Presented by Jane Brahm, author of the local best seller Mercer Island History; From Haunted Wilderness to Coveted Community.
Mercer Island would be a very different place today if some ideas from the past had borne fruit. We see all around us the result of what did happen. But what might have happened if events had taken a slightly different turn?
This fun, engaging presentation will take a look at what might have been if some plans for Mercer Island’s future had come to pass. It’s Mercer Island: the Un-History. You’ll also learn the back story on some of the key events that did occur on the Island and that shaped the way our community is today. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
Shelves of books for the Friends of the Mercer Island Library’s ongoing book sale at the Mercer Island Library.
Are you a book lover who missed out on the Friends of the Mercer Island’s big fall book sale? Are you someone who made it to that sale and just can’t wait for the Friends’ next upcoming book sale? No need to wait…
You can simply head over to the Mercer Island Library and treat yourself to a few of the hundreds of quality books the Mercer Island Friends of the Library has for sale every day at the Library. The ongoing book sale is located on the shelves by the entrance to the Library. There are a wide range of fiction titles (adult and children’s) as well as heaps of nonfiction.
Just like at our periodic big sales, the ongoing book sales are doubly fantastic because the books are not only very reasonably priced—pocket paperbacks are 50 cents to $1, other books are $2 on up—but all proceeds also go to support the programs at the MI Library.
The Mercer Island Teen Advisory Board is hosting a screening of the documentary Fixing Juvie Justiceon Saturday, March 28, at 1 pm. Juveniles in the United States are entering the justice system in shocking numbers, and more than half are likely to commit crimes when they come out. Is there a better way to deal with conflict? The teens will facilitate a discussion following the film, inviting community members to speak on issues addressed in the film. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
The Friends of the Mercer Island Library will hold a Mini Spring Book Sale at the library from Wednesday, March 25th through Sunday, March 29th. The sale will feature adult and children’s fiction, non-fiction and multi-media. New items will be added daily. Come browse our selection during library hours.
Tweens, middle schoolers, and high schoolers are invited on two Wednesday afternoons to a program dubbed Lighten Up and Learn. Students are invited to play around with circuits, mess with mixing oil and water, create art with tissue paper, or make gifts out of duct tape. Wednesdays, March 11 and 25, 2:30 pm in the large meeting room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
Come and hear Norm Hollingshead present a program on the opera Semele. Although Semele contains some of the most beautiful music that Handel ever wrote, it is rarely performed in the Pacific Northwest. This opera is based on the classical myth of Semele, who was the mortal mother of Dionysus.The Opera Preview is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library
The Friends of the Mercer Island Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, January 22nd at 3 p.m. in the large meeting room of the library. All members are invited to attend. We will be electing officers, and finalizing the 2015 budget. Please join us.
Shoppers at Friends of the Mercer Island Library Mini Book Sale. (Photo by Joel Wachs)
One more thing to be thankful for: the Friends of the Mercer Island Library Holiday Book Sale!
Make your holiday shopping as easy as pie by stopping in the Mercer Island Library from Thursday, December 11th through Sunday, December 14th during regular library hours. The Friends will have 5 table of books for sale near the entrance to the library. There will be all kinds of books for all ages as well as CDs and DVDs. Be sure to come back often as we will be adding new items daily.
Your financial and book donations are welcome year round. Proceeds from the sale of the donated books fund a significant portion of the programs held at Mercer Island Library throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Robinson: mrs.robinson “at” comcast.net.
Presented by Nalini Dance. Middle school students, high school students and adults are welcome. Learn different moves and techniques set to popular Bollywood songs from India. Nalini will start with basic warm up and stretching and continue with short choreographies and specific moves to each song. This is a workout, so get ready to sweat! Most important, have lots of fun! Please register online or call the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.