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@test.jmcpl.ca.   

 

Artist in the Community  – Shannon Kelly

Office Hours:  By Appointment Only

Shannon Kelly is the creator and Editor of Women’s Magazine “Vintage Gypsy” based out of Prince Albert, SK. She is the curator for the Rock My Gypsy Soul Music Festival and creator and facilitator for the “Write Your Way Home” 6-week intensive writing workshop offered through Vintage Gypsy. She is a storyteller, a community builder and a humanitarian. She believes that we all have a story to tell and that each story is unique and important. She hopes to fill Lynda’s shoes with grace and bring new and exciting ideas and workshops to the library in the coming year.

Shannon is available for consultation in the Library via appointment. You can contact her at shannon@thevintagegypsy.ca or by phone at: 306-930-6693.

 

One-on-One Tech Help
Thursday, May 9 and 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!

 

Financial Literacy Workshop
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 to 9:00
Get the Most Out of Your Money!  presented by Adriann Locke of the PA Literacy Network

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.

 

Adult Craft Night – DIY Flower Pen and Jar
Monday, May 27, 7:00

Brighten up your space with your own DIY Flower Pen and Jar creations!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, May 1.

 

Democracy Proportional Representation Presentation
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00

Prime Minister Trudeau promised the 2015 federal election would be the last to use first-past-the-post. On or before October 21, 2019 we will have a federal election using first-past-the-post. Using the history of Trudeau’s broken promise, we will explore the promise of a proportional representation voting system.

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

 

Spring Book Club
Thursday, May 30, 7:00
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez–her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost.
As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future–but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything–not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart.

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

 

Office of the Treaty Commissioner Treaty Education Presentation
Monday, June 3, 7:00 to 8:15 (Open to the public)

Details to follow!

 

One-on-One Tech Help
Thursday, June 6, 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
Monday, June 10, 2:00 to 3:30

Are you a senior that is unsure about computers? In this class learn about laptop and internet basics, with a chance to ask questions and get assistance.

Laptops are provided.  Call 763-8496 to register.

 

Hug a Tree and Survive Presentation
Thursday, June 13, 7:00

Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do should they become lost. Hug-A-Tree and Survive is a great program to bring into your family, classroom, guide or scout unit, youth group, or any other community group interested in teaching kids about being safe.

Presented by volunteers from Prince Albert North Search & Rescue.

 

Downtown Street Fair Book Sale
Saturday, June 15, 9:00 to 5:00

Come down for the day and meet us just outside of the library.  You’ll find all kinds of great discarded library items!  Check it out!

Payment by donation.

 

National Indigenous Peoples Day Event
Tuesday, June 18, 7:00

Did your school have a graveyard? As an act of truth and reconciliation, join us to experience The Witness Blanket in documentary and as a virtual online tour. The Witness Blanket is made up of hundreds of items reclaimed from residential schools and connected institutions. It “stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.”

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

 

Adult Craft Night
Tuesday, June 25, 7:00

Come to the library to make a “stained glass” DIY candle holder!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Saturday, June 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning - An Archaeological Perspective on Saskatchewan History presented by Margaret Kennedy

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April 30, 2019

Historical Archaeology explores the stories and lives of past people since the time of European contact using material culture, historical and other documents and ethnohistory. Dr. Kennedy will give an illustrated survey of the various kinds of historical archaeology done in Saskatchewan over the past century and the rich stories of the province’s past that have emerged from that important work. We will look, for example, at the archaeology of the fur trade, Indigenous and Métis sites, early settlement and homestead sites, industrial sites and other sites representative of the past 250 or so years of Saskatchewan history.

Margaret Kennedy recently retired from teaching Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan but continues to be active in the archaeology of the northern plains. She now holds an Adjunct Professor position with the Department, keeping up her involvement with graduate student supervision and research there. Her specializations in Historical Archaeology over the past 43 years include the archaeology and history of the buffalo robe (“whiskey”) trade, the mining towns and industries of the Crowsnest Pass, buffalo hunting Métis winter camps, early homestead sites and urban archaeological sites. She also has experience in pre-contact archaeology and for the past seven years has been studying the rich ceremonial stone feature landscape of the Forks of the Red Deer and South Saskatchewan rivers with colleague Dr. Brian Reeves.

Everyone welcome!

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Historical Society.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Instant Family (120 min., PG13)

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May 1, 2019

A couple is figuring out how to survive marriage and move on to the next step in their lives when they suddenly become parents. But, traditional parenthood isn't how they became parents. Instead, they become an instant family when they find themselves the adopted parents of three children. The children are less than enthused about their new situation, which makes everything worse. The couple have to figure out how to be a parent to children who need one and keep their marriage intact too.

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 - Café de Flore (120 min., 14A)

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May 2, 2019

In 2011, Antoine has a girlfriend, Rose, and is raising two daughters. However, Rose is not Antoine's first love, and he's still infatuated with his ex-wife Carole, the mother of his children. Carole hopes he'll someday return to her, though despite his feelings there's little evidence to suggest he will. In 1969, Jacqueline is a single mother raising a seven-year-old son with Down Syndrome who is not expected to live past 25. We learn that Jacqueline and Carole share a special connection.

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: Registered Adult ProgramsTenancy Workshop - A Place to Call Home: Tenant and Landlord Information presented by Liz Thompson of the PA Literacy Network

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May 2, 2019 9:00 pm

Do you have questions about:
• how to find a good rental home?
• your rights and responsibilities as a renter?
• the rights and responsibilities of a landlord?
• how to handle problems with renting?
Register for this free workshop to learn more. To register, call (306) 922-6852 or email tlc.paln.@sasktel.net. Limit of 15 participants.
Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Literacy Network.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning for Seniors Computer Class: Learning about Facebook

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May 3, 2019

Are you a senior who wants to learn what Facebook is about? Find out how to sign up and use Facebook to keep in touch with old family and friends.

