Adult

Want to finally write that story you’ve been mulling over for the past few years?  Want to improve your computer skills?  Want to kick back, relax, and watch a movie on the big-screen with some friends?  The JMCPL can help!  Check out our adult programs below or view the Online Programs Calendar for a complete list of programming and in order to register online.  Feel free to send us programming ideas at suggestions@jmcpl.ca.   

 

One-on-One Tech Help
Thursday, April 13 and Thursday, April 27, 2:00 – 4:00

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!

Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

 

Spring “Book to Movie Club”
Thursday, April 27, 7:00
Lion:  A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

Now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, this #1 international best-seller tells the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home…but an identity long-since left behind.

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

Lion 
is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

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

Upcoming Book Club Meeting:
Thursday, May 25, 7:00:  The Circle by Dave Eggers

 

One-on-One Tech Help
Thursday, May 11 and Thursday, May 18, 2:00 – 4:00

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!

Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

 

Mika Lafond Book Launch
Thursday, May 18, 7:00
nipê wânîn

nipê wânîn: my way back is a poetic journey of one woman discovering her Cree heritage and how it has shaped her. The poems are written in both Cree and English, on facing pages. Her pathway for the poems was paved by her grandmother’s life and teachings.

I am my grandmother’s thought. I was in her tears. I have shared dreams with her. I am a sprig of present produced by the past, cultivating the future. (from “I am”)

I come back to find solace in my history, to see the depth of the sky once more, to fall away to peacefulness with the stars. (from “homebound”)

Mika Lafond is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. She took a great interest in creative writing while she attended ITEP at the University of Saskatchewan through a mentorship with author Bill Robertson. Lafond and her cousin Joi Arcand started Kimiwan Zine in 2012 as an outlet for Indigenous visual artists and creative writers. Lafond has worked in education for ten years, has written resources for teachers, and began teaching at the U of S in 2015. Her writing is influenced by her love for her culture, language, and the importance of education. This is her first book. Lafond lives in Saskatoon.

Come and meet Mika and enjoy readings of her recently published poetry book!  Purchase signed copies to take home!

 

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors:  Beginner’s Computer Class
Friday, May 19, 9:30

Sign up and learn how to use a touchpad mouse and keyboard, get used to Windows, and internet searching.  Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1.  Space is limited.

 

Explore Lifelong Learning
Wednesday, May 24, 7:00
In Search of Almighty Voice presented by Bill Waiser

An examination of why the Willow Cree man was the most wanted fugitive in Canada in the late nineteenth century and how his story and fate have been interpreted since his violent 1897 death at the hands of the North West Mounted Police. The story of Almighty Voice circles through and around the Prince Albert area and we learn much about our story at that time by looking at one man’s short and eventful life.

Bill Waiser is a Saskatoon author and historian.  His most recent book, A World We Have Lost:  Saskatchewan Before 1905 won the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

 

Spring “Book to Movie Club”
Thursday, May 25, 7:00
The Circle by Dave Eggers

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.

As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, famous musicians playing on the lawn, athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO.

Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. (From the publisher.)

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

 

Geeky Paint Night
Monday, May 29, 7:00

Get ready to unleash your creativity with this original night of Geeky Painting!  BiblioCon is just about here so it’s time to get your geek on at our first ever paint night! Stay tuned for more details!

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1.  For ages 16 and up.  Spaces are limited.  All materials provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Movie NightTrans/Gender Diversity Awareness Week Movie - Boy Meets Girl (95 min., R)

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March 28, 2017

Three twenty year-olds living in Kentucky, Robby and his best friend since childhood, Ricky, a gorgeous transgender girl, have never dated. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors, Ricky considers dating a girl. In walks Francesca, a beautiful young debutante waiting for her Marine fiancé to return from the war. Ricky and Francesca strike up a friendship, and maybe a little more, which forces Robby to face his true feelings for Ricky.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Pride Planning Committee.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Jackie (100 min., R)

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March 29, 2017

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

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.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsWinter “Book to Movie Club” - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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March 30, 2017

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.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes.

