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.   

 

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
Instructor:  Alison Read of Sugar Sweet Paint Night

Calling all geeks, Zelda lover’s and painters! BiblioCon is just about here so it’s time to get your geek on at our first ever paint night! We provide the paint, canvas and brush.  You take home your masterpiece!

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1.  For ages 16 and up.  Spaces are limited.  No painting experience necessary.

 

BiblioCon
Saturday, June 3, 9:30 to 4:00

Come check out Prince Albert’s first Geek Culture Convention! Cosplay Contest! Panels!  Fan Art Contest!  Local Geek Culture Guests!

What’s BiblioCon?  BiblioCon is a combination of two words. ‘Biblio’ comes from the word ‘bibliotheque,’ which means ‘library’ in French, and ‘Con’ comes from the word ‘convention.’

This is a free, family friendly event! All you need to “register” is to show up and go to the Circulation desk. To get a door prize entry you either need to have a library card or need to sign up for one.

More details coming soon! Watch for updates on the main page, or on our Facebook and Twitter profiles!  Questions?  Email bibliocon@jmcpl.ca

Visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/bibliocon/ for details!

 

One-on-One Tech Help
Thursday, June 8 and Thursday, June 22, 2:00 – 4:00

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

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

 

Anne Campbell Book Launch
Saturday, June 10, 2:30
The Fabric of Day

Anne Campbell is the award-winning author of five collections of poetry and of popular non-fiction. Readings of her work, workshops, and musical compositions, with Tom Schudel, have taken her across Canada, the USA, and Britain. Her many awards include the City of Regina Writing Award, the Mayor’s Arts Award, and the Mayor’s Heritage Award.

In her work at the Regina Public Library, Anne administered Canada’s first public Writer-in-Residence program; as a long-time Saskatchewan arts and heritage activist, she served on the boards of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Writers Development Trust, the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and, presently, the Heritage Committee of the Wascana Centre Authority. Campbell lives in Regina.

Come and meet Anne and listen to readings of her new and selected poetry.  All welcome!  Books for sale.

 

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors:  Beginner’s Computer Class
Friday, June 16, 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 Thursday, June 1.  Space is limited.

 

Downtown Street Fair Book Sale
Saturday, June 17, 8:30 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 Aboriginal Day
Wednesday, June 21, 2:00

Come down and enjoy a piece of cake to celebrate National Aboriginal Day!  Everyone welcome!

 

Ayami Greenwood Book Launch
Saturday, June 24, 2:00
A Legacy of Memories

Come and enjoy readings from local author Ayami Greenwood, as she shares her newest book of poetry based on her recollection of vivid memories.

Purchase signed copies of books.  Everyone welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Lion (129 min., PG13)

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May 3, 2017

While visiting Calcutta, a five-year-old boy becomes separated from his family. After quite a bit of wandering, he finds a home with an Australian couple who give him a loving home. Though he grows up happy with them, he still thinks of the parents that he left behind. As an adult, he decides to undertake an epic quest in order to find the family that he left behind long ago.

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 NightWednesday Movie - La La Land (128 min., PG13)

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May 10, 2017

Sick of serving coffee to movie stars, Mia is an aspiring actress rushing around Los Angeles to audition for the big break that will finally let her quit her day job; Sebastian plays jazz piano at dive bars while waiting to be discovered. These two fall head-over-heels in love with each other but when their careers start to take off, their new found success puts their romance to the test. They will have to decide whether living their dreams of fame is worth the heartbreak.

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 11, 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 ProgramsAuthor Reading - Shellbrook and Carlton High Schools Creative Writing Groups

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May 11, 2017

Everyone is welcome to hear readings of personal works of writing including short stories, prose and poetry by WP Sandin Creative Writing Group from Shellbrook High School, and the Write Club from Carlton Comprehensive High School!

Also check out the display of personal art work! We’ll see you there!

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Paterson (118 min., R)

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May 17, 2017

Paterson is a bus driver that lives in a city with the same name in New Jersey. He is a city bus driver and maintains a solid, but boring, routine. He works his shift, has one beer at the same bar, goes home to his wife Laura, walks his dog and writes his poetry. His wife lives a different life, a new dream and a new ambition seem to come to her every day. He supports her dreams and she hides his talent as a poet.

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 18, 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 ProgramsMika Lafond Book Launch - nipê wânîn

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May 18, 2017

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!

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Beginner’s Computer Class

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May 19, 2017

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. Laptops are provided.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning - In Search of Almighty Voice presented by Bill Waiser

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May 24, 2017

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.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsSpring “Book to Movie Club” - The Circle by Dave Eggers

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May 25, 2017

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!

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsGeeky Paint Night

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May 29, 2017

Instructor: Alison Read of Sugar Sweet Paint Night

Calling all geeks, Zelda lover's and painters! BiblioCon is just about here so it's time to get your geek on at our first ever paint night! We provide the paint, canvas and brush. You take home your masterpiece!

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, May 1. For ages 16 and up. Spaces are limited. No painting experience necessary.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Bridget Jones's Baby (123 min., R)

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May 31, 2017

Bridget Jones thought that after the struggles of her thirties, her forties would go a little more to plan. Until...she finds herself single yet again and older. Although she has a "top job" as a news program producer and tries to gain some semblance of control, she finds herself quickly falling for another handsome man, Jack, while still maintaining an on and off relationship with Mark Darcy. Suddenly, a pregnancy, a question of paternity and the normal struggles of a forty-something show Bridget that plans rarely works out. Sometimes, you just have to go with what life throws at you.

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 - Le Mirage (104 min., 14A)

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June 1, 2017

It is the perspective of Patrick, a man in his thirties asking himself "what am I chasing?" Caught in the spiral of overconsumption, Patrick does nothing with his own happiness in mind. He solely wishes others to envy what he has, but life soon catches up to him and reminds him he has become something other than what he wanted.

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.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsBiblioCon

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June 3, 2017 4:00 pm

Come check out Prince Albert’s first Geek Culture Convention! Cosplay Contest! Panels! Fan Art Contest! Local Geek Culture Guests!

What’s BiblioCon? BiblioCon is a combination of two words. ‘Biblio’ comes from the word ‘bibliotheque,’ which means ‘library’ in French, and ‘Con’ comes from the word ‘convention.’

This is a free, family friendly event! All you need to “register” is to show up and go to the Circulation desk. To get a door prize entry you either need to have a library card or need to sign up for one.

More details coming soon! Watch for updates on the main page, or on our Facebook and Twitter profiles! Questions? Email bibliocon@jmcpl.ca

Visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/bibliocon/ for details!

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