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.
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.
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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In February we continued to read the Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
We all enjoyed this selection. We all liked how the author introduced the different characters in the story and how their lives crossed throughout the story. The story takes place during medieval times (12th century) in England. There is quite a bit detail about the churches of that time. Much of the story revolves around the rebuilding of the church of Kingsbridge and all the obstacles they faced trying to rebuild their church, obstacles caused by those in power at the time.
If you have not read this book, we highly recommend you read it. Later this year we will be reading another book by Ken Follett, World Without End.
Our March book selection is The Bishop Man by Linden MacIntyre.
We hope to see you at our next book club meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7 p.m. at the Pangman Library. In April we will be reading 2nd Chance by James Patterson.
We had our February book club meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at the Library.
In January we started reading The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. As this is a very large book, we have decided to read this book over two months (January and February).
At our meeting everyone said they are enjoying the book. We all felt that the characters and story are very interesting.
Our next meeting is on March 10, 2010, 7 p.m. at the Library.
Up coming selections:
If you love to read and would like to read different type of books, come and join us at our Book Club meeting.
This year the Library Book Sale will take place on Tuesday, October 27th, Friday, October 30th, Tuesday, November 3rd, and Friday, November 6th, during regular Library hours.
Library Hours are: Tuesdays – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Now is the time to stock up on your books for winter reading.
Be sure to stop by and check out the many books for sale!