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Managing Your Stress Presentation at Pangman Library

On Tuesday, April 17, 2012 a Stress Management Presentation was held at the Pangman Library.  Patty Crassweller, Psychologist, and Theresa Girardin, Community Mental Health Nurse, from the South Country Health Region, spoke for about an hour and a half on Stress Management. They reviewed the definition of stress, the causes of stress and provided ways on how we can deal with our stress.

If you require information on services provided by the Mental Health Staff of the  South Country Health Region you can call their toll free number at  1-800-216-7869.

Thank you for the Library board for organizing and hosting this event.


New Library Hours

Effective January 2012 the new hours at the Pangman Library are:

  • Tuesdays – 9 am to Noon & 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Fridays – 2 pm to 6 pm

Remember you can request a book from any library in Saskatchewan by ordering it through SILS and then pick it up at the Library.

For more information contact Carol Colbow at 442-2119


Pangman Library Easter Colouring Contest

During the month of April the Pangman Library had an Easter Colouring Contest. The children at the school were given pictures to colour. Lorrie Kessler and Myra Jesse from Grainbelt Agencies judged the pictures this year.

There were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in K-Grade 1; Grade 2 & 3; and Grade 4 & 5.  Congratulations to the winners and to all the children who participated in the contest. You all did a wonderful job.

You can read more about this in the May 2011 issue of the Pangman Community Newsletter.

Below are photos of some of the Easter pictures coloured.

Computer Class at Pangman Library

The Pangman Library hosted a Beginner Computer Class in February. The instructor was Debra Trylinski.

The classes were held on February 14th, February 21 and February 28th from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. We had 8 people sign up for the class.

Debra covered Windows basics (Windows XP), Internet Explorer 8, Outlook Express, Personalizing Your Desktop, Emailing Photos, Downloading photos from the internet, and more.

If you missed this class and are interested in taking a Beginner Computer Class, please contact Debra at 442-2055 or email her at welcome@pangman.ca . If there is enough interest we may set up a class for next year.

Diabetes Presentation at Library

On Tuesday, January 25th, 2011, Kim Borschowa, Pharmacist and Shannon Clarke, from the Radville Pharmasave did a Presentation on Diabetes  at the Pangman Library.

About 16 people attended and the library board provided coffee, cheese, crackers  and sugar free cookies.

It was a very informative session and with many questions from the participants.

For programs and information about Diabetes, visit the Sun Country website.

Pangman Library News December 2010!

Christmas Hours:

  • December 21st – last open day before Christmas
  • January 4th, 2011 – First Open Day of the New Year and regular Hours will resume.
Library Information:
  • Hours: Tuesday 2 to 5 p.m. and Fridays 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Librarian: Carol Colbow. Assistant: Marilyn Colbow
  • Telephone Number: 442-2119

Pangman Public Library has gone through some changes in the past year- the biggest was becoming part of Saskatchewan’s Integrated Library Systems (SILS), giving patrons access to material in every public library in the province. Southeast’s library cards are now being replaced with SILS cards and patrons can come into the library and have them changed free of charge. Anyone not yet a patron can become one by coming by the library with proof of residence and can get a card free of charge. Previously our Region had no overdue charges but there are now charges of 30 cents per day on overdue books. Patrons  have 3 weeks when they take items out of the library and then can renew twice for another 3 weeks each time giving them plenty of time to finish material.

We are at the minimum hours now for the library to remain open, so we need to increase our circulation which consists of books checked out of the branch as well as request items (which can now come from anywhere in the province) and picked up at our branch. Open hours are decided by headquarters and use a complex formula of library programing as well as building use (other groups using the building) along with circulation.

  • Crafts/story time for K – Grade 2 and Summer Reading program through the summer holidays.
  • Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
  • Craft Classes will begin again next year with Cake Decorating and Quilting and more.
  • We will be restarting our Outreach program to the care home (taking large print books to those who would like them).

If anyone has a program they would like to see happen call Carol at the library – 442-2119 – during open hours.

There are 3 public access computers available at the library for public to access the Internet and other computer work. We hope to have a scanner/copier/printer shortly for use by the public with a small cost for printing.

If you wish to request books from your computer at home please come in and the librarian can assist you in setting it up so you only need to stop in and pick up your books.

The Board is always open to suggestions for programing so please contact us as we want to keep the library as active as possible with circulation a very important part in keeping the library open. Don’t hesitate to come in and get your free library card if you don’t have one and check out the variety of books and magazines for both adults and children.

