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Bohdan S. Kordan (Reading and Signing)

Thursday Oct 27 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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No Free Man

Approximately 8,000 Canadian civilians were imprisoned during the First World War because of their ethnic ties to Germany, Austria-Hungary, and other enemy nations. Although not as well-known as the later internments of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, these incarcerations played a crucial role in shaping debates about Canadian citizenship, diversity, and loyalty

Tracing the evolution and consequences of Canadian government policy towards immigrants of enemy nationality, No Free Man is a nuanced work that acknowledges both the challenges faced by the Government of Canada as well as the experiences of internees and their families.

Bohdan Kordan gives particular attention to the ways in which the political and legal status of enemy subjects configured the policy and practice of internment and how this process – magnified by the challenges of the war – affected the broader concerns of public order and national security.

Kordan concludes that Canada’s leadership failed to protect immigrants of enemy origin during a period of intense suspicion, conflict, and crisis. Framed by questions about government rights, responsibilities, and obligations, and based on extensive archival research, No Free Man provides a systematic and thoughtful account of Canadian government policy towards enemy aliens during the First World War.

Natalie Struck & Ryan Lahoda (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Oct 28 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Natalie Struck has been singing ever since she could talk. She sang at local variety shows in her small town and then started busking every summer at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. There she started to learn who she was musically and in 2010 she started singing at open mics every week. In 2011 she released her original EP Try Being Yourself, which led to a mini tour with Megan Nash and to opening for a couple of local acts. In 2012 she met Ryan Lahoda who was a very dedicated guitarist. They realized that together they could make magic and so Natalie's solo performances became a duo. Ryan plays lead guitar and sings as well. Natalie & Ryan do covers of folk/pop songs as well as Natalie's original works.

Spectacle (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Oct 29 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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The core of the group Spectacle consists of Pat Mitchell – lead vocals, Ed Bajak – guitar, Gary Smith – bass guitar, and Lowell McLaren – percussion. Pat and Lowell met at Saskatoon’s ‘The Joy of Vox’ choir, while Lowell and Ed had played together in a few bands in the past, as did Lowell and Gary. The group formed in late 2015 after discovering a shared interest in performing an eclectic mix of music including Jazz standards, 60’s pop, and folk music.

Boo Brunch! (Children's Event)

Sunday Oct 30 2016 9:30 am - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Dress up in your best costume and join us for a Bloodcurdling brunch! Enjoy a Fang-Tastic Feast and hop, dance, pounce, amble, tromp, trek, or walk through the store in our costume parade, followed by Spooky Stories, a creepy craft, & TERRIFYING TREATS!

All seats $15, reservations at Prairie Ink Restaurant in person or by calling 306.955.3579. Costumes not required, but Halloween spirit is mandatory!

Story Time

Tuesday Nov 01 2016 10:30 am - Children's Department, Saskatoon

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Tuesday Mornings at 10:30am in the Story Circle

All Ages Welcome!

No Reservation Required

Cheri Helstrom (Reading and Signing)

Tuesday Nov 01 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Forever Changed

Ritchie Scott grew up in the small prairie town of Alameda in the 1920s and Dirty Thirties. He was the youngest son of seven children born to Richard Herbert Scott, a well-established businessman and the first mayor of Alameda. Forever Changed, written by Ritchie’s daughter, Cheri Helstrom, is told through Ritchie’s eyes, taking the reader from rural Saskatchewan to the north, to eastern Canada, across the Atlantic to Britain, to the battlefields of Italy during World War II, and finally, home to Canada. Forever Changed honours Ritchie’s life and times and celebrates his accomplishments.

Cheri Helstrom spent her youth living on various military bases across Canada and overseas. Her post-secondary education occurred at the University of Manitoba and University of Saskatchewan. Cheri's first book about her father's life, is a legacy for her children, grandchildren, other surviving veterans and their families.

Denyse Klette (Reading and Signing)

Wednesday Nov 02 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Zendoodle Colouring Presents Fairies in Dreamland

At the age of 8, Denyse Klette, announced to her parents and the world that she would become an artist after painting murals for a school play and never looked back. From this auspicious start, Denyse’s murals and landscapes have graced the halls of hotels, resorts and in-home décor. Her original paintings have been represented in galleries internationally.

Denyse was an approved sculptor for licensed Disney Characters and went on to illustrate several children’s books. She created characters for a Canadian television project where her sense of humor and whimsical style blossomed. Fairies in Dreamland is a celebration of Denyse’s skill and style in this delightful coloring book. These sleepy Fairies, along with their animal friends-rabbits, pigs and birds are ready to sparkle with all the colors you could possibly dream up.

Sylvia Chave (Singing and Signing)

Thursday Nov 03 2016 10:00 am - Children's Department, Saskatoon

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Sylvia Chave is Saskatchewan’s superstar to the sweet and sticky. Her one-woman music show inspires littles and bigs to giggle and wiggle together.

