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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Feb 21, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
"STEAM" week (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) youth camp Tuesday through Saturday for older kids and teens. Tuesday we present an introduction to 3D printing with hands on use of a 3D printer. Join the fun and see how it works!

Tue, Feb 21, 7:00PM - 7:30PM
A half hour book conversation group. Anyone is welcome to share their latest good read, or share a long time favorite. A great way to scout out a new and interesting title.


 


Wed, Feb 22, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday's STEAM week  projects include making borax crystal snowflakes at 10:00 am (for kids 8 and up).


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, 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 7th president, Andrew Jackson, soldier and statesman. His toughness and fiery iron will earned him the nickname "Old Hickory". All history buffs and interested parties are welcome to join in the discussion.


Wed, Feb 22, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Our afternoon activity is open to kids 12 and up where they will learn some basics (and maybe more) on editing digital photos.


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.

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Our youth camp continues with folded book art. Supplies will be provided. Learn how to fold the pages of a book to create a 3D picture. Really cool!!!


Fri, Feb 24, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

We're opening up our computers for 2 hours so you can learn how to code with Shannon. Open to youth and teens but space is limited to 14.


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.

Sat, Feb 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.

Sat, Feb 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
"STEAM" week (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) youth camp ends with robot building. Two types of mini robots to build.

Mon, Feb 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, Feb 27, 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. February 27 we celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with Rachel. Join the fun plus learn about "Read Across America".

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

Sat, Mar 04, 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, Mar 06, 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.

Fri, Mar 10, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
The quote from Eric Weiner in the book "The Geography of Bliss":
"Humans, even nomadic ones, need a sense of home.  Home need not be one place or any place at all, but every home has two essential elements:  a sense of community and, even more, important, a history."

From this quote by the author of "The Geography of Bliss," it is clear that Idyllwild excels on both counts as a special village community with both its unique sense of community and history.  Now in these unusual times, we need to come together even more  to express what this significance means and  how we can work together to enhance even more  all the lives of all of those who share this deep connection to the 'Hill.'

The sessions will include discussion, interaction and writing to further clarify this legacy of Idyllwild in our lives and for posterity.  Writing in these sessions will be from short and simple exercises to gain further this understanding."

This writing workshop is part of a four-part series sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Sat, Mar 11, 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, Mar 11, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
The quote from Eric Weiner in the book "The Geography of Bliss":
"Humans, even nomadic ones, need a sense of home.  Home need not be one place or any place at all, but every home has two essential elements:  a sense of community and, even more, important, a history."

From this quote by the author of "The Geography of Bliss," it is clear that Idyllwild excels on both counts as a special village community with both its unique sense of community and history.  Now in these unusual times, we need to come together even more  to express what this significance means and  how we can work together to enhance even more  all the lives of all of those who share this deep connection to the 'Hill.'

The sessions will include discussion, interaction and writing to further clarify this legacy of Idyllwild in our lives and for posterity.  Writing in these sessions will be from short and simple exercises to gain further this understanding."

This writing workshop is part of a four-part series sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Mon, Mar 13, 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.

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

Sat, Mar 18, 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, Mar 20, 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, 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?

Sat, Mar 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, Mar 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.

Sat, Apr 01, 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, Apr 03, 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.

Fri, Apr 07, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
The quote from Eric Weiner in the book "The Geography of Bliss":
"Humans, even nomadic ones, need a sense of home.  Home need not be one place or any place at all, but every home has two essential elements:  a sense of community and, even more, important, a history."

From this quote by the author of "The Geography of Bliss," it is clear that Idyllwild excels on both counts as a special village community with both its unique sense of community and history.  Now in these unusual times, we need to come together even more  to express what this significance means and  how we can work together to enhance even more  all the lives of all of those who share this deep connection to the 'Hill.'

The sessions will include discussion, interaction and writing to further clarify this legacy of Idyllwild in our lives and for posterity.  Writing in these sessions will be from short and simple exercises to gain further this understanding."

This writing workshop is part of a four-part series sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Sat, Apr 08, 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, Apr 08, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
The quote from Eric Weiner in the book "The Geography of Bliss":
"Humans, even nomadic ones, need a sense of home.  Home need not be one place or any place at all, but every home has two essential elements:  a sense of community and, even more, important, a history."

From this quote by the author of "The Geography of Bliss," it is clear that Idyllwild excels on both counts as a special village community with both its unique sense of community and history.  Now in these unusual times, we need to come together even more  to express what this significance means and  how we can work together to enhance even more  all the lives of all of those who share this deep connection to the 'Hill.'

The sessions will include discussion, interaction and writing to further clarify this legacy of Idyllwild in our lives and for posterity.  Writing in these sessions will be from short and simple exercises to gain further this understanding."

This writing workshop is part of a four-part series sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Mon, Apr 10, 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.

Sat, Apr 15, 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, Apr 17, 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.

Thu, Apr 20, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sponsored by Art Alliance of Idyllwild. Art classes for homeschooled children. Presented by Mary Edmundson. Pre-registration required

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Tomorrow's hours

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

We're closed Monday February 20
Mon, Feb 20 Closed
Tue, Feb 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Feb 23 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Feb 24 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 25 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Feb 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.

Free Wireless Internet Available!

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Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
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Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
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Automobile Repair Reference
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Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
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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
Scholastic Go
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.
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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
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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
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Languages
Pronunciator
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Music
Freegal
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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
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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!
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