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

Wednesday Movie

index

Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 (105 min., PG)

Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.

It’s Banned Books Week!

BannedBooksWeek Picture

Be a rebel and check out our display of historically banned books! It’s next to the New Releases across from the Circulation Desk!

I Read Banned Books Pic

Movie Night

top-try2

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 (160 min.)

Drawing upon the thinking and analyses of renowned intellectuals, this documentary sketches a portrait of neo-liberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Chapter of Council of Canadians and Cinema Politica.

Linda Biasotto, Dave Margoshes, and Bruce Rice Author Reading

images

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00

Linda Biasotto: Sweet Life from Coteau Books
Sweet Life
uses humour to infuse these stories with compassion, lighting the way to warmth and tenderness. Biasotto’s characters range from preschool to elderly, live anywhere from Vancouver Island to northern Italy. This is Regina writer, Linda Biasotto’s exceptional first book.
Dave Margoshes: God Telling a Joke from Oolichan Books
These stories range from laugh-out-loud comedy to wry satire to heart-wrenching romance to sober meditations on the nature of beauty, truth, life and death.
Bruce Rice: The Trouble With Beauty from Coteau Books
The poems in Bruce Rice’s fifth collection range from badlands and prairie, to Saskatchewan’s northern forest and the Arctic. Some have echoes of his early years in Prince Albert.
With funding from League of Canadian Poets.

Fall Drop-In Story Times

reading clip art

Get your children excited about books and reading by bringing them to Story Time programs at the library!  Choose from the following 9 week programs – Bring Your Babies, Time for Twos, and Preschool Story Time.  The first week of story times for the fall session will be September 22 – 26.  There’s no need to register – just drop in and enjoy!  For more details visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/ or call  763-8496.

Four O’Clock Fun

index

Wednesday, September 24, 4:00

Register beginning on Wednesday, September 10 for tons of fun!
Wednesdays at 4:00 beginning on Wednesday, September 24

In Four O’Clock Fun, older children meet for stories and exciting activities including crafts, experiments, and more.  This forty-five minute program is suitable for children ages 6 to 9.
Register by calling (306)763-8496 or visit the Online Programs Calendar.

Coloring Contest Launch for International Literacy Day

images

Monday, September 8 – International Literacy Day

Kids, be sure to pick up your coloring page for a chance to win a gift card from Coles Book Store!  A winner will be chosen from ages 2-8 and ages 9-13.  Draw date will be Tuesday, September 30.  Happy coloring!

Tween and Teen Craft – Sugar Cube Castle

images

Monday, September 29, 7:00
Sugar Cube Castle

Design your own castle all out of sugar cubes!  Registration begins on Monday, September 8 at 9:00.  Call (306) 763-8496 or visit the Online Programs Calendar to register.  Recommended for ages 9-15.  All supplies provided.

September Staff Picks

books

Looking for some recommendations for books to read?

Take a look at September’s Staff Picks:

For suggestions please visit the Staff Picks page! :)