Wednesday Movie – If Beale Street Could Talk

Wednesday, April 24, 6:45 (120 min., R)

A young couple is happy to begin their life together as husband and wife. They unexpectedly find themselves pregnant before the nuptials, and are happy to begin two new journeys together. Unfortunately, when the fiance is accused of a heinous crime, it’s up to his partner to prove his innocence. The only problem is whether this can be accomplished before they were planning to tie the knot, or welcome their child into the world.

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

Easter Break Movie – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 (99 min., PG)

Clara is searching for the special key to unlock a box from her late mother. Inside that box is a priceless item that her mother left for her. During her godfather’s yearly holiday party, Clara almost gets the key but it disappears. She embarks on a quest into a mysterious world which has four different realms: a snowflakes realm, flowers realm, sweets realm, and the challenging realm where the key is. As she undertakes her journey she meets different characters including Phillip who is a soldier and a gang of mice. Will Clara be able to gain the key to receive her late mother’s special gift?

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

Drop-In Earth Day Craft


Saturday, April 20, 2:30

Join us for a story, crafts, and colouring, as we celebrate Earth Day together! Everyone welcome!

Don’t miss it! Materials supplied.

Easter Break Movie – Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom

Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 (92 min., G)

Norm, the newly crowned polar bear king of the arctic, travels to New York to accept the keys to the city. But Norm goes from hero to villain when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit! While he is trying to clear his good name, back in the Arctic a vicious bottled-water company has moved in and is starting to steal the ice. Norm must rely on his friends, both old and new, to clear his good name and help save his kingdom in a winner-take-all hockey match.

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

Earth Day Event

Saturday, April 20, 12:30 to 4:30

Make every day Earth Day by making worms your friends.  In keeping with the 2019 Earth Day theme, “Protect Our Species,” our focus is appreciating the amazing worm.  Enjoy one, two, or all three of the presentations celebrating the work of worms and how we can care for them. Displays open at 12:30 and close at 4:30 with sessions running for 45 minutes.

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

Easter Weekend Hours

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library will be closed the following days for Easter Weekend:

Friday April 19th
Sunday April 21st
Monday April 22nd

We will be open for regular hours on Saturday April 20th.

Hoopla Digital – BBC Now Available!

Hoopla Digital is an innovative service we offer at JMCPL that allows our patrons to listen to music and audiobooks, and watch movies and television shows all for FREE! All you need to sign up is your library card and an internet connection!

There are no hassles with waiting in a hold cue, and watching and listening right from your internet browser is a piece of cake. If you prefer to listen and watch on the go it’s easy to download the Hoopla Digital apps from your smart device’s application stores! The Hoopla app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire!

If you’d like to learn more about Hoopla or if you’d like to sign up and start using this awesome new service, please visit our Databases page, or go to the Hoopla Digital homepage!

BBC is now available on Hoopla! Follow this link or click the image below to be taken to a list of great BBC titles!

Spring Book Club – Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

Thursday, April 25, 7:00

Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was.   But while her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing—and admit that she’s solely to blame.

Harriet, devastated by this unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now, more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one.

But as the police bear down on both women, trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface—and Harriet discovers that trusting Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter.

Register beginning on Monday, April 1, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!

Drop-In Spring 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 March 18 and end the week of May 13. There’s no need to register for the following – just drop in and enjoy!

Bring Your Babies (for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult)
Thursdays at 11:00
Bring Your Babies introduces your little one to the delightful world of stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs.  This is a twenty-minute program.

Preschool Story Time (suitable for children ages 2 to 5 who are ready to join a group)
Mondays at 10:30 and Tuesdays at 10:30
Children enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes, coloring, crafts, and other activities in this forty-five minute program.

(Daycares are welcome but please call ahead!)

Regular Hours

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

new fall hours