MJPL provides new bookclub titles, wellness periods to November occasions calendar

The Moose Jaw Public Library continues to program events via video while the building is restricted to the public. There are some new items on the calendar for the coming month of November.

On November 5th, neuropathic expert Dr. Joel Guillemin will host a session entitled “Boosting the Immune System” at 2pm to discuss how the immune system affects overall health and what can be done to positively increase immune activity.

Guillemin will return on November 19th with another session at 2pm, this time titled Your Mental Health. The theme of this session will highlight the important aspects of a person’s mental health and the improvement of activities and therapies – a topic that is relevant due to the increasing burden of COVID-19 on mental health.

The MJPL is also hosting two book clubs in November with two new titles that can be borrowed in the library itself or as eBooks via online services such as Library2Go, Libby or Hoopla.

The library book club will meet on November 18th at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the secret of Liane Moriarty’s husband, who tells the story of a woman who uncovered a letter from her late husband that reveals a secret, all of that could change.

On November 26th, the Festival of Words Book Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. to discuss Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom by Moose Jaw-born author Angie Abdou, who is expected to attend part of the session. Abdou’s book offers her perspective on amateur hockey as a parent and addresses issues such as athleticism, sexism, racism and hockey culture as a whole.

The teen programs also continue. Dungeons and Dragons continue every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9pm

The MJPL is also hosting two Teen eBook Clubs this month. The first will be on November 24th at 4pm to discuss Elizabeth Briggs’ Future Shock. This time travel novel follows a teenager with an eidetic memory who joins a team of other teenagers with special abilities to travel into the future. Future Shock can be borrowed through Hoopla.

The second book club will be on December 17th to talk about A Winter’s Promise by Cristelle Dabos. This is a speculative fictional story about a world shattered into floating heavenly islands and a teenage girl who has the skill of a “mirror traveler”. Passed on to them over generations.

For the time being, adult programming will be hosted on the MJPL’s Teen Discord server through Zoom and Teen Events. The links to both are available on the library’s website as well as on their Facebook page.

The kids’ program also returns this week, including limited personal activities for infants and toddlers and the continuation of Storytime with Miss Wendy via Zoom. Registration is required for all events for children.

The Palliser Regional Library also offers a range of courses and virtual activities as part of its Digital Academy program.

For more information on programming in the MJPL, please call 1 (306) 692-2787, email [email protected], or email the library’s Facebook page.

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