Ivory Tower – FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION: Wednesday, September 27, 6:30PM

Join us to view portions of Ivory Tower, a documentary that looks at the cost and value of a college education. After the film, a panel including college counselors, parents, and a student activist will answer questions about choosing a college and financing a college education.

Three of the panelists will offer the following in-depth programs in October:

Finding the Right Colleges for You – Tom Barry, CollegeWise
Tuesday, October 3, 7PM

Pros and Cons of Community Colleges: The Last College Bargain – Dr. Jonathan Brown
 Tuesday, October 17, 7PM

The Scoop on Financial Aid – Don’t Pay Full Price – Peg Keough, Way to the Quad
Tuesday, October 24, 7PM

Sponsored by Friends of the Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Parent Edge

Teen Advisory Board Tuesday, September 12, 7 PM

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

Books, Brownies, and Beyond (IMS book club) Tuesday, August 22, 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 4-6pm. We’ll share the famous cookie bar treats, too. Incoming 6th graders welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Create and Record Sound Effects for Movies Tech Workshop Tuesday, August 15, 1:00 PM

 

Sheet musicPresented by STYLE (Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education)Ages 12-18Sound/Audio is one of the most important pieces in giving Movies, TV, Video games, Radio and other performances the final mood and perspective for an audience. Most sounds that are heard in these art forms are created inside of a sound studio. This includes sound effects, sound tracks and often dialogue from the characters. This Art form is called Foley. STYLE will introduce Foley to the group, giving examples of Foley artists in action, and then we will give the group the opportunity to create their own sound effects to an already existing work. We will provide a script, instruments and other tools for the students to work from as they build their own sounds. We will record this performance with a mobile recording studio, and place the finished product on a web page built specifically for this library. This program is a great opportunity to collaborate with a team and learn about the power of sound and perspective. Please register online or call the library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Fusing Plastic Science Workshop Wednesday, August 9, 1:30 PM

 

Plastic bottles in fishing netPresented KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Ages 10 to 18.How can you use recycled plastic to create new, unique flexible objects? Using heat, the materials can be transformed into wallets, beads and more. All supplies provided. Please register online or call the library.

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

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

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

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.

Mercer Island Library Birthday Party Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 PM

Celebrate the 72nd birthday of the Mercer Island Library! Check out old photos and stories of our history. Refreshments served.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.