Tween and Teen

Need an outlet for your creativity?  Want to improve your literacy skills for school and/or the workplace?  Feel like meeting some new friends?  The JMCPL can help!  Check out our tween and teen programs below or view the Online Programs Calendar for a complete list of programming and online registration.  Don’t be shy to send us programming ideas at



Teen Craft Night – Nail Polish Marbled Mugs
Monday, January 27, 7:00

Register with a friend to create an original mug using nail polish!  Materials supplied! Spots are limited.  For ages 13 to 18.

Registration begins on Thursday, January 2.


Teen Craft Night – Flower Art
Tuesday, February 11, 7:00

Have fun creating a unique piece of decorative art out of flowers!  Materials supplied! Spots are limited.  For ages 13 to 18.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 1.


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.
































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