Tween and Teen Writing Group – Dragons!


Monday, June 17, 7:00

Share your greatest dragon adventure, and make some cool dragon eyes to take home!

Registration begins on Saturday, June 1.  For ages 9 to 15.  All materials are supplied.

Wednesday Movie – The Prodigy

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 (92 min., R)

A young mother’s worst fears are realized when she and her genius 8-year-old’s doctors investigate the possibility that something supernatural is affecting his new behaviors, which range from the odd to the concerning to the truly disturbing. She is forced to look for her answers in the boy’s past, a past wherein perception and reality often blur.

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit to find information on how to donate.

TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party

Monday, June 24, 4:00

TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party with guest Balloon Twister Macayle!

Come down to the library and be entertained with a special puppet show!  Then enjoy the very talented Macayle, who will make unique balloon creations for all as we launch the TD Summer Reading Club!

Kids, it’s your chance to register and get your reading log, activity booklet, TD Summer Reading Club web access code and stickers.  Find out about all the fun activities and prizes we’ve got planned for July and August!  Enjoy a snack, too.  See you there!  If you can’t join us for the Launch Party, plan to register at the library’s Circulation Desk any time after June 24.

Complete information about the TD Summer Reading Club, including weekly story times and exciting grand prizes will be in the July/August newsletterPlan now to make the TD Summer Reading Club part of your holiday activities!  The goals of the TD Summer Reading Club are to encourage and strengthen the habit of reading for pleasure, to create life-long learners, to increase children’s reading skills, and to reduce summer learning loss.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Event

Tuesday, June 18, 7:00

Did your school have a graveyard? As an act of truth and reconciliation, join us to experience The Witness Blanket in documentary and as a virtual online tour. The Witness Blanket is made up of hundreds of items reclaimed from residential schools and connected institutions. It “stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.”

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Chapter of The Council of Canadians.

Closed for All Day Staff Meeting

We will be closed on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 for an all day staff meeting.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen for regular summer hours on Friday June 21st, 2019 at 8:30am.

Thank you for your understanding!

Board Meeting – Postponed

board meeting

Next Meeting: TBA

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is governed by a Board that is appointed by the Prince Albert City Council on an annual basis.  All meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom.  For more information, current agendas, meeting notifications, and previous minutes, visit the City of Prince Albert website.

Consider participating on the Board of Directors at John M. Cuelenaere Public Library! As a Board member, you will provide direction and guidance in the management, regulation and control of John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, in accordance with The Public Libraries Act.

The term is one year, with meetings held monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on how to become a board member please visit:

One eRead Canada – Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

June 3 – June 30

Get ready for the new One eRead Canada program coming soon through JMCPL!  Everyone is welcome to participate in this Canadawide digital reading program!  This innovative opportunity is provided by public libraries across the nation!
● Similar to a “one book, one city” program, but on a national scale and in digital
format. This will be an opportunity for people across the country to all read or listen
to the same book and share their thoughts and feelings.  Visit,, or, and let us know what you think!
● The program will run for four weeks: June 3-June 30 (June is National Indigenous
History month, and the program features a book by an Indigenous author about
Indigenous characters)

THE BOOK: The selection for this inaugural program is Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont,
published by Thistledown Press:

The book will be available in ebook and digital audio formats which you can enjoy by visiting our hoopla database: 

Adult Craft Night

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00

Come to the library to make a “stained glass” DIY candle holder!

All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Saturday, June 1.

Summer Hours

We are officially on Summer Hours as of May 21st, 2019

Sage Hill Teen Writing Workshop at JMCPL

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Develop your creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor!

Register early to get a spot for this free writing workshop!  To apply or for more information please visit