Kaleidoscope Play & Learn – English Wednesday, September 6, 20 & 27, 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.

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

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn – English, Wednesdays, August, 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.

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

Born in the Deep Woods Show Monday, August 7, 7:00 PM

 

Presented by Red Yarn. Family program, all ages welcome. The critters need your help to fix up an old log cabin in the woods. From burrows to bird nests, the animals work together while you sing, stomp, play and dance along. Registration not required, but space is limited.

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