National Film Board Movie Night – Things Arab Men Say

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Thursday, January 19, 7:00 (52 min.)

Arab men worldwide are, for the most part, depicted by the mainstream media as terrorists, suicide bombers, or, at best, extremists. Things Arab Men Say, by Egyptian-born filmmaker Nisreen Baker, is an intimate and fascinating documentary that follows eight Arab Canadian friends who reveal a very different picture of Arab men. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, this insightful film introduces us to Jay, Ghassan, Faisal, Adnan, Falah, Bashar and Ramey as they gather at Jamal’s Barber Shop for a haircut, a shave, and a little conversation. Topics range from work and family to politics, race and, of course, religion. In the process, they address universal themes such as home, identity, and success, and ultimately, explore what it means to be an Arab in Canada. Although located in St. Albert, an Edmonton suburb, Jamal’s Barber Shop could be anywhere, with this small group of friends serving as a microcosm of the Arab community. As each man waits for his turn in the barber’s chair, their debates, which are often surprising, show the many facets of the Arab community. And once you hear what they have to say, you’ll never succumb to the mainstream message again.

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.

One-on-One Tech Help

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Thursday, January 19, 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!

D.I.Y. Adult Craft Night – Wallflower Canvas Art

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Tuesday, January 17, 7:00

Create a decorative piece for your home when you design this unique Wallflower Canvas Art!

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, January 2.  Spaces are limited.  All materials provided.

Wednesday Movie – Hell or High Water

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Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 (102 min., R)

In this crime-drama movie, two desperate brothers, Toby and Tanner, risk their liberty in order to save their family farm in West Texas from foreclosure. Toby, a divorced father that is seeking a better life for his son, and Tanner, a snarky ex con, plan a scheme to rob a bank. However, they get pursued by two Texas Rangers who are determined to catch the two brothers. One of the Texas Rangers is Marcus, an old man that only has a few weeks until his retirement.

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.

Creative Writing for Tweens and Teens

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Tuesday, January 17, 6:30

Create a paper snowflake and describe how you are a very unique person in a short paragraph!  For ages 9 to 15.  Materials supplied.

Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan

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Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00

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.

Winter Drop-In 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 January 2 and end the week of February 27.
Day cares are welcome to drop-in as well, but please call ahead!
Bring Your Babies - Thursdays at 11:00
Preschool Story Time
Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 2:00, and Wednesdays at 2:00
For detailed information please visit:  http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/.

Four O’Clock Fun

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Wednesdays at 4:00

In Four O’Clock Fun, older children meet for stories and exciting activities including crafts, experiments, and more.
This forty-five minute program runs for nine weeks and is suitable for children ages 6 to 9.
Our first session is Wednesday, January 4.  Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, January 2. 

Explore Lifelong Learning – Learning Along with your Children and/or Grandchildren presented by Bea Fisher

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Tuesday, January 24 to Thursday, January 26, 10:00 to 11:30

Learning spelling is one thing, if we could learn how to learn then we could learn anything we need or want to.  By the end of this workshop you will be able to assist your grandchildren to understand the pieces of the learning process and how to use them to learn in school and at home.  You will have at hand stories to read with them about these pieces, and a range of family activities you can do with your grandchildren around learning process.

Born and raised in Ontario, Bea studied at the University of Toronto.  She has taught learners from elementary school age to adults.  She studied Cognitive Enrichment Advantage, a teaching method which she has used to train over 700 teachers to assist children and adult learners to develop and be able to articulate their own learning process and thus become more successful learners.  She currently works as a volunteer with Explore Lifelong Learning and is Chair of Grandmothers for Grandmothers Prince Albert.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, January 2. 

Teen Craft Night – Clothespin Picture Frames

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Monday, January 30, 7:00

Sign up to design this cool picture frame for your room!  All materials are supplied.  Space is limited.  For ages 13 to 18.
Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, January 2.