It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future. (From the publisher.)

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!

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Category: Movie NightWorld Water Day Movie Night - Above All Else (95 min.)

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April 3, 2017

Inspired by a tree top blockade against the Keystone XL oil pipeline in East Texas, "Above All Else" tells the story of David Daniel as he "rallies an eccentric group of neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship."

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

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Fences (139 min., PG13)

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April 5, 2017

In the turbulent racially charged climate of the U.S. in the 1950's, an African American man fights to raise his family. Social oppression, discrimination, and long time anger bubble up from under the surface as he tries to be a role model for his growing children, teaching them how to survive in an unfair world. At the same time he must look within himself and deal with painful events from his own past in order to move forward. Viola Davis won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in this movie.

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.

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Category: Movie NightFrench Movie Night - Les Innocentes (112 min., 14A)

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April 6, 2017

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

Co-sponsored by La Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert.

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.

Category: Open Adult ProgramsCarla Braidek and Mary Maxwell Author Reading

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April 6, 2017

A Map In My Blood and Wind Leaves Absence
A Map In My Blood
Traditional poetry continues to hold its place in contemporary literature, in part because of the emergence of women whose writing is informed by tradition but whose subject matter crystalizes in the personal search for meaning. This work represents a search through life, querying events and ideas. Thoughts are offered and ideas considered, but no real conclusion is reached as life’s constant flux shifts the perspective and importance of every event. Everyday moments and seemingly inconsequential acts are allowed their due while peace and strength show through the loss and effort.

Carla Braidek lives and writes in the boreal forest near Big River, Saskatchewan. Her book Carrying the Sun (Thistledown, 2005) was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry. Her work is also published in her chapbook Quickening, the Hagios Press anthology New Saskatchewan Poets, and various literary magazines. Her poetry was included in the full-length documentary, Unplugged — Emma 2010 Collaboration, that was filmed during that time.

Wind Leaves Absence
These poems in this collection are steeped in loss and lament as they concern the death of the poet’s family members, particularly her father, and the premature death of two brothers two years apart. The collection’s tone is often elegiac, but rarely maudlin, and the clipped narrative is frequently imbued with lyrical strains. The poems are emotional counterpoints to life’s implacable realities and in the resulting response the poet learns that self-recrimination, denial, or anger cannot change the course of events. She teaches us that grief is a singular and deeply emotional experience and the poems convey this intimacy and offer a clear and empathetic path to a very specific emotional wellness.

Mary Maxwell has published articles, short fiction, opinion pieces, and poems. She has worked as a registered nurse for forty years, has degrees in English, and extensive study in grief counselling. She has one previous poetry book: Arrangements (Hag Papers). Her work has appeared in the anthologies, Eating Apples: Knowing Womens’ Lives, Chicken and Fingers (NeWest Press, 1994), Work and Leisure: Chicken and Fingers (McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1995), Running Barefoot: Women Write the Land, Cut Stalks in Her Arms (Rowan Books, 2001), Health Issues 8: Chicken and Fingers (McGraw Hill Ryerson, 2002), Listening with the Ear of the Heart, A Wise Heart (St Peter’s Press, 2003), and in Grain Magazine, NeWest Review, CV2, and Descant.

Come and meet Carla and Mary and enjoy readings from their published works. All welcome!
Books for sale. A Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Reading.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Beginner’s Laptop Lab – Email Help

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April 7, 2017

Set up a new Gmail account or get help with your existing email account. Join our class and find out how! Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Saturday, April 1. Space is limited.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsD.I.Y. Adult Craft Night - Bath Bombs

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April 11, 2017

Sign up to create these Lush inspired bath bombs to use for a fun and relaxing experience at home!
Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Saturday, April 1. Spaces are limited. All materials provided.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsJMCPL Board Meeting

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April 12, 2017

This meeting is open to the public. Everyone welcome!

