Online Programs Calendar

Important Note: Due to the migration to a new library catalogue system our online registration is currently unavailable until further notice.

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

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Category: Registered Tween/Teen ProgramsTeen D.I.Y. Night – D.I.Y. Bath Bombs

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March 27, 2017

Sign up and have fun creating your own cool bath bombs! All materials are supplied. Space is limited. Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, March 1. For ages 13 to 18.

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Category: Movie NightTrans/Gender Diversity Awareness Week Movie - Boy Meets Girl (95 min., R)

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March 28, 2017

Three twenty year-olds living in Kentucky, Robby and his best friend since childhood, Ricky, a gorgeous transgender girl, have never dated. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors, Ricky considers dating a girl. In walks Francesca, a beautiful young debutante waiting for her Marine fiancé to return from the war. Ricky and Francesca strike up a friendship, and maybe a little more, which forces Robby to face his true feelings for Ricky.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Pride Planning Committee.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Jackie (100 min., R)

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March 29, 2017

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

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 ProgramsWinter “Book to Movie Club” - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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March 30, 2017

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff.

Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes.

It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future. (From the publisher.)

Register beginning on Wednesday, March 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: Movie MatineeSaturday Movie - Sing (110 min., PG)

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April 1, 2017

Sing follows the journey of a koala, Buster Moon, and his friend, Eddie the sheep, who hope to restore the glory of Buster's movie theater by having a singing competition to raise money. The town, full of anthropomorphic animals, auditions for the show. Among those who audition include an overworked pig and her partner, a gambling mouse, a punk porcupine, a timid elephant, and a gorilla from a criminal family.

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 Tween/Teen ProgramsDrop-In Tween/Teen Anime Club

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April 3, 2017

Join us this month and have fun watching and talking about Anime and the Fruits Basket series! Eat snacks! Win prizes! For ages 9-15. Bring a friend!

Category: Movie NightWorld Water Day Movie Night - Above All Else (95 min.)

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April 3, 2017

Inspired by a tree top blockade against the Keystone XL oil pipeline in East Texas, "Above All Else" tells the story of David Daniel as he "rallies an eccentric group of neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship."

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

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Fences (139 min., PG13)

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April 5, 2017

In the turbulent racially charged climate of the U.S. in the 1950's, an African American man fights to raise his family. Social oppression, discrimination, and long time anger bubble up from under the surface as he tries to be a role model for his growing children, teaching them how to survive in an unfair world. At the same time he must look within himself and deal with painful events from his own past in order to move forward. Viola Davis won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in this movie.

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 - Les Innocentes (112 min., 14A)

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April 6, 2017

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

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.

Category: Open Adult ProgramsCarla Braidek and Mary Maxwell Author Reading

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April 6, 2017

A Map In My Blood and Wind Leaves Absence
A Map In My Blood
Traditional poetry continues to hold its place in contemporary literature, in part because of the emergence of women whose writing is informed by tradition but whose subject matter crystalizes in the personal search for meaning. This work represents a search through life, querying events and ideas. Thoughts are offered and ideas considered, but no real conclusion is reached as life’s constant flux shifts the perspective and importance of every event. Everyday moments and seemingly inconsequential acts are allowed their due while peace and strength show through the loss and effort.

Carla Braidek lives and writes in the boreal forest near Big River, Saskatchewan. Her book Carrying the Sun (Thistledown, 2005) was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry. Her work is also published in her chapbook Quickening, the Hagios Press anthology New Saskatchewan Poets, and various literary magazines. Her poetry was included in the full-length documentary, Unplugged — Emma 2010 Collaboration, that was filmed during that time.

Wind Leaves Absence
These poems in this collection are steeped in loss and lament as they concern the death of the poet’s family members, particularly her father, and the premature death of two brothers two years apart. The collection’s tone is often elegiac, but rarely maudlin, and the clipped narrative is frequently imbued with lyrical strains. The poems are emotional counterpoints to life’s implacable realities and in the resulting response the poet learns that self-recrimination, denial, or anger cannot change the course of events. She teaches us that grief is a singular and deeply emotional experience and the poems convey this intimacy and offer a clear and empathetic path to a very specific emotional wellness.

