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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.
 Adult

Lord of the Rings Escape Room 

Bilbo Baggins has hidden the Ring and fled the Shire! Find the ring and get it to Gandalf before the Black Riders arrive! 

Sessions available Sept 4 - 9

Room takes approx. 1 hour 

Teams of up to 5 permitted

Room best suited for hobbits ages 14 - 130

 

Call, email, or visit the library to book your session! 

 

Antarctica 

At the end of a glorious northern summer come out to see a presentation on an Antarctic summer! 24 hour daylight meets cross country skis and endless ice. You'll get to see the 7th continent through a northern pilot's eyes and get an insight into camp life on the other end of our planet. Come ask any questions you have about the Antarctic and hear the story of one lucky Yellowknifer who got to see one of the most remote parts on earth. 

Tom McLennan is a pilot and photographer with a love of travel. He has lived in Yellowknife for almost four years and flown all over the north, and now the far south. Originally an Ontarian Tom loves the outdoors, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and an evening beer on the porch. Keep an eye out for him commuting via kayak on houseboat bay.

Wednesday, August 28 | 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. 

Last Tuesday of Every Month 

Library Meeting Room 

Noon - 1pm 

  

June 25 | The Library Book by Susan Orlean 

July 30 | Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli 

Aug 27 | Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp

 

Walk Your Own Camino 

Whitehorse writer, Dianne Homan, will share some of the thoughtful and quirky stories from her book as well as share information about the Camino de Santiago, the beautiful pilgrimage route across Spain. She'll be walking her sixth Camino this fall! 

Come and get inspired to walk your own camino. 

 

Saturday, August 24 

2pm - 4pm 

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)

 

Moon Bread Story Time

Do you love the moon? Whitehorse writer Dianne Homan really loves it, especially now that she has figured out the pattern of how it changes shape. Come hear her story about the moon's pattern and the making of her book, Moon Bread!

 

Saturday, August 24 | 11am - 11:30am 

Children's Area of the Library 

Best suited for kids aged 4-8 but all are welcome!

Program will be followed by a craft and snack. 

 

 

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: September 10 to October 15

Session 2: November 5 to December 9

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: September 11 to October 16

Session 2: November 6 to December 10

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: September 12 to October 17

Session 2: November 7 to December 11

Library Meeting Room

 

 



 

 

Teens (12-18 years old)

Lord of the Rings Escape Room 

Bilbo Baggins has hidden the Ring and fled the Shire! Find the ring and get it to Gandalf before the Black Riders arrive! 

Sessions available Sept 4 - 9

Room takes approx. 1 hour 

Teams of up to 5 permitted

Room best suited for hobbits ages 14 - 130

 

Call, email, or visit the library to book your session! 

 

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 (mclark@yellowknife.ca)

 

 

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