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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.

Science Talk | The Earth: What is it made of, and how does it work? 

The earth is an amazing planet with mountains, oceans, deserts, volcanos, and many other landforms that are always changing. Have you ever wondered why the Earth looks the way it does? Unlike an asteroid, the Earth isn't a giant rock floating in space. Our planet is dynamic!

This talk by research scientist (NWT Geological Survey) Phillippe X. Normandeau will explore the Earth's composition and driving forces in order to explain what we see at the surface. 

Saturday, October 21 @ 2pm - 3pm

Library Meeting Room

Photography Talk | Beyond Taltheilei

Join us at the library Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. when award-winning photographer Kristen Olesen will present a collection of her photographs.  The slides and music will offer a glimpse from her book-in-progress "Beyond Taltheilei."  Kristen is a 30-year resident of the Hoarfrost River near Reliance, and as a photographer she is drawn to the power and daily drama of the natural world.  Ice, Sky, Fire, Water, Wind, Rock, and  the interaction of these elements with life large and small.  Kristen's perspective is unique and her eye is alert.    


Saturday, September 30 

3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Library Meeting Room 

Chess Club

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

Library Meeting Room. 

Informational Session for US Non-Immigrant Visas

The library will be hosting the US Consulate for an information session. The target audience for the first session is Canadian residents (citizens if applicable and third country nationals). The second session is directed towards US citizens only. 

From 2:30pm - 3:30pm there will a presentation on US Non-Immigrant Visas by the US Consulate.

From 3:30pm - 4:30pm there will be the opportunity to get US passport and citizenship services (US citizens only). To book an appointment for these services please email This will ensure the correct forms and information is on hand for the session.


Thursday Night Movies

Join us every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. for Thursday night movies in the Library Meeting Room. We'll be featuring a wide range of movies and there will always be popcorn on hand! Feel free to bring along your own movie snacks, too (please keep them nut-free).


The movies for September are:

Sept. 7 | Stories We Tell (documentary by Sarah Polley)

Sept. 14 | Ocean Waves (directed by Tomomi Mochizuki)

Sept. 21 | If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front (Science Literacy Month)

Sept. 28 | One Dead Indian: The Story of Dudley George and Ipperwash (Indigenous Film Night)


The movies for October are:

Oct. 5: My Life as a Zucchini (PG)

Oct. 12: Meru: Believe the Impossible

Oct. 19: NO MOVIE

Oct. 26: The Lesser Blessed (Indigenous Film Night


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. Open House

Join us for a tail-wagging good party and meet the dogs & trainers behind our popular TAILS: Read to a Dog program. Learn how the program works and book a session for your child (ages 6-12). Snacks & refershments will be served.

Saturday, October 14 

1pm - 3pm

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

September 12 - December 12 (no program on November 28)


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 13 - December 13 (no program on November 29)


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 14 - December 14 (no program on November 30)


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.

Upcoming TAG meetings are:

Tuesday Sept 26

Tuesday Oct 24

Tuesday Nov 28

Tuesday Dec 19

ALl meetings are from 4pm - 5pm in the Library Meeting Room. There willl be snacks!

Ages 13 - 19.