W. Quill Poetry Reading


Tuesday, April 24, 7:00

Join Saskatchewan poet ‘W. Quill’ reading a selection of his poems – lighthearted, lyrical, romantic, thought provoking, enigmatic and more!

We’ll see you there!

April is National Poetry Month.

Drop-In Earth Day Story and Craft

bee garden

Saturday, April 21, 2:30

All ages welcome to come and listen to an Earth Day story and make a bee-eautiful bee garden craft!

Materials supplied.


Earth Day and Seedy Saturday


Saturday, April 21, 9:30 to 4:00

Come down to watch films, presentations on Canadian Feed the Children, composting and the Food Bank, displays, live music, lunch, a children’s drop-in story time and craft and more!  The agenda is as follows:
10:00             Film:  One Man One Cow One Planet (56 min.) (Biodynamics makes organics work)
11:00             Presentation:  Glenna Cayen, Community Program Coordinator at Canadian Feed the Children
11:45              Welcome from the City
Composting:  Kerri Sapsford
PA Food Coalition Foodbank Update:  Wes Clarke
12:00            Film:  DIRT! (82 min.) (“The Beauty and Power of Soil”)
2:30              Children’s Storytime and Craft
3:00              Live Music TBA

Lunch provided by Learners with Purpose and Sponsored by Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions.

Displays by:  Prairie Garden Seeds, Seeds of Diversity, Broadview Farm Seeds, Back to Your Roots Soil Solutions, Fox Hill Gardens, Anchor of Hope Gardens, Council of Canadians, Seed Swap table with free seeds, Seed Library seeds available

Movie and door prizes sponsored by Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds.

Everyone welcome!  You don’t want to miss it!

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


Carlton, Shellbrook and PACI Creative Writing Groups Reading


Thursday, April 19, 7:00

Creative writing students from PACI, Carlton and WP Sandin High School (Eclipse Creative Writing Group) will present selected readings from their work in the gallery of the JMC Library.

Everyone welcome!

Spring Book Club – The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine


Thursday, April 26, 7:00

Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve.

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more — a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.  To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne — a socialite and philanthropist — and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive … if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life — the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.

With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent. (From the publisher.)

Register beginning on Tuesday, April 3, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!

Upcoming Spring Book Club Meeting:
Thursday, May 31, 7:00 – The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Laptop Lab


Monday, April 23, 6:30 to 8:00

Are you a senior that is unsure about computers? In this class learn about laptop and internet basics, how to connect to Wi-Fi, and getting used to Windows.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, April 3.

Adult D.I.Y. Craft

wine bottle

Monday, April 30, 7:00

Enjoy designing this beautiful decorative wine bottle that is sure to brighten up your home décor!  All materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, April 3.

Teen Craft Night: Mini Emoji Canvases


Tuesday, April 24, 7:00

Come to the library and enjoy painting unique emojis on mini canvases!  Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, April 3.  For ages 13 to 18.

Tween and Teen Craft – Paper Hyacinth Bouquet


Monday, April 23, 7:00

Welcome spring, and perk up your room with a pretty bouquet of spring flowers!  Materials are supplied!  Spots are limited.  For ages 9 to 15.

Registration begins on Tuesday, April 3.

Geneaology and Family History Resources at JMCPL


If you are a budding genealogist interested in researching your family history John M. Cuelenaere Public Library can help you out! We have compiled a list of resources to help you in your research. Both physical AND digital resources, as well as links to various local historical and genealogical societies.

To get started on your family history go to: http://www.jmcpl.ca/genealogical-resources/


Click the Collections tab at the top of the page and then click Genealogical Resources.

Happy researching, patrons!