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Play Date: See "The Secret World of Arrietty" Anime Adventure at the Loews Factoria Cinema and More — Feb. 8 – Feb. 15

Fun activities and some sweet deals for the whole family this upcoming week.

Feb. 10: Indoor Playground at the

  • 2 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Kids six and under accompanied by an adult caregiver will enjoy zipping around on scooters and playing with balls, giant blocks and other fun toys. A great place for you and your child to get out of the rain and run, play, socialize and have fun.
  • Questions? Call 206 275-7609
  • Cost: Mercer Island residents, $3.25 per child, non residents, $4.50 per child. Program sponsored by the Mercer Island Preschool Association.

 Feb. 14: Baby and Me Story Time at the

  • 10 am to 10:30 am
  • For ages three months to one year with an adult caregiver
  • Introduce your baby to books and the library! Stories, rhymes, music, tickles, bounces and fun!
  • Cost: Free

 Feb. 14: Preschool Story Time at the

  • 11 am to 11:35 am
  • For ages three to five with an adult caregiver.
  • Stories, music, rhymes and fun alphabet activities.

 Feb. 15: Wonderful One’s Story Time at the

  • 10 am to 10:40 am
  • For babies with an adult caregiver.
  • Enjoy stories, music, rhymes and fun!
  • Cost: Free

Feb. 15: Parent Lecture at the – Ensuring Your Child is Ready to Read

  • 7 pm to 9 pm
  • For parents.
  • Presenters Maren Ostergard, Early Literacy/Outreach Librarian for the King County Library System and CiKeithia Pugh, Early Literacy Program Manager at the Seattle Public Library, will discuss how to help babies and toddlers get ready to read.
  • Learn techniques for reading aloud to your child, five simple practices and six skills to help your child get ready to read, discover new books and resources to support story telling and learn what support your local library has to offer.
  • Cost: $5 for PEPS and JCC members, $10 general public
  • Pre-registered required online

Jan 25 to Feb. 26: Cavalia at

  • Show has been extended through February 26, 2012. Don’t miss this magical show featuring beautiful horses, extraordinary riders, live music, amazing aerial stunts and acrobatics.
  • Cost: $17.50 to $189.00
  • For the horse lover in your family there are ticket options that include the experience of a visit after the performance with the show’s equine stars in their stable.
  • Special Valentines Day show has been added that would make a very special “date night”. See available seating and order tickets for all remaining shows online

Save the Date and Register this Week

Feb. 17: The Secret World of Arrietty Anime Adventure at the sponsored by the

  • 7 pm to 9 pm
  • For teens only.
  • Meet up with fellow teen anime fans for the U.S. movie premier of writer Hayao Miyazaki’s The Secret World of Arrietty, based on the novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
  • Questions? Contact Jennifer Fleck at jafleck@kcls.org or 206 236-3537.
  • Cost: Free as admission is donated by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library but you must register online and download, print and sign this permission form which your teen needs to bring with him or her.

 Sweet Deals

  • Deal: Save $20 off your first visit to Studio 904 for any service valued over $40 by printing the online coupon
  • Good Through: Ongoing

Hanna Andersson in

  • Deal:  Early spring sale including buy one get one 50% off on any second baby item purchase. Also bring in your gently worn Hannas for the Hanna Me Down event and receive 20% off your purchase.
  • Good Through: February 26, 2012

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