Online Programs Calendar

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

February 1, 2018

Category: Open Children ProgramsBring Your Babies

Thursdays at 11:00
Bring Your Babies introduces your little one to the delightful world of stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs.
This 20 minute program is suitable for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult.
It begins the week of January 2 and ends the week of February 26.

9:00 pm

Category: Registered Adult ProgramsWriter in Residence Lynda Monahan

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 - Amour (127 min., PG13)

Anne and George (Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant) are a couple in their 80s who are enjoying their retirement, but that changes when, after an operation following a stroke, Anne is left wheelchair-bound and paralysed. Although she expresses her wish to die, even going so far as to make an attempt at taking her own life, George tries to remind her of the beauty and worth of life itself and the love that they share for each other.

Co-sponsored by French Canadian Society of Prince Albert.

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit http://test.jmcpl.ca/save-our-seats to find information on how to donate.

Category: Open Adult ProgramsBill Robertson Book Launch - Decoys

Celebrating the joys of a simple life and all manner of wild things, Robertson breathes vitality and wonder into a love of chickadees, canoeing, and teaching grandchildren to fish. William Robertson leads us through the beauty he finds within the simplicity of an honest life. His poems explore how his roles as father and grandfather allow him to share his love of the natural world, and his passions ignite, especially when he writes about his love of birds. He is modest in his knowledge of nature, humble in knowing that there is too much ever to appreciate fully when armed with our curiosity alone. And so, he sees himself as a sort of decoy, a lure for wild birds, knowing if he succeeds we might discover what he has discovered: “In the creek, birds I’ll probably never name explain their desire.” He writes as if quiet devotion just might release their thoughts. This collection is one that will delight Canadian readers, as in these pages we get to know one who has truly loved the smallest and simplest creatures of Mother Nature, and within them found the extraordinary beauty of this land.

William Robertson is a poet, university English instructor, freelance writer, reviewer, and broadcaster. He has published four collections of poems, the most recent of which is Just Living (2005), and the biography, K.D. Lang: Carrying the Torch (1993). He was on the editorial board of the NeWest Review for ten years. He has also reviewed plays, books, and musical events for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, to which he has contributed since 1979, and he reviewed plays and concerts for CBC Saskatchewan for fifteen years. He was also a regular panelist on the national CBC’s Talking Books program for all of its eleven-year tenure.

Come and meet Bill and enjoy readings from his latest published work. Books for sale.

A Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Reading.