The Dickens Carolers Sunday, December 2, and 9, 2018 (1:30PM – 2:15PM)

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For 40 years, The Dickens Carolers has been a local holiday tradition. Your holiday favorites, both traditional and contemporary, are sung in beautiful four-part harmony.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.


Doodle Rumpus Art Workshop Saturday, November 3, 2018 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

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Presented by Charlie Williams.

Ages 10 - Adult.

How do you turn a doodle into a comic? This entertaining workshop includes developing content using wordplay, linear stories, storyboarding and sketches. You will also get to work with others to share your amazing ideas. All supplies provided.

Sponsored by KCLS & The Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Life After High School Part 4: Wednesday, October 17, 7pm

A High School Parent's Guide to Student Success in College and Beyond: Resilience & Compassion: Building Strength for the Road Ahead (Anne Browning, Director, UW Resilience Lab) - at Islander Middle School / 7447 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Friends of the Mercer Island Library Book Sale Thursday, Sept. 27, - Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

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This is the big one! Thousands of books from art to science, from Seuss to Patterson, from history to cooking and from DVDs to board books.

Members Only - Wednesday, September 26th 5-9pm. Join at the door for only $10.

Open to Everyone - Thursday, September 27-Sunday, September 30, during library open hours

A High School Parent’s Guide to Student Success in College & Beyond Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 (7PM – 9PM)

Held at Islander Middle School, 7447 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island.

Presented by Denny Meadows.

"How a student goes to college is much more important than where he or she goes." Does this phrase apply to your student? And what does it really mean? One thing is increasingly clear: it's no longer enough to choose the "best" ranked school and then assume that everything will work out fine.

Join us for an informative presentation – followed by Q&A – to learn about key skills and attitudes for teens in a rapidly changing world. We'll address several questions, like "How can we choose a college to improve post-college outcomes?" and "What are the important action-steps now, during high school?"

JOIN US and check our calendar for other Life After High School programs in October:

 

  • Tuesday, October 2, 7pm - How to Find the Right Colleges for You (Collegewise) - at the library

  • Tuesday, October 9, 7pm - The Scoop on Financial Aid – Don't Pay Full Price (Peg Keough) - at the library

  • Wednesday, October 17, 7pm - Resilience & Compassion: Building Strength for the Road Ahead (Anne Browning, Director, UW Resilience Lab) - at Islander Middle School / 7447 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Friends of the Library Meeting. Thursday, Sept. 13, 3 P.M.

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Come join us and learn how you can volunteer at our book sales and events at the library. Note that this is a schedule change from our usual third Thursday of the month, due to our upcoming book sale.

Unlocking the Mysteries of 2001: A Space Odyssey (A Fiftieth Anniversary Appreciation) Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 (1PM – 2:30PM)

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Not long after the moon landing, Stanley Kubrick's ambitious science-fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey dazzled and baffled audiences with a far-reaching exploration of life's possibilities and precariousness. Even a half-century since its release, the film remains enormously influential and it continues to be widely interpreted. Join film scholar Lance Rhoades for this multimedia presentation and lecture.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Tween Summer Book Club Wednesday, August 22, 4:00 PM

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Open to all middle school students!

Stop by to chat with teen librarian, Carrie Bowman, and former IMS teacher, Mrs. Behnke, about books you are reading this summer. We can't wait to hear about your favorites! We'll share our summer reading treats and the famous cookie bar treats, too. Come get some ideas for your own reading—-no need to share if you don't want to. Drop by the meeting room any time from 4-6pm. Incoming 6th graders welcome!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

The City is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle by Fred Brown. Thursday, Aug 16th, 7 P.M.

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Animals rarely appear in urban history books; but cows, horses, pigs, dogs, cats and other wild creatures have played crucial roles in struggles over property and power in the changing city. Explore the hidden history of Seattle's animal past, and how it may help us think about our animal present. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society.