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, October 12 and Thursday, October 26, 2:00 to 4:00

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!  Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

 

Saskatchewan Library Week Book Sale – Libraries Matter
Tuesday, October 17 to Saturday, October 21

Come down and get lots of great discarded library items at our Book Sale!

Payment by donation.  You don’t want to miss it!

Saskatchewan Library Week is October 15 to 21.

 

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors:  Laptop Lab
Friday, October 20, 9:30

Learn how to create an email address, send emails, and practice surfing the internet.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, October 2. 

 

Fall Book Club
This fall we will meet to discuss new books as well as a classic title that may still be on your “to read list”!

Thursday, October 26, 7:00
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force.

Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth.

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

Upcoming Book Club Meetings:
Thursday, November 30, 7:00:  The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

 

D.I.Y. Adult Craft Night – Upcycled Fall Cans
Monday, October 30, 7:00

Sign up to create this upcycled can project to decorate your home for the fall season!  Materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Monday, October 2.

 

One-on-One Tech Help
Thursday, November 9 and Thursday, November 23, 2:00 to 4:00

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!  Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

 

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors Computer Class
Friday, November 17, 9:30 to 10:30 and 10:30 to 11:30

iPad/iPhone Help for New Users – 9:30 to 10:30 and
Android Tablets/Android Phones (Not Apple) for New Users – 10:30 to 11:30

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, November 1. 

 

Pharmacare Presentation
Monday, November 20, 7:00

Did you know Canada is the only country with universal healthcare but no universal drug coverage? After watching the Fifth Estate’s episode “The High Cost of Pharmaceuticals: Canada’s Drug Problem,” we will discuss options for actions.

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

 

Adult Craft Night – D.I.Y. Paint Night
Monday, November 27, 7:00

Anyone can be an artist at our D.I.Y. Paint Night!  Come and create this beautiful landscape scene! Materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, November 1.

 

Fall Book Club
Thursday, November 30, 7:00

This fall we will meet to discuss new books as well as a classic title that may still be on your “to read list”!

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
In an enthralling new historical novel, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

Register beginning on Wednesday, November 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: Registered Adult ProgramsD.I.Y. Adult Craft Night - Bath Bombs

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September 26, 2017

Sign up to create these Lush inspired bath bombs to use for a fun and relaxing experience at home! Materials are supplied. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Friday, September 1.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsNational Forest Week Event - Boreal Mushrooms presented by David Stevenson

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September 27, 2017

David Stevenson is a professional forester who has been working in Canada’s boreal forests for 30 years. Currently employed by the Ministry of Environment’s Forest Service Branch in Prince Albert, David has had a keen interest in mycology and wood decay since pursuing his graduate degree in forest pathology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Despite this interest in wood decay, David is married and has two daughters who ignore most of what he says, particularly where mushrooms are concerned.

On Wednesday September 27, David will be giving a presentation about boreal mushrooms with a focus on what not to put in your body. This will be followed up with a mushroom foray on Friday September 29 at Little Red Park (if interested the foray will begin from the Cosmo Lodge at 10:00 am rain or shine).

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Megan Leavey (116 min., PG13)

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September 27, 2017

While deployed in Iraq, Marine Corporal Megan Leavey lets the pressures of military life get to her head. After one of her many disciplinary hearings, she is ordered to clean out the regiment's K9 unit. While working on her assigned tasks, Leavey immediately identifies with one extremely energetic dog in the unit. This dog, named Rex, soon becomes Leavey's closest companion. Thanks to Leavey's special relationship with Rex, she is able to help dozens of her fellow soldiers from extremely dangerous situations. Both Rex and Leavey serve successfully together on over 100 missions but then the unthinkable happens. When Leavey drives over a roadside bomb with Rex in the car, they have no other option than to fight for their lives together.

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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September 28, 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 ProgramsFall Book Club

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September 28, 2017

This fall we will meet to discuss new books as well as a classic title that may still be on your “to read list”!
Thursday, September 28, 7:00
1984 by George Orwell
It is 1984. The world is in a state of perpetual war and Big Brother sees and controls all. Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party and propaganda-writer at the Ministry of Truth, is keeping a journal he should not be keeping and falling in love with Julia, a woman he should not be seeing. Outwardly compliant, Winston dreams of rebellion against the oppressive Big Brother, risking everything to recover his lost sense of individuality and control of his own future.

Register beginning on Friday, September 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 Meetings:
Thursday, October 26, 7:00: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Thursday, November 30, 7:00: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsSaskatchewan Book Publishing Week Event

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October 2, 2017

Everyone is welcome to this publishing week event featuring presenters Arlene and Robin Karpan of Parkland Publishing, and Carla Braidek – The Map in My Blood of Thistledown Press.

