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.


The Carry a Toon Show Monday, July 23, 2018 (7:00PM – 8:00PM)

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Presented by Chancy and Narly (Nancy Stewart and Charlie Williams).

Family program, all ages welcome.

The dynamic duo duet again! Join two of the Pacific Northwest's favorite performers for a musical montage of songs, sounds and shenanigans. They will be pulling out all the stops, using their vocal and musical chords to bring you a memorable summer symphony of sounds!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Too Much Noise! Meowing & Growling Musical Tales Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (7:00PM – 8:00PM)

Presented by The Whitman Story Sampler.

Family program, all ages welcome.

Let's make some noise and music, too! Join these tandem storytellers as they blend fun music, movement and your participation with howling good tales from around the world.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Sound Storm Maker Workshop Thursday, July 12, 2018 (11:00AM – 12:00PM)

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Presented by KidsQuest Children's Museum.

Ages 5 and older.

Fascinated by weather and storms? Come learn how to make musical instruments out of recycled materials to emulate a rain storm and even thunder claps. Discover how a "lightning" circuit works and learn all about the science of thunderstorms.

Registration not required, but space is limited.

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.

Bandanas to Badges: Songs and Stories of Northwest Workers Saturday, April 21, 2018 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

Held at Aljoya Mercer Island, 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Acoustic trio Trillium-239 shares stories and songs of working life in the Northwest, beginning with American settlement of the West and ending with modern high-tech industries. Thoughtful music selections and interesting historical tidbits reflect the evolution of these workers' experiences.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau