Play Chess @ the Library! Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (2:30PM – 4:30PM)

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Hosted by Chouchanik Airapetian

All ages and families welcome.

Come to the library for an afternoon of chess! Challenge yourself and others.

Chess boards and other games will be provided. 10 minutes/game on the Big Board.

Play games and have fun!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

College Application Timeline for Incoming Juniors & Seniors Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (1:30PM – 3:00PM)

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This is the first program in the series. Attend one or more programs – all are FREE !

Presented by Collegewise Staff

Join Collegewise staff to create a timeline for the college search and application process. Get started early so the work doesn’t pile up! Learn about important milestones in the process, common test and application deadlines, where to start the college search process—and the associated tasks for getting it done with time to spare. This program is designed to help students avoid the stress of waiting until the fall of senior year to get started.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island School District

College Essay Writing: Tips & Tactics Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (1:30PM – 3:00PM)

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This is the second program in the series. Attend one or more programs – all are FREE !

Presented by Collegewise

A lot of great high school students write not-so-great college essays—like how soccer taught them about teamwork or how they learned about different cultures during a trip to Canada. Most students have no idea what college admissions officers actually care about, or that college essays are written very differently than an essay for English class. Join Collegewise to learn what admissions officers want (and don't want) to read, which topics are overused, and discover writing techniques that are engaging and effective.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island School District

Look Up! Stories in the Sky Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (7:00PM – 8:00PM)

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Family program, all ages welcome.

Presented by The Whitman Tellers.

Hear stories, music and folktales from around the world about the constellations, moon and planets. Join in the fun with dance and movement games.

Sponsored by Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Out of this World Magic Show Monday, July 22, 2019 (7:00PM – 8:00PM)

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Ages 5 and older.

Presented by Jeff Evans, Edumazement.

How much would you weigh on the moon? Have UFO’s actually landed on Earth? Do space aliens exist? Have interstellar fun as you learn more about space.

Sponsored by Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement Saturday, May 11, 2019 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

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The summer exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, Victorian Radicals, presents the artwork of the major artists and designers of the rebellious Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century. They wanted to connect art to everyday life and were committed to the handmade object. The exhibition will present 145 paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, textiles, and decorative arts. This lecture will preview the exhibition and explore these artists' attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and engagement with both literary themes and contemporary life.

Tamara Moats is a Seattle art historian, history teacher at the Bush School Upper School, and former Curator of Education at the UW Henry Art Gallery.

The exhibition runs from June 13 to September 8, 2019 at the Seattle Art Museum.

In partnership with Mercer Island Arts Council.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Play Chess@the Library, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (4:00PM – 6:00PM)

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Description

Hosted by Chouchanik Airapetian

All ages and families welcome.

Come to the library for an afternoon of chess! Challenge yourself and others.

Chess boards and other games will be provided. 10 minutes/game on the Big Board.

Play games and have fun!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Opera Preview: Carmen by Georges Bizet Thursday, April 18, 2019 (7:00PM – 8:30PM)

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Theodore Deacon presents a preview of Carmen, just perhaps the world's favorite opera. Carmen has it all: passion, vivid characters, high drama--and show-stopping music. What more can one ask for?

Mr. Deacon's preview contains recorded musical excerpts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Women's Self Defense Class with Z Ultimate MI Saturday, April 13, 2019 (1:00PM – 2:00PM)

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Ages 16+. Please register.

Join instructors from Z Ultimate Mercer Island to learn real-world techniques and strategies to develop awareness and keep yourself safe.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.