This is National Library Week. Visit our library and see what new features it has to offer.
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, Maria Reyes will offer her weekly Spanish language class for homeschoolers, a program designed for children but to which the whole community is welcome.
From 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, the library staff will provide quick answers to basic computer questions. You may also call 951-659-2300 to schedule extended time for your questions. (The library staff wants you to know they are available anytime to help you use the library’s bank of public computers.)
From 1 to 3 p.m. that same day, Julie Johnson hosts Teen Book Club for Homeschoolers. For more information, call her at 659-9793.
And from 2 to 3:30 p.m., also on Thursday, all women are welcome to join the women of the Idyllwild Bible Church for Bible Study.
Saturday, April 19, the Mile High Radio Club continues with the third of its four weekly 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. An examination fee of $15 is due on April 26, the date of the final exam from noon to 4 p.m. Contact Tom Pierce at 951-808-3632.
And again on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to noon, the library staff is available with quick answers to basic computer questions. You may call in advance to set up an extended time at 951-659-2300. (Of course, the library staff is available anytime to help you use the library’s public computers.)
Also on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Wicca Study Group will explore the history, ethics and practices of Wicca using books by several prominent Wiccan authors. The class is open to persons ages 18 and older. Call JoAnne at 951-842-1866.
Finally, again on that Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Legacy Writers Workshop, Katya Williamson will guide adult participants through writing exercises designed to help record the history and contributions each has made to family and community.
On Monday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Forest Folk Cribbage Group meets for weekly fun and games. Everyone is welcome.
Also on Monday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Miss Karrie will host children’s story time, where preschoolers and children of all ages are treated to one of our library’s talented storytellers with an associated craft. This week’s theme is Earth Day.
On Tuesday, April 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., you are welcome to join the fun with the Knit Wits, a knitting social group. Share patterns, ideas and laughs. No knitting experience is necessary, and you are welcome to bring a snack.
And also on Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Idyllwild Conversations, an adult group that holds open discussions on various community and social topics, will host a debriefing of several of its members who attended the four-day Permaculture Voices summit last month in Temecula.
And as usual on Wednesdays, on April 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Maria Reyes offers her Spanish language class for homeschoolers — designed for children, but everyone is welcome.
Also on Wednesday, April 23, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Saffron presents art projects geared to children ages 6 to 9. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Saffron at 951-541-6056 or Facebook: Poppycat Studio.
Our library is regularly open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays from noon to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone 659-2300. Keep checking this column each week for advance information about happenings.