Explore Lifelong Learning – A Summer Trip this Winter: The Athabasca Sand Dunes Presented by Andrea Nelson


Tuesday, February 27, 7:00

Savouring Sandscapes: Athabasca Sand Dunes Travelogue

Arguably the top natural wonder of Saskatchewan, the Athabasca Sand Dunes are on many must-see lists. A landscape of massive dunes, meandering rivers, consumed and exhumed forests, desert pavements, endemic plants – a landscape of pure magic, in our own backyard. Join us to learn more about the forces that shape this sandscape, as well as to see photos and hear stories from our presenter’s 2017 visit. This is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the logistics of making such a trip. Sure to be a pleasure for armchair travellers and backcountry campers alike.

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.

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.

Winter Break Movie – The Lego Ninjago Movie


Saturday, February 24, 2:00 (101 min., PG)

The young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, that are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, is wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, this showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

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.

Winter Break Movie – Bambi


Friday, February 23, 2:00 (70 min., G)

A timeless classic that has been loved for generations, BAMBI now joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. In this life-changing adventure, Bambi sets off with his best friends Thumper and Flower to explore the wonders and challenges of the woods — and fulfill his destiny as prince of the forest. Full of humor and heart, and featuring awe-inspiring animation, BAMBI remains a family favorite, ready to delight a whole new generation.|In striving for realism, the artists heard lectures from animal experts, made field trips to the Los Angeles Zoo, watched specially filmed nature footage shot in the forests of Maine, and even studied the movements of two fawns that were donated to the Studio.|”Fellas, this stuff is pure gold,” Walt Disney told the animators. The story of the little deer coming of age has endured, and today, BAMBI is universally regarded as one of Walt Disney’s most charming films.

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.

AtoZ World Food – New Data Product!

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

Winter Break Movie – Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You


Thursday, February 22, 2:00 (98 min., PG)

When Ash Ketchum reaches the pivotal age of 10 years old, he is permitted to become a Pokemon Trainer. Once he is gifted with his first Pokemon by Professor Oak, it seems as if the sky is the limit. Allowing him to imagine all of the adventures he will now have, this is truly an important moment for Ash. With his buddy Pikachu, Ash will go into the Kanto League-and experience a life that is more exciting than anything he could have imagined.

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.

Teen Craft Night – Mosaic Picture Frame


Monday, February 26, 7:00

Sign up with a friend, and enjoy creating this cool photo frame that’s sure to put a sparkle in your house!  Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Thursday, February 1.  For ages 13 to 18.

D.I.Y. Adult Craft Night – Dream Catcher

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Tuesday, February 27, 7:00

Create a unique dream catcher to help you have sweet dreams!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Thursday, February 1.

Giller Prize Book Club – I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters


Thursday, February 22, 7:00

This winter we will meet to discuss a few books that were chosen as finalists for the Giller Prize Book Award.

I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters
A tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer. Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean’s beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road-with no trace of Réjean. Agathe handles her grief by fondling the shirts in the Big and Tall department at Hickey’s Family Apparel and carrying on a relationship with a cigarette survey. As her hope dwindles, Agathe falls in with her spirited coworker, Debbie, who teaches Agathe about rock and roll, and with Martin Bureau, the one man who might know the truth about Réjean’s fate. Set against the landscape of rural Acadia, I Am a Truck is a funny and moving tale about the possibilities and impossibilities of love and loyalty.

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

Hoopla Digital – Literary Affairs on Hoopla!

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!

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