Artist in the Community Shannon Kelly

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Wednesdays 12:00 to 5:00 beginning Wednesday, January 2

Shannon Kelly is the creator and Editor of Women’s Magazine “Vintage Gypsy” based out of Prince Albert, SK. She is the curator for the Rock My Gypsy Soul Music Festival and creator and facilitator for the “Write Your Way Home” 6-week intensive writing workshop offered through Vintage Gypsy. She is a storyteller, a community builder and a humanitarian. She believes that we all have a story to tell and that each story is unique and important.
She hopes to fill Lynda’s shoes with grace and bring new and exciting ideas and workshops to the library in the coming year.

Shannon is available for consultation in the Library via appointment and is available for walk in visits on Wednesday afternoons at the library. You can contact her at shannon@thevintagegypsy.ca or by phone at: 306-930-6693.

Welcome Reception for Artist in the Community Shannon Kelly
Wednesday, January 23, 7:00
Come down to the library and meet Shannon, and help us welcome her to her new role as Artist in the Community at JMCPL.
Everyone welcome!

Wednesday Movie – Puzzle

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Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 (103 min., 14A)

When an ordinary, unappreciated mom living in a quaint town realizes shes has an exceptional talent for figuring out jigsaw puzzles, it changes her whole life in so many unimaginable ways. It leads to her sneaking away to New York City, where she teams up with a gentleman for an exciting puzzle competition. During this time, she gets a taste of what independence is actually like. This mom then starts to see herself in a new, positive light that will forever change both how she sees herself as well as life in general.

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.

Public Consultation by Libraries Engagement Panel

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The province is in the process of studying the governance, legislation, and the future state of public libraries in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Public Libraries Engagement Panel has produced its public report (available in the link below) and requests your input! Please fill out the survey in the link below to offer your feedback.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/public-consultations/report-of-saskatchewan-public-libraries-engagement-survey

Winter Book Club – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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Thursday, January 31, 7:00

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man.  When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.  Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family.  She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.

At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers.  In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.  But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture.  Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.

Register beginning on Wednesday, January 2, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!

Tween and Teen Craft – Ornamental Mirror

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Monday, January 28, 7:00

Add some pizzazz to your locker or home space with this cool DIY mirror!  Materials supplied! Spots are limited.  For ages 9 to 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 2.

Drop-In Winter Story Times

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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 which begin the week of January 7 and end the week of March 4.
Bring Your Babies – Thursdays at 11:00, Preschool Story Time – Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 and Wednesdays at 2:00.
Visit:  http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/ for details.

*NEW* Family Storysack Readings – Wednesdays at 10:30
This 6 week program beginning Wednesday, January 9 will allow families to explore creative storytelling using Storysacks!
It’s a fun way to read a book!  Check it out!
Presented by Prince Albert Literacy Network.

Regular Hours

We are officially back to our regular hours as of September 4th.

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Geneaology and Family History Resources at JMCPL

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If you are a budding genealogist interested in researching your family history John M. Cuelenaere Public Library can help you out! We have compiled a list of resources to help you in your research. Both physical AND digital resources, as well as links to various local historical and genealogical societies.

To get started on your family history go to: http://www.jmcpl.ca/genealogical-resources/

OR

Click the Collections tab at the top of the page and then click Genealogical Resources.

Happy researching, patrons!

Hoopla Digital – Acorn TV

Hoopla Digital is an innovative service we offer at JMCPL that allows our patrons to listen to music and audiobooks, and watch movies and television shows all for FREE! All you need to sign up is your library card and an internet connection!

There are no hassles with waiting in a hold cue, and watching and listening right from your internet browser is a piece of cake. If you prefer to listen and watch on the go it’s easy to download the Hoopla Digital apps from your smart device’s application stores! The Hoopla app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire!

If you’d like to learn more about Hoopla or if you’d like to sign up and start using this awesome new service, please visit our Databases page, or go to the Hoopla Digital homepage!

Check out what’s new on Hoopla Acorn TV! Follow this link
or click on the image below!

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We Do Outreach Services!

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JMCPL strives to provide library services for every member of our community and to reach out to those who have difficulty visiting the library in person.  Our Outreach Service provides pickup and delivery of library items from the library to your doorstep.  If you have a physical or age-related disability or illness resulting in limited mobility, you qualify for our free Outreach Service.

Once registered for the service, library staff will contact you in order to discuss what kinds of topics and formats you prefer.  Our staff will select books and other material relating to your personal reading profile.

JMCPL delivers fiction and non-fiction books, movies, magazines, music and books on CD.  The lending period for most Outreach Service materials is six weeks.

Library items are delivered once a month, and you can either apply to have your books delivered by a volunteer (depending on the number of volunteers some locations are unavailable for delivery), or you can have a family member, friend, or neighbor pick up and drop off your items for you.

If you are interested in our Outreach Service, please contact the library at 306-763-8496 and register.