This week's events – April 11 – 17

April 10, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s my weekly round-up of events for the week of April 11 – 17 on Mercer Island:

Story Times at the Library
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Join the Mercer Island Children’s Librarian for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in these 30 to 45-minute programs designed especially for you and your young child.

Tuesday, April 12
Young Toddlers (12 – 24 months) – 10:30 – 11:15 am
Toddlers (2 – 3 years) – 11:30 am – Noon
Thursday, April 14
Infants (0 – 12 months) – 10:30 – 11 am
Preschoolers (3 – 6 years) – 1 – 2 pm

Mark HoltzenStorybook Corner with Mark Holtzen
Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 to 11 am
Island Books, 
3014 78th Ave SE

We’re bringing in a special guest to join us for our regular Wednesday morning Storybook Corner. Mark Holtzen is the author of the middle-grade novel The Pig War, set in the beautiful and historic San Juan Islands, and we’re proud to introduce him to the Island Books audience along with his new picture book A Ticket to the Pennant.
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Mercer Island LibraryPlay and Learn at the Library
Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 am – Noon
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English. Sponsored by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library.

Seattle Jewish Theater Company: “Morning Star”
Thursday, April 14, 7 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

This story is set in 1910, New York’s Lower East Side. Their homeland now a memory, Becky Felderman and her children find hope in the promise of life in the New World. As decades unfold, their dreams are tarnished by hardships—-the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, World War I, and the Great Depression.
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Leap for Green Family Sustainability Fair
Saturday, April 16, 10 am – 2 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

The City of Mercer Island’s Sustainability Program invites the community to its annual LEAP for GREEN Earth Day sustainability fair for kids of all ages, back from last year’s hiatus better than ever. Come learn how to take action to green up your life, home, and garden! Join us for a free, fun-filled day of children’s activities, entertainment, food and information as local vendors and entertainers share how kids and adults can improve sustainability in the community.

Joan Nathan: World Passover
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Food columnist and anthropologist Joan Nathan is an authority on Jewish cooking and customs. A regular contributor to The New York Times, Nathan is the author of ten cookbooks, including her most recent, “Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France,” which was named one of the ten best cookbooks of 2010 by NPR, Food and Wine, and Bon Appétit magazines. Beyond matzoh balls and macaroons, she speaks about delectable Passover recipes from around the world. She was also featured in the film “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Signed cookbooks will be available for purchase.
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