Wednesday Movie – The Secret Scripture

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Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 (108 min., PG13)

A psychiatrist (Eric Bana) examines Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), a elderly Irishwoman living in a mental institution, and learns more about her past in the process. Rooney Mara plays McNulty as a young woman, in flashbacks that detail her love triangle with a fighter pilot (Jack Reynor) and a priest (Theo James). Directed by Jim Sheridan, The Secret Scripture is based on the novel of the same name by Sebastian Barry.

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.

Co-operatives Film Night – A Silent Transformation

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Tuesday, January 23, 7:00 (70 min.)

This is a film about the transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model.  The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective well being in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination.

As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever. However, over the years the co-op sector has become insular and poorly understood.

A Silent Transformation sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of different communities across the province of Ontario. By addressing their needs collectively they are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation.  In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society!  Will it grow and flourish?

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Chapter of The Council of Canadians.

Creative Writing for Tweens and Teens – D.I.Y. Locker Magnets

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Tuesday, January 23, 7:00

Sign up with a friend to make some cool glass magnets with your favourite quotes inside to decorate your school locker!  Then write a paragraph or poem about why you love those quotes!  We’ll see you there!

Registration begins on Tuesday, January 2.  For ages 9 to 15.  All materials are supplied.

Writer in Residence – Lynda Monahan

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Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.

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.

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Teen Craft Night – Popsicle Stick Painting

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Monday, January 29, 7:00

Have fun with a friend making this unique painting with popsicle sticks!  Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, January 2.  For ages 13 to 18.

Giller Prize Book Club – Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

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Thursday, January 25, 7:00

This winter we will meet to discuss a few books that were chosen as finalists for the Giller Prize Book Award.  Our first selection will be the Giller Prize Winner, Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill.

Jean Mason has a doppelganger. She’s never seen her, but others swear they have. Apparently, her identical twin hangs out in Kensington Market, where she sometimes buys churros and drags an empty shopping cart down the streets, like she’s looking for something to put in it. Jean’s a grown woman with a husband and two kids, as well as a thriving bookstore in downtown Toronto, and she doesn’t rattle easily—not like she used to. But after two customers insist they’ve seen her double, Jean decides to investigate.

She begins at the crossroads of Kensington Market: a city park called Bellevue Square. Although she sees no one who looks like her, it only takes a few visits to the park for her to become obsessed with the possibility of encountering her twin in the flesh. With the aid of a small army of locals who hang around in the park, she expands her surveillance, making it known she’ll pay for information or sightings. A peculiar collection of drug addicts, scam artists, philanthropists, philosophers and vagrants—the regulars of Bellevue Square—are eager to contribute to Jean’s investigation. But when some of them start disappearing, she fears her alleged double has a sinister agenda. Unless Jean stops her, she and everyone she cares about will face a fate much stranger than death.

Register beginning on Tuesday, Janury 2, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!

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 2.
Bring Your Babies
Thursdays at 11:00 (for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult)
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
Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 10:30, or Wednesdays at 2:00
(suitable for children ages 2 to 5 who are ready to join a group)

Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes, colouring, crafts, and other activities in this forty-five minute program.
(Daycares are welcome but please call ahead!)

Four O’Clock Fun Winter 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 is suitable for children ages 6 to 9.
Registration for Winter Session begins on Tuesday, January 2 with our first session on Wednesday, January 3. 

Holiday Hours 2017

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Hoopla Digital – Endless Holidays on Hoopla!

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 this holiday season!

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Click here to see the holiday lookbook from Hoopla!