Mary Maxwell has published articles, short fiction, opinion pieces, and poems. She has worked as a registered nurse for forty years, has degrees in English, and extensive study in grief counselling. She has one previous poetry book: Arrangements (Hag Papers). Her work has appeared in the anthologies, Eating Apples: Knowing Womens’ Lives, Chicken and Fingers (NeWest Press, 1994), Work and Leisure: Chicken and Fingers (McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1995), Running Barefoot: Women Write the Land, Cut Stalks in Her Arms (Rowan Books, 2001), Health Issues 8: Chicken and Fingers (McGraw Hill Ryerson, 2002), Listening with the Ear of the Heart, A Wise Heart (St Peter’s Press, 2003), and in Grain Magazine, NeWest Review, CV2, and Descant.

Come and meet Carla and Mary and enjoy readings from their published works. All welcome!
Books for sale. A Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Reading.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsExplore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Beginner’s Laptop Lab – Email Help

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April 7, 2017

Set up a new Gmail account or get help with your existing email account. Join our class and find out how! Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Saturday, April 1. Space is limited.

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Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Easter Egg Decorating

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April 8, 2017 12:00 pm

Bring two hardboiled eggs to the library! We’ll supply everything you need to create some unique Easter eggs. Drop in any time between 10:00 and 12:00. We’ll see you there!

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Category: Registered Tween/Teen ProgramsTween and Teen Craft - Easter Bunny Gumball Machines

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April 10, 2017

Come make your own adorable decorative Easter craft filled with some bunnies, eggs and gum balls! Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, April 3. Materials are supplied. Space is limited. For ages 9 to 15.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsD.I.Y. Adult Craft Night - Bath Bombs

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April 11, 2017

Sign up to create these Lush inspired bath bombs to use for a fun and relaxing experience at home!
Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Saturday, April 1. Spaces are limited. All materials provided.

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Category: Open Adult ProgramsJMCPL Board Meeting

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April 12, 2017

This meeting is open to the public. Everyone welcome!

Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - 20th Century Women (118 min., R)

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April 12, 2017

During the late 1970s in Santa Barbara, California, a family deals with life events against the backdrop of Jimmy Carter's presidency. Although they love one another dearly, each person discovers just how messy relationships can truly be. Pondering the big questions, they dive into their daily existence with unfettered hope while striving to make the most out of their lives. Not afraid to shy away from serious topics during heady times, they manage to grow even closer.

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 Tween/Teen ProgramsRainbow Coffee Club

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April 12, 2017

Rainbow Coffee is an inclusive and safer space for all sexual and gender diverse youth (LGBTQ+) ages 14 to 18 and allies! Join us in the library basement for fun and snacks! Questions? Email parainbowcoffee@gmail.com.

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Category: Registered Adult ProgramsOne-on-One Tech Help

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April 13, 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 ProgramsMusic Thursday - Rolling Stones: Shine a Light (121 min., PG)

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April 13, 2017

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese and the world's greatest rock 'n roll band, The Rolling Stones, unite to bring audiences the musical film event, Shine a Light, a look at The Rolling Stones, the band that defined the very idea of what a rock and roll band is, live through the eyes of Scorsese. It's hard to overestimate the importance of The Rolling Stones in rock and roll history. The group, which formed in London in 1962, distilled so much of the music that had come before it and has exerted a decisive influence on so much that has come after. No stranger to rock concert films ("The Last Waltz"), Scorsese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006, he assembled an incredible team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Enjoy classic band clips, exclusive behind-the-scenes moments and blistering concert footage featuring special guests Jack White III, Christina Aguilera and the legendary Buddy Guy.

Everyone welcome!

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Category: Open Children ProgramsLaurie Muirhead and Debora Johnson Book Launch - Lullaby Lilly

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April 15, 2017

Lilly Lamm loves lullabies! All kinds of lullabies: happy ones, sad ones, short ones and long ones, tall ones, thin ones, fat ones and small ones! And every night Lilly insists someone sing her a lullaby. But when her mother and father, brothers and sisters, and cousins and aunts and uncles, and grandpa and grandma can’t sing enough lullabies to keep Lilly satisfied, she has to make up her own. But can Lilly learn to time a rhyme and lilt a lullaby when she doesn’t yet know how to write?

Laurie Lynn Muirhead has been writing poetry and children’s literature for the past 20 years. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals and has been broadcast on CBC Radio. Her first collection of poetry is titled, Bone Sense. Laurie Lynn is a long-standing member of the San Noms Poetry group, a creative writing coach for youth, and a current member of the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild. Besides writing, she works fulltime as a library clerk at WP Sandin High School in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, and helps out on the family ranch in the rural area of Wild Rose. Lullaby Lilly is her first children’s picture book.

