Independent Primary Assessment of Husky Oil Spill into the North Saskatchewan


Thursday, September 22, 7:00

Everyone is welcome to this presentation and discussion by Ricardo Segovia, an independent consultant with E-Tech International and Resurgence Environmental which will provide an overview of the results of the Husky Oil Spill.

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


Fall 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 September 19 and end the week of November 14.
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:

Strategic Planning Public Consultation Meeting

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Do you want to be involved in the future of the library? Do you want a say in what renovations, programs, and collections decisions we make in the next five years? If yes, the library needs you!

If you have ideas about future building renovations, programs, services, collections development, etc. please join John M. Cuelenaere Public Library at our public consultation meeting on

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:00pm in Room Three of the Library basement.

We value and appreciate any and all input our patrons can provide!

If you have ideas, but are unable to attend the meeting please email:

Teen Book Club – Divergent series by Veronica Roth


Monday, September 19, 6:30
Attention teenagers!  Do you love to read?  Did you love the Divergent series?  Then you should join our book club!  Each month we will read and discuss one of the books then watch the movie.  There will be great prizes too so you don’t want to miss it!  Space is limited.  For ages 13-18.  Register beginning on Thursday, September 1, and pick up your copy to keep when you register!  Don’t miss it!

Monday, September 26, 6:30
Movie NightDivergent (139 min., PG13)
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings:
Monday, October 17, 6:30:  Insurgent
Monday, October 24, 6:30:  Movie Night – Insurgent
Monday, November 21, 6:30:  Allegiant
Monday, November 28, 6:30:  Movie Night – Allegiant

Expanding Horizons for Seniors – Beginners Laptop Lab


Friday, September 23, 9:30

Are you a senior that is unsure about the internet and social media? Stop in to learn more about Facebook and other social media sites.  Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Thursday, September 1.  Space is limited.

Teen Craft Night – Tie-Dye T-Shirts


Tuesday, September 27, 7:00

Join us to make your very own tie dye t-shirt!  Please bring your own t-shirt, all other materials will be provided! Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Thursday, September 1.  For ages 13-18.

Fall “Book to Movie” Club – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


Thursday, September 29, 7:00

A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut. (From the publisher.)

Register beginning on Thursday, September 1, 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, October 27, 7:00:  13 Hours:  The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff
Thursday, November 24, 7:00:  The Nazi Officers Wife:  How one Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith H. Beer

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

The New PressReader!


Starting today, August 23rd, 2016, we have a new digital newspaper and magazine platform. PressReader is a new and improved version of PressDisplay. You’ll still have access to your favourite news papers, such as The Prince Albert Daily Herald, Leader Post, and The Globe and Mail, plus many more!

PressDisplay will remain available until August 31st, 2016 to allow patrons a chance to get used to the new platform without service interruptions, however after August 31st PressDisplay will be unavailable.

To visit PressReader and get started today you can visit our Databases page and look under the category News & Magazines or you can click here: PressReader

Municipal Library Status

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UPDATED JULY 5th, 2016

There have been many questions regarding the recent news about JMCPL re-establishing its municipal library status.

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: