Autism Awareness Month Movie – Temple Grandin

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Thursday, April 2, 6:30 (109 min., 14A)

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Parkland Health Region Autism Services.

Adult DIY Craft

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Embellished Glass Mason Jars
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00

These DIY embellished glass mason jars make adorable home decor.  Register beginning on Thursday, April 2 by calling 763-8496.  Spaces are limited.  All materials are supplied.

Photography 101

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Monday, April 20, 7:00

For people who own a DSLR camera and are shooting in auto mode. Learn to shoot in manual and take control of your camera settings.  Must have your own DSLR camera.  Registration begins on Thursday, April 2.

Easter Holiday Hours

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Easter Holiday Hours are as follows:
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Wednesday Movie – Into the Woods

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Wednesday, April 1, 6:45 (125 min., PG)

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

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.

Explore Lifelong Learning – Pseudoarchaeology – what’s real? presented by Karin Steuber

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Tuesday, March 31, 7:00

Like many areas of science, archaeological facts and theories are sometimes challenged by those who think an alternative explanation is more likely and more exciting.  Erich Von Daniken’s book, Chariot of the Gods asserted that aliens were responsible for ancient stone monuments called the Nazca Lines in Peru. Piltdown Man was a hoax perpetrated in England in the early 20th century that aimed to show the skull and bones were evidence of the “missing link.” The Nazis used false archaeology to “prove” their theories about the superiority of the Aryan Race.

Karin Steuber, originally from Stony Plain, is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan in Archaeology and Anthropology.  Her research area is stones used in stone tool making which helps in understanding the trade networks in early Western Canada.  She is also the public outreach coordinator with the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society.

Website Survey!

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.

Bring Your Babies, Time for Twos, and Preschool 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 – Bring Your Babies, Time for Twos and Preschool Story Time.

Our Spring Session starts the week of March 16.  There’s no need to register – just drop in and enjoy!  For more information visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/.