National Teen Lock-In: Masquerade Madness!
Have you ever spent the entire night in a library before? Now’s your chance at the Masquerade Madness National Teen Lock-In on July 31 from 7:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.! Hang out with us all night and watch movies, play games, create amazing crafts, compete in challenges, enjoy some awesome snacks, and loads of fun all night long. You’ll also have the opportunity to have an exclusive web visit with author S.J. Kincaid, author of Insignia, Vortex, and Catalyst. We’ll also be screening the hit blockbuster film Insurgent! Just stop by the library for your permission slip or download one
here. Teens should come in comfortable clothing and are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets, or mobile devices. You can view the schedule of events here.
Comic-Con at the Library: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Gear up for an amazing superhero experience at the Mercer Area Library’s Comic-Con on Tuesday, August 11th from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.! Spend the day at the library with visits from great superheroes like The Flash (and even some guest appearances by villains!). Everyone will have the opportunity to make awesome crafts that feature our favorite fandoms such as Harry Potter, Frozen, Star Wars and more! The library will also be unveiling a brand new gaming console and a great new graphic novel section. The Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do studio will be giving a demonstration on their fantastic martial arts skills. A cooking demonstration will feature an authentic twist on Ramen noodles, and top off the day with a marathon of superhero cartoons and anime. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter drawings for some fantastic prizes (including Marvel, DC, and Star Wars items), and everyone gets a free comic book! Come in costume for a day of fun, excitement, and superheroes. This event is also generously sponsored by the Mercer Chamber of Commerce.
Free Latin Classes at the Library
The Mercer Area Library will be offering free Latin classes this summer taught by Allegheny College Latin tutor, Nate Freed. The class will be a basic introduction to the Latin language. Classes will run for eight weeks starting Saturday, July 11th and will conclude on Saturday, August 15th. Class time is from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. No materials will need to be purchased by students, and the course will be held in the library’s conference room. Come take advantage of this great learning opportunity!
It's a SUPERHERO SUMMER here at the Mercer Area Library!
Sign-ups for the annual summer reading program for all ages start on June 2nd at the circulation desk of the library. Programs "Every Hero Has a Story" for children, "Unmask!" for teens, and "Escape the ordinary" for adults promise to be loads of literary fun for everyone. Check out our Superhero Summer page so you stay up to date on the latest happenings on summer reading at the Mercer Area Library. Find out more about cool events, learn what you can do to support, and get excited about the caped crusading and radical reading we’ll be doing all summer long!
Interesting Genealogy News for Mercer County Residents A list of passengers leaving the port of Goteborg, Sweden, on April 6, 1881 with a destination of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, has been compiled by Anna Lee Gustafson Cupp and is available for viewing at the Mercer Area Library. Ms. Cupp’s letter to the editor entitled “Remembering the Swedes in Stoneboro” in the May 30th edition of the Sharon Herald includes information on the Swedish settlement in the Stoneboro, and she has graciously given the library a copy of the list for interested individuals. You may view and download a copy of this list here.
***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.