TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party with Special Guest Storyteller Kevin Mackenzie

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Monday, June 25, 4:00

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 newsletterPlan 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.  Check out the TD Summer Reading Club website at http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/.

Summer Hours

Summer Hours

As of May 22nd, we will be on our summer hours until September. Please see below for our summer hours:

2015 Summer Hours

Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience

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Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27, 10:00 to 4:00 daily (Spots still available!)

Teen Writing Programs and Young Writers’ Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 youth in each location the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are offered free of charge to participants.
For teen programs, applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.
Instructor: Evonne Garnett
Evonne Garnett lives in Prince Albert, teaches Creative Writing at one of the high schools there, and, when it’s offered, at the Polytechnic Institute as well. She has participated in Sage Hill’s Summer Writing Program and is still in awe of that experience. She was over the moon in 2013 when she was long-listed for CBC Writes. She is published in small ways here and there, is working on a chapter for a feminist textbook to be published in the next year, and is a involved in the local writing community. She is charmed by cats, gardens, books of all kinds, traveling experiences, dark chocolate, and warm conversation, always.
Guest Author: TBA

For more information and to apply for the program visit http://www.sagehillwriting.ca/teens/prince-albert.
Application deadline is Tuesday, June 26.

Geneaology and Family History Resources at JMCPL

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If you are a budding genealogist interested in researching your family history John M. Cuelenaere Public Library can help you out! We have compiled a list of resources to help you in your research. Both physical AND digital resources, as well as links to various local historical and genealogical societies.

To get started on your family history go to: http://www.jmcpl.ca/genealogical-resources/

OR

Click the Collections tab at the top of the page and then click Genealogical Resources.

Happy researching, patrons!

Hoopla Digital – Acorn TV

Hoopla Digital is an innovative service we offer at JMCPL that allows our patrons to listen to music and audiobooks, and watch movies and television shows all for FREE! All you need to sign up is your library card and an internet connection!

There are no hassles with waiting in a hold cue, and watching and listening right from your internet browser is a piece of cake. If you prefer to listen and watch on the go it’s easy to download the Hoopla Digital apps from your smart device’s application stores! The Hoopla app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire!

If you’d like to learn more about Hoopla or if you’d like to sign up and start using this awesome new service, please visit our Databases page, or go to the Hoopla Digital homepage!

Check out what’s new on Hoopla Acorn TV! Follow this link
or click on the image below!

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We Do Outreach Services!

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JMCPL strives to provide library services for every member of our community and to reach out to those who have difficulty visiting the library in person.  Our Outreach Service provides pickup and delivery of library items from the library to your doorstep.  If you have a physical or age-related disability or illness resulting in limited mobility, you qualify for our free Outreach Service.

Once registered for the service, library staff will contact you in order to discuss what kinds of topics and formats you prefer.  Our staff will select books and other material relating to your personal reading profile.

JMCPL delivers fiction and non-fiction books, movies, magazines, music and books on CD.  The lending period for most Outreach Service materials is six weeks.

Library items are delivered once a month, and you can either apply to have your books delivered by a volunteer (depending on the number of volunteers some locations are unavailable for delivery), or you can have a family member, friend, or neighbor pick up and drop off your items for you.

If you are interested in our Outreach Service, please contact the library at 306-763-8496 and register.

AtoZ World Food – New Data Product!

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If you think that spice is the variety of life and love international cuisine, AtoZ World Food has you covered. AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.

AtoZ World Food is also the only database that covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

AtoZ World Food is mobile friendly, automatically adapting to the screen size of any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone!

If you would like to learn more about this awesome new data product click HERE to view a brochure!

FEATURES

  • 174 Countries
  • 9,000+ Food Photos
  • 1,700+ Food Quotes
  • 6,000+ Recipes
  • 540+ Ingredient Articles
  • 750+ World Beer Reviews
  • 850+ Food Culture Articles 800+ Food Glossary Terms
  • Personal Recipe Book

Get started today by heading over to our Databases page and clicking the Hobbies & DIY section, or for a direct link, click HERE!

Writer in Residence – Lynda Monahan

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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.

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JMCPL Real-time Weather Watch!

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Watch real-time weather happening at JMCPL from the comfort of your own home!

http://www.jmcpl.ca/live-web-cam-feed/

Frontier Life – New Database!

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JMCPL is pleased to announce we are offering a new database to our patrons!

This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitized primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalization and decline of indigenous peoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Frontier Life brings together documents from sixteen archives and libraries around the world. This geographical spread of material allows users to take a  comparative approach or focus on a particular region, making it ideal for teaching and student projects, as well as more in-depth scholarly research.

To start searching this database please visit our Databases page, or follow the link below:
Frontier Life Database