The Rad Scientist, A Chemistry in Nature Concert Tuesday, August 05, 2014@ 7:00 PM

Location: To be held at Mercerdale Park, 77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island.
For Children & Families
Presented by Mikey Mike, Mike Gervais
Family program, all ages welcome.
Have fun learning about science all around you during this lively, educational concert. After the performance, explore and discuss real-world specimens such as rock types, minerals and fossils.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Bubbles, Volcanoes & Rocket Balloons Workshop Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

volcanoFor Children & Families
Presented by Presented by Debbie Hansen, The Science Lady.
Ages 5 to 7.
Who were Archimedes, Newton and Galileo? Discover some of their scientific laws through fun experiments including floating eggs, rocket balloons, effervescent bubbles, a baking soda volcano, dancing raisins and foil boats.
Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Octopuses – Eight Times the Fun Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

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Presented by the Seattle Aquarium
Ages 5 to 12.
What has three hearts, blue blood and eight arms?
The giant Pacific octopus, a species that lives right here in Puget Sound! Learn about the behavior, adaptations and anatomy of this amazing underwater neighbor.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Book Buddies/Reading Buddies Thursday, July 17, 24, 31, and August 7 Noon-2pm

                                     

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Presented by Mercer Island Teen Reading Buddies.                                                    Parents! Help your child practice reading while making a new friend. Children ages 5 to 8 are invited to stop by the children’s area between noon and 2 p.m. for reading with a local teen. The teens have received training with librarians.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library. 

Call the library to confirm the location.

Pacific Science Center – Physics Exhibit Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Science-Center-VanFor Children & Families
Presented by Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels
Drop in between 10:30am and 1:30pm and explore the physics exhibit! Ages 5 and older.
Join us for a journey into the fascinating world of physics! From hair-raising static electricity to solar ovens and catapults to cracked eggs you will discover Newton’s Laws of motion, acceleration, electricity and simple machines. Bi-lingual Spanish and English.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

 

Bollywood dance class August 6, 1 p.m.

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.

Reading Buddies Training Tuesday, June 24, 1pm

Training for Reading Buddies is the mandatory orientation for teens volunteering to read with children this summer. Topics covered include scheduling, responsibilities for participation in the program, child literacy information, and tips for working with young readers. Volunteers must fill out an application. Call the library to confirm the location of the training
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Summer Mini book Sale June 12-15, 2014

free-clipart-for-kids-reading-600x475Get ready to relax in the sunshine with a good read. The Friends of the Mercer Island Library will hold a Mini Summer Book Sale at the library from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15th. 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.

Opera Preview: The Tales of Hoffman Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.

musicnotesBy the mid-1870s Jacques Offenbach’s career as “The King of Operetta” was over. In addition he was ill and getting worse. Yet he wanted to write a full-length “real opera” before he died. The result was “The Tales of Hoffman”, a 3 act fantasy opera based on stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Offenbach lavished some of the most beautiful and imaginative melodies he ever wrote on Olympia, the “Mechanical Doll”, or Antonia, the consumptive soprano who sings herself to death, or the basso-devil who uses a magic diamond to steal the souls of his victims. Sadly, Hoffman died four months before the first performance of his Tales of Hoffman in 1881 and did not live to see its world-wide success which continues to this day.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.