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Idyllwild

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, May 30, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Sandy Hancock & Leslie Mays from "Gardens of Wellness", teach you about the benefits of essential oils for obtaining a good nights sleep. They can make a difference without nasty side effects. Class is free and open to the public.

Wed, May 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, Jun 01, All day
Our summer reading program begins. "Reading by Design", the Riverside County Library theme, starts today. Come in to the library to sign up. Children will receive a registration packet when they sign up. Sign-up can be done at front desk or online by clicking the icon on the library website: rivlib.net. Many programs will be featured this year. We have programs for every age level, please check our online calendar and our Facebook page for all the great things going on. When children sign-up they will receive a registration packet with sign-up gifts. Adults can participate in weekly prize drawings for their reading efforts. Lots of fun for everyone.

Thu, Jun 01, 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, Jun 01, 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, Jun 02, 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, Jun 03, 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, Jun 05, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Jun 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, Jun 05, 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.

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

June 5 local musician Sandii Castleberry will be our guest with special songs and stories. An interactive program with various instruments integrating reading and music with children's literature and folk songs. Join us for a very musical time.


Mon, Jun 05, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Tue, Jun 06, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

A summer reading kick-off for the adults. Our summer reading program, "Reading by Design", includes all readers, not just the children. Join us for "Mocktails" and appetizers, plus demonstration tables on food garnishing and crafting. Our refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails have been named for locations in Idyllwild. Local caterers will show you how to accent trays with vegetable or fruit garnishes with hands on demonstrations. Cake decorating & piping demonstration by local baker. Learn how to make your table place settings look exquisite with napkin folding techniques. Meander through our library, sit by the fireplace, enjoy the company of other community members. All adults are welcome to this casual evening in the library.


Wed, Jun 07, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Participants in this video production workshop will be taught the lyrics of the popular song and will also be taught original choreography. Learn the craft of putting on a show and making a video to be shared online. Come Wednesdays to be part of the production and join in the fun.

Wed, Jun 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, Jun 08, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Alexander Calder was an engineer who loved art. He used metal to make large sculptures with balanced shapes of color - the mobile. In this workshop, you'll learn about balance and create your own mobile. Also, use our 3-D printer to help create a mobile for the library.


Thu, Jun 08, 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, Jun 08, 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, Jun 09, 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, Jun 10, 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, Jun 10, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Carlos Nieto will teach you how to draw Anime cartooning. All kids welcome.

Mon, Jun 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.

Mon, Jun 12, 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.

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

June 12 local health enthusiast & massage therapist, Tawny Harrington, will teach you about the body.


Mon, Jun 12, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jun 14, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Participants in this video production workshop will be taught the lyrics of the popular song and will also be taught original choreography. Learn the craft of putting on a show and making a video to be shared online. Come Wednesdays to be part of the production and join in the fun.

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

Wed, Jun 14, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
"Plate Tectonics: the wondrous journey of scientific discovery leading to the modern theory of the earth". Joe Migliori, a volunteer naturalist who has worked with The Living Desert, Mt. San Jacinto State Park, Whitewater Preserve, Anza-Borrego Desert and more, will share his passion for geology. It was Alfred Wegener, a German scientist who really got the ball rolling with his 1915 book, "The Origin of Continents and Oceans, Theory of Continental Drift." In 1965, the Royal Society of London held a symposium to discuss these concepts, vindicating Alfred Wegener's theory. This presentation by Mr. Migliori will employ many graphics and animations visually enriching the story of how Plate Tectonics works and discussing the ever-present danger of earthquakes in our region. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library. Refreshments served.

Wed, Jun 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, Jun 15, 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, Jun 15, 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, Jun 15, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Tawny works with you to create your own lava lamp.

Fri, Jun 16, 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, Jun 17, 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, Jun 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.

Mon, Jun 19, 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.

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

June 19, naturalist & author, Sherri Domenigoni will read and talk about all kinds of creatures.


Mon, Jun 19, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jun 21, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Participants in this video production workshop will be taught the lyrics of the popular song and will also be taught original choreography. Learn the craft of putting on a show and making a video to be shared online. Come Wednesdays to be part of the production and join in the fun.

Wed, Jun 21, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
June we will read Rachel Joyce's "The Love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy", a sequel to "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry".   - "In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths-about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea. And, finally, the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years." -  All are welcome to the Library's book club.

Wed, Jun 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, Jun 22, 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, Jun 22, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Technology learning expert, Helen Hixon, will present an origami program which incorporates geometry and engineering. Did you know that engineers use origami folding to make enormous solar panels for space satellites? Find out what else you can make and use in this workshop. Cool stuff!


Fri, Jun 23, 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, Jun 24, 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, Jun 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, Jun 26, 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.

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

June 26 join us for a raucously good time with Miss Rachel and "Numbers in Action".


Mon, Jun 26, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jun 28, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Participants in this video production workshop will be taught the lyrics of the popular song and will also be taught original choreography. Learn the craft of putting on a show and making a video to be shared online. Come Wednesdays to be part of the production and join in the fun.

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

Wed, Jun 28, 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 9th president, William H Harrison. All history buffs and interested parties are welcome to join in the discussion.


Wed, Jun 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.

Wed, Jun 28, 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, Jun 29, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Learn how to make 3-D art with old books. With the page folding techniques Susan & Karrie will show you, not only will you create a visual piece of art, but you will learn the metric scale by following the dimensions given.

Thu, Jun 29, 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, Jun 29, 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, Jun 30, 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.

Mon, Jul 03, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Mon, Jul 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.

Mon, Jul 03, 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.

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


Mon, Jul 03, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jul 05, 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, Jul 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.

Mon, Jul 10, 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.

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


Mon, Jul 10, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

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

Wed, Jul 12, 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, Jul 13, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
The centuries have not been kind to the Gothic Moment that began in France in 1144 A.D. Revolutions, wars, weather and well-intentioned restorations have worked to obscure the edgy, lively cultural and philosphical era that was Gothic Humanism in imagery and architecture. Colors have faded and forms have been altered so that what one now often confronts, in the name of the Gothic, is a pale shadow of what was. 

Join Arthur Tobias in an illustrated lecture about the architectural roots of the Gothic and follwo along as he searaches for le temps perdu at five catherdral sited in France.

Sponsored by French Fun on the Hill

Thu, Jul 13, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Professor of art, Dr. Arthur Tobias, presents a talk on the architecture of France. Just in time for Bastille Day (July 14), he takes you on a tour of Gothic art and architecture. Refreshments served.


Mon, Jul 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.

Mon, Jul 17, 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.

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


Mon, Jul 17, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Want to quit using tobacco? You CAN quit smoking. Sign up for a free 7 week clinic presented by Valerie Velez, a Hemet Unified School District Health Education Program Specialist. All those who wish to quit smoking are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Wed, Jul 19, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to the Library's book club. Monthly title will be announced.

Wed, Jul 19, 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, Jul 24, 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 24, 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.

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


Wed, Jul 26, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
All knitters are welcome at this social knitting circle. Bring a snack, bring some smiles, have some fun.

Wed, Jul 26, 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, Jul 26, 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.

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We're closed Monday May 29
Mon, May 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 23 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 25 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, May 26 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 27 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, May 28 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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Business and Legal
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California State Bar Publications
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Reference USA
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ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
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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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Tuition Funding Sources
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
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One Click Digital
One Click Digital
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Overdrive
Overdrive
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Zinio
Zinio
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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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Music
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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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