Kaleidoscope Play & Learn – English, Wed., July 5,12,19, & 26, 10:30 AM

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is in English. Ages 5 years and younger with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Movies! Moana Monday, July 10, 10:30 AM

Join us for a fun family movie! Rated PG. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. No registration but space is limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Books, Brownies and Beyond (IMS book club) Tuesday, July 11, 4:00 PM

Join Mrs. Behnke, Ms. Bowman, and other book club members for our summer meetings at the Mercer Island Library! Come get some ideas for reading, and if you want, bring a book to share. Drop by the small meeting room any time from 4-6 pm. We’ll share the famous cookie bar treats, too. Incoming 6th graders welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Introduction to Kerbal Space Program Wednesday, July 12, 1:30 PM

Presented by The Museum of Flight. Ages 12 and older. Interested in space and rockets? Work in pairs to build a virtual rocket, launch it, and get it into orbit as you learn how to play the award-winning game Kerbal Space Program! Please register online or call the library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Create a Motorized Fan or Car Engineering Workshop Wednesday, July 19, 1:30 PM

 

  Presented by Debbie Hansen, “The Science Lady” Ages 10-14. Calling all car aficionados! Using a small motor, battery, switch, and wires, you can design and build a fan or car. Learn about current, switches, positive and negative terminals, and resistance. No registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Movies! Zootopia Friday, July 21, 1:00 PM

All ages welcome, rated PG. In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. No Registration, but space is limited.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Breaking Down Comics Art Workshop Monday, July 24, 3:30 PM

Presented by Elizabeth Guizzetti. Ages 10-18. Learn how to create your own comics from writing a script to character creation to drawing pages. The workshop includes information about splash art, cover art, and panel pacing for comics. No registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

The Strength of Shapes Math Workshop Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 PM

Presented by Witty Scientists. Ages 8 to 11. Why do engineers use the triangle as the shape of choice? Learn how they design and build suspension, beam and arch bridges as you explore the strength of trusses and use geometry to solve a building problem. Registration not required, but space is limited.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Opera Preview: Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini Thursday, July 27, 7:00 PM

Even though it was a disastrous flop in its 1904 premiere in Milan, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly has emerged as one of the most popular operas ever written, performed dozens of times a year in opera houses all over the world. Why? Madama Butterfly is a touching story of a 19th century Japanese woman who is loved and then abandoned by an American naval officer. More importantly, though, Madama Butterfly contains some of the loveliest and most poignant music Puccini ever composed. This free lecture, provided to increase the enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature Norm Hollingshead, with recorded musical excerpts. Space is limited. First come, first seated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.