The Moose Jaw Public Library is readying for the launch of its Summer Reading Club in a couple of weeks, as well as preparing several movie showings for Pride Month. 

“We’ve got Summer Reading Club starting on June 15, and we’re starting it off with our Summer Reading Club ‘party in the park’,” explained Naiomi Setter at the MJPL. “That’s going to run from 1 to 3 p.m. and we’ve got a variety of activities ... such as Whimsies Face Painting, Magic by Chris, we’re going to have some book giveaways with the Moose Jaw Literacy Network, a Maker activity, outdoor games, and there’s also going to be a movie matinee in the theatre at 2:30 p.m.” 

Setter said all ages are welcome for the Summer Reading Club launch party, and families can pick up their Summer Reading Club packages at that time. In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside. The movie matinee that day will be The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. 

Pride Month films include A Fantastic Woman for the MJPL Movie Club meeting on June 3 at 6 p.m., and Love, Simon at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. 

The public should note that MJPL programs requiring registration can be signed up for by emailing or calling 306-692-8210. 

Note that the MJPL launched its new website this month at Read about the redesign, new colours, and new logo in our article here. 

Program highlights 

  • Adult programming 
    • MJPL Movie Club in the theatre 
      • Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m. — A Fantastic Woman 
      • Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. — Viewer’s Choice 
    • MJ Chess Club 
      • Sundays, June 9 and 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. 
      • All-ages drop-in program 
    • Maker Night 
      • Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. 
    • Learn stamp making – Registration required, for ages 13+ 
    • Tabletop Tuesdays 
      • Tuesdays, June 11 and 25 
      • All-ages drop-in program 
    • MJPL Documentary Night 
      • Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. 
      • Feature is Man on Wire 
  • Youth programming 
    • Teen Makers – LEGO SPIKE PRIME 
      • Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. 
      • Registration required 
    • Teen Gamers 
      • Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. for youth 12-19 
      • Drop-in program, snacks provided 
      • Board games, cards, video games, and more 
    • Teen Anime+ Club  
      • Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. 
      • Featuring Yuri on Ice 
      • Ages 12-19, drop-in program, snacks provided 
  • Children’s programming 
    • Maker Saturdays 
      • Saturdays, June 8 and 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 
      • Ages 8 to 12, registration required  
    • Summer Reading Club ‘Party in the Park’  
      • Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. 
      • Crescent Park, in front of the library 
      • All ages welcome 
    • Galaxy Slime 
      • Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room 
      • Ages 2+, registration required