Ever heard the story how Mercer Island is haunted by evil spirits? Or how Islanders got around before the I-90…More Floating Bridge was built? The Mercer Island Historical Society has the records, photos and letters to tell you.</p>
<p>The society is also responsible for over a dozen commemorative plaques on the island at sites of historical significance, such as where four 90mm anti-aircraft guns were stationed on Mercer Island during World War II.</p>
<p>The society meets monthly during the spring and fall (March - May, Sept - Nov) at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center.</p>
Mercer View Gallery 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 Located at the Community Center at Mercer View, the Mercer View Gallery is a public exhibit space that updates work…More approximately every two months. All artwork at Mercer View Gallery is available for purchase, with sales going to support the Mercer Island Arts Council's cultural programs. For upcoming events, please call the number provided or visit the gallery's Web site.
The Mercer Island Preschool Association serves as an advocate and information clearinghouse for both children and…More preschools on Mercer Island. The association hosts a number of popular holiday events year-round, including the Preschool Fair — a chance to meet representatives from each of the Island's preschools — held every January.</p>
<p>Historically, MIPA has worked to better the well-being and education of young children. It was instrumental in starting a library on Mercer Island, bringing kindergarten to local elementary schools and building playgrounds in Mercerdale Park and the lower level of the Community Center at Mercer View.</p>
Aljoya Mercer Island 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Aljoya is a premier retirement community on Mercer Island within walking distance of town. The community offers a…More continuum of care including independent living, assisted living and nursing services. The community's amenities include a fitness center and pool; outings to cultural events and art galas; a library; an in-house theater; and more. For more details about the community, call the office or visit the website.
Creative Learning Center 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 The Creative Learning Center is a Montessori method preschool located in the North Annex of the Mercer Island Community…More and Events Center. Classes are available in two, three or four day allotments and the school offers additional before and after school care and "Kids Club" programs.
The Mercer Island Library is a full-service public library and part of the King County Library System (KCLS). The…More library was remodeled in the 1990s, and is an important center of learning and culture in the community. In 2009, it circulated more than 400,000 items and counted more than 200,000 visitors.</p>
<p>The library is supported by the active Friends of the Mercer Island Library. Its successful book sales events fund 75% of the programs offered here each year, including popular programming for children and teens.</p>
The Mercer Island Arts Council (MIAC) is a City Council-appointed board of citizens whose mission is to advise the…More city on investing in local culture and promoting the arts.</p>
<p>The MIAC is composed of 11 voluunteer members, each appointed to four-year terms. The Arts Council supports many high-visibility events and displays, including the I-90 Sculpture Garden, the Community Center Art Gallery and Mostly Music in the Park programming.</p>
<p>The MIAC meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Community Center at Mercer View.</p>