Saturday Movie – Isle of Dogs

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Saturday, February 16, 2:30 (101 min., CHV Rating PG, MPAA – PG13)

This futuristic tale tells the story of a Japanese town that cruelly casts all of its canines aside when a dangerous dog flu outbreak erupts. When a young boy’s dog is taken from him, he must travel to the garbage dump island where the dogs have been relocated-and hope to find his best friend amid the rubble. Proving that friendship transcends all boundaries, their heartwarming friendship is a testament to the love of pets.

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.

Financial Literacy Workshop – Get the Most Out of Your Money!

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Tuesday, February 26, 7:00
Presented by Cathy Dickson of the PA Literacy Network

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.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Literacy Network.

Artist in the Community Shannon Kelly

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Thursdays 12:00 to 5:00

Shannon Kelly is the creator and Editor of Women’s Magazine “Vintage Gypsy” based out of Prince Albert, SK. She is the curator for the Rock My Gypsy Soul Music Festival and creator and facilitator for the “Write Your Way Home” 6-week intensive writing workshop offered through Vintage Gypsy. She is a storyteller, a community builder and a humanitarian. She believes that we all have a story to tell and that each story is unique and important.
She hopes to fill Lynda’s shoes with grace and bring new and exciting ideas and workshops to the library in the coming year.

Shannon is available for consultation in the Library via appointment and is available for walk in visits on Thursday afternoons at the library. You can contact her at shannon@thevintagegypsy.ca or by phone at: 306-930-6693.

Winter Book Club – A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson

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Thursday, February 28, 7:00

The basis for the major motion picture of the same name. An entrancing memoir of how one woman’s journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life.

Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod. At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take pleasure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn’t realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an “unfinished woman” was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers.

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

Tween and Teen Writers Group – Choose a Decade!

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Monday, February 25, 7:00

If you could visit a decade from the past 100 years, which would you choose?

Write about your adventures, and make a cool knotted macramé bookmark!

Registration begins on Friday, February 1.  For ages 9 to 15.  All materials are supplied.

Dreamcatcher Workshop

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Wednesday, February 27, 7:00

Facilitated by Shannon Kelly, Artist in the Community and Local Artist Amber Bear

Amber Bear uses the natural beauty in her dream catchers.  The dream catchers take a shape of their own, and no dream catcher will turn out the same.  Willow branches, birch trees, imitation sinew, and gem stone/glass/shell beads are used to create the dream catcher.  As with all of nature’s creations, the dream catchers will weather and change over time.

Amber Bear currently lives in Prince Albert.  She is a single parent of an extraordinary boy, who stole her heart.  She has a dog that has big ears but chooses not to use them.  Amber grew up in Stanley Mission and La Ronge.  She loves the outdoors and the raw beauty of the northern woodland.

Shannon Kelly is the creator and Editor of Women’s Magazine “Vintage Gypsy” based out of Prince Albert, SK. She is the curator for the Rock My Gypsy Soul Music Festival and creator and facilitator for the “Write Your Way Home” 6-week intensive writing workshop offered through Vintage Gypsy. She is a storyteller, a community builder and a humanitarian. She believes that we all have a story to tell and that each story is unique and important.  She hopes to fill Lynda’s shoes with grace and bring new and exciting ideas and workshops to the library in the coming year.  Shannon is available for consultation in the Library via appointment and is available for walk in visits on Wednesday afternoons at the library. You can contact her at shannon@thevintagegypsy.ca or by phone at: 306-930-6693.

Design this beautiful dreamcatcher, and learn about the stories behind it.  Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Friday, February 1.  Materials supplied.

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

Drop-In Winter 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 January 7 and end the week of March 4.
Bring Your Babies – Thursdays at 11:00, Preschool Story Time – Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 and Wednesdays at 2:00.
Visit:  http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/ for details.

*NEW* Family Storysack Readings – Wednesdays at 10:30
This program beginning Wednesday, January 9 will allow families to explore creative storytelling using Storysacks!
It’s a fun way to read a book!  Check it out!
Presented by Prince Albert Literacy Network.

Regular Hours

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

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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!