Category: Fundraiser

50/50 Raffle for Library Lovers’ Month!

50/50 Raffle for Library Lovers’ Month!

February is Library Lovers’ Month and we are thrilled to announce an online 50/50 fundraiser running for the month of February that will not only show our support for the library, but also give you the chance to win big!

As a charitable non-profit organization of dedicated library lovers, the Friends of the Library volunteer, fundraise, and advocate to support the St. Albert Public Library. With your help, we fundraise to support the incredible work of our library.

All funds raised will go to the library to help support programs, events, and resources that benefit St. Albertans. And the lucky winner will receive half of the cash pot!

Our Library Lovers’ Month 50/50 Raffle will be open from February 1 to February 28. We will draw the winner at our regular meeting at Wednesday, March 1 and the winner will be contacted soon after to claim their prize.

Let’s show our love for the St. Albert Public Library and make a difference together!

“In a world of changes, contributing to the health of your library is one of the only legacies that really lasts. And in building a legacy for your loved ones, you’re also investing in a more literate, more enlightened world.”

Lois Hole

Full details and rules are available on the Rafflebox page. This is a licensed AGLC raffle and tickets are only available via Rafflebox. https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/staaofotpul

A new season of Reel Monday!

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 years later, we’re still going strong! 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 supporting our Library.

All films begin at 7:00 pm and seating is not reserved. If you arrive early, we have opened up Progress Hall for attendees to sit down and order drinks or snacks from the concession before the movie begins.

Season passes and individual tickets are available only through the Arden Theatre box office online, in person, or over the phone. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a step-by-step guide below. Season passes are $50 + Arden service charges and individual tickets are $15 each + Arden service charges.

The films this season are as follows:

  • The Phantom of the Open • January 23, 2023
  • After Yang • February 13, 2023
  • Hidden Life • March 20, 2023
  • See How They Run or The Royal (To Be Confirmed) • April 17, 2023

Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • The Phantom of the Open • January 23, 2023

    (Released 2021) Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shoots the worst round in Open history in the process. MARK RYLANCE, SALLY HAWKINS, RHYS IFANS

  • After Yang • February 13, 2023

    (Released 2021) When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair it. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him as he reconnects with his wife and daughter. COLIN FARRELL, JODIE TURNER-SMITH, JUSTIN H. MIN, MALEA EMMA TJANDRAWIDJAJA, HALEY LU RICHARDSON

  • Hidden Life • March 20, 2023

    (Released 2019) Austrian peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children that keeps his spirit alive. Based on real events. AUGUST DIEHL, VALERIE PACHNER, MARIA SIMON, KARIN NEUHÄUSER, TOBIAS MORETTI, ULRICH MATTHES, MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS

  • TBD • April 17, 2023

    Save the date now! We are working on confirmation of “See How They Run” or “The Royal.”

Announcing Reel Monday Winter 2023!

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 Arden Theatre box office online, in person, or over the phone. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a step-by-step guide below. Season passes are $50 + Arden service charge and individual tickets are $15 each + Arden service charge.


Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • The Phantom of the Open • January 23, 2023

    (Released 2021) Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shoots the worst round in Open history in the process. MARK RYLANCE, SALLY HAWKINS, RHYS IFANS

  • After Yang • February 13, 2023

    (Released 2021) When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair it. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him as he reconnects with his wife and daughter. COLIN FARRELL, JODIE TURNER-SMITH, JUSTIN H. MIN, MALEA EMMA TJANDRAWIDJAJA, HALEY LU RICHARDSON

  • Hidden Life • March 20, 2023

    (Released 2019) Austrian peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children that keeps his spirit alive. Based on real events. AUGUST DIEHL, VALERIE PACHNER, MARIA SIMON, KARIN NEUHÄUSER, TOBIAS MORETTI, ULRICH MATTHES, MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS

  • TBD • April 17, 2023

    Save the date now! We are working on confirmation of “See How They Run” or “The Royal.”

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

“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 anyone want to?”

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

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 our amazing Library!

This season, we are required to sell our tickets via the Arden Theatre box office. Individual tickets for the next two films are $15 each.


Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Reel Monday begins September 12

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 our amazing Library!

This season, we are required to sell our tickets via the Arden Theatre box office. Tickets can be purchased with season passes or individually. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a guide below. Season passes are $50 (save $10!) and individual tickets are $15 each.


Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:
    • Click on “Tickets” at the top menu.
    • Select “Reel Monday Movie Nights” from the drop down menu and Search.
    • Add tickets for each screening to your cart:
    • Go to your “Cart” at the top menu and select the blue “Redeem Pass/Gift Certificate” button.
    • Apply the season pass you wish to use. You will see your cart grand total has changed to zero out the ticket prices, since you have paid them already with your season pass.
    • Check out and receive your passes via email. You can also contact the Arden Theatre or the Library to print them for you.

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.

If you’re only able to attend some of the movies, you can purchase individual tickets.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Season passes for Reel Monday available

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 the Arden Theatre box office. Tickets can be purchased individually or with season passes. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a step-by-step guide below. Season passes are $50 (save $10!) and individual tickets are $15 each.


Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:
    • Click on “Tickets” at the top menu.
    • Select “Reel Monday Movie Nights” from the drop down menu and Search.
    • Add tickets for each screening to your cart:
    • Go to your “Cart” at the top menu and select the blue “Redeem Pass/Gift Certificate” button.
    • Apply the season pass you wish to use. You will see your cart grand total has changed to zero out the ticket prices, since you have paid them already with your season pass.
    • Check out and receive your passes via email. You can also contact the Arden Theatre or the Library to print them for you.

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Reel Monday movie nights are back!

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). You can purchase online, in person at the box office, or over the phone. The Arden will add a processing fee onto your ticket price. All profits go to the St. Albert Public Library!

The line up of films includes the following, with more details below:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022 at 7 pm
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022 at 7 pm
  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022 at 7 pm
  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022 at 7 pm

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Easter Purdys Chocolatier Pickup

Easter Purdys Chocolatier Pickup

Thanks to all who supported our fundraiser! We raised almost $900 for the St. Albert Public Library!

Pick up will be at the Downtown Library in the 2nd floor Training Room (next to the upstairs washrooms) on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 6 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 7 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Questions about pickup? Email us at friends@sapl.ca

Easter Purdys Chocolatier Fundraiser

Easter Purdys Chocolatier Fundraiser

We are fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier again this year for Easter!

All profits support the St. Albert Public Library when you purchase these sweet Easter gifts for friends, family, and yourself. Click the link to sign up, then click “Shop Online” and then “Marketplace”: https://fundraising.purdys.com/1313214-92862

After you’ve signed in, you can buy our amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our fundraising campaign. Orders are due by Saturday, March 26. Questions? Email us at friends@sapl.ca

Orders are due by Saturday, March 26. Once orders are placed, we will contact you for pick up at the St. Albert Public Library in early April.