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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.

Alzheimer Awareness Month

Afternoon Film :What They Had

Please join the Yellowknife Public Library for a viewing of the film What They Had on Saturday, January 25th at 2:00p.m.

Popcorn Provided!

Proudly partnering with Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories


Foreign Cinema Sunday - Brick Lane 

A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina, meanwhile, through letters to Nazneen, tells of her carefree life back in Bangladesh, stumbling from one adventure to the next. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle, and keeps her head down in spite of life's blows, but she soon discovers that life cannot be avoided - and is forced to confront it the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door.

Feb. 2 Library Meeting Room @ 2pm 

Popcorn Provided! Film introduction and discussion with Paul McKee.


 Elder-In-Residence: Ruth Mercredi, Dene Elder from Yellowknife

Please join a sharing circle with Ruth at the library. Topics may include culture, health/wellness,healing, history, and more.

Friday, February 7

10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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.

Session 1: Jan 14 to March 3

Session 2: March 31 to May 5

Session 3: May 26 – June 16

Library Meeting Room


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.

Session 1: Jan 15 to March 4

Session 2:  April 1 to May 6

Session 3: May 27 to June 17

Library Meeting Room


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.

Session 1: Jan 16 to March 5

Session 2: April 2 to May 7

Session 3: May 28 to June 18

Library Meeting Room


TAILS: Read to a dog!

Children aged 6‐12 can practice their reading one‐on-one

with a specially trained St John Ambulance therapy dog.

Reading to a dog is calming and reduces anxiety. It is perfect for shy or less confident readers.

Sessions are 20 minutes long, between 1pm ‐ 2pm on Saturdays.

January 11, 18, and 25

Call 920 5642 or email to register


Teens (12-18 years old)








Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699