"Water is Life" is a documentary about the "Give Me Water, Lord" program to bring clean, drinkable water to the people of Kenya. Vic Hamer, summer resident of Mercer, has spent the last three years working to bring wells to villages and improve the lives of the people. He will be on hand to answer questions about life in Kenya, the people there, and the work of Give Me Water, Lord. The documentary is 37 min. long, and will be followed by a Q&A session with Vic. This event is free and open to all.
"Narrative and Knowledge: exploring the personal essay through reading and writing" Participants will learn how to turn personal stories into compelling reading, and how to convey emotion through writing.
- Instructor: UW-Milwaukee PhD student Ingrid Nordstrom
- Location: Mercer Public Library
- Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am to 11am, Jul 21 - Aug 13.
- Cost: $25 for the 7-class series
The annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be on Friday, August 8th from 9am to 3pm in the Mercer Community Center. Bargains for everyone on books, children's books, audiobooks, and more! Watch for added discounts in the afternoon.
We are now accepting donations for the sale. Send your books to a good home, and support the library at the same time! We love fiction, nonfiction, children's books, movies, audiobooks, puzzles, and games. Sorry, we can't accept encyclopedias, textbooks, condensed books, magazines, or anything in poor condition. Bring in your donations any time the library is open. Thanks!!
Join “Duck for the Oyster” for an old-fashioned square dance in the Mercer Community Center at 6:30pm on Friday, August 8th. No dancing experience is necessary - all dances will be taught beforehand. This family-friendly event will be fun for ages 1 to 110, and refreshments will be available.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Mercer Public Library. All are welcome, and the event is FREE!
Summer Reading Program 2014
June 19th through August 21st
Readers are invited to visit the Mercer Library this summer for activities that “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Read on for a schedule of programs and special events, or download a summer schedule to share with the kids in your life.