Craft Night – Glass Etching

Our second craft night was held on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at the Pangman Library. This craft night was on how to do Glass Etching with instruction by Carol Colbow,

About 8 people attended to learn how to do Glass Etching. We each etched a glass and we also learned how to make our own templates.

Do you do crafts? If so, how about sharing your crafts with others by teaching a craft class. Please call Carol at the library if you are interested in teaching a craft class.

Want to learn how to do crafts, let Carol at the library know what type of craft you are interested in learning.

This is the last craft night for 2010, Watch for details on more crafts nights that will be offered in 2011.

Craft Night Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The first Craft Night was How to Make Jewelery with instruction by Kathy Bryson and was held at the Pangman Library.

There were 5 of us who braved the cold stormy weather to come out and learn how to make a bracelet and a pair of earrings. I had never made jewelery before and I was able to make a nice bracelet using Jade stones and a nice pair of earrings.

The next Craft Night will be on how to do Glass Etching. Time – TBA. For more information call Carol at the Library, 442-2119.

Pangman Book Club News!

The book club continues to meet at the Pangman Library on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

In March our book selection was The Bishop Man by Linden MacIntyre,  the 2009 Giller Prize winner. This book is about a sensitive topic, the sexual abuses perpetrated by the Catholic priests in Canada. It tells the story of Father Duncan who has been the Bishop’s dutiful enforcer whose duties were to check the excesses of priests and to suppress the evidence. When  events veer out of control, he is sent to a small parish were he is forced into painful self-knowledge as family, community and friendship are torn apart under the strain of suspicion, obsession and guilt.

Everyone enjoyed this selection. This book generated a great deal of discussion in the group about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, about Father Duncan’s life as an enforcer and as a small parish Priest and how he worked through this difficult time in his life.

In April we read 2nd Chance, the second book in James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club Series.  After a young girl is shot down on the steps of a San Francisco church Detective Lindsay Boxer decides that the time is right to reconvene the Women’s Murder Club. Also, Boxer’s father returns after many years and she is unsure of her feelings towards him. She and the Women’s Murder Club begin to believe that the killer might have been on the force. When their suspect is killed they find out that he could not have committed the murders due to a medical condition, so they have to convince the brass that the killer is still on the loose. In the end, everyone is shocked by who the killer actually was.

Everyone generally enjoyed this book. We did all agree that it was a bit slow in the beginning, but it became more suspenseful later on. We were all surprised when we found out who the real killer was.

In May and June we are reading World Without End by Ken Follett.  We have allocated two months for this book as it is over 1,000 pages.

If you love to read and would be interested in joining the book club feel free to come to our next meeting or  call Debra at 442-2055 for more information.

Pangman Library News!

As you may have heard, Pangman Library, part of the Southeast Regional Library system, migrated to the new SILS (Saskatchewan Information and Library Services) on January 12, 2010.

What is the SILS?

It is a one Province, one Library system connecting all the public libraries in Saskatchewan. All the Saskatchewan public libraries have agreed to a new set of borrowing terms.

What is the timeframe for implementing the new system?

  • Saskatoon Public Library migrated to the new system on December 15, 2009.
  • Palliser Regional Library migrated to the new system on January 12, 2010.
  • Southeast Regional Library migrated to the new system on January 12, 2010.
  • Regina Public Library migrated to the new system on February 2, 1020.

How will residents be affected by this change?

  • All the libraries have agreed to a use the same schedule of late charges. Make sure that you renew items before the due date or you will be charged a .30 cents a day until the item is returned.
  • Your must present your library card when checking out any library materials.

How will residents benefit from this change?

  • Patrons will have access to public library materials from anywhere in the province.
  • Access to the catalogue 24/7 from any computer that has Internet access.
  • Patrons will have borrowing rights at all Saskatchewan public libraries.
  • Patrons will experience a much more user-friendly catalogue and will be able to easily find the materials they want using the new catalogue.
  • Patrons will get their materials in a more timely manner due to overall improvements in the way materials are purchased, catalogued and processed.

To read more about the SILS, visit  https://catalog.sasklibraries.ca/screens/libinfo.html .

To search the catalogue visit https://catalog.sasklibraries.ca/

To order library materials on-line visit https://catalog.sasklibraries.ca/ and click on My Account on the right hand side. There you will need to enter your Name, Entire library card number and your pin number. If you do not have a pin number you can obtain one from the library.

Pangman Library is open on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. And on Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. There are 3 computers available for those you wish to use the Internet, and no appointment is necessary to use these computers. Remember – You must present your library card when checking out any library materials.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new SILS library system, or wish to renew materials or order materials, you can call Carol at 442-2119.

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