Summer Workshop in Creative Writing

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Saturday, August 25, 1:00 to 5:00

Facilitated by John M. Cuelenaere Writer in Residence Lynda Monahan

Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced writer, there’s something for you in our August writing workshop. Through a series of exercises and selected readings, participants will be involved in both creative writing and critical reading. Nurture your creative self among kindred spirits. Receive valuable critique from fellow participants and from the instructor. A welcoming, encouraging opportunity for creative expression while sharpening your understanding of craft.

Please contact Lynda Monahan at (306) 764-1968 or email lmonahan@sasktel.net for more information.

Presented in partnership with Canada Council for the Arts.

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Summer Hours

Summer Hours

As of May 22nd, we will be on our summer hours until September. Please see below for our summer hours:

2015 Summer Hours

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.

AtoZ World Food – New Data Product!

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If you think that spice is the variety of life and love international cuisine, AtoZ World Food has you covered. AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.

AtoZ World Food is also the only database that covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

AtoZ World Food is mobile friendly, automatically adapting to the screen size of any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone!

If you would like to learn more about this awesome new data product click HERE to view a brochure!

FEATURES

  • 174 Countries
  • 9,000+ Food Photos
  • 1,700+ Food Quotes
  • 6,000+ Recipes
  • 540+ Ingredient Articles
  • 750+ World Beer Reviews
  • 850+ Food Culture Articles 800+ Food Glossary Terms
  • Personal Recipe Book

Get started today by heading over to our Databases page and clicking the Hobbies & DIY section, or for a direct link, click HERE!

Writer in Residence – Lynda Monahan

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Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.

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.

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JMCPL Real-time Weather Watch!

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Watch real-time weather happening at JMCPL from the comfort of your own home!

http://www.jmcpl.ca/live-web-cam-feed/

Frontier Life – New Database!

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JMCPL is pleased to announce we are offering a new database to our patrons!

This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitized primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalization and decline of indigenous peoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Frontier Life brings together documents from sixteen archives and libraries around the world. This geographical spread of material allows users to take a  comparative approach or focus on a particular region, making it ideal for teaching and student projects, as well as more in-depth scholarly research.

To start searching this database please visit our Databases page, or follow the link below:
Frontier Life Database

JMCPL & PAPPG Seed Library

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