Creative Writing for Tweens

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Tuesday, April 28, 6:00

We’ll be continuing to have fun developing your own story!  For ages 8-15.  We’ll see you there!

Poetry Show III with Robert O’Neil

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Friday, May 1st, 2014 at 7:30pm

Robert O’Neil is returning to the library auditorium for his third Poetry show, featuring music by Gareth Cook and special guest performer, Matt Remenda! CDs will be available for purchase, and $5 from each CD sale will be donated to the YWCA Single Mother’s shelter. Please join us for an evening of entertainment in the auditorium at 7:30pm!

Earth Day and Seedy Saturday

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Saturday, April 25, 9:30

Join us for a fun day of learning about soils, community gardens, organic farming, seeds and more!  We’ll also have a fun craft for the kids!  Check out the schedule so you don’t miss anything!  See you there!

Schedule of Events:
9:30 – Geoff Lawton on Soils (film about composting)
10:30 – Presentation by Cindy Nikoliason – CEO Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions, Inc.: The Importance of Healthy Soils in the Production of Healthy Food
11:30 – Welcome from the City of Prince Albert
11:45 – Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce Project announcement
12:00 – Growing Cities (film about Urban Gardening-Community Gardens)
1:30 – Presentation by Larry Marshall-Organic farming
2:15 – Music by Meryl and Friends
2:30 – Children’s activity – Bird Feeder (JMCPL and PA and District Chamber of Commerce)
3:00 – Music by Constant Reminder

Lunch provided by Learners with Purpose and sponsored by Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions Inc.
Displays
: Prairie Garden Seeds, Mum’s Sprouting Seeds, Seeds of Diversity, worm making, and compost tea making
Cookies by Grandmothers for Grandmothers
Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Chapter of Council of Canadians and Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce.

Drop-In French Story and Play Time

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Saturday, April 25, 10:00

The Library is pleased to be co-hosting an early childhood program delivered by La Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert! The sessions will be on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30 for children ages 0 months to 5 years.  Games, songs, books, crafts, and snacks.  Come and check it out!

Co-sponsored by La Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert.

Explore Lifelong Learning – Lessons in Fun from our Gardens presented by Louise Lenz and Laurie Ksyniuk

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Thursday, April 23, 7:00

This will be an interactive session in which we will discuss and learn about:
Gardening tips and tricks, different mulches to use in the garden, planting beyond Zone 2, and starting succulents – take one home! (Bring your own 4” clay pot.)

Louise Lenz – Louise Lenz was a member of the Prince Albert Horticultural Society and President of the Society for several years, specializes in flowers more than vegetables, has been an avid gardener for many years, and hates weeding!
Laurie Ksyniuk – Laurie Ksyniuk was a Master Gardener, a member of the Prince Albert Horticultural Society and Secretary of the Society for several years.  She enjoys lots of flowers, vegetables and fruits, and enjoys all aspects of gardening, and yes, even WEEDING!

Everyone welcome!

Website Survey!

Teen Craft Night – DIY Sharpie Mugs

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Monday, April 27, 7:00

Have fun creating a unique mug with Sharpies!  Ages13+.  Call (306) 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, April 7 at 8:30.  All materials supplied.

April Staff Picks

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Looking for some recommendations for books to read?

Take a look at April’s Staff Picks:

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

Winter Giller Prize Book Club

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Wednesday, April 29, 7:00

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews – Giller Prize Finalist

Register at the Circulation Desk, and pick up your book to get started reading! 
This is a novel of great subtlety and insight. Toews has an exceptional talent for observing life as we live it in our time. Her book, based around the bond between two sisters, one of whom is bent on suicide, is a deep and affecting portrait of love, loyalty and reckoning. Out of this material, Toews brilliantly crafts a novel of a family in disarray. Despite the darkness of the subject matter, All My Puny Sorrows is both serious and outrageously funny. Do not be misled; this is art masquerading as light fiction.  (Jury Citation)

Miriam Toews is the author of five previous bestselling novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (Canada Reads 2006, Canada Reads Canadian Bestseller of the Decade 2010), The Flying Troutmans, and Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is a winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/Timothy Findley Award. She lives in Toronto.

Four O’Clock Fun

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Wednesdays at 4:00

Register for tons of fun beginning on Wednesday, March 11 at 8:30
Our first session begins on Wednesday, March 18!
Registration is ongoing.  Call (306)763-8496 or visit the Online Programs Calendar to register.

In Four O’Clock Fun, children meet for stories and exciting activities including crafts, experiments, and more.  This 45 minute program is suitable for children ages 6 to 9.