Closed for Canada Day

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CLOSED Saturday, July 1st, 2017

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library will be closed for Canada Day.
Happy Canada Day, patrons! We hope you enjoy Canada’s 150th birthday!
We will reopen on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 8:30am

Wednesday Movie – I Am Not Your Negro

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Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 (95 min., PG13)

Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2017 Academy Awards.

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.

 

BiblioCon Feedback

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Thank you to everyone who came out to BiblioCon 2017! Please take a moment to fill out our Feedback Form here: http://www.jmcpl.ca/bibliocon-feedback/

With your feedback we can make BiblioCon 2018 even better! Thanks again, everyone and we’ll see you next year!

Summer Hours

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Summer hours are now in effect!

From May 21st to September 3rd we will be closed on Sundays.

Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience

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July 10 to 14, 10:00 to 4:00
Teen Writing Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 teens in each location the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are offered free of charge to participants. Applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.

Applicants are asked to upload a sample of their writing and a paragraph or two about why they would like to come to Sage Hill.

For detailed information and to apply visit http://www.sagehillwriting.ca/teens.

For information about other teen programs in the province check out their Facebook post:  https://www.facebook.com/SageHillWriting/photos/a.197360800758.142437.30619955758/10154433084955759/?type=3&theater.

Seed Library is Here!

Just in time for Spring!

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The Prince Albert Seed Library is a collaborative effort between
Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild and John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

What is a Seed Library?

A seed library is a library that lends seeds instead of books. The concept is that one would take out seeds in the spring with the intention of saving seeds and returning some of their saved seeds in the fall. Gardeners grow the plants in their garden and at the end of the season, they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’ From those plants, they collect seeds to return to the Library to replenish its inventory.  Seed savers are also encouraged to gift their own varieties to the seed library for other people to try. The seeds that are available will be ones that can be grown locally, and are acclimatized to our local growing conditions.

For more information please visit the Seed Library page on our website:
http://www.jmcpl.ca/seed-library

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.

Watch our Rhubarb Grow in Real Time!

RhubarbSpring is just around the corner, patrons! That means the rhubarb in our front planter will be growing soon! Follow the link to watch its progress in real time!

http://www.jmcpl.ca/live-web-cam-feed/

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

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