The Friends of the Idyllwild Library are sponsoring the seminar series “Ernest Hemingway: His Literature, His Life, His Legend” as presented by Hemingway expert Nancy W. Sindelar. As of early Monday morning, 17 sign-ups for the four-part series have been recorded, and it is expected that by the initial session there will be several more participating in this literary opportunity.

Sindelar’s researches have taken her far and wide in the search for the essential qualities (both literary and vital) of her subject, and have led to the publication of her recent biographical study “Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work,” copies of which should be available in the library for purchase as well as checkout.

The first session is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the library’s Community Room, and will be devoted to an introduction to the Nobel Prize winner’s life and works. Attendees are encouraged further to prepare for this session by reading the short stories “Indianv Camp” and “Soldier’s Home” (both contained in the collection “In Our Time”).

The Friends also would remind participants in the seminar of a one-time only suggested donation of $20 for the entire series of four lecture sessions.