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Photo Gallery: Yellowknife Public Library Events will appear here on the public site.

The library is happy to offer the following programs for adults, children, and teens.


Photo Gallery: YPL Programs will appear here on the public site.



Bag Lunch Book Club 

Join us in the library meeting room at the end of every month for the Bag Lunch Book Club! Bring your lunch and discuss a great title from our book club collection. 

Last Tuesday of Every Month 

Library Meeting Room 

Noon - 1pm 


June 25 | The Library Book by Susan Orlean 

July 30 | Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli 

Aug 27 | Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp


Walk Your Own Camino 

Whitehorse writer, Dianne Homan, will share some of the thoughtful and quirky stories from her book as well as share information about the Camino de Santiago, the beautiful pilgrimage route across Spain. She'll be walking her sixth Camino this fall! 

Come and get inspired to walk your own camino. 


Saturday, August 24 

2pm - 4pm 

Library Meeting Room 


Book a Librarian

Yellowknife Public Library offers a fast growing collection of online resources, including ebooks and audiobooks. We invite you to meet one-on-one with a librarian to learn how to download e-books, and Audiobooks from the library's collection onto your e-reader, mobile device, or laptop.

You can also learn how to use the library's other great digital resources including Rocket Languages and Freegal Music.

To book your session call the library at 920-5642.



Colour Me Happy

Colouring is a great way to de-stress and have fun! Check out our selection of colouring sheets and supplies for adults & teens in the magazine area. Plus, you can submit your masterpiece for a chance to win a great book bundle!



Children (birth to 12 years old)



Tuesday Toddler Time  18-36 months (Drop in: No registration required)

Let your toddler explore the world through stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs that reinforce language development and learning. This lively and interactive program offers special one-on-one time for children and their caregivers. Admission is free. The programming will be followed by a half hour of socialization time.

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Library Meeting Room


Program will resume in September. Dates to be announced. 


Wednesday Pre-School Story Time 3 - 5 years (Drop in: No registration required)

Story Time is a fun way to introduce your child to the joys of books and learning. Join us for stories, fun, and crafts in the library meeting room. We ask that a parent or caregiver attend with the child. Admission is free.

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Library Meeting Room


Program will resume in September. Dates to be announced. 


Thursday Baby Time 0 - 18 months (Drop in: No registration required)

Join us for a program that introduces you and your baby to the joy of music, rhyme, lap play, and more. This early childhood literacy program is for children aged 18 months and younger and their parent or caregiver. Siblings welcome. Admission is free. The program will be followed by a half hour of socialization time.

Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Library Meeting Room



Program will resume in September. Dates to be announced. 

Draw your Own Pokémon Contest

Want a chance to win a Build a Bear Pokémon?

Contest Runs from June 15 to August 15, 2019

Drop by the library or visit to pick up an entry sheet. Enter as many times as you like!  Winning entry will be drawn on August 16 and the library will be displaying the wonderful Pokémon creations in the library.

Contest is open to all fans

Get out there and draw ‘em all!

Click here for contest entry form



Teens (12-18 years old)

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Have your say! Yellowknife Public Library invites teens to join our Teen Advisory Group (TAG).

* Meet new people

* Gain community service hours

* Help with library programs

* Join a book club

* Get volunteer experience for your resume.


For more information & to get involved contact Megan (