Laptops are provided. Call 763-8496 to register.

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Category: Open Adult Programsgillian harding-russell Book Launch - In Another Air (*Note: This book launch has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.)

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May 6, 2019

This stunning collection of poetry by gillian harding-russell describes the magical and transitory world of the north, particularly in and around Yellowknife. It is an eloquent and personal exploration of the history, the harsh darkness, and legends of the north viewed through an imaginative lens, from the failed Franklin expeditions to the Mad Trapper. These are abundant and imaginative poems about quests, migrations, northern spirits and vanished populations.

gillian harding-russell is a Regina poet who has been visiting her daughter in Yellowknife for the past four years. She has three previous poetry collections and several chapbooks published. In 2015, the sequence “Proud Men do not Listen” from In Another Air was shortlisted for Exile’s Gwendolyn MacEwen Chapbook Award.

Come and meet gillian and enjoy readings from her newest work of poetry. Books for sale. All welcome!

Funded by The Saskatchewan Writers’Guild.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Bohemian Rhapsody (135 min., PG13)

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May 8, 2019

Freddie Mercury leads Queen to become one of the greatest rock bands in history. The unique band has unprecedented success despite Freddie's hectic life choices. Then Freddie becomes tragically ill with a terminal disease. He gives his all at a performance for Live Aid, which will go down in history as one of the most memorable music events of all time. Even after Freddie's early death, Queen will go on to inspire millions of people.

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 ProgramsJMCPL Board Meeting

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May 8, 2019

This meeting is open to the public.

Everyone welcome!

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsOne-on-One Tech Help

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May 9, 2019 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 Programs"Hug a Tree and Survive" Presentation

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May 9, 2019

Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do should they become lost. Hug-A-Tree and Survive is a great program to bring into your family, classroom, guide or scout unit, youth group, or any other community group interested in teaching kids about being safe.

Come early and check out the display to learn more about PA North Search & Rescue!

Presented by volunteers from Prince Albert North Search & Rescue.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - The Favourite (119 min., R)

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May 15, 2019

It's the early 1700s, and England is at war with France. One young woman, Abigail, decides to take advantage of the tumultuous times and forge a friendship with Lady Sarah. A woman who has been tasked with basically running the country while dealing with her mercurial queen's demands, Sarah is a force to reckon with. She quickly sees some of herself in Abigail, and it's not long before Abigail is faced with her biggest challenge yet-befriending Queen Anne, getting back into her graces and restoring her status as an aristocrat.

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 NightSexual Assault Awareness Week Movie Event - Trust (106 min., R)

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May 16, 2019

When a young girl is assaulted by an older man she meets on the Internet, her family's bonds are ripped apart as her father searches across the country in an effort to track down her attacker and exact revenge.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Sexual Assault Centre and Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week is May 13 to 17.

Everyone is welcome to this event! Find out about all of the community services that the Prince Albert Sexual Assault Centre offers. For detailed information please visit www.pacrisis.ca.

Category: Registered Adult ProgramsBeading Workshop - Facilitated by Shannon Kelly, Artist in the Community, and Jen Sanderson

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May 16, 2019

Jennifer Sanderson is a local area resident from Wahpeton Dakota Nation. She was raised in Prince Albert and now resides on her home reserve. Jennifer has been beading full time now for almost 2 years. She was taught as a young girl from her late granny Edith Omani and then lost touch with it for many years. After being reinvested in her beading Jennifer hopes to share the love of beading with others.

In this class you will be learning the basics of beading, and then make a debit card holder with simple beading to take home! Just bring yourself and everything is provided!

Registration begins on Wednesday, May 1. Space is limited.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Vice (132 min., R)

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May 22, 2019

Dick Cheney served as the Vice President for the United State's 43rd president George W. Bush. Prior to that, Cheney spent years moving up the ranks in terms of his political career, and ultimately oversaw 1991's Operation Desert Storm. During the eight years he spent in office as VP, Cheney became known as one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in the history of the country. An examination of Dick Cheney's rise to power and his policies show that they had wide-reaching effects, changing the world in many ways.

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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May 23, 2019 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 ProgramsFinancial Literacy Workshop - Get the Most Out of Your Money! presented by Adriann Locke of the PA Literacy Network

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May 23, 2019

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.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsAdult Craft Night - DIY Flower Pens and Jar

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May 27, 2019

Brighten up your space with your own DIY Flower Pen and Jar creations! All materials supplied. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, May 1.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsDemocracy Proportional Representation Presentation

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May 28, 2019

Prime Minister Trudeau promised the 2015 federal election would be the last to use first-past-the-post. On or before October 21, 2019 we will have a federal election using first-past-the-post. Using the history of Trudeau's broken promise, we will explore the promise of a proportional representation voting system.

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

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Bumblebee (114 min., PG13)

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May 29, 2019

It's 1987 and the transforming robot car Bumblebee is looking for a place to take refuge on earth. The damaged car hides out at a California junkyard where a teenaged girl named Charlie eventually discovers the Transformer. However, she also learns that Sector 7, a government agency, is trying to hunt them down. In addition, she finds that there are other Transformers on Earth besides Bumblebee. Unfortunately, those others may have evil intentions during their stay on the planet.

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 ProgramsSpring Book Club - "When We Left Cuba" by Chanel Cleeton

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May 30, 2019

The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez--her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost.
As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future--but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything--not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart.

Register beginning on Wednesday, May 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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