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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Wed, Jan 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Are you a knitter? Come join the fun with the Knit Wits. A knitting social group. Share patterns, ideas, laughs. No knitting experience necessary

Wed, Jan 25, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
An invitation to share strength, hope, comfort & experience of cancer issues. This group provides a "soft place to land". Open to all who are experiencing the heartache of cancer.

Wed, Jan 25, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
There is a wealth of photographic expertise and talent in Idyllwild. Also a grand setting for making photographs. This meeting is open to any and all photographers and interested persons.

Thu, Jan 26, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sponsored by Art Alliance of Idyllwild. Art classes for homeschooled children. Presented by Mary Edmundson. Pre-registration required

Thu, Jan 26, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Meeting of the Idyllwild Area Historical Preservation review board. Board discusses permit requests placed with the Riverside County for alterations to buildings within the Historical District. Public welcome to attend.

Fri, Jan 27, 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, Jan 28, 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, Jan 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.

Mon, Jan 30, 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. Which animals sleep in the winter? Find out about hibernating animals and how they live.

Wed, Feb 01, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
An invitation to share strength, hope, comfort & experience of cancer issues. This group provides a "soft place to land". Open to all who are experiencing the heartache of cancer.

Thu, Feb 02, 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. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, Feb 03, 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, Feb 04, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Join us throughout the day for special events designed to introduce your child to what magic can happen at the library. We'll have music, a visit by a children's author, and special guest Mayor Max will visit in the afternoon.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Are you a knitter? Come join the fun with the Knit Wits. A knitting social group. Share patterns, ideas, laughs. No knitting experience necessary

Wed, Feb 08, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
An invitation to share strength, hope, comfort & experience of cancer issues. This group provides a "soft place to land". Open to all who are experiencing the heartache of cancer.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sponsored by Art Alliance of Idyllwild. Art classes for homeschooled children. Presented by Mary Edmundson. Pre-registration required

Fri, Feb 10, 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.

Wed, Feb 15, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
February we will be reading "Spymistress" by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Wed, Feb 15, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
An invitation to share strength, hope, comfort & experience of cancer issues. This group provides a "soft place to land". Open to all who are experiencing the heartache of cancer.

Thu, Feb 16, 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. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, Feb 17, 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.

Wed, Feb 22, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Are you a knitter? Come join the fun with the Knit Wits. A knitting social group. Share patterns, ideas, laughs. No knitting experience necessary

Wed, Feb 22, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
An invitation to share strength, hope, comfort & experience of cancer issues. This group provides a "soft place to land". Open to all who are experiencing the heartache of cancer.

Wed, Feb 22, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
There is a wealth of photographic expertise and talent in Idyllwild. Also a grand setting for making photographs. This meeting is open to any and all photographers and interested persons.

Thu, Feb 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. Thursdays unless there is a schedule conflict.

Fri, Feb 24, 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.

Thu, Mar 02, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sponsored by Art Alliance of Idyllwild. Art classes for homeschooled children. Presented by Mary Edmundson. Pre-registration required

Thu, Mar 16, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sponsored by Art Alliance of Idyllwild. Art classes for homeschooled children. Presented by Mary Edmundson. Pre-registration required

Tue, Mar 21, 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Part two 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 2 - Oral Health, Your First Step Towards Total Health! including What are the signs and symptom of an unhealthy mouth? How can unhealthy gums lead to other health issues?  Can gum disease be prevented & what are my treatment options?

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Jan 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 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!

Featured Resources

eResources Databases

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.
Automobile Repair
Automobile Repair Reference
Automobile Repair Reference
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in this easy-to-use web site.
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.
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
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!
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
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

Music
Freegal
Freegal
"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries."
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.
¡Informe!
¡Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.

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