2017 Aboriginal Literature Festival – Voices of Today

festival logo 2Common Weal Community Arts

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.

Teen Craft Night – T-Shirt Pillow

tshirt pillow

Tuesday, September 19, 7:00

Bring your own t-shirt and create a cool t-shirt pillow for your room!  All other materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Friday, September 1.  For ages 13 to 18.

Wednesday Movie – The Shack


Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 (132 min., PG13)

Four years after his young daughter was kidnapped and murdered by a serial killer, Mack is still struggling to overcome his grief and find peace. One day, he is drawn out of his depression by an intriguing note from someone calling themselves “Papa,” who says that they would like to meet Mack at an abandoned shack that weekend. Mack is very curious, so he decides to go meet “Papa.” When he gets there, Mack is surprised to learn that Papa is actually a woman, and she leads him on a journey that may help him to overcome his grief and bring his daughter’s killer to justice.

If you would like to help us renovate the Mahon Auditorium, please visit http://www.jmcpl.ca/save-our-seats to find information on how to donate.

North American Free Trade Agreement Presentation


Wednesday, September 20, 7:00

Presented by Nancy Carswell, Council of Canadians

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the first agreement to include an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) process.  This process gives corporations the right to sue governments for threatening profits.  Join Nancy Carswell for an edutaining review of the intended and unintended consequences of NAFTA and other “trade” agreements.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Chapter of The Council of Canadians.

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!)

Science Literacy Week Event

ssc       CONTENT

Monday, September 18, 7:00 to 9:00

Everyone is welcome to join us at the library with guest presenters from the Saskatchewan Science Centre as we recognize Science Literacy Week.  Take in the Come and Go Booth and don’t miss the Stage Show at 8:00!

Come and Go Booth:  7:00 to 9:00
Circuit Art:  Using the principles of electricity, visitors will create pieces of art that truly shine.  Literally!

Stage show:  8:00
A Spark of Chemistry:  Learn about the amazing world of chemistry by witnessing fantastic chemical reactions!  You will see amazing colour changes and explosions that are sure to ignite your curiosity. (20 minutes)

Brought to you by the Saskatchewan Science Centre.  Science Literacy Week is September 18 to 24.

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