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.
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.
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 [email protected] . If there is enough interest we may set up a class for next year.
Sylvia Fitzgerald, Minister of the Pangman United Church is hosting a Interdenominational Prayer Shawl Workshop at the Pangman Library every 4th Tuesday of the month. The next workshop will be on Tuesday, February 22nd.
Knit and crochet Prayer Shawl patterns are available, or you can find them on-line at Shawl Ministry. You can also quilt or embroider a shawl, but you will have to bring your own pattern.
For the crocheted shawl you will need about 740 yards of yarn and a size MN or P or larger crochet hook. For the knitted shawl you will need about 555 yards of yarn and a size 11 US or 13 US knitting needles.
For more information and a pattern, please contact Carol at the Pangman Library 442-2119.
January 4th, 2011 – First Open Day of the New Year and regular Hours will resume.
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.