Friends of the Library Blog

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A new season of Reel Monday!

The first movie of our winter 2023 Reel Monday season kicks off on Monday, January 23 with “The Phantom of the Open.” Grab your season passes now to secure the best deal! See below for instructions on ordering online, in person at the Arden, or on the phone. Reel Monday began January 2005, and 18…

Announcing Reel Monday Winter 2023!

Our upcoming 20th season of Reel Monday begins in January! Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre and all profits going to the Library. We are once again offering season passes and individual tickets, available only through the…

“Mothering Sunday”: An interwar period drama of romance and class

Next up in the Reel Monday film series on Monday, November 7 is “Mothering Sunday,” starring Olivia Colman, Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, and Colin Firth. “Mothering Sunday … shimmers with confident filmmaking, fine performances and a belief in the melancholic resonance of a lovers’ sanctuary as something difficult to let go of. Because why would…

Reel Monday begins September 12

Monday, September 12 marks our first film of the fall Reel Monday season – Love Sarah! See below for a synopsis of the film. Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre. All profits support the important work of…

Season passes for Reel Monday available

We are once again offering season passes for the upcoming 19th season of Reel Monday. Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre and all profits going to the Library. We are now required to sell our tickets via…

Reel Monday movie nights are back!

Returning this fall: Reel Monday movie nights! Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre. Individual movie tickets are $15 each. All films begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are sold through the Arden Theatre box office (a new requirement at the Arden).…

Friends Coffee Corner plaque unveiling

On Saturday, June 11, the Library and the Board presented the Friends with a plaque at Jensen Lakes Library recognizing our donation toward new furniture at this library. Below are remarks shared by Friends President Graeme Matichuk at the event: Thank you to everyone for joining us here today.Our donation of $25,000 to the Jensen…

Save the Dates: Reel Monday Fall 2022!

The dates for the Reel Monday Fall 2022 season are booked for the Arden Theatre, and we’ve selected 3 of the 4 the films – take a look at the lineup below and click the film names for trailers. We will announce the ticket sales on our website and in our newsletter (sign up here!)…

New Friends Board and Donations

At our AGM last week, we elected our new executive! Please click here for the President’s Report on 2021 presented at the AGM. 2022-2023 Friends Board President & Marketing ChairGraeme MatichukVice PresidentSandy FildesSecretary / TreasurerVerla CarterCasino & Fundraising ChairValerie SpinkLibrary Board RepresentativeMeagan Dechaine Pictured in the photo are the Friends who joined in person for…

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