Wednesday Movie – Manchester by the Sea


Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 (137 min., 14A)

Lee Chandler is a grumpy handyman working in Boston and living a secluded life. After his brother suddenly passes away from heart failure, Lee is named the legal guardian of his teenage nephew. On top of the emotions that Lee faces from losing his brother and having to unexpectedly raise a teenager, returning to his hometown of North Shore means Lee must face past tragedies and a broken marriage that he had previously left behind.

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

Creative Writing for Tweens and Teens


Tuesday, February 28, 6:30

Create a heart healthy recipe, and write a short paragraph about making some healthy activity choices in your everyday lives!

For ages 9 to15.  Materials supplied.

Watch our Rhubarb Grow in Real Time!

RhubarbSpring is just around the corner, patrons! That means the rhubarb in our front planter will be growing soon! Follow the link to watch its progress in real time!

Winter Break Movie – Storks


Saturday, February 25, 2:30 (87 min., G)

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

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

Winter Break Movie – The Secret Life of Pets


Friday, February 24, 2:30 (87 min., G)

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

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

Teen D.I.Y. Night – Kool-Aid D.I.Y. Lip Gloss with Coconut Oil


Monday, February 27, 7:00

Sign up and have fun creating your own cool lip gloss!  All materials are supplied.  Space is limited.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Wednesday, February 1.  For ages 13 to 18.

Writer in the Community – Lynda Monahan


Wednesdays 12:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays 5:00 to 9:00

The intent of the program is to:
* Encourage and inspire local writers to create works of their own;
* Work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds to assist writers in finding their own literary voice;
* Enable authors and others in the community to receive guidance and advice from an established writer; and
* Engage the public in learning more about the process of writing, editing and/or publishing.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see Lynda can do so by contacting her at 306-764-1968 or they can email her at  Lynda will be available for consultation with individuals requiring assistance on personal writing projects and will plan public readings, literary activities, and programs that will focus on serving and supporting the amateur writing community in Prince Albert and area.

Winter 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 January 2 and end the week of February 27.
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:

Food Bank Donations

PA Food Bank

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

Parking Lot Update


Dear John M. Cuelenaere Public Library Users,

Re-paving of the parking lot West of the library began in October, however during the process the work crews noticed several spots that were too soft to put asphalt on. These soft spots need to be properly repaired before paving can continue. Unfortunately, due to the snow and rain we experienced in October the ground has become too saturated with moisture to continue work. Work will resume next May after the ground thaws.

The west most side of the parking lot will remain barricaded until the end of November, or until the ground freezes solid. Once the ground is frozen the barricades will be removed and there will once again be access to those stalls. In April the barricades will go back up, as the ground will once again become too soft for cars to drive on safely.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay and would like to direct patrons to the free street parking one block North and East of the building.