Summer Hours

Summer Hours

As of May 23rd, we will be on our summer hours until September. Please see below for our summer hours:

2015 Summer Hours

Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience


Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27, 10:00 to 4:00 daily

Teen Writing Programs and Young Writers’ Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 youth in each location the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are offered free of charge to participants.
For teen programs, applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.
Instructor: Evonne Garnett
Evonne Garnett lives in Prince Albert, teaches Creative Writing at one of the high schools there, and, when it’s offered, at the Polytechnic Institute as well. She has participated in Sage Hill’s Summer Writing Program and is still in awe of that experience. She was over the moon in 2013 when she was long-listed for CBC Writes. She is published in small ways here and there, is working on a chapter for a feminist textbook to be published in the next year, and is a involved in the local writing community. She is charmed by cats, gardens, books of all kinds, traveling experiences, dark chocolate, and warm conversation, always.
Guest Author: TBA

For more information and to apply for the program visit
Application deadline is Wednesday, June 6.

One-on-One Tech Help


Thursday, May 24, 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!

Wednesday Movie – The Post

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Wednesday, May 23, 6:45 (116 min., PG13)

This historical drama is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United States’ political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on Kay Graham, the first female newspaper publisher in the country (specifically of the Washington Post), as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee. The two become involved in an unprecedented power struggle between journalists and the government, exposing a cover-up that has spanned four different American presidencies.

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

Closed for Victoria Day Weekend


CLOSED Sunday May 20th and Monday May 21st

JMCPL will be closed for the Victoria Day long weekend. We will reopen for our regular summer hours on Tuesday May 23rd.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jumbo Book Reading Table Dedication Ceremony

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Saturday, May 12th, 1:30 P.M.

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

125 12 Street East, Prince Albert

Years ago, John M. Cuelenaere Public Library had a four seat reading table so children could enjoy large picture books. Many children grew up reading at this table, and it was a much loved library feature. Over time, the original table wore out, and was discarded.

Two library patrons who used the table as children found the early reading memories of that table so compelling that JMCPL recently received a bequest to purchase a replacement.

The table will be dedicated to the memory of Sharon Breadner, and her commitment to the library and early literacy this Saturday. Sharon’s daughters Cara and Colleen will be in attendance. The media is cordially invited to attend.

The Library is hosting a brief ceremony on Saturday May 12, at 1: 30 P.M.

The event will take place at John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, 125 12 Street East, Prince Albert, on Saturday May 12, at 1:30 P.M.

Board Meeting

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 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 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom.  For more information, current agendas, meeting notifications, and previous minutes, visit the City of Prince Albert website.

Consider participating on the Board of Directors at John M. Cuelenaere Public Library! As a Board member, you will provide direction and guidance in the management, regulation and control of John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, in accordance with The Public Libraries Act.

The term is one year, with meetings held monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on how to become a board member please visit:

Spring Book Club – The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Thursday, May 31, 7:00

On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village.

The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons:

… Petya, agoraphobic, alcoholic, and a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind;
… Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks;
… D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself.

There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir.

Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor Rene, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes.

Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.

Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. (From the publisher.)

Register beginning on Tuesday, May 1, and pick up your book to get started reading!  Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!

Adult Craft Night – Dreamcatcher


Monday, May 28, 7:00

Create your own colourful dreamcatcher to hang in a special place in your home!  All materials supplied.  Space is limited.

Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1.

Teen D.I.Y. Night – Tea Cup Fairy Garden

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Tuesday, May 29, 7:00

“Spring Up” your room with this adorable tea cup fairy garden!  Sign up with a friend!  Materials are supplied.

Call 763-8496 to register beginning on Tuesday, May 1.  For ages 13 to 18.