Calling All Teens to Create a Teen Advisory Board! Are you a teen who would be great at planning programs for the library? Are you interested in creating a community-based social hub for you and you friends? Do you want to have a say in what happens at the library? The Mercer Area Library Young Adult Program is looking for teens with vision, ideas, and plans to create a one-of-a-kind teen program through the creation of a Teen Advisory Board. Teens are a vital component of any thriving library, and we’re looking for bright, fun, and exciting people to spread the word about the great things happening in the library. Teen Advisory Board members will have the opportunity to practice leadership skills and real world job skills by networking in the community and planning great library events. Interested teens can pick up an application at the Circulation Desk of the library, or you can download an application off of our website. Click here for an application. Applications are due to the Circulation Desk by Friday, April 25, 2014.
Adult Drawing Classes with Instructor Sheila L. Craig, BFA! Adult Drawing Classes will be held at the library on Tuesday evenings, April 1st through April 29th 6:00 P.M. to 7:45 P.M. Bring drawing paper and a hard lead and soft lead pencil. In addition to drawing basics, the focus of the classes will be ways to enhance your drawings with color. Class size is limited and registration in required. Call the library for more information.
Come to our Used Book Sale!
It's that time of year again, and we are planning for a great event. We appreciate your donations of books, videos/DVDs, CDs, audio books, toys, and games. The more donations we receive, the better selection we will have. There is no cut-off date for donations, so if you have materials that you would like to give us, just bring them over at anytime. The book sale will be held April 8-19. Tuesday - Friday (4/8-4/11) items will be sold at the posted prices. Saturday (4/12) & Tuesday (4/15) are half-price days. Wednesday & Thursday (4/16 & 4/17) are $1/bag days, Friday & Saturday(4/18 & 4/19) all remaining books are free. THIS YEAR WE HAVE A SPECIAL PRE-SALE DAY FOR ALL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY! Join our Friends of the Library organization and be the first to shop at our special Friends preview day, Saturday, April 5th! You can join at the library or on our website at: mercerarealibrary.org
Free movie & free popcorn - you bring the drinks and come in your PJs! This month’s movie is a real treat for science fiction fans! We will be showing the block-buster hit Ender's Game, rated PG-13, on Friday, April 18th, at 6:00 P.M. Ender's Game is a 2013 American science fiction action thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Directed and written by Gavin Hood, the film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military academy in outer space to prepare for a future alien invasion. The cast includes Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley. View the movie trailer here.
Weekly GED Classes at the Library
The Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV is offering Adult Basic Education and GED preparation courses every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Mercer Area Library. Classes are scheduled to continue through May 29, 2014. Pre-registration is not required. Walk-in students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Classes and materials are available to area residents free of charge. The courses will focus on GED preparation, pre-employment testing, and basic skills that increase employability. Teachers are state certified and the curriculum is targeted to teach skills that adults need to be successful in the 21st century workforce. Further information can be obtained at the Mercer Area Library or by calling the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV at (724) 458- 6700(724) 458- 6700, extension 1212.
GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN THE LIBRARY!
We now have a Keurig coffee maker set up so that you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while you are spending time in the library. There is a $.75 charge per cup, to cover the cost of the supplies and enable us to provide this service. Over the next few weeks we will be adding to our beverage selection. We are open to your suggestions and want to hear about your favorite flavors.
***You can now join our Friends group online Just go to the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar, select "Become a Member," and fill out the online form. To learn more about the Friends group and the many ways they help and support the library, click the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar.
Get ebooks for free! Those of you with iPods, smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, or other digital devices now have the opportunity to borrow digital content from the library for free! With your library card you have access to ebooks, audiobooks, and music with the click of a button. Check out our digital library using the Overdrive button on the right-hand side of this page. Remember, we are always here to help you to use the library's resources. If you would like one-on-one personal assistance in using our digital materials, feel free to come into the library with your ereader and we will gladly answer your questions.