Nutrition Awareness Month Movie Event – The Market Gardener’s Toolkit

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Thursday, March 23, 7:00 (78 min.)

The Market Gardener’s Toolkit is an educational documentary produced by Possible Media featuring Jean-Martin Fortier, small-scale vegetable grower and author of the bestselling book The Market Gardener, A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming. In the film, he shares his tools and techniques for successful, profitable, human-scale vegetable growing.  From soil preparation to strategies on dealing with insect pests, discover how this micro-farm manages to generate $150,000 in sales annually – without the use of a tractor or any heavy machinery.  Filmed over an entire growing season in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships, The Market Gardener’s Toolkit offers an unprecedented insight into the daily operations of the farm, from seeding to transplanting, from weeding to harvesting.

No matter the scale of your project, whether a small urban farm or a full-scale commercial market garden, this film will offer valuable information and help make your operation more efficient and profitable.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert and Area Dietitians for Nutrition Month.

Wednesday Movie – The Light Between Oceans

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Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 (133 min., PG13)

After years of fighting for Europe during World War I, Tom Sherbourne is finally able to return to his home in Australia. Tired of the years of fighting, Tom and Isabel, his wife, decided to go live in a lighthouse, far away from civilization, and they live their happily for quite a while. When a baby washes onto shore in a lifeboat, Isabel and Tom decide to keep her and raise her. However, they must ultimately travel back to the mainland after they discover that people who care for the child may still be alive.

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.

BiblioCon 2017

BiblioCon Save The Date

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!

Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan

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Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00

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.

Spring Drop-In 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 which begin the week of March 13 and end the week of May 8.
Day cares are welcome to drop-in as well, but please call ahead!
Bring Your Babies - Thursdays at 11:00
Preschool Story Time
Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 2:00, and Wednesdays at 2:00
For detailed information please visit:  http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/.

Four O’Clock Fun – Spring Session

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Wednesdays at 4:00

In Four O’Clock Fun, older children meet for stories and exciting activities including crafts, experiments, and more.
This forty-five minute program runs for nine weeks and is suitable for children ages 6 to 9.
Our first session is Wednesday, March 15.  Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, March 8. 

Teen D.I.Y. Night – D.I.Y. Bath Bombs

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Monday, March 27, 7:00

Sign up and have fun creating your own cool bath bombs!  All materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, March 1.  For ages 13 to 18.

Winter “Book to Movie” Club – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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Thursday, March 30, 7:00

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.  Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff.

Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.  Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

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

 

Watch our Rhubarb Grow in Real Time!

RhubarbSpring is just around the corner, patrons! That means the rhubarb in our front planter will be growing soon! Follow the link to watch its progress in real time!

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

Food Bank Donations

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John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is now accepting donations for the Prince Albert Food Bank!

If you would like to help out this worthy charity please bring non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk at the library!

They are specifically looking for:

  • canned and packaged soups
  • dry pastas
  • canned meats, such as tuna or ham
  • canned vegetable and fruits
  • canned tomatoes/ tomato sauce
  • rice
  • oatmeals
  • dry cereals