Through her witty song hooks and wacky wardrobe changes, Sylvia can grab an audience’s attention like a new box of Girl Guide cookies. Sylvia’s bright-orange transformation station is jam-packed with creative costumes that whisk both her and her audiences into a whimsical world of make-believe. Whether dressed as a boisterous, bearded pirate or a fancy, flamenco-dancing fish, Sylvia is sure to deliver grins.

Karlynn Johnston and Prairie Ink Restaurant in Partnership to Create a Delicious Evening

Thursday Nov 03 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky - A Modern Baker's Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts

Prairie Ink Restaurant's Head Chef Clint Flamand and Karlynn Johnston partner for a delicious book reading.

This collection of sweet treats combines long-forgotten classics with deliciously revamped recipes. When Karlynn first posted this recipe on her blog, The Kitchen Magpie, it went viral, drawing enthusiastic and sentimental responses from people reminiscing about their childhood and family food memories.

An approachable book for all skill levels, Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky covers everything you need to know about being a modern-day old-fashioned baker.

Katherena Vermette (Reading and Signing)

Friday Nov 04 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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The Break

When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg’s North End is exposed.

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs(The Muses Company) won the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her literary work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies, and she recently completed work on a short documentary, This River produced by the National Film Board of Canada (2016). The Break is her first novel.

Andreea and the Narrative (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Nov 04 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Andreea The Narrative is an experience in songwriting that features vivid storytelling that is layered by the sounds of crisp 12 string guitar and a soft soulful voice. Other artists that would be in the same genre category would be Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton, The Swell Season and a few others. Alt singer songwriter coffeehouse canadiana would be the specific genre. Music has always been a passion for Andreea. It started when she was eight years old when she acquired a broken old acoustic guitar that she restored with the aid of her mother. After years of formal music education and countless hours playing, Andreea began the natural progression into writing. Her sound is a mix of the Coffeehouse sound and Canadian Indie Rock. With the 2013 Release of "The Narrative" Andreea is looking ahead to the future release of "Haunted Former Lives".

Flames of Nevyana (Signing)

Saturday Nov 05 2016 1:00 pm - Store Front, Saskatoon

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Blue Fire is both blessing and curse. A gift from the gods, its mystical light and energy powers and protects the land of Nevyana, but it also divides her people into three distinct groups. In the wrong hands, it becomes a formidable weapon. When sacred objects for channelling Blue Fire are stolen, sworn enemies Petra, Amlinn, and Jin set out to find them, and their paths converge on a collision course with the truth. Can they bridge the centuries-old divide between their communities? Or will their search for the truth and the explosive power of Blue Fire signal the end of Nevyana?

Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than fifty books of fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults, and adults. He lives in Regina with his wife and their teenage daughter.

Corey Howe (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Nov 05 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Corey Howe is a scientist by day and a musician by night. Coming from Toledo, Ohio and is currently chasing romance and finding his roots in Saskatoon where his girlfriend and his Grandfather "Mr. Hockey" grew up. He has played music his whole life and you rarely see him without a guitar. With styles ranging from Indie to Folk to Pop there is no short in variety in his playing.

Wendel Clark (Signing)

Sunday Nov 06 2016 4:00 pm - Travel Desk, Saskatoon

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Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game

Funny, fierce, and gritty, Bleeding Blue recounts every struggle and success of Wendel Clark’s rough-and-tumble journey to becoming one of hockey’s greatest heroes.

As a young boy growing up in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, Wendel Clark never dreamed of an NHL career. But Wendel had a talent for hockey that was surpassed only by his love for the sport, and it wasn’t long before he embarked on a path that would take him away from his hometown to a new life.

Wendel honed his talents and was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs first overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Wendel burst onto the pro scene and immediately made an impact, all the while staying true to his roots. He soon assumed the mantle as the Leafs captain, and his willingness to lay it all on the line transformed him into a player who could inspire courage in his teammates and fear in his opponents in equal measure.

But just as Wendel’s talents were set to peak, everything unraveled. Years of no-holds-barred, physical play were taking their toll, and soon his greatest competitor wasn’t anyone on the ice, but his own body. But as Wendel’s body broke down, his resolve only grew. Wendel set out on a course that would allow him to keep doing what he loved and that would turn him into one of the most beloved hockey players of all time.

Emotional and uplifting, Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game is the story of a man who refused to say no, who wore his heart on his sleeve, and who would do anything to keep going, even when everything told him to quit.

Story Time

Tuesday Nov 08 2016 10:00 am - Children's Department, Saskatoon

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Tuesday Mornings at 10:30am in the Story Circle

All Ages Welcome!

No Reservation Required

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