Online Programs Calendar

To register for our programming please call 306-763-8496 or visit our Circulation Desk at the Main Branch.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsAdult Craft Night – Dreamcatcher

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May 28, 2018

Create your own colourful dreamcatcher to hang in a special place in your home! All materials supplied. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1.

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Category: Registered Tween/Teen ProgramsTeen D.I.Y. Night: Tea Cup Fairy Garden

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May 29, 2018

“Spring Up” your room with this adorable tea cup fairy garden! Sign up with a friend! Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, May 1. For ages 13 to 18.

Category: Open Adult ProgramsMac Acimowin Book Launch - Memoirs of a Nocturnal Mind

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May 29, 2018

Memoirs of a Nocturnal Mind
A mysterious woman. The darkness of the Scottish night. The taste of blood. The growing hunger, and the cold, deep waters of the bog. This is the life into which a man finds himself thrust against his will, in this first novella by Mac Acimowin. Young playboy Alpin Unruh is quickly pulled into the spiral of death and desire by the woman who haunts the legends of an old Scottish estate. Before he knows it, he becomes the epitome of the word "bloodthirsty", and the night becomes his only world...

Come and meet Mac and enjoy readings from his first vampire novella for adults. Books for sale.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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May 30, 2018 4:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - All the Money in the World (132 min., R)

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May 30, 2018

A billionaire's grandson is kidnapped and held for ransom. The boy's desperate mother must convince the miserly billionaire to pay up or her son dies. He refuses to part with a penny of his vast wealth. The grieving mother teams up with her father's advisor in an attempt to get her son back. With threats against her son mounting and the captors becoming more violent, can she convince her father that family is worth more than money?

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 ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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May 31, 2018 9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Registered Adult ProgramsSpring Book Club - The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

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May 31, 2018

On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village.

The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons:

… Petya, agoraphobic, alcoholic, and a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind;
… Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks;
… D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself.

There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir.

Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor Rene, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes.

Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.

Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. (From the publisher.)

Register beginning on Tuesday, 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: Open Tween/Teen ProgramsDrop-In Tween and Teen Anime Club - Mary and the Witch's Flower (102 min., PG)

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June 4, 2018

A strange flower grants a young girl magical powers, which leads to the adventure of a lifetime.

Join us for our last session of Anime until the fall! Come and check it out! Bring a friend! For ages 9 to 15.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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June 6, 2018 4:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Molly's Game (140 min., R)

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June 6, 2018

Molly Bloom's life made a dramatic turn when she put behind her the desire to have an Olympic skier career and became a successful high-stakes poker entrepreneur. After a decade of running the world's most exclusive underground poker game for wealthy business leaders, TV and film celebrities, athletes and others, Molly finds herself in hot water with the FBI who had been investigating her for some time for allowing members of the Russian mob to play in her games. Molly and her criminal defense lawyer must prove that she isn't the mastermind of a criminal enterprise but the unsuspecting victim.

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 ProgramsDianne Young Book Launch - Dear Me: The Widow Letters

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June 6, 2018

“If you could send a letter back in time to your newly-widowed self – that heartbroken, overwhelmed woman – what would you say?”

Dianne Young, an author and editor in Martensville, SK. asked that question of 20 women of various ages, widowed under various circumstances. These women from across North America courageously responded by writing heartfelt letters to their newly-widowed selves – letters of grief, of love and, most importantly, of hope.

These letters will resonate with other widows, who may recognize similarities to their own grief journeys. The letters will also help friends and families who may be at a loss of what to say or do.

Dianne Young is a retired educational assistant who lives in Martensville, SK. Primarily a children’s book author, she decided to take on the Dear Me project after the death of her husband in 2014. She read somewhere that no one knows what a widow is going through because no one has lost who she has lost. This struck a chord with Dianne and she wondered, “If I could send a letter back in time to my newly-widowed self, what would I say?” From this musing, Dear Me: The Widow Letters was born.

Come and meet Dianne. Purchase a signed copy! Everyone welcome!

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsOne-on-One Tech Help

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June 7, 2018 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 ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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June 7, 2018 9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Movie NightFrench Movie Night - Moana (107 min., PG)

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June 7, 2018

An epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.

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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Category: Registered Tween/Teen ProgramsTween and Teen Craft - Father's Day Coaster Set

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June 11, 2018

Surprise the very special Dad in your life with a beautiful set of colourful ceramic coasters, made entirely by you! Materials supplied! Spots are limited.

Registration begins on Friday, June 1.

Category: Open Adult ProgramsDave Margoshes Book Launch - A Calendar of Reckoning

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June 11, 2018

Family, death, love, longing, retrospection: these are the themes Dave Margoshes touches on in his new poetry collection, and first in almost a decade.

With careful attention to detail, and evocative turns of phrase, Dave Margoshes introspectively looks back on youth. Intriguing metaphors, reminiscent of pastoral imagery, create a sharp contrast between the heavy subject matter of one’s own mortality, and the beautiful, evocative comparisons between humanity and the rest of the animal kingdom, particularly birds and trees. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, is juxtaposed with the desire to give in to temptation, and become one with the world, as Margoshes makes most evident in his final poem, “Wisdom”, a fitting end to a collection that would have the reader struggling between reconciling their past and present.

