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 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

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

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.

Play Chess @ the Library, Sunday, February 24th, 2- 4 p.m.

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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

Navigate Conflict and Embrace Differences Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (11:30AM – 9:00PM)

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Two Presentations on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity with Rosetta Lee

Held at the Mercer Island Community & Events Center / 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island

11:30 AM - Parenting with Identity in Mind
Join Rosetta and learn how to instill positive self-identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others.

7:00 PM - Beyond Sticks & Stones: Helping Youth Navigate Conflict & Bullying
Join Rosetta and explore key gender and cultural differences with respect to how children experience and deal with bullying. Receive pragmatic and empowering tools to prevent and address bullying issues.

Rosetta Lee is a faculty member at Seattle Girls School teaching science, math, technology, art, ethics and social justice. For over 10 years, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity and gender and sexual diversity. Learn more at https://about.me/rosetta.lee

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Parent Edge

Play Chess @ the Library! Sunday, January 13, 2019 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)

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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

Teen Advisory Board Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (7:00PM – 8:30PM)

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Join us to talk about books and topics of the day. Express your opinion! Plan events for the community and focus on issues that are important to you.

Light snacks provided.

You can also earn volunteer credit.

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

​Self-Publishing for Teen Writers Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (7:00PM – 8:30PM)

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Presented by Gerri Russell, author.

For tweens and teens.

Are you interested in publishing your own book? What should you consider before you self-publish, and how do you prepare your manuscript for converting it to a document for Kindle, Nook, Apple and Smashwords? Come find out!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Get Reel Active: Make Media that Matters to You! Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (3:30PM – 6:00PM)

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Presented by Reel Girls.

For tweens and teens.

Are you a young leader who wants to make a difference in your community and beyond? Learn the importance of media literacy, and how to tell your story using a mobile device.

Register starting on July 8 when the Library opens.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

College Essay Writing - Making the Most of Summer June 26 & 27 2018 (1:30PM – 3:30PM)

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

There is no right or wrong way to spend the summer. Whether it's backpacking with your friends, job shadowing at a local business, or catching up on the books you've always wanted to read, what is most important is that you enjoy what you are doing. Why? Because if you like what you're doing, you can show demonstrated interested when you write about it, aka, college essay gold! Join Cara to talk about exploring your interests this summer and learning to express them in a way that gets you noticed.

Presented by Cara Camire, Collegewise.

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

An interpreter will be available during the June programs for Mandarin and Cantonese speaking families.

Upcoming programs in the series:

College Essay Tips and Tactics
Wednesday, June 27, 1:30pm
Presented by Tom Barry, Collegewise
Learn what admissions officers want (and don't want) to read, which topics are overused, and discover writing techniques that are engaging and effective.

Drop-In College Essay Writing Labs
Thursday, July 12 and July 19, 2pm
Presented by Mercer Island High School staff and Collegewise staff.
Get feedback, tips and writing help on your college entrance essays during two sessions in July.

 

 

Drop-In College Essay Writing Labs Thursday, July 19, 2pm

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Presented by Mercer Island High School staff and Collegewise staff.
Get feedback, tips and writing help on your college entrance essays during two sessions in July.

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

Ukulele Start-Up Music Workshop Tuesday, July 17, 2018 (3:30PM – 5:00PM)

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Presented by Wes Weddell, musician and performer.

Everybody loves the ukulele, it's so happy-sounding and easy to carry – but how do you play it? Learn how by starting with the basics: how to tune it, hold it and soon you will be playing easy chords. Ukuleles provided, or bring your own.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Teen Advisory Board Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 PM

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Join us to talk about books and topics of the day. Express your opinion! We plan events for the community and focus on issues that are important to you. Light snacks provided. You can also earn volunteer credit.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.