Tween and Teen Craft – D.I.Y. Halloween Potion Bottle

potion bottles

Monday, October 22, 7:00

Create your own Halloween potion bottles, and make your home the spookiest one ever this year!

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

Wednesday Movie – Forever My Girl

forever my girl

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 (104 min., PG)

When he was young man, Liam Page walked out on the love of his life. He never stopped regretting that decision. Ten years later, Liam is a country music star and a celebrity who’s known around the world. He has a lot of money and a huge fan following, but his heart remains broken. He’s still overwhelmed with the loss of Josie. His most popular songs speak about his regrets and feelings for her. When an opportunity to return home comes up, Liam follows the overwhelming urge to apologize and win back Josie’s heart. Can he ever regain her trust?

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

Seed Saving Presentation


Tuesday, October 23, 7:00

Calling all gardeners: The Seed Library needs restocking. On Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m. we will be packaging seeds saved locally while discussing various aspects of seed saving such as why we want to save locally grown seeds and how to save seeds and other seed saving ideas for the Seed Library.  The Prince Albert Seed Library makes available free seeds at the John M. Cuelenaere Library sponsored by the Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild and the JMC Library, encouraging people to save seeds at the end of the summer and return some to the Seed Library for others to enjoy the following spring.

Come and enjoy some fellowship with fellow gardeners!

Explore Lifelong Learning – Who are You Really? DNA Testing – Why and How presented by Audrey Boyko


Tuesday, October 23, 7:00

Audrey Boyko has been interested in genealogy and researching her family tree for 40+ years. She has worked with people in various countries helping them make genealogical connections. Audrey is a charter member of Prince Albert Genealogical Society and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and giving genealogical presentations. Audrey has worked with DNA for the past 5½ years and considers it the final piece of the puzzle in the confirmation of evidence of familial ties. She is the administrator to 14 DNA tests and a guest researcher on four others.

  • Why do a DNA test
  • What test should I start with and why
  • How and when is the best time to order/buy  a DNA test
  • How long does it take to get results, etc.
  • What information can be obtained by doing a DNA test, etc.
  • Audrey will have some DNA kits available for purchase that night for immediate testing.  A member of ELL will be demonstrating how to take a DNA test
  • Participants bringing their own mobile devices can follow along, setting up their own Ancestry accounts, ordering their own kits and starting work on their own family trees. Printed material will be available to help people complete these tasks at home as well.

A second session in the spring will help people read and understand their results, how to get the most use from their results and what to do to do with their raw DNA for more matches.


Drop-In 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 17 and end the week of November 12.

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, 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!)

Fall Book Club – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Thursday, October 25, 7:00

The story is narrated by Nick Carraway, who after serving in World War I moves from the midwest to New York’s Long Island. There he picks up with a college friend Tom Buchanan and his wife Daisy, Caraway’s second cousin—a feckless, self-indulgent couple of privilege.

He also befriends his mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby, whose mansion is the scene of lavish nightly parties. Gatsby reveals to Caraway that, as a young man without wealth, he had met and fallen in love with Daisy during the war. Now moneyed, Gatsby is obsessed with winning her back.

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

Adult Craft Night – No Carve Pumpkin Decorating


Monday, October 22, 7:00

Enjoy decorating a pumpkin without the mess just in time for Halloween!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Monday, October 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!

Hoopla Digital – Acorn TV

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!

Check out what’s new on Hoopla Acorn TV! Follow this link
or click on the image below!

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