Explore Lifelong Learning – In Search of Almighty Voice presented by Bill Waiser

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Wednesday, May 24, 7:00

An examination of why the Willow Cree man was the most wanted fugitive in Canada in the late nineteenth century and how his story and fate have been interpreted since his violent 1897 death at the hands of the North West Mounted Police. The story of Almighty Voice circles through and around the Prince Albert area and we learn much about our story at that time by looking at one man’s short and eventful life.

Bill Waiser is a Saskatoon author and historian.  His most recent book, A World We Have Lost:  Saskatchewan Before 1905 won the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Summer Hours

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Summer hours are now in effect!

From May 21st to September 3rd we will be closed on Sundays.

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BiblioCon 2017

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UPDATE May 17th, 2017
Just kidding! We have one more guest announcement! Off the Cuff Improv will be joining us to do a Geeky Improv show! Check out the Guest page and the Schedule page for more information!

UPDATE May 12th, 2017
We have our final Guest announcement! We are pleased to announce that local comic book author, and creator of the “Devil Dealers” graphic novel, Ross May will be joining us at BiblioCon this year!

UPDATE May 11th, 2017
Details for the Cosplay Contest and Fan Art Contest have been added! Head on over to the BiblioCon page to see even more exciting new about prizes, schedule, and panels!

UPDATE May 9th, 2017
We have our second guest announcement today! Local author, C. D. Breadner will be joining us to talk about the Urban Fantasy genre of fiction!
Check out the Guests page for more information!

UPDATE March 15th, 2017
We have our first guest announcement! We are pleased to announce Trent Gillespie, local science fiction writer, will be joining us at BiblioCon 2017!
Check out the Guests page for more information!

Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience

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July 10 to 14, 10:00 to 4:00
Teen Writing Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 teens 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. Applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.

Applicants are asked to upload a sample of their writing and a paragraph or two about why they would like to come to Sage Hill.

For detailed information and to apply visit http://www.sagehillwriting.ca/teens.  Apply by May 31st!

For information about other teen programs in the province check out their Facebook post:  https://www.facebook.com/SageHillWriting/photos/a.197360800758.142437.30619955758/10154433084955759/?type=3&theater.

Geeky Paint Night

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Monday, May 29, 7:00

Instructor:  Alison Read of Sugar Sweet Paint Night

Calling all geeks, Zelda lover’s and painters! BiblioCon is just about here so it’s time to get your geek on at our first ever paint night! We provide the paint, canvas and brush.  You take home your masterpiece!

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1.  For ages 16 and up.  Spaces are limited.  No painting experience necessary.

 

Tween and Teen Craft – Votive Holder

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Tuesday, May 23, 7:00

Come decorate your own glass votive holder to add some colours to any room in your home!

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1.  For ages 9 to 15.  Materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Spring “Book to Movie Club” – The Circle by Dave Eggers

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Thursday, May 25, 7:00

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.

As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, famous musicians playing on the lawn, athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO.

Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. (From the publisher.)

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

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Beginner’s Computer Class

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Friday, May 19, 9:30

Sign up and learn how to use a touchpad mouse and keyboard, get used to Windows, and internet searching.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1.  Space is limited.

OverDrive Technical Issues Resolved

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OverDrive and Library2Go are back up and running! We apologize for the technical issues.

Seed Library is Here!

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