Wednesday Movie – Game Night

Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 (110 min., R)

Max and his wife, Annie, and their friends get together for “Game Night” on a regular basis. His brother, Brooks, who’s hosting the event this time, informs them that they’re having a murder mystery party. Someone in the room will be kidnapped during the party. The other players must do everything they can to find him to win the grand prize. Brooks warns them that they won’t know what is real or fake. When the door breaks open suddenly and Brooks is kidnapped, Max and the other players believe that it’s merely the start of the mystery. What happens next proves that a real kidnapping can cause a lot of hilarious and even deadly confusion when everyone thinks it’s just a game.

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.

Explore Lifelong Learning – Who Are We Really? DNA Testing – Why and How Part 2 presented by Audrey Boyko

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00

During this session you will learn how to:

  • Read and understand your DNA results.
  • What does this mean for my family tree?
  • How to get the most use from your DNA results.
  • What to do to get more DNA matches.

Audrey Boyko has been interested in genealogy and researching her family tree for 40+ years. She has worked with people in various countries, helping them make genealogical connections. Audrey is a charter member of the Prince Albert Genealogical Society and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and giving genealogical presentations. Audrey has worked with DNA for the past 5½ years, and considers it the final piece of the puzzle in the confirmation of evidence of familial ties. She is the administrator to 14 DNA tests and a guest researcher on four others.

Everyone welcome!

Financial Literacy Workshop

Get the Most Out of Your Money!  presented by Cathy Dickson of the PA Literacy Network

Thursday, March 28, 1:00 to 3:00

In this workshop you will:

  • identify your spending habits
  • learn how to make short and long term money goals
  • learn about tips for saving
  • receive a spending plan workbook, at no cost

Register today!  To register, call (306) 922-6852 or email tlc.paln@sasktel.net.  Limit of 15 participants.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Literacy Network.

JMCPL Colouring Contest

Colouring Contest
Kids, draw and colour your own picture which you feel represents our library using an 8 ½”x 11” paper!

Drop off entries at the Circulation Desk.

Prizes include:
3rd Prize:  $10 Coles Card
2nd Prize:  $15 Coles Card
1st Prize:  $25 Coles Card and your art featured on new JMCPL greeting cards!

Free book prizes too!  Entries due by March 28!

Drop-In Spring Story Times

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 March 18 and end the week of May 13. There’s no need to register for the following – just drop in and enjoy!

Bring Your Babies (for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult)
Thursdays at 11:00
Bring Your Babies introduces your little one to the delightful world of stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs.  This is a twenty-minute program.

Preschool Story Time (suitable for children ages 2 to 5 who are ready to join a group)
Mondays at 10:30 and Tuesdays at 10:30
Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes, coloring, crafts, and other activities in this forty-five minute program.

(Daycares are welcome but please call ahead!)

Service Interruption

On Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 9:15pm all online systems will be down for an upgrade. These systems include access to the online catalogue, access to your library account online, and the mobile SILS app. Notifications may be down for up to 48 hours after the upgrade is complete.

The upgrade should be finished by the morning of the 12th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Adult Craft Night – D.I.Y. Paint Night

Monday, March 25, 7:00

Enjoy designing your own unique piece of art at this DIY Paint Night!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Friday, March 1.

Winter Book Club – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Thursday, March 28, 7:00

Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world — until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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

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

Regular Hours

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

new fall hours