Wednesday Movie – Spinning Man


Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 (100 min., R)

A professor of philosophy at a prestigious university is highly respected and popular, but his major weakness for having affairs with his young female students gets him into a jam after one goes missing. The professor’s wife suspects his alibi is bogus because she is all-too aware of his many infidelities. A tough police detective grows even more suspicious of the professor when newly uncovered evidence strongly points to his guilt. The professor finds himself in a life-and-death struggle to prove his innocence and/or escape arrest.

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

French Movie Night – Paul à Québec


Thursday, December 13, 6:30 (98 min., 14A)

Paul, an aspiring artist, accompanies his wife Lucie and their daughter to celebrate Saint-Jean Day at Lucie’s parents2 home. When Paul notes the declining health of Roland, the bleeding-heart but gruff patriarch, the artist is inspired to make Roland the subject of his first comic strip.

Co-sponsored by French Canadian Society of Prince Albert.

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

Gingerbread Decorating


Saturday, December 15, 2:30

Join us for gingerbread man stories, songs and fun!  Then decorate a gingerbread man just the way you like!  Materials supplied.

Please register each child who will be attending by calling 763-8496 beginning Saturday, December 1.  Space is limited.

Tween and Teen Writers Group – Winter is Here!

reindeer craft

Monday, December 10, 7:00 (*CANCELLED)

This program has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00

Join us as we write on a winter-based theme, and then make a cute little reindeer ornament to take home!

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

Board Meeting – Cancelled for December

board meeting

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 7:00pm

Next Meeting: January 7th, 2019 7:00pm

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:

Public Consultation by Libraries Engagement Panel

2010 JMCPL Logo

The province is in the process of studying the governance, legislation, and the future state of public libraries in Saskatchewan.

John M. Cuelenaere Library Board and the Libraries Engagement Panel would like to hear from you on these topics before the public report is published in January 2019.

Submissions may be made either in writing to the Board in care of the Library or through the email address.

Should you have specific feedback regarding public libraries, you may send it to following email address:

Adult Craft Night – Christmas Tree Ornaments


Tuesday, December 18, 7:00

Bring a touch of nature to your Christmas tree this year with these beautiful wooden ornaments created by you!

All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Saturday, December 1.

Tween and Teen Craft – Pine Cone Christmas Tree

pine cone christmas tree

Monday, December 17, 7:00

Make a cute little Christmas tree out of a pine cone!

Materials supplied! Spots are limited.  For ages 9 to 15.  Registration begins on Saturday, December 1.

Regular Hours

We are officially back to our regular hours as of September 4th.

new fall hours

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:


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

Happy researching, patrons!