Wednesday Movie – The Girl on the Train


Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 (102 min., R)

After Rachel Watson is divorced by her husband, she hates riding to work on the train each morning and seeing her ex-husband living in their old house with his new wife. To distract herself, Rachel focuses on their happily married neighbors, Megan and Scott Hipwell instead. One day, as she passes on the train, she sees something shocking. The next morning, Rachel wakes up with an awful hangover, no memory of yesterday, and several wounds. She has a vague feeling that something bad is going on, but she cannot remember what until she sees on the news that Megan is missing.

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


Explore Lifelong Learning – Understanding Dementia presented by Hannah Buckie


Tuesday, January 24, 7:00

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; discuss warning signs, risk factors associated with dementia, ways to keep your brain healthy and the process to getting a diagnosis.  You will also explore programs and services available at the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan that can help you throughout your journey with dementia.

Hannah Buckie joined the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan in June 2016 as the First Link Coordinator in the Prince Albert Parkland Resource Centre.  Hannah had previously worked for the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island as the Community Support Coordinator, and has carried over her passion for helping others to her position with ASOS.


Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan


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  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


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:

Four O’Clock Fun


Wednesdays at 4:00

In Four O’Clock Fun, older children meet for stories and exciting activities including crafts, experiments, and more.
This forty-five minute program runs for nine weeks and is suitable for children ages 6 to 9.
Our first session is Wednesday, January 4.  Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, January 2. 

Teen Craft Night – Clothespin Picture Frames


Monday, January 30, 7:00

Sign up to design this cool picture frame for your room!  All materials are supplied.  Space is limited.  For ages 13 to 18.
Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, January 2.

Tween and Teen Craft Night – Winter Sock Snowman


Tuesday, January 24, 7:00

Join us to make your very own one of a kind sock snowman!  For ages 9 to 15.  All materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, January 2. 

Winter “Book to Movie Club” – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

me before you

Thursday, January 26, 7:00

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose.

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

Register beginning on Monday, January 2, 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, February 23, 7:00:  The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Thursday, March 30, 7:00:  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Food Bank Donations

PA Food Bank

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


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.