etc., and share what you've discovered with the group.  Our Fireside Book Group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 2:00PM. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Open to all. Please join us at any time.

Wed, Oct 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, Oct 17, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Thu, Oct 17, 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, Oct 18, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Genealogy group has been moved to the third Friday of the month. Interested in your family tree? Join in the fun with the Mountain Area Genealogy Group of Idyllwild. 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 19, 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, Oct 19, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Idyllwild Garden Club presents an afternoon seminar on gardening, with multiple experts talking on different aspects of mountain gardening. Speakers include Bob Greenamyer of the Community Garden, Gary Parton (who will speak about lilacs), and Bruce Watts (who will speak about perennial gardens). Information tables will be set up with handouts, pamphlets and also plants on display. Ask questions of the panel and get some great tips. All are welcome.

Mon, Oct 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.

Mon, Oct 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Eeeek!! Miss Mary will weave a web of spidery stories! Come join the fun and make an eight-legged craft.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.

Tue, Oct 22, 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, Oct 22, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. 

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Idyllwild Community Forum is a local discussion group which presents a variety of interesting, relevant, and unusual topics in a round table discussion. Topic of discussion to be announced soon.

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Oct 23, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Oct 23, 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 23, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, will be the subject of discussion. He was the grandson of our ninth president, William Henry Harrison, making them the only grandfather and grandson, thus far, who had served as president. His accomplishments include setting aside 13 million acres of forest reserves, establishing the Coast Guard  Academy, expanding the navy, and instituting the practice of displaying the American flag over schools and public buildings.Join us as we read through the U. S. Presidents in order, and also learn more about our U. S. history. We meet every other month on the even months, 4th Wednesday, with December being an alternate date to be determined (holiday conflict). You may read any material you like. We order a small selection of books for you to choose from. You may also go to internet sites such as whitehouse.gov, or the presidential library site for the particular president we discuss.

Wed, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 24, 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, Oct 26, 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 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.

Mon, Oct 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Boo!! Have a spooky good time with Miss Nickie while she reads some fun Halloween stories. 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.

Tue, Oct 29, 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, Oct 29, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Idyllwild Library.  Players of all strengths and ages are welcome. 

Tue, Oct 29, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Julie Roy, business entrepreneur, will help you get your business moving forward. This entrepreneur and business owners workshop will present you with tips and tricks to get your business rocking. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Light refreshment.

Tue, Oct 29, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Oct 30, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Oct 30, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Playback theater is inventive and interactive theater facilitated by Sarvi Asiedu. These sessions for pre-teen girls ages 8-11 are offered on specific Wednesdays through November (check schedule). Working with a theme of "Girl Power", Sarvi uses theater games to build self-esteem. The girls will be exploring the power of being a girl, exploring identity, shining light on each other, and telling stories through play. All girls are welcome for a happy and fun play acting group activity.

Wed, Oct 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, Oct 31, 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, Oct 31, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
It's Halloween!! Join in the community fun and don't forget to stop by the library for a trick or a treat from the staff.

Fri, Nov 01, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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.

Fri, Nov 01, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Everyone is welcome to our Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead craft workshop where you'll paint and decorate a clay skull or "calavera". The Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, may be called the Day of the Dead but it's actually a celebration of life, the roots of the celebration coming from the Aztec, Mayan and Toltec cultures. All supplies will be provided.

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

Mon, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 05, 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, Nov 05, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Nov 06, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Nov 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.

Sat, Nov 09, 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

Tue, Nov 12, 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, Nov 12, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Nov 13, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Nov 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, Nov 15, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Genealogy group has been moved to the third Friday of the month. Interested in your family tree? Join in the fun with the Mountain Area Genealogy Group of Idyllwild. 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/

Mon, Nov 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, Nov 19, 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, Nov 19, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Nov 20, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Nov 20, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Playback theater is inventive and interactive theater facilitated by Sarvi Asiedu. These sessions for pre-teen girls ages 8-11 are offered on specific Wednesdays through November (check schedule). Working with a theme of "Girl Power", Sarvi uses theater games to build self-esteem. The girls will be exploring the power of being a girl, exploring identity, shining light on each other, and telling stories through play. All girls are welcome for a happy and fun play acting group activity.

Wed, Nov 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
This months title to be announced. Our Fireside Book Group meets every month on the third Wednesday at 2:00PM. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Open to all. Please join us at any time.

Wed, Nov 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.

Mon, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 26, 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, Nov 26, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
NOTE: class has moved to Tuesday nights. Class is closed at the moment. For future interest, please contact the library to be added to a waiting list.A twelve week creativity workshop based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. You will follow the book chapter by chapter as a group with facilitator Kay.  

Wed, Nov 27, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Nov 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.

Thu, Nov 28, All day
Have a wonderful holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.

Fri, Nov 29, All day
Have a wonderful holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.

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

Mon, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 04, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Dec 04, 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.

Mon, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 11, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
A weekly meeting with the local Town Crier newspaper to discuss current news. The public is welcome to attend.Should a Monday holiday fall in any week, the meeting will take place on a Thursday morning.

Wed, Dec 11, 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.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
December 16, 2019

Library Holiday Closure

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Thu, Oct 17 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Oct 18 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 19 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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Literature Resource Center
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Teaching Books
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Tuition Funding Sources
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King James Bible
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Braille Institute
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Overdrive
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Health & Wellness Resource Center
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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 General Reference Center Gold
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