Teen D.I.Y. Night – Tea Cup Fairy Garden

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Tuesday, May 29, 7:00

“Spring Up” your room with this adorable tea cup fairy garden!  Sign up with a friend!  Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, May 1.  For ages 13 to 18.

Mac Acimowin Book Launch – Memoirs of a Nocturnal Mind

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Tuesday, May 29, 7:00

Memoirs of a Nocturnal Mind

A mysterious woman. The darkness of the Scottish night. The taste of blood. The growing hunger, and the cold, deep waters of the bog. This is the life into which a man finds himself thrust against his will, in this first novella by Mac Acimowin. Young playboy Alpin Unruh is quickly pulled into the spiral of death and desire by the woman who haunts the legends of an old Scottish estate. Before he knows it, he becomes the epitome of the word “bloodthirsty”, and the night becomes his only world…

Come and meet Mac and enjoy readings from his first vampire novella for adults.  Books for sale.

Saturday Movie – The Secret Life of Pets

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Saturday, May 26, 2:30 (87 min., PG)

Max is a dog who lives a happy life with his owner in a Manhattan apartment complex. Max has made friends with all of the pets in the building, and he even has friends in the building across the street. Max’s owner disrupts life by bringing home the sloppy and inconsiderate dog, Duke. Max and Duke do not get along, but they have to put all of that behind them when they find out that an abandoned bunny pet is gathering all of the other pets together to take revenge on the pets with homes. Seems like kitty does a lot more than sleep when you are at work all day.

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.

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

Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience

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Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27, 10:00 to 4:00 daily

Teen Writing Programs and Young Writers’ Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 youth in each location the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are offered free of charge to participants.
For teen programs, applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.
Instructor: Evonne Garnett
Evonne Garnett lives in Prince Albert, teaches Creative Writing at one of the high schools there, and, when it’s offered, at the Polytechnic Institute as well. She has participated in Sage Hill’s Summer Writing Program and is still in awe of that experience. She was over the moon in 2013 when she was long-listed for CBC Writes. She is published in small ways here and there, is working on a chapter for a feminist textbook to be published in the next year, and is a involved in the local writing community. She is charmed by cats, gardens, books of all kinds, traveling experiences, dark chocolate, and warm conversation, always.
Guest Author: TBA

For more information and to apply for the program visit http://www.sagehillwriting.ca/teens/prince-albert.
Application deadline is Wednesday, June 6.

Spring Book Club – The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Thursday, May 31, 7:00

On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village.

The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons:

… Petya, agoraphobic, alcoholic, and a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind;
… Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks;
… D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself.

There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir.

Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor Rene, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes.

Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.

Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. (From the publisher.)

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

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!

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  • 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!