One-on-One Tech Help

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Thursday, April 27, 2:00 to 4:00

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!

Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

Wednesday Movie – Hidden Figures

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Wednesday, April 26, 6:45 (126 min., PG)

A period space-race drama is inspired by the real-life tale of a group of African-American female mathematicians, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, who helped put astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/save-our-seats to find information on how to donate.

Drop-In Creative Writing for Tweens and Teens

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Tuesday, April 25, 6:30

Make your own Earth shape sun catcher and write a list of more ways that we can help protect our planet Earth!  For ages 9 to15.  Materials supplied.

OverDrive Technical Issues Resolved

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OverDrive and Library2Go are back up and running! We apologize for the technical issues.

Library Board Meeting Tonight

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The Board of Directors for John M. Cuelenaere Public Library will be having a public meeting tonight, April 12th, at 6:00pm.

To learn more about the Library board and how to get involved please visit: http://www.jmcpl.ca/meet-the-board

Easter Weekend Hours

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Spring “Book to Movie Club” – Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

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Thursday, April 27, 7:00

Now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, this #1 international best-seller tells the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home…but an identity long-since left behind.

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.  Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.  Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

Register beginning on Saturday, April 1, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!

Upcoming Book Club Meeting:
Thursday, May 25, 7:00:  The Circle by Dave Eggers

Seed Library is Here!

Just in time for Spring!

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The Prince Albert Seed Library is a collaborative effort between
Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild and John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

What is a Seed Library?

A seed library is a library that lends seeds instead of books. The concept is that one would take out seeds in the spring with the intention of saving seeds and returning some of their saved seeds in the fall. Gardeners grow the plants in their garden and at the end of the season, they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’ From those plants, they collect seeds to return to the Library to replenish its inventory.  Seed savers are also encouraged to gift their own varieties to the seed library for other people to try. The seeds that are available will be ones that can be grown locally, and are acclimatized to our local growing conditions.

For more information please visit the Seed Library page on our website:
http://www.jmcpl.ca/seed-library

BiblioCon 2017

BiblioCon Save The Date

UPDATE March 15th, 2017
We have our first guest announcement! We are pleased to announce Trent Gillespie, local science fiction writer, will be joining us at BiblioCon 2017!
Check out the Guests page for more information!

Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan

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Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00

The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.  Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area.