Wednesday Movie – Rhymes for Young Ghouls

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Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 (88 min., 14A)

Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. That means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s and being at the mercy of Popper, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. She sells enough dope to pay Popper her truancy tax, keeping her out of St. D’s. But when Aila’s drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, her only options are to run or fight.

Creative Writing for Tweens

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Tuesday, October 21, 6:00

Join us for some creativeness in developing stories using the writing program Storybird.  No registration, just drop in!
For kids aged 9-12.

Drop-In Anime Meeting for Teens

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Our fall season of Anime is back!  Join others who love to draw and talk about Anime at our monthly meetings.  For teens 13 -17.  Get creative and design your own manga bookmark!  Bring a friend!  We’ll see you there!

Shelly Ann Author Reading

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Tuesday, October 21, 7:00

Celebrate Saskatchewan Library Week as Shelly Ann shares her new book.  This compelling true story of one victim’s struggle to overcome the abuse she endured as a child is a must read!  This story is proven by court files, mental health records and child welfare files.

Shelly Ann shares her own personal journey to survive the adverse effects of the extreme abuse that she suffered as a child. By telling her story of survival she hopes to help other victims to understand that we are creatures of response and the behavioral patterns we develop are just that, responses, and we all respond the same way. You will ride the emotional roller coaster with her as she shares her insights and experiences on anger, pain, grief, guilt, depression, self-sabotage and suicide.  She will inspire you to know and understand that no matter where you come from you can be all that you were meant to be.

Shelly Ann is the recipient of the 2014 Esquao Award – Arts & Literature, author/public speaker, has a Psychology/Social Work Diploma, is an Advanced Level 4 Life Skills Coach/Therapist, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, Career Practitioner, Advocate for Victims of Violence, Steward of Abused Children, and a Survivor.

Everyone is welcome.  Books for sale.  Funded by the Saskatchewan Library Association.

Please Give Us Your Feedback!

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It is that time of year again where we must ask for our wonderful patrons’ for help. We are seeking your opinions about the free online resources (such as Novelist, PressDisplay, etc.) that we offer through the library!

If you would like to participate in the survey please follow the link below. The survey should only take between 5-10 minutes of your time, and all your information in confidential and will not be shared with third-parties.

The information gathered from this survey will help us provide better quality online resources for you!

Please help us out and participate in the MDLP End User Survey today! The deadline to participate is December 31st, 2014

http://gos.fluidsurveys.com/s/MDLP2014/

Thank you so much for your help!

Drop-In Bring Your Babies

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On Mondays at 2:00 bring your babies and have fun with stories, rhymes, bounces and songs!  You can also choose from other great 9 week programs -  Time for Twos and Preschool Story Time.   There’s no need to register – just drop in and enjoy!  For more details visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/ or call  763-8496.

Tween and Teen Craft

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Monday, October 27, 7:00

Get ready for Halloween and make a framed yarn spider web to decorate your house!  Call (306) 763-8496 or visit the Online Programs Calendar to register.  Recommended for ages 9-15.  All supplies provided.

October Staff Picks

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Looking for some recommendations for books to read?

Take a look at October’s Staff Picks:

For more suggestions please visit the Staff Picks page! :)

Do-It Yourself Mystery Book Club

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Saturday, October 25, 10:30-12:00

I feared this may happen. I knew reading was a dangerous business, but now it’s not safe for writers either! You see, the author of this book is missing. Well, maybe not “missing.” A certain author whom I won’t name (okay, me) has abandoned his book and has left his readers hanging out to dry. This is a crime, I admit, but there it is. Most of this book, well, I just haven’t written it. And I’m not going to, either.

Why? Oh, I have my reasons. Big. Grown up. Author. Reasons. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal them yet. Let’s just say a life is at stake (mine) and leave it at that. So will you do it? Pretty please? You’ll do it? Thank you! But please hurry! Time is of the essence and you can’t wait any longer. You must WRITE THIS BOOK!

Create your own unique mystery book!  Call (306) 763-8496 to register for this six session program.  For ages 11-15.  Space is limited.

Upcoming Session:  Saturday, November 8, 10:30-12:00.

Book Spine Poetry Contest for Saskatchewan Library Week

Fancy yourself a poet? Maybe you didn’t even know it? Try your hand at the Book Spine Poetry Contest for Saskatchewan Library Week! The contest runs from September 21st to November 1st. For more details visit: bookspinepoetrycontest.ca