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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.


The Shambhala Yellowknife group meets weekly for meditation and conversation. This event is free, beginners are welcome, and instruction is provided.


Mondays (excluding holidays)

Library Meeting Room

7:00pm - 8:30pm


Chess Club

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

Library Meeting Room. 


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 November are: 

November 2 | Meru: Believe the Impossible 

November 9 | Delicatessen (ages 17+, violence)

November 16 | Exit through the Gift Shop 

November 23 | Waste Land 


Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

Don't miss the award-winning film that documents the preparation for a seminal LGBTQ celebration in Nunavut. James Demers and Erin Jenkins from The Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival's OUTReels Program will be introducing the film and answering questions. A member of the Nunavut Pride Community will be joining us by Skype for a post-film discussion.

Thursday, November 30

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Library Meeting Room


Reading & Book Signing | Carina Middleton

Join us in celebrating the publication of Carina Middleton's essay "Laboured Breathing" in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable. The Yellowknife writer will be reading her essay and signing copies of the book.


Saturday, December 16

2pm - 3pm

Library Meeting Room

Refreshments & snacks will be served.


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)

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 Nov 28

Tuesday Dec 19

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

Ages 13 - 19.