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.

Tween Summer Book Club Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (4:00PM – 6:00PM)

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For 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 for 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.

Play Chess at the Library! Wednesday, May 2, 2:00 PM

 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. Ten minutes/game on the Big Board. Play games and have fun!    Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

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. Ten minutes/game on the Big Board. Play games and have fun! 

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, February 27, 2018 (4:00PM – 5:00PM) Mercer Island

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Held at the Mercer Island Library this month.

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.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Islander Middle School Library, March 20 and April 24, 3-4pm
Mercer Island Library, May 22, 4-5pm

 

Angst - Film, Discussion & Resource Fair Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (6:30PM – 9:00PM)

This event is held at the Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center. Resource Fair starts at 6:30 and continues after the film. Film starts at 7pm.For parents with students of all ages and students in grades 5-12.

 Join us for a screening of the Indieflix film   Angst-Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety .  Children and young adults offer intimate, honest, and accessible perspectives on suffering from and managing anxiety. Experts highlight research and offer tools and resources that provide hope. There will be a discussion and Q&A post-screening, with professional counselors on hand.For more, see  www.angstmovie.com   Continue the discussion at the Mercer Island Library on  February 13, 6:30pm , with counselors from Mercer Island Youth & Family Services.   Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Parent Edge, with support from Mercer Island Youth & Family Services and Mercer Island School District.

Join us for a screening of the Indieflix film Angst-Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety. Children and young adults offer intimate, honest, and accessible perspectives on suffering from and managing anxiety. Experts highlight research and offer tools and resources that provide hope. There will be a discussion and Q&A post-screening, with professional counselors on hand.For more, see www.angstmovie.com

Continue the discussion at the Mercer Island Library on February 13, 6:30pm, with counselors from Mercer Island Youth & Family Services.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Parent Edge, with support from Mercer Island Youth & Family Services and Mercer Island School District.