Robin and Arlene Karpan are writers, photographers and publishers based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For many years the Karpans have worked as freelance writers and photographers, contributing to more than 100 publications around the world, working on contracts for business and government, and selling stock photography.

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.

A Map In My Blood
This work represents a search through life, querying events and ideas.

Books for sale.

A SaskBook Event. Funds provided by the Canada Book Fund, Creative Saskatchewan, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - The Hero (96 min., R)

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October 4, 2017

Aging Western movie star Lee Hayden's leading roles have all dried up. Largely forgotten, he dwells on his former glory while losing himself in clouds of pot smoke and empty whiskey bottles. After Lee records a silly commercial voiceover, his doctor surprises him with grim news - he's got pancreatic cancer. Shaken, Lee tells his friends he's going off to make a movie, but in reality he spends the time examining his past and reconsidering his priorities. He attempts to reconcile with his estranged daughter Lucy, and begins an intriguing relationship with a mysterious stand-up comic named Charlotte.

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 - La Mystérieuse Mademoiselle C (110 min.)

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October 5, 2017

Mademoiselle C is a strange but touching woman. She, among others eccentricities, talks to a small rock, Gertrude, as if she was alive. She is the supply teacher of the 6D, the worst group of St-Cécile Elementary School. When she arrives, Mademoiselle C, with her never ending imagination, will accomplish a true revolution in the elementary school and especially in the group 6D. This movie praises the right to be different and unique. It is also a movie about the happiness of reading and the power of imagination.

Co-sponsored by French Canadian Society of 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 ProgramsNeal McLeod Book Launch - Neechie Hustle *This book launch has been postponed until further notice.*

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October 5, 2017

Based on characters from McLeod’s popular Crow Hop Café (2002 to 2004), Neechie Hustle begins with events on the fictitious Broken Elbow Reserve in Saskatchewan. The book takes a satirical look at the Indian Act and explores the emergence of neechie swagger in the late 1960s and 1970s. The rise of Pinokineechie, a wooden Indian, sees the expansion of Chief’s Fried Chicken, with Crees dancing at the fabled Studio 54 in New York City. The story is told in traditional Cree style with a modern twist, and includes dialogue in the Cree language. With a cast of colourful characters and brilliantly outrageous situations, Neechie Hustle will have readers in stitches as they root for the Senator and the Bannarchists to subdue Pinokineechie, preserve the secret bannock recipe, and bring balance back to the bannock force.

Neal McLeod is Cree (having grown up on the James Smith reserve in Saskatchewan) and Swedish. He received the 2015 Gabrielle Roy prize for literary theory and criticism for Indigenous Poetics in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014). His first book of poetry, Songs to Kill a Wîhtikow (Hagios Press, 2005), was nominated for multiple Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2005 and won Poetry Book of the Year - Anskohk Aboriginal Literature Awards in 2006. Neal currently lives in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, where he is at work on his next books.

Meet award-winning Kinistino author Neal McLeod, listen to readings from his latest humourous book, and purchase a signed copy to take home!

Category: Open Adult ProgramsTomato Tasting and Seed Donation Night

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October 5, 2017 8:30 pm

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library and the Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild will be hosting a Tomato Tasting and Seed Library Donation Night on October 5th at 7:30pm in Room 2. If you have tomatoes that you would like to share feel free to bring them along and show off your harvest! If you have saved any seeds this season and would like to donate them to the Seed Library at JMCPL please bring them along with all relevant information attached.

There is a printable Seed Identification Form available on our Seed Library website at http://www.jmcpl.ca/seed-library/ .

If you would like to be added to the Seed Library Email Newsletter mailing list please send an email to seedlibrary@jmcpl.ca.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning - Observations of Successful Retirement presented by Pat Weir

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October 10, 2017

On any journey you won't get far unless you have a plan for how you are going to get there. In this session, an established leader in Saskatchewan's financial planning industry will share her observations on the elements of a successful retirement, gathered from decades of experience in assisting people achieve their goals.

Pat Weir is a Certified and Registered Financial Planner who operates her own financial planning business with Lawton Partners in Prince Albert. She describes her business as being "about people, not money ". Pat is all about giving back and she works hard at making the world a better place donating her time and talents both locally and internationally.

Everyone welcome!

Category: Open Adult ProgramsWriter in the Community Author Readings

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October 10, 2017

JMCPL and Writer in the Community, Lynda Monahan, present an evening of fabulous readings by talented local writers from the Writer in the Community program.

Everyone welcome!

