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.   

 

Winter “Book to Movie Club”
Thursday, March 30, 7:00
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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!

 

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors:  Beginner’s Laptop Lab – Email Help
Friday, April 7, 9:30

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.

 

D.I.Y. Adult Craft Night – Bath Bombs
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00

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.

 

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!

 

Music Thursday
Thursday, April 13, 6:45
Rolling Stones:  Shine a Light (121 min., PG)

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!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Manchester by the Sea (137 min., 14A)

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March 1, 2017

Lee Chandler is a grumpy handyman working in Boston and living a secluded life. After his brother suddenly passes away from heart failure, Lee is named the legal guardian of his teenage nephew. On top of the emotions that Lee faces from losing his brother and having to unexpectedly raise a teenager, returning to his hometown of North Shore means Lee must face past tragedies and a broken marriage that he had previously left behind.

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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March 2, 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 ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning - Observations of Successful Retirement presented by Pat Weir (Postponed until the fall.)

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March 7, 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.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsJMCPL Board Meeting

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March 8, 2017

This meeting is open to the public. Everyone welcome!

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

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March 8, 2017

Dr. Louise Banks is a remarkably talented linguist who has spent most of her life discovering how languages work. She is the ideal candidate, then, for the monumental task of trying to communicate with the alien civilization whose ships have landed on Earth. No one knows what these visitors intend, but tensions run high, and Louise is desperate to learn why these aliens have come as soon as possible. She is willing to risk her life for the possibility of a peaceful solution to this unprecedented event, but is it a gamble that will pay off in the end?

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 ProgramsKidney Health Public Education Session: Healthy Body Weight – Healthy Kidneys

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March 8, 2017 8:00 pm

Presented by Carmen Berglund - Registered Nurse, Leah Yisak - U of S College of Nursing, and
Kidney Health Community Program - St. Paul’s Hospital
In celebration of ‘World Kidney Day’, you are welcome to join us for an information session about kidney health. Find out if you have risks for chronic kidney disease, and what you can do to prevent it. There will be a door prize and refreshments served.

March 9 is World Kidney Day.

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Category: Movie NightNutrition Awareness Month Movie Event - Milk (90 min., G)

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March 9, 2017

Through an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe. Inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing a new life into this world with a strong call to action and reflection.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert and Area Dietitians for Nutrition Month.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Beginner’s Laptop Lab – Surfing the Internet

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March 10, 2017

Would you like to get more comfortable reading the news online? Searching for a recipe? Sending an email? Join our class and we’ll learn all about the internet. Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, March 1. Space is limited.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsD.I.Y. Adult Craft Night - Adult Colouring Page Coasters

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March 14, 2017

Sign up to make these one-of-a-kind coasters using adult colouring pages! Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, March 1. Spaces are limited. All materials provided.

Category: Open Adult ProgramsPrince Albert CMHA Writing for Your Life Group St. Patrick’s Day Reading

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March 14, 2017

Enjoy readings from the Prince Albert Canadian Mental Health Association Writing for Your Life Group as they celebrate five years of writing together!

The Prince Albert Writing for Your Life group meets regularly at The Nest, the local Canadian Mental Health Association drop-in center. Members of the writing group have seen their writing published in the pages of Transition magazine and Transition WFYL newsletter. We also published an anthology titled With Just One Reach of Hands as well as several small chapbooks of individual work by funding made available through Common Weal Community Arts.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Moonlight (110 min., R)

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March 15, 2017

Living in a crime-ridden, violent section of Miami, a young African American man learns both positive and negative lessons about life. Raised in this world since childhood, he must endeavor to discover who he is and what he believes as he fights for essential survival. Through personal relationships and difficult choices, he comes to understand more about himself and the world around him. He learns what he truly values and how to stand up for it.

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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March 16, 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: Movie NightMusic Thursday - Pink Floyd: The Wall Before and After (83 min.)

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March 16, 2017

Pink Floyd's 11th Studio Album, The Wall, remains to this day the band's most commercially successful record. But the road to fruition for this dynamic recording, along with its long aftermath has been shrouded in mystery for years. This film investigates just how The Wall emerged. Exclusive and archive interviews, contributions from those close to the band at the time and a host of other features.

Everyone welcome!

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning - From India to La Ronge presented by Gill Gracie

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March 21, 2017

Gill will talk about her experiences in India and northern Saskatchewan, working in and with different cultures, seeing beneath the skin, living as a minority demographic in an original culture, and the challenges of doing business in the north.

Gill Gracie was born in the UK in 1943. She earned a B.A. in geography at the University of Reading in 1964. After a year teaching English as a second language in India, she emigrated to Canada, moving from Regina to La Ronge. She has lived and worked in and out of La Ronge ever since, teaching adult upgrading, briefly working for the provincial government, and then getting into the weekly newspaper business. For the past 23 years she has owned and operated Opportunity North, a magazine that is distributed free throughout the north.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - The Light Between Oceans (133 min., PG13)

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March 22, 2017

After years of fighting for Europe during World War I, Tom Sherbourne is finally able to return to his home in Australia. Tired of the years of fighting, Tom and Isabel, his wife, decided to go live in a lighthouse, far away from civilization, and they live their happily for quite a while. When a baby washes onto shore in a lifeboat, Isabel and Tom decide to keep her and raise her. However, they must ultimately travel back to the mainland after they discover that people who care for the child may still be alive.

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 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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