Debora Ann Johnson has had a life-long interest in art. She is a resident of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where she works as a nurse at the Victoria Union Hospital. She has since combined her love for her patients and painting as art therapy, and extends her gift to family and friends. In 2006, Debora attended a university art class by well-known still life artist George Glen, and gained valuable experience with acrylics, which is her preferred medium. Lullaby Lilly is the first book she has illustrated.

Come and meet Laurie and Debora and enjoy readings of their brand new children’s book! Purchase signed copies to take home!

Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Activity Day

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April 15, 2017

Drop by and enjoy Lego, puzzles, board games, Play Doh, and more! Fun activities for all ages! Everyone welcome!

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Category: Movie MatineeEaster Break Movie - Ratchet and Clank (95 min., PG)

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April 18, 2017

When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

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 MatineeEaster Break Movie - Nine Lives (87 min., PG)

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April 19, 2017

A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

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: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (134 min., PG13)

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April 19, 2017

Before Luke Skywalker became a Jedi or met Han Solo, Jyn Erso was a rebel amongst rebels who didn't like to play by anyone's rules. When the Rebellion is desperate to find a way to take out Darth Vader and his forces, they use her criminal history to do it. Jyn and a group that includes a swordsman, a droid, and some individuals not allied to any particular side of the conflict, set out to steal the plans for the Death Star to give the Rebellion an edge.

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 MatineeEaster Break Movie - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (133 min., PG13)

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April 20, 2017

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

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 MatineeEaster Break Movie - Monster Trucks (105 min., PG)

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April 21, 2017

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town. Monster Trucks is an action-filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.

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 ProgramsEarth Day and Seedy Saturday (Story time and Craft at 2:30)

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April 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Come down to watch films, a sustainable beekeeping presentation, displays, music by Life is Good, lunch and cookies, a children’s drop-in story time and craft and more!

Schedule:
9:30 – Film: Seeds: the Untold Story (94 mins)
11:15 – Presentation by Ron Schriml – Keynote Address: What’s Old is New Again – Musings of a Veteran Ecologist
11:45 – Welcome from the City: Don Cody, Kyle Anderson – Shopper – Publicizing positive information about Prince Albert, Farah Fox – PA Parkland Permaculture Guild, and Wes Clarke – Prince Albert Food Coalition and Food Bank update
12:00 – Film: To the Ends of the Earth (55 mins)
1:00 – Presentation by Murray Hannigan – Hannigan’s Honey - Bee Knowledgeable: Keeping Bees Alive in 2017
2:00 – March in solidarity with Peoples Climate Movement
2:30 – Children’s drop-in story time and craft – Story Corner
3:00 – Music by Life is Good

Lunch provided by Learners with Purpose and sponsored by Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions Inc.

Displays: Prairie Garden Seeds, Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds, Seeds of Diversity, Broadview Farm Seeds, Anchor of Hope Ranch, Earth Connections, Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions, Hannigan Honey, Fox Hill Gardens, Renewable Power Intelligent Choice

Cookies by Grandmothers for Grandmothers

Everyone welcome! You don’t want to miss it!

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

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Category: Open Tween/Teen ProgramsTeen Night - Riverdale Fan Club

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April 24, 2017

Drop in to this Archie comic themed club! We’ll watch an episode, fan chat, and see who wins a prize! Ages 13 to 18. Don’t miss it!

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Category: Open Tween/Teen ProgramsDrop-In Creative Writing for Tweens and Teens

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April 25, 2017

Make your own Earth shape sun catcher and write a list of more ways that we can help protect our planet Earth! For ages 9 to15. Materials supplied.

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Category: Movie NightWednesday Movie - Hidden Figures (126 min., PG)

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April 26, 2017

A period space-race drama is inspired by the real-life tale of a group of African-American female mathematicians, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, who helped put astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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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April 27, 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: Registered Adult ProgramsSpring “Book to Movie Club” - Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

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April 27, 2017

Now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, this #1 international best-seller tells the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind.

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

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

Upcoming Book Club Meeting:
Thursday, May 25, 7:00: The Circle by Dave Eggers

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Category: Movie MatineeSaturday Movie - When Elephants Were Young (90 min., NR)

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April 29, 2017

Wok struggles to make money on the streets of Bangkok. Turning to begging to survive, he does so with his young elephant Nong Mai. While begging on the street is illegal, he finds himself with nowhere else to go, putting himself and the already endangered elephant in even more danger. The poaching and trade that endanger elephants provide the backdrop to Wok's life, until the time comes for Nong Mai to return to the wild.

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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