Presented by ReelTime: Shining a Light on Social Issues.
Come for a screening of The Harvest, a film that exposes a murky area of agri-business in the United States. The film traces the lives of three teenagers and their families as they move across the US following the harvest, from Texas to Michigan and places in between. Rather than pointing a finger, Director U. Roberto Romano lets the kids and the families speak for themselves.
A discussion will follow. Representatives from organizations that serve immigrant communities in our region will participate and answer questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
Presented by Brett Shavers, former police detective, expert computer forensics examiner and legal support consultant.
Get information and tips to help protect yourself or a family member from fraud that targets seniors. Learn steps to safely shop online, protect your personal information, and guard against hackers and con artists.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
On break from school? Take a trip back in time to when Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan were just two promising young Scare students themselves. This is a free, full-length screening of the film. Bring your own treats to enjoy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
Presented by Norm Hollingshead.
Italian-American Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) was one of the most prolific (and popular) opera composers of the last half of the 20th Century with more than two dozen operas to his credit, written over an almost 50 year span. The Consul is set in an unnamed totalitarian country in the mid-20th Century. It is a grim story of Cold War politics, in which Magda Sorel, the embattled wife of a political fugitive, tries to keep herself, her infant child, and her aged mother-in law alive as her husband evades the secret police. Her only hope is to receive an all-important visa from the Consul, but to do that she must surmount a bureaucratic nightmare. In Act 3, help is finally on the way, but will it be too late for Magda? Sponsored by Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
Please join our host Norm Hollingshead for a discussion of Rigoletto. Not only is the dramatic story told by music that combines gripping power with imperishable tunes but also, for the first time, Verdi’s huge heart was revealed to his public. In Rigoletto, music and drama combine in a way that has captured the heart of opera audiences for more than 160 years. Don’t miss it! Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
The Friends of the Mercer Island Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, January 16th 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 2014 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 5th through Sunday, December 8th during regular library hours. The Friends will have 4 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.
In addition to the book sale, the Friends of the Mercer Island Library will also be featuring the Dickens Carolers and light refreshments on Sunday, December 8th at 2 pm. We hope you will stop in and share some holiday cheer. The Mercer Island High School Midnight Blues Jazz Choir and MIHS Chamber Orchestrawill also be entertaining on Saturday, December 7th at 3 p.m. Be sure to come shop while listening to some of the Island’s best local talent.
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.
With her father dead and having no brothers, a young Afghan girl must disguise herself as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother. This 2003 film was the first film produced in Afghanistan after fifteen years of Taliban control.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library