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

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement Saturday, May 11, 2019 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

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The summer exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, Victorian Radicals, presents the artwork of the major artists and designers of the rebellious Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century. They wanted to connect art to everyday life and were committed to the handmade object. The exhibition will present 145 paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, textiles, and decorative arts. This lecture will preview the exhibition and explore these artists' attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and engagement with both literary themes and contemporary life.

Tamara Moats is a Seattle art historian, history teacher at the Bush School Upper School, and former Curator of Education at the UW Henry Art Gallery.

The exhibition runs from June 13 to September 8, 2019 at the Seattle Art Museum.

In partnership with Mercer Island Arts Council.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Opera Preview: Carmen by Georges Bizet Thursday, April 18, 2019 (7:00PM – 8:30PM)

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Theodore Deacon presents a preview of Carmen, just perhaps the world's favorite opera. Carmen has it all: passion, vivid characters, high drama--and show-stopping music. What more can one ask for?

Mr. Deacon's preview contains recorded musical excerpts.

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.

World Travels: JAPAN Saturday, March 30, 2019 (1:00PM – 2:30PM)

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Enjoy a virtual tour through the heart of Japan: from the ultra-modern metropolis of Tokyo, to stylish Kyoto, to the relaxing resorts of Kinosaki, to the majesty of Himeji and Miyajima, and the many forests, gardens, and temples of the countryside in between! Led by scholar-and avid traveler-Lance Rhoades. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

The ABCs of DNA Genealogy Thursday, March 28, 2019 (7:00PM – 8:00PM)

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Genealogist Janet O’Conor Camarata provides tips and tools for selecting and interpreting DNA results from a variety of health and ancestry DNA providers, like Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe and more. Designed for the non-technical, genealogy oriented audience.

Please register. In partnership with Mercer Island Historical Society.

Supported by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Musical Trip Around the World Concert, March 23rd, 2-3 p.m.

Musical Trip around the World Concert   Presented by Miho and Diego.  Ages 5 and older.  Learn songs from Latin America and Japan! Discover some rare instruments from other countries and play along by clapping and stamping out rhythms.    Supported by Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Musical Trip around the World Concert

Presented by Miho and Diego.

Ages 5 and older.

Learn songs from Latin America and Japan! Discover some rare instruments from other countries and play along by clapping and stamping out rhythms.

Supported by 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

Academy Awards Preview Party, Sunday, Feb 17th, 2-3:30 p.m.

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We all love a good party, especially the Oscars! In anticipation of the Academy Awards airing on February 24th, film historian Lance Rhoades will share the highlights and controversies from previous ceremonies and discuss the current nominees. He will even offer his own Oscars predicitions!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Explore the Rhineland-Palatinate, Saturday, Feb 16th, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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The wine-making area of the Rheinland-Pfalz, or Rhineland-Palatinate, in southwest Germany is rich in history, museums, local festivals, and wine tours. This presentation offers an overview of some of the most intriguing aspects of the region for travelers, genealogists, and those who enjoy learning more about other cultures, places, and times.

Presented by local author, genealogist and historian, Claire Gebben. http://clairegebben.com/

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Science Fun for Little Ones - Sensational Shapes Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (10:30AM – 12:00PM)

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Presented by KidsQuest Children's Museum.

Ages 1 to 3 with adult.

Shapes are everywhere and make up different things in different ways. Explore the shapes that occur in our world.

Registration not required but only 25 slots for children available at a time, so first come, first served.

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