Explore Lifelong Learning

Here at the JMCPL, we want to foster an environment of life-long learning.  To help make this possible, we host some very interesting info nights.  The topics of these talks range from highly practical to highly topical.  Check out some of our upcoming events below – no registration is required and we hope to see you all there!


Tuesday, October 29, 7:00
60’s Scoop
Presented by Betty Ann Adam

Betty Ann will talk about her experience as an Indigenous foster child who was part of the Sixties Scoop. She’ll talk about why she considers herself one of the lucky ones and will address the common question: Don’t you think you were better off?

Betty Ann Adam is a writer and an award-winning journalist. She is a member of Fond du Lac Dene Nation, an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child of the Sixties Scoop.

She co-wrote, with director Tasha Hubbard, the 2017 National Film Board of Canada documentary, Birth of a Family, which recorded the first gathering of her and her siblings.

Betty Ann’s feature article, Scooped: How I lost my mother, found my family and recovered my identity, won the 2018 Canadian Association of Journalists award for outstanding journalism in long text form.


Tuesday, November 12, 7:00
Winter-Eyes, Winter-Wise:  Seeing the Season in a Whole New Way
Presented by Andrea Nelson

Where do voles find shelter as the temperature dips? Are long johns and snow all that different? Join us for an evening of digging deep into the world of winter in the boreal forest. In uncovering the curiosities of the early winter season, you’ll be eager to take a cue from the snowshoe hare and get out there!

Sprouting on the prairies and taking root in the boreal forest, Andrea Nelson is most alive when she’s outside. As an outdoor guide, canoeing instructor, musher, and interpreter, her real passion is facilitating meaningful nature-based experiences for all ages. Andrea has a B.A. in History, and guides with Sundogs Excursions and Churchill River Canoe Outfitters.


Everyone welcome!