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Wonder Woman (141 min., PG13)

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October 11, 2017

Princess Diana has lived in isolation on the island of Themyscira for many years, unaware of the goings on of the outside world. That changes one day when a pilot named Steve Trevor crashes into the ocean off the coast. Rescued by Diana, he tells her and her Amazon sisters of a worldwide war raging beyond their shores. Diana agrees to accompany Trevor back to Man's World and do what she can to end the conflict. Fighting as Wonder Woman, she learns that the Central Powers are creating unimaginable weapons that could make them the masters of the world.

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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October 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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

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

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsSaskatchewan Library Week Book Sale - Libraries Matter - October 17 to 21

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October 17, 2017

Come down and get lots of great discarded library items at our Book Sale!

Payment by donation. You don’t want to miss it!

Saskatchewan Library Week is October 15 to 21.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - The Beguiled (91 min., R)

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October 18, 2017

During the Civil War, a Union soldier is injured, captured and held prisoner at a boarding school for Confederate girls. It is during his stay there that he begins to manipulate each of the residents of the school, taking advantage of the situation and their intense loneliness. In time, the girls begin to fight and manipulate one another in an effort to win his affections. It is not long, however, before the tables are turned and he becomes the subject of their ire.

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 ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Laptop Lab

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October 20, 2017

Learn how to create an email address, send emails, and practice surfing the internet.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, October 2.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsSaskatchewan Library Week Book Sale - Libraries Matter - October 17 to 21

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October 21, 2017

Come down and get lots of great discarded library items at our Book Sale!

Payment by donation. You don’t want to miss it!

Saskatchewan Library Week is October 15 to 21.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning - Mental Health and Retirement presented by Rachel Burton

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October 24, 2017

Rachel Burton, a Clinical Associate, will discuss mental health and well being in one’s retirement years.

Come to an evening providing insight for all, those in retirement, those considering retirement, and those with loved ones and friends in their retirement years.

Ms. Burton is a Clinical Associate with the Mental Health Outpatient Centre of the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Beatriz at Dinner (83 min., R)

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October 25, 2017

When socioeconomic classes collide, lots of interesting hijinks can ensue. And when Beatriz's car breaks down, she has absolutely no idea just how intriguing her evening is about to become. As a holistic medical professional, she is more attuned to world around her than most. However, it could be said that her clients are a bit removed from the troubles most ordinary people face. An ordinary dinner party becomes so much more when the friends of Beatriz's wealthy client are forced to face real issues in the world.

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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October 26, 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 ProgramsBernadette Wagner Author Reading

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October 26, 2017

Bernadette Wagner’s current work began with a visit to Hiroshima, mixed with her passion, and became a mixed-genre manuscript, written while she participated in the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive and mentored with Rachel Rose, Vancouver Poet Laureate. Bernadette’s previous work has been featured on multiple platforms, most recently in the anthologies, Without Apology (AUP, 2016) and Absent Mothers (Demeter, 2017).

While working as the inaugural literary artist-in-residence at the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre she edited the mixed-genre anthology, A Gift of the Prairie: Writings from the Southern Shores of Last Mountain Lake (LMLCC, 2015). She’s also edited WindScript Vol. 31 (SWG, 2015) and more than 20 chapbooks and broadsheets by Saskatchewan writers (BPrintInk). Bernadette’s work has received a SWG Short Manuscript Award (Children’s Literature), a Sask First Book Award nomination, and a YWCA of Canada community service award as well as emerging artist awards from the Sask Arts Board and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Come and meet Bernadette and hear readings from her published work. Books for sale.

Category: Registered Adult ProgramsFall Book Club - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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October 26, 2017

This fall we will meet to discuss new books as well as a classic title that may still be on your “to read list”!

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force.

Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth.

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

Upcoming Book Club Meetings:
Thursday, November 30, 7:00: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsD.I.Y. Adult Craft Night – Upcycled Fall Cans

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October 30, 2017

Sign up to create this upcycled can project to decorate your home for the fall season! Materials are supplied. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Monday, October 2.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Baby Driver (113 min., R)

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November 1, 2017

Being a getaway driver means that life is always uncertain. For one young man named Baby, however, it's all he's ever known and he's excellent at it. With prodigious driving skills and a knack for always avoiding danger, Baby suddenly finds himself at a loss when he falls for a girl who works as a local waitress. Suddenly, he realizes that there could be a life outside of crime for him. However, his bosses do not agree with this sentiment. And in order to conquer them, he'll need to put all of his brilliant talents to use.

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 - Trouver Doris/Finding Dory (95 min., PG)

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November 2, 2017

When Dory, the forgetful blue tang, suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin, and Nemo take off on a life-changing quest to find them, with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who's convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark! Dive into the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation, and gallons of fun!

Co-sponsored by French Canadian Society of 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.

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