Children

At the JMCPL we’re proud to offer a wide range of children’s programming.  These programs will strengthen the imagination, creativity, and literacy of your children and will set them on the path to becoming life-long learners.  Oh yeah, and they’ll also have a lot of fun while they’re at it!  Click on the links to the left to access more specific program information.  You can also access our Online Programs Calendar for a complete list of programming.

 

Hug a Tree and Survive Presentation
Thursday, February 20, 7:00

Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do should they become lost. Hug-A-Tree and Survive is a great program to bring into your family, classroom, guide or scout unit, youth group, or any other community group interested in teaching kids about being safe.

Presented by volunteers from Prince Albert North Search & Rescue.

 

Aboriginal Storytelling Month Event
Friday, February 28, 10:30 and 1:30
Presenter:  Jason Chamakese

It’s Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month this February.  The winter timing for Aboriginal Storytelling observes the First Nations traditional time for storytelling.  Throughout February First Nations and Métis storytelling events are going to be held by schools, libraries, and community groups across Saskatchewan.

Registered students as well as the public are invited to this storytelling event presented by Jason Chamakese featuring storytelling and flute playing.  The presentations will be on Friday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at John M. Cuelenaere Public Library.  They will be approximately 1 hour long.  Recommended for all ages.  Space is limited.

Jason Chamakese is from the Pelican Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan.  He is from the Plains Cree Nation and is a fluent speaker of the Cree language. He began his flute playing as a hobby in 1998. As a natural progression, he began to compose his own music which led him to record and release Midnight at Clearwater, Native American Flute Songs, volume 1 in 2007. Later, he released the self-titled album Jason Chamakese, Native American Flute Songs, volume 2 in 2010. He is a multi-nominated artist and had nominations for Best Flute player at the Native American Music Awards, Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in 2011. He is the winner of the Best Traditional Flute CD category at the 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. He has traveled throughout North America sharing his music and stories. His music took him overseas where he toured alongside famed round-dance singer Robert Gladue in Scotland.

In May of 2015, he suffered a stroke and was placed on life support. With 30% chance to live, he fought and is well on his way to making a full recovery doing the things the loves doing which also includes playing the Native American Flute for people of all ages. His presentations involve storytelling and flute playing with many important lessons infused into the stories and songs involving mutual respect and understanding among all races of people as well as lessons from his own personal health issues and recovery. He has many years of experience and is very professional and his presentation is highly educational and entertaining. He was also a nominee for the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Hosted by Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc.

 

Drop-In French Story Time

Fridays from 3:50 to 4:40

Everyone is welcome to join us on a French reading journey!  Stories, rhymes and songs every Friday from 3:55-4:25 at the library. This reading adventure aims to help children improve their French from 0 to 8 years old.

Presented by Association of Fransaskois Parents (APF).

 

Sundays at 1:30

Learn some French or improve what you know!  Drop in at 1:30 on Sundays for some French stories!

Presented by Council of Fransaskois Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 30, 2019

Category: Movie MatineeChristmas Break Movie - Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (105 min., PG)

Christmas Break Movie - Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (105 min., PG)
December 31, 2019 January 1, 2020 January 2, 2020 January 3, 2020 January 4, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Activity Day

Drop-In Activity Day
January 5, 2020
January 6, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 7, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 8, 2020

Category: Registered Children ProgramsFour O'Clock Fun

Four O'Clock Fun
January 9, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsBring Your Babies

Bring Your Babies
January 10, 2020 January 11, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Craft - Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Drop-In Craft - Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
January 12, 2020
January 13, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 14, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 15, 2020

Category: Registered Children ProgramsFour O'Clock Fun

Four O'Clock Fun
January 16, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsBring Your Babies

Bring Your Babies
January 17, 2020

Category: Bernice Sayese CentreDrop-In Tween and Teen Anime Club Movie Night

Drop-In Tween and Teen Anime Club Movie Night
January 18, 2020

Category: Movie MatineeSaturday Movie - Abominable (92 min., PG)

Saturday Movie - Abominable (92 min., PG)
January 19, 2020
January 20, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 21, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 22, 2020

Category: Registered Children ProgramsFour O'Clock Fun

Four O'Clock Fun
January 23, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsBring Your Babies

Bring Your Babies
January 24, 2020 January 25, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Activity Day

Drop-In Activity Day
January 26, 2020
January 27, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 28, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsPreschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time
January 29, 2020

Category: Registered Children ProgramsFour O'Clock Fun

Four O'Clock Fun
January 30, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsBring Your Babies

Bring Your Babies
January 31, 2020 February 1, 2020

Category: Open Children ProgramsDrop-In Valentine's Craft

Drop-In Valentine's Craft
February 2, 2020