One-on-One Tech Help


Thursday, October 27, 2:00 to 4:00

Get help with computers, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones!  Call 763-8496 to book a time, no drop-ins please!

Municipal Library Status

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There have been many questions regarding the recent news about JMCPL re-establishing its municipal library status.

The City of Prince Albert has posted an F.A.Q. regarding the change to Municipal Library Status. Please refer to this document if you have any questions:

In order to answer some questions we here at JMCPL have created this document: Municipal Library Status Info

If you would like to read the Prince Albert Daily Herald article you can access it here:
Prince Albert Dairy Herald Article – June 28th, 2016

If you would like to read the blog post by City Councillor Lee Atkinson regarding the switch to municipal library status you may access it here:
The View From Ward Three Blog Post – July 4th, 2016

We will release more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions please email:

Wednesday Movie – Cafe Society

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Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 (96 min., PG13)

It is America in 1930′s. A young man named Bobby travels from New York to Hollywood to work with his famous uncle, Phil, who is a producer in the star-studded and glamorous film industry. He dreams of taking his experiences in Hollywood home one day to use in a night club venture with his brother Ben. Yet, the cafe society that developed from fashionable cafes and nightclubs during this time soon draws him along an altogether different path. Soon after, Bobby also feels the pull of love and begins to wonder if he will ever return home to New York.

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

Tween and Teen Craft – Halloween Glitter Slime Monsters

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Tuesday, October 25, 7:00

Join us to make your very own glitter slime monster!  For ages 9-15.  All materials are supplied.  Space is limited.  Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Monday, October 3.  Happy Halloween!

Fall “Book to Movie Club” – 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff


Thursday, October 27, 7:00

“The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. 13 Hours sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 Hours is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book–but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men–and what they accomplished–is unforgettable”–Provided by publisher.

Register beginning on Saturday, October 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, November 24, 7:00:  The Nazi Officers Wife:  How one Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith H. Beer

Fall 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 September 19 and end the week of November 14.
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:

Strategic Planning Public Consultation Meeting

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Do you want to be involved in the future of the library? Do you want a say in what renovations, programs, and collections decisions we make in the next five years? If yes, the library needs you!

If you have ideas about future building renovations, programs, services, collections development, etc. please join John M. Cuelenaere Public Library at our public consultation meeting on

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:00pm in Room Three of the Library basement.

We value and appreciate any and all input our patrons can provide!

If you have ideas, but are unable to attend the meeting please email:

Food Bank Donations

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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

The New PressReader!


Starting today, August 23rd, 2016, we have a new digital newspaper and magazine platform. PressReader is a new and improved version of PressDisplay. You’ll still have access to your favourite news papers, such as The Prince Albert Daily Herald, Leader Post, and The Globe and Mail, plus many more!

PressDisplay will remain available until August 31st, 2016 to allow patrons a chance to get used to the new platform without service interruptions, however after August 31st PressDisplay will be unavailable.

To visit PressReader and get started today you can visit our Databases page and look under the category News & Magazines or you can click here: PressReader

Transparent Language – New Online Language Tool!

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library is excited and proud to be launching a new online service for our patrons!

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Whether you want to spruce up your French for a job interview, polish your Spanish for that tropical getaway, or learn a new language all together Transparent Language Online for Libraries is a simple and effective way to do it!

There are over 100 language to choose from, including aboriginal languages such as, Cree, Dene, Dakota, and Ojibwe. The list of available languages keeps growing and there are even programs for English as Second Language learners! For a list of available language please click here.

To get started on your internet browser or mobile device all you need is a library card and PIN, which you can get from our friendly Circulation Services staff members. Go to the Databases tab at the top of the main page and scroll down until you find Transparent Language Online. Click the link, log in with your library card number and PIN, then create your own personal account to start learning! Transparent Language will keep track of your progress for you, help you build your core vocabulary, and teach you grammar for any of the languages you choose! Lessons cover all four language learning skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Informational handouts are available at the Information Desk!

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