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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.

Speak English Cafe

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

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

Every Tuesday at 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Library Meeting Room 

September 18 - December 4


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


Chess Club 

The chess club is returning to Yellowknife Public Library. Beginners are welcome and materials are provided.


Select Thursdays in the Library Meeting Room *

5:30pm – 7:30pm


Sept 20 & 27 | Oct 18 & 25 | Nov 8, 22 & 29 | Dec 13 & 20


 Bag Lunch Book Club 

Join us in the library meeting room on the last Thursday 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 



September 27 | Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

October 25 | Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

November 29 | Brother by David Chariandy

December 20 | The Break by Katherena Vermette  


 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)

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 September 29, 2018 - December 15, 2018. 

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

September 11 - October 16

November 6 - December 11


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

September 12 - October 17

November 7 - December 12


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

September 13 - October 18 

November 8 - December 13


Haunted Halloween 

Join us for some spooktacular stories, crafts, and treats! Please join us in costume. Register at the circulation desk by October 24.

October 31 @ 10am - 11am

Library Meeting Room 

Ages 3 - 5 

Minimum of 10 participants needed to proceed. 



Teens (12-18 years old)

Youth Write NWT

Love to write? Join us for free weekly teen writing workshops. Contact the library to register. Call 920 5642 or email 

Every second Tuesday from 4pm - 6pm 

Library Meeting Room

October 2018 - March 2019 


Workshop 1 | Creativity (led by Natasha Duchene)

Workshop 2 | "I am" (led by Natasha Duchene) 

Workshop 3 | Real Life Writing/ Reaching Creative Goals (led by Natasha Duchene) 

Workshop 4 | TBA (led by Mary Kelly) 

Workshop 5 | TBA (led by Mary Kelly) 

Workshop 6 | TBA (led by Mary Kelly) 


Presented in collaboration with NorthWords NWT.


Teen Time

On the last Tuesday of every month the library meeting room is just for teens (ages 13 - 17) from 4pm - 5pm.

September 25 | Karaoke

October 30 | Horror Movie Double Feature (4pm - 8pm)

November 27 | Button Making

December 18 | Board Games


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 (