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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.

Been There? Done That? Travel Talk with Alexis Jorgensen

Join us for a travel talk with Alexis Jorgensen about her year in Ireland. If you like music, culture, old buildings, sport, geology, sheep, knitwear... then you'll like Ireland!

Saturday, February 24

2 - 3pm

Library Meeting Room



Estate Planning: Wills, Insurance & Taxes

Yellowknife lawyer Michael Gannon will answer questions about Wills and Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives. Financial consultant John Williston will speak on insurance policies and their use in estate planning. Tax accounting professional Andy Wong will address tax issues and estates.

Wednesday, February 28

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Library Meeting Room

This event is free and no registration is requred. Snacks & refreshments will be provided. 



Thursday Night Movies

Join us every week for Thursday Night Movies. All films start at 6:30pm in the Library Meeting Room and there will be popcorn!

February 1: Moonlight (R)

February 8: Dirty Dancing (PG 13)

February 15: NO MOVIE

February 22: Still Alice (PG 13) presented with the Alzheimer's Society.




The Shambhala Yellowknife group meets weekly for meditation and conversation. This event is free, beginners are welcome, and instruction is provided.


Mondays (excluding holidays)

Library Meeting Room

7:00pm - 8:30pm


Chess Club

Join us every Tuesday from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for the Yellowknife Chess Club. All players are welcome!

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)

Meet Alex A!

Meet Alex A, the author of Super Agent Jon Le Bon, at the Yellowknife Public Library. In collaboration with the Yellowknife Book Cellar we will be hosting a reading by Alex A and a book signing!

Thursday, February 15th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Library Meeting Room


T.A.I.L.S. Program - Read to a Dog

Children between the ages of 6 - 12, who love dogs and want to practice reading, can book 20 minutes with a specially trained dog.

This program is offered in partnership with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Sessions are available every Saturday (except holiday weekends)

Call or email the library to register your child for the TAILS program.

920-5642 |


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

January 9 - June 12


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

January 10 - June 13


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

January 11 - June 14


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 (