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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.

Long Trips with Little Ones 

Prior to the arrival of their first child, Leanne Robinson and her spouse Dwayne Wohlgemuth had paddled and hiked several multi-month trips through the Northwest Territories. When their son arrived, they decided not to let something as small as a toddler stop them. In 2016, they, and their 1-year old completed a 1100km, 2 month journey. They now have two little ones, both whom were taken on multi-day canoe trips before the age of two months, and they are dreaming of how and where they will teach their second child, Aleksi, to walk. 

Join us at the library for an entertaining and informative talk about long canoe trips with little ones. 

Sunday, April 14 | 3pm - 4pm 

Library Meeting Room 

Speak English Cafe 

Join us at the library and pracitice speaking English in a friendly, relaxed environment. 

English speakers are also welcome to volunteer their time and conversation!

Every Monday at 6:30pm - 8pm in the Library Meeting Room 

This program is presented in partnership with the NWT Literacy Council. 



Join us every Friday for a lunchhour meditation session. All are welcome. 

Every Friday

Noon - 1pm 

Library Meeting Room


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. 

Library Meeting Room 

Noon - 1pm 


January 30 | Northern Wildflower by Catherine Lafferty

February 27 | Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 

March 26 | Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

April 23 | Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga



Sock Hop: drop in knitting, crochet & other crafts program

Join us for a craft-together on the first Thursday evening of every month! Bring your work in progress or come by and learn something new (we have materials for kniting & crocheting). 

First Thursday of every month 

7pm - 8pm

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)

TAILS Open House

Join us for a tail-wagging good party and meet the dogs and trainers beyond our popular TAILS: Read to a Dog program presented in partnership with the St John Ambulance Society. 


Learn how the program works and book a session for your child, ages 6-12. 


Saturday, March 16 | 1pm - 2pm | Library meeting Room 

March Break Programs 

Crafternoons | 1pm - 3pm 

Wednesday, March 20 & 27 

Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun! 


Movie Matinee | 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Friday, March 22 

We'll be screening Christopher Robin


Family Lego Party | 1pm - 3pm 

Thursday, March 21 & 28 

Build something together at the library!


Family Board Games | 1pm - 3pm 

Friday, March 29 

Check out our great collection of board games and challenge another family to a game! 


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) from January 19, 2019 - June 29, 2019.

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 15 - February 12

March 5 - April 9 (no program on March 19 & 26)

April 30 - June 4


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 16 - February 13

March 6 - April 10 (no program on March 20)

May 1 - June 5


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 17 - February 14

March 7 - April 11 (no program on March 21)

May 2 - June 6


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 (