This coming week brings a variety of events to our Idyllwild Library.
On Wednesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Maria Reyes will offer her Spanish language class for home-schoolers, a program designed for children, but to which everyone is welcome.
From 1 to 3 p.m. that same day, Karen Lampert will walk nonprofit participants through the Idyllwild Community Fund’s online grant application process, as well as provide general basic grant writing tips and information.
Thursday, April 10, from 1 to 2 p.m., features the library staff with quick answers to basic computer questions. You may also call in advance to schedule extended time for your questions: 951-659-2300. (Although this is a scheduled event, the library staff wants you to know they are available anytime to help you use the library’s bank of computers available to the public.)
Also on Thursday, from 2 to 3 p.m., the women of the Idyllwild Bible Church will conduct its Women’s Bible Study class. All women are welcome.
Saturday, April 12, the Mile High Radio Club continues with its four-week classes. The class from 10 to 11 a.m. is for those with technician licenses who would like to upgrade their class. The class from 11 a.m. to noon is the beginning class for those interested in acquiring an FCC Ham radio license. Contact Tom Pierce at 951-808-3632.
Again on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to noon, the library staff will be available with quick answers to basic computer questions. You may call in advance to set up extended time at 951-659-2300. (Of course, the library staff is available anytime to help you use the library’s public computers.)
On Monday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Forest Folk Cribbage Group meets for weekly fun and games, and all are welcome.
Also on Monday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Miss Virginia hosts toddler story time, where preschoolers and children of all ages are treated to one of the library’s talented storytellers with an associated craft. Next week’s theme is Happy Easter.
Monday wraps up from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with Chicago historian Prof. Nancy W. Sindelar’s lecture on Ernest Hemingway. She will discuss the many facets of Hemingway’s life and literary output, in conjunction with her latest publication, “Influencing Hemingway” (available this coming June from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers).
Sindelar is a board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Ill. Her scholarly researches have taken her to many world sites associated with the famous American Nobel Prize winner, including the Finca Vigía, Hemingway’s home (now a museum) in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, April 16, brings Spanish language for home-schoolers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Look for this column in the Town Crier each week for advance information about happenings at our Idyllwild Library.