Winter Break Movie – The Secret Life of Pets

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Friday, February 24, 2:30 (87 min., G)

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/save-our-seats to find information on how to donate.

Winter Break Movie – Pete’s Dragon

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Thursday, February 23, 2:30 (103 min., PG)

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/save-our-seats to find information on how to donate.

Wednesday Movie – Sully

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Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 (95 min., PG)

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed ‘Sully’ glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/save-our-seats to find information on how to donate.

Winter “Book to Movie” Club – The Light Between Oceans

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Thursday, February 23, 7:00

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast.  To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.  Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.  Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

Register beginning on Wednesday, February 1, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!
Upcoming Book Club Meetings:
Thursday, March 30, 7:00:  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Teen D.I.Y. Night – Kool-Aid D.I.Y. Lip Gloss with Coconut Oil

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Monday, February 27, 7:00

Sign up and have fun creating your own cool lip gloss!  All materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, February 1.  For ages 13 to 18.

Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan

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Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00

The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at lmonahan@sasktel.net.  Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area.

Winter Drop-In Story Times

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Get your children excited about books and reading by bringing them to Story Time programs at the library!  Choose from the following 9 week programs which begin the week of January 2 and end the week of February 27.
Day cares are welcome to drop-in as well, but please call ahead!
Bring Your Babies - Thursdays at 11:00
Preschool Story Time
Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 2:00, and Wednesdays at 2:00
For detailed information please visit:  http://www.jmcpl.ca/storytimes/.

Food Bank Donations

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John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is now accepting donations for the Prince Albert Food Bank!

If you would like to help out this worthy charity please bring non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk at the library!

They are specifically looking for:

  • canned and packaged soups
  • dry pastas
  • canned meats, such as tuna or ham
  • canned vegetable and fruits
  • canned tomatoes/ tomato sauce
  • rice
  • oatmeals
  • dry cereals

Parking Lot Update

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Dear John M. Cuelenaere Public Library Users,

Re-paving of the parking lot West of the library began in October, however during the process the work crews noticed several spots that were too soft to put asphalt on. These soft spots need to be properly repaired before paving can continue. Unfortunately, due to the snow and rain we experienced in October the ground has become too saturated with moisture to continue work. Work will resume next May after the ground thaws.

The west most side of the parking lot will remain barricaded until the end of November, or until the ground freezes solid. Once the ground is frozen the barricades will be removed and there will once again be access to those stalls. In April the barricades will go back up, as the ground will once again become too soft for cars to drive on safely.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay and would like to direct patrons to the free street parking one block North and East of the building.

Sincerely,
JMCPL Staff

Municipal Library Status

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UPDATED OCTOBER 24th, 2016

There have been many questions regarding the recent news about JMCPL re-establishing its municipal library status.

The City of Prince Albert has posted an F.A.Q. regarding the change to Municipal Library Status. Please refer to this document if you have any questions:
http://citypa.ca/Things-to-Do/Facilities/John-M-Cuelenaere-Public-Library

In order to answer some questions we here at JMCPL have created this document: Municipal Library Status Info

If you would like to read the Prince Albert Daily Herald article you can access it here:
Prince Albert Dairy Herald Article – June 28th, 2016

If you would like to read the blog post by City Councillor Lee Atkinson regarding the switch to municipal library status you may access it here:
The View From Ward Three Blog Post – July 4th, 2016

We will release more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions please email: library@jmcpl.ca