Drop-In Activity Day

Saturday, March 23, 2:30

Enjoy Lego, board games, puzzles, Play Doh, or try them all!

Fun for the whole family!

Financial Literacy Workshop

Get the Most Out of Your Money!  presented by Cathy Dickson of the PA Literacy Network

Thursday, March 28, 1:00 to 3:00

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.  Limit of 15 participants.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Literacy Network.

JMCPL Colouring Contest

Colouring Contest
Kids, draw and colour your own picture which you feel represents our library using an 8 ½”x 11” paper!

Drop off entries at the Circulation Desk.

Prizes include:
3rd Prize:  $10 Coles Card
2nd Prize:  $15 Coles Card
1st Prize:  $25 Coles Card and your art featured on new JMCPL greeting cards!

Free book prizes too!  Entries due by March 28!

Wednesday Movie – Call Me By Your Name

Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 (132 min., R)

In 1983, an American professor invited a graduate student, Oliver, to live in his northern Italian villa with his family while working on a book. It is a tradition that his 17-year-old son, Elio, who is an introverted genius with a mind that makes him adult-like in many ways, had grown passionately jealous of over the years. Yet that was the year that Elio discovered with the help of Oliver many truths about himself. The two young men are inexplicably drawn to one another and spend the summer enjoying local delights, the countryside, their Jewish heritage and unexpected romantic feelings.

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.

Drop-In Spring Story Times

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 18 and end the week of May 13. There’s no need to register for the following – just drop in and enjoy!

Bring Your Babies (for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult)
Thursdays at 11:00
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 (suitable for children ages 2 to 5 who are ready to join a group)
Mondays at 10:30 and Tuesdays at 10:30
Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes, coloring, crafts, and other activities in this forty-five minute program.

(Daycares are welcome but please call ahead!)

Service Interruption

On Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 9:15pm all online systems will be down for an upgrade. These systems include access to the online catalogue, access to your library account online, and the mobile SILS app. Notifications may be down for up to 48 hours after the upgrade is complete.

The upgrade should be finished by the morning of the 12th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Adult Craft Night – D.I.Y. Paint Night

Monday, March 25, 7:00

Enjoy designing your own unique piece of art at this DIY Paint Night!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Friday, March 1.

Winter Book Club – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Thursday, March 28, 7:00

Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world — until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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

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

Regular Hours

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

new fall hours