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

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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

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

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

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

​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.

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, April 17, 7pm

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

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Kitchen Survival 101 Sunday, March 25, 2018 (1:30PM – 3:00PM)

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Do you want to cook for yourself or others, but don't know where to start?

Join Chef Laurie Pfalzer for tips on essential cooking utensils, pantry items and spices, and purchasing fresh foods. She will discuss ingredients to have on hand for easy home cooking, as well as a variety of vegetables and other ingredients that are simple to work with. Laurie will demonstrate three flavor-filled meals you can easily make at home or on your own: a simple hot pasta dish, a hearty soup/chili, and a cool sweet and savory salad - each dish is a meal-in-one!

All ingredients and equipment provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Middle School Book Club Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (3:00PM – 4:00PM)

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Meet at the Islander Middle School Library this month / 7447 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island

Open to all middle school students.

Read books together, share books and talk about books.

We'll share the cookie bar treats, too!

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Middle School Book Club Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (3:00PM – 4:00PM) Islander Middle School

Open to all middle school students!  Read books together, share books and talk about books.  We'll share the cookie bar treats, too!    We meet at the Islander Middle School Library   this month.   Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Open to all middle school students!

Read books together, share books and talk about books.

We'll share the cookie bar treats, too!

We meet at the Islander Middle School Library this month.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library