Dimensions of an Orchard, the last poetry collection by Dave Margoshes, won the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Prize at the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards. He’s published four other books of poetry and over a dozen other books, including novels and short story collections. His poems have won a number of awards, including the inaugural Stephen Leacock Prize for Poetry, and have appeared widely in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies, including twice in the Best Canadian Poetry volumes. His Bix’s Trumpet and Other Stories was the 2007 Saskatchewan Book of the Year and a ReLit Award finalist. His collection of linked short stories, A Book of Great Worth, also from Coteau Books, was named one of Amazon.ca’s Top One Hundred Books of 2012. One of the stories from that collection was a finalist for the Journey Prize. Dave lives on a farm near Saskatoon.

Enjoy readings from Dave’s latest published work. Purchase a signed copy! We’ll see you there!

A League of Canadian Poets Reading.

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Category: Registered Tween/Teen ProgramsTeen D.I.Y. Night: Canvas Word Art Painting

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June 12, 2018

Come and try out this fun method of painting, and discover your creative side! Sign up with a friend! Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Friday, June 1. For ages 13 to 18.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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June 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - The Florida Project (111 min., R)

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June 13, 2018

Six-year-old Moonee and her young, irresponsible mother, Halley, struggle to make ends meet, living at a doddering motel within the shadows of Disney World. Despite their debilitating situation, Moonee makes her own magic, filling her summer with spontaneous adventures and shenanigans with her friends. Moonee often causes trouble for Bobby, the stern property manager who tries his best to keep the motel afloat. Halley struggles to provide for Moonee, turning to more dangerous jobs to get money. As Halley makes more questionable choices, Bobby sees her short comings as a mother and finds himself as Moonee's protector.

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: Computer Class

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June 15, 2018

Are you a senior that is unsure about computers? In this class learn about laptop and internet basics, how to connect to Wi-Fi, and getting used to Windows.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Friday, June 1.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsDowntown Street Fair Book Sale

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June 16, 2018 5:00 pm

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.

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Category: Registered Tween/Teen ProgramsTween and Teen Writing Group - How to Write Like a Journalist

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June 18, 2018

You are a famous journalist, reporting on the currently erupting Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii! Write your own riveting report, and make a cool mini lava lamp to take home!

Registration begins on Friday, June 1. Materials supplied. For ages 9 to 15.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsAdult Craft Night – Heart String Art

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June 19, 2018

Join us for a relaxing evening of crafting as we work on this beautiful heart shaped string art. All materials supplied. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Friday, June 1.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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June 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Murder on The Orient Express (114 min., PG13)

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June 20, 2018

Renowned detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) attempts to solve what would become one of the most infamous crimes in history.

After a shocking murder of a wealthy businessman on the lavish European train, private detective Poirot must use every tool of his trade to uncover which of the train’s eclectic passengers is the killer, before he or she strikes again.

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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June 21, 2018 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 ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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June 21, 2018 9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Movie NightNational Indigenous Peoples Day Film Night - Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies (30 min.)

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June 21, 2018

Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies (30 min.)
For decades, stories have spread throughout the village of Laird, Saskatchewan. It has been said that First Nation descendants of an old treaty have visited shopkeepers and town officials. The First Nations that came to the town, starting in the 1970s, insisted that a treaty signed between their people and the government of Canada states the land of the locals actually belong to an Indigenous First Nation. But when a group of Mennonites and Lutherans in the town of Laird discover that the land they live on is in fact the former reserve of the Young Chippewayan First Nation, they are forced to acknowledge the history that has brought them to their present confrontation. A chief and descendant of the Young Chippewayan Band decide to invite the local community to a meeting at the central site of the former reserve as members in the town remain on edge. But an inevitable encounter at the town’s historic site compels the characters into a surprising discovery. Myths, assumptions and fears are shattered as this old injustice is about to provide an opportunity for friendship and renew a fierce determination to repair the wrongs of the past.

Cake and refreshments will be served.

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

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Category: Open Children ProgramsTD Summer Reading Club Launch Party with guest storyteller Kevin Mackenzie!

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June 25, 2018 5:00 pm

Come down to the library and be entertained by Regina storyteller Kevin Mackenzie as we launch the TD Summer Reading Club! Kevin Mackenzie has shared the art of oral storytelling in seven countries, captivating his audiences of all ages with his enthusiastic and interactive performances! Creative and inspirational!

Kids, it’s your chance to register and get your reading log, poster, activity booklet, TD Summer Reading Club web access code and stickers. Find out about all the fun activities and prizes we’ve got planned for July and August. Enjoy a snack, too. See you there! If you can’t join us for the Launch Party, plan to register at the library’s Circulation Desk any time after June 25.

Complete information about the TD Summer Reading Club, including weekly story times and exciting grand prizes will be in the July/August newsletter. Plan now to make the TD Summer Reading Club part of your holiday activities!

The goals of the TD Summer Reading Club are to encourage and strengthen the habit of reading for pleasure, to create life-long learners, to increase children's reading skills, and to reduce summer learning loss.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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June 27, 2018 4:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Downsizing (135 min., R)

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June 27, 2018

When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safrane and his wife Audrey decide to ditch their stressed out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger.

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 ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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June 28, 2018 9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00 beginning Wednesday, January 3.
The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.

Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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