​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.

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn - English Wednesday, July 25th 10:30 AM, ,

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Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art, and playing. Kaleidoscope Play and Learn is in English. Ages 5 and younger with caregiver. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Woodland: The Story of the Animals and People of Woodland Park Zoo with Zoo Curator John Bierlein Thursday, July 26, 2018 (7:00PM – 8:00PM)

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Follow the history of Woodland Park Zoo from its beginnings nearly 120 years ago as a private estate, carved from the wilderness to promote real estate development in the Phinney Ridge and Green Lake neighborhoods of Seattle. By the late 1970s, the zoo emerged as an international pioneer in naturalistic exhibit design and landscape immersion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society.Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis Saturday, June 23, 2018 (2:00PM – 3:00PM). Presented by Tamara Moats.

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This Seattle Art Museum exhibition, which runs from June 14 to September 9, 2018, presents a comprehensive collection of Edward S. Curtis's magnificent portraits of Native Americans. Photographed during the turn of the last century, they now have an indelible place in the American consciousness, especially the works from the Pacific Northwest where he started his career. This lecture will explore his life and work, and the key Northwest tribes he portrayed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society. Photo of the artist courtesy of Wikipedia.

World Travels: Spectacular Italy Saturday, May 19, 2018 (1:00PM – 2:30PM)

 Fashion! Film! Food! Italy has it all....and in Italy, nothing is worth doing unless it is done with gusto. Italy's passion for the dramatic shows in all of its spectacular history, from the monumental works of Roman engineers, to its magnificent cathedrals, and its grandiose operas. Join scholar (and world traveler) Lance Rhoades, who has spent several years in this fascinating country, on a cultural sightseeing tour through Italy's vineyards, canals, piazzas, and more.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Fashion! Film! Food! Italy has it all....and in Italy, nothing is worth doing unless it is done with gusto. Italy's passion for the dramatic shows in all of its spectacular history, from the monumental works of Roman engineers, to its magnificent cathedrals, and its grandiose operas. Join scholar (and world traveler) Lance Rhoades, who has spent several years in this fascinating country, on a cultural sightseeing tour through Italy's vineyards, canals, piazzas, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

A Park System for All: The Olmsted Vision for Seattle Thursday, May 10, 2018 (7:00PM – 8:30PM)

 In 1903, Seattle's Board of Park Commissioners invited John Charles Olmsted to design a park system for Seattle. Over the next three decades his plans guided the creation of an interconnected network of parkways, parks, and playfields. The system provides access across the city to the restorative benefits of green spaces and forms the foundation of Seattle's flourishing park system today. Presented by local historian and author, Jennifer Ott. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society.

In 1903, Seattle's Board of Park Commissioners invited John Charles Olmsted to design a park system for Seattle. Over the next three decades his plans guided the creation of an interconnected network of parkways, parks, and playfields. The system provides access across the city to the restorative benefits of green spaces and forms the foundation of Seattle's flourishing park system today. Presented by local historian and author, Jennifer Ott.Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society.

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.