Democracy Proportional Representation Presentation

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00

Prime Minister Trudeau promised the 2015 federal election would be the last to use first-past-the-post (FPTP). Yet, on or before October 21, 2019, we will have a federal election using FPTP. Virtual guest speaker Réal Lavergne, from Fair Vote Canada, will illustrate results of an election under FPTP and what the result would have looked like with proportional representation (PR). The illustrations show how PR is more democratic.

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

Summer Hours

We are officially on Summer Hours as of May 21st, 2019

Sage Hill Teen Writing Workshop at JMCPL

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Develop your creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor!

Register early to get a spot for this free writing workshop!  To apply or for more information please visit http://sagehillwriting.ca/teens.

Tween and Teen Writing Group – Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Monday, May 27, 7:00 (Rescheduled from Monday, May 13)

Do you love bugs? Hate bugs? Tell us why!

Then make a cute little locker or fridge magnet to take home.

Registration begins on Wednesday, May 1.  For ages 9 to 15.  All materials are supplied.

Spring Book Club – When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Thursday, May 30, 7:00

The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez–her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost.

As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future–but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything–not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart.

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

Adult Craft Night

Monday, May 27, 7:00

Brighten up your space with your own DIY Flower Pen and Jar creations!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, May 1.

Hoopla Digital – BBC Now Available!

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!

BBC is now available on Hoopla! Follow this link or click the image below to be taken to a list of great BBC titles!

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!

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!