Explore Lifelong Learning – Nature Walk with Carman Dodge

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Thursday, October 2, 5:30

Carman Dodge is the president of Nature Prince Albert.  He is retired from the Government of Saskatchewan forestry department which is where he discovered a long-standing interest in the outdoors and the plants and animals that live there.  Nature Prince Albert encourages an interest in the natural world through field trips, presentations, community projects and sharing with like-minded people.

The Kristi Lake nature trail is 1.8 km and takes the walker through glacial sand dunes and four ecosystems, jack pine upland, black spruce wetland, a lake riparian corridor and mixed wood forest of aspen and white spruce.  The trailhead is north of Prince Albert near Marks Nine golf course.  We will meet at 5:30 at the library and go as a group to the site.  Transportation will be provided and we will try to take as few cars as possible in the interest of good environmental citizenship.  Wear good walking gear and be prepared for a few small hills.

Wednesday Movie

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Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 (116 min., PG)

Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses rejoins his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Do-It Yourself Mystery Book Club

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Saturday, October 11, 10:30-12:00

I feared this may happen. I knew reading was a dangerous business, but now it’s not safe for writers either! You see, the author of this book is missing. Well, maybe not “missing.” A certain author whom I won’t name (okay, me) has abandoned his book and has left his readers hanging out to dry. This is a crime, I admit, but there it is. Most of this book, well, I just haven’t written it. And I’m not going to, either.

Why? Oh, I have my reasons. Big. Grown up. Author. Reasons. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal them yet. Let’s just say a life is at stake (mine) and leave it at that. So will you do it? Pretty please? You’ll do it? Thank you! But please hurry! Time is of the essence and you can’t wait any longer. You must WRITE THIS BOOK!

Create your own unique mystery book!  Call (306) 763-8496 to register for this six session program beginning on Wednesday, October 1 at 9:00.  For ages 11-15.  Space is limited.

Upcoming Session:  Saturday, October 25, 10:30-12:00.

Peggy Worrell and Lynda Monahan Author Reading

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Tuesday, September 30, 7:00

Proudflesh by Peggy and selected readings by Lynda
In these stories, readers will not find heartwarming sentimentality, but mature literary prose with surprising twists and indeterminate endings, and women of intense substance and spirit. P. J. Worrell understands girls who dream of being wives and mothers in safe cozy homes, then find out that trying hard to secure that life does not necessarily make it happen.  Her work is imbued with the feminism that early literary pioneers like Margaret Laurence and Alice Munro introduced in their fiction. Worrell writes close to the bone. Her characters may not be heroically dashing or intrepid, but they stare death in the face without flinching and this is what makes Proudflesh such an important first book.
Peggy Worrell resides in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
A Saskatchewan Writers Guild reading.

Lynda Monahan is the author of two poetry collections, A Slow Dance in the Flames and What My Body Knows. She will be launching her third collection titled Verge in the spring of 2015. Lynda’s work has been published widely in literary magazines and broadcast on CBC radio.  She has had her tanka poetry translated into Japanese.
Lynda is active as a creative writing teacher, facilitating many classes and workshops. She leads a Writing For Your Life group with Canadian Mental Health and is writer in residence at the Victoria Hospital.  Lynda lives in the Nisbet Forest just outside of Prince Albert.

Book Spine Poetry Contest for Saskatchewan Library Week

Fancy yourself a poet? Maybe you didn’t even know it? Try your hand at the Book Spine Poetry Contest for Saskatchewan Library Week! The contest runs from September 21st to November 1st. For more details visit: bookspinepoetrycontest.ca

Fall 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 – Bring Your Babies, Time for Twos, and Preschool Story Time.  The first week of story times for the fall session will be September 22 – 26.  There’s no need to register – just drop in and enjoy!  For more details visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/ or call  763-8496.

Four O’Clock Fun

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Wednesday, September 24, 4:00

Register beginning on Wednesday, September 10 for tons of fun!
Wednesdays at 4:00 beginning on Wednesday, September 24

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.
Register by calling (306)763-8496 or visit the Online Programs Calendar.

Marion Sherman Bursary for Children’s Librarians

Marion Sherman Bursary 2014 PosterApplications are now being accepted for the 2014 Marion Sherman Bursary for Children’s Librarians worth $750.

MLS/MLIS students enrolled in a children’s literature course are encouraged to apply for the bursary. Applications must be submitted by October 14th, 2014.

2014 Application Form

Send applications to:

Administrative Assistant
Wapiti Regional Library
145 – 21th Street East
Prince Albert, SK  S6V 1B7

Phone:  (306) 764-0712 Ext. *200
Fax:  (306) 922-1516
Email: adminasst@wapitilibrary.ca

New Library Hours

Our hours are changing effective September 2, 2014!
We’re going to open at 8:30am instead of 9:00am from Mondays to Saturdays and on Fridays and Saturdays we will close at 5:00pm instead of 5:30pm.  On Sundays in the Fall/Winter we will still be open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  For more information go to the Main Branch page underneath the Hours & Location menu tab.