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - 20th Century Women (118 min., R)

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April 12, 2017

During the late 1970s in Santa Barbara, California, a family deals with life events against the backdrop of Jimmy Carter's presidency. Although they love one another dearly, each person discovers just how messy relationships can truly be. Pondering the big questions, they dive into their daily existence with unfettered hope while striving to make the most out of their lives. Not afraid to shy away from serious topics during heady times, they manage to grow even closer.

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.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsOne-on-One Tech Help

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April 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!

Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

Category: Open Adult ProgramsMusic Thursday - Rolling Stones: Shine a Light (121 min., PG)

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April 13, 2017

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese and the world's greatest rock 'n roll band, The Rolling Stones, unite to bring audiences the musical film event, Shine a Light, a look at The Rolling Stones, the band that defined the very idea of what a rock and roll band is, live through the eyes of Scorsese. It's hard to overestimate the importance of The Rolling Stones in rock and roll history. The group, which formed in London in 1962, distilled so much of the music that had come before it and has exerted a decisive influence on so much that has come after. No stranger to rock concert films ("The Last Waltz"), Scorsese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006, he assembled an incredible team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Enjoy classic band clips, exclusive behind-the-scenes moments and blistering concert footage featuring special guests Jack White III, Christina Aguilera and the legendary Buddy Guy.

Everyone welcome!

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (134 min., PG13)

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April 19, 2017

Before Luke Skywalker became a Jedi or met Han Solo, Jyn Erso was a rebel amongst rebels who didn't like to play by anyone's rules. When the Rebellion is desperate to find a way to take out Darth Vader and his forces, they use her criminal history to do it. Jyn and a group that includes a swordsman, a droid, and some individuals not allied to any particular side of the conflict, set out to steal the plans for the Death Star to give the Rebellion an edge.

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.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsEarth Day and Seedy Saturday (Story time and Craft at 2:30)

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April 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Come down to watch films, a sustainable beekeeping presentation, displays, music by Life is Good, lunch and cookies, a children’s drop-in story time and craft and more!

Schedule:
9:30 – Film: Seeds: the Untold Story (94 mins)
11:15 – Presentation by Ron Schriml – Keynote Address: What’s Old is New Again – Musings of a Veteran Ecologist
11:45 – Welcome from the City: Don Cody, Kyle Anderson – Shopper – Publicizing positive information about Prince Albert, Farah Fox – PA Parkland Permaculture Guild, and Wes Clarke – Prince Albert Food Coalition and Food Bank update
12:00 – Film: To the Ends of the Earth (55 mins)
1:00 – Presentation by Murray Hannigan – Hannigan’s Honey - Bee Knowledgeable: Keeping Bees Alive in 2017
2:00 – March in solidarity with Peoples Climate Movement
2:30 – Children’s drop-in story time and craft – Story Corner
3:00 – Music by Life is Good

Lunch provided by Learners with Purpose and sponsored by Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions Inc.

Displays: Prairie Garden Seeds, Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds, Seeds of Diversity, Broadview Farm Seeds, Anchor of Hope Ranch, Earth Connections, Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions, Hannigan Honey, Fox Hill Gardens, Renewable Power Intelligent Choice

Cookies by Grandmothers for Grandmothers

Everyone welcome! You don’t want to miss it!

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

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Hidden Figures (126 min., PG)

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April 26, 2017

A period space-race drama is inspired by the real-life tale of a group of African-American female mathematicians, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, who helped put astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsOne-on-One Tech Help

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April 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!

Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

Category: Registered Adult ProgramsSpring “Book to Movie Club” - Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

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April 27, 2017

Now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, this #1 international best-seller tells the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind.

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

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

Upcoming Book Club Meeting:
Thursday, May 25, 7:00: The Circle by Dave Eggers

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