Drop-In Activity Day


Saturday, September 23, 2:30

Enjoy Lego, board games, puzzles, Play Doh, and more.  Fun for the whole family!

Explore Lifelong Learning for Seniors: Laptop Lab


Friday, September 22, 9:30

Are you a senior that is unsure about computers? Sign up to learn more about all the basics.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Friday, September 1. 

2017 Aboriginal Literature Festival – Voices of Today

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Thursday, September 21, 7:00

Featuring emerging Indigenous writers Mary Ballantyne, Dayton Bennett, Trystina Langan,
and Juliana Maggrah

Everyone welcome!

In Partnership with Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc. and Common Weal Community Arts.

Fall 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 18.  There’s no need to register for the following – just drop in and enjoy!

Bring Your Babies
Thursdays at 11:00 (for infants under 2, accompanied by an adult)
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
Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 2:00, or Wednesdays at 2:00
(suitable for children ages 2 to 5 who are ready to join a group)
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!)

Frontier Life – New Database!

Frontier Life

JMCPL is pleased to announce we are offering a new database to our patrons!

This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitized primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalization and decline of indigenous peoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Frontier Life brings together documents from sixteen archives and libraries around the world. This geographical spread of material allows users to take a  comparative approach or focus on a particular region, making it ideal for teaching and student projects, as well as more in-depth scholarly research.

To start searching this database please visit our Databases page, or follow the link below:
Frontier Life Database

Board Meeting

board meeting

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 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 every second Wednesday of the month  in the Library Boardroom.  For more information, current agendas, meeting notifications, and previous minutes, visit the City of Prince Albert website.

If you are interested in joining the library’s Board please visit: http://www.jmcpl.ca/meet-the-board/ for more information.

D.I.Y. Adult Craft Night – Bath Bombs


Tuesday, September 26, 7:00

Sign up to create these Lush inspired bath bombs to use for a fun and relaxing experience at home!  Materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Friday, September 1.

Fall Book Club – 1984 by George Orwell


Thursday, September 28, 7:00

This fall we will meet to discuss new books as well as a classic title that may still be on your “to read list”!

1984 by George Orwell
It is 1984. The world is in a state of perpetual war and Big Brother sees and controls all. Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party and propaganda-writer at the Ministry of Truth, is keeping a journal he should not be keeping and falling in love with Julia, a woman he should not be seeing. Outwardly compliant, Winston dreams of rebellion against the oppressive Big Brother, risking everything to recover his lost sense of individuality and control of his own future.

Register beginning on Friday, 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 26, 7:00:  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Thursday, November 30, 7:00:  The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Hoopla Digital – New Fall Releases!

Hoopla Digital is an innovative new 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!

Check out what’s new on Hoopla this fall!
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BiblioCon Feedback


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!