Sans Nom Poetry Group Reading – National Poetry Month Celebration

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April is National Poetry Month, 30 days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry. Learn more about the National Poetry Month, get to know some of our local poets and listen to a sharing of their poems!

Laurie Muirhead
Veryl Coghill
Beth Gobeil
Melanie Mirasty
Shauna Eveleigh Harris
Lynda Monahan
Sharon Bird
Carrie Schemenauer

Carla Braidek
Kim Kuzak

Books will be for sale.  Everyone welcome!

One-on-One Tech Help

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Thursday, April 26, 2:00 to 4:00

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!

Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

Wednesday Movie – Suburbicon

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Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 (105 min., 14A)

A crime comedy-drama about a family that moves to a quiet, picturesque community. The area is beautiful and peaceful when the family arrives during the summer of 1959. The residents seem ordinary and their actions are innocent. A deadly crime reveals underlying layers of betrayal, blackmail, and revenge. A series of deceitful events shows that the peaceful setting is an illusion. As the family uncovers the sinister history of the area, they reveal hidden anger and violence.

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.

W. Quill Poetry Reading

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Tuesday, April 24, 7:00

Join Saskatchewan poet ‘W. Quill’ reading a selection of his poems – lighthearted, lyrical, romantic, thought provoking, enigmatic and more!

We’ll see you there!

April is National Poetry Month.

Spring Book Club – The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

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Thursday, April 26, 7:00

Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve.

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more — a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.  To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne — a socialite and philanthropist — and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive … if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life — the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.

With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent. (From the publisher.)

Register beginning on Tuesday, April 3, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!

Upcoming Spring Book Club Meeting:
Thursday, May 31, 7:00 – The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Adult D.I.Y. Craft

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Monday, April 30, 7:00

Enjoy designing this beautiful decorative wine bottle that is sure to brighten up your home décor!  All materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, April 3.

Teen Craft Night: Mini Emoji Canvases

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Tuesday, April 24, 7:00

Come to the library and enjoy painting unique emojis on mini canvases!  Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, April 3.  For ages 13 to 18.

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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Drop-In Spring Story Times

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Get your children excited about books and reading by bringing them to Story Time programs at the library!
Choose from the following 9 week programs which begin the week of March 12.

Bring Your Babies - Thursdays at 11:00
(for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult)
Bring Your Babies introduces your little one to the delightful world of stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs.  This is a twenty-minute program.

Preschool Story Time - Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 10:30, or Wednesdays at 2:00
(suitable for children ages 2 to 5 who are ready to join a group)
Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes, coloring, crafts, and other activities in this forty-five minute program.
(Daycares are welcome but please call ahead!)