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Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Oct
21

ParticipAction 150 Family Intro to Curling

Oct 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
ParticipACTION 150 Family Intro to Curling Saturday, October 21 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Get some instruction on the basics of curling, then try out your new skills in a fun pick-up game! Enjoy a healthy lunch and a chance to stamp a few more activities on your 150 Passport! Individuals, couples, & families all welcome! $10/person or $20/family (Ages 8 and up, all children must be accompanied by an adult) Please pre-register online at www.yellowknifecurling.com
Oct
21

TAILS | Read to a Dog

Oct 21, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
TAILS | 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 | library@yellowknife.ca
Oct
21

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

Oct 21, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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) Philippe 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 This talk is aimed at a middle school - adult audience but all are welcome.
Oct
23

Health Effects Monitoring Program (Arsenic study)

Oct 23, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Do you want to know about your personal exposure to contaminants? The Health Effects Monitoring Program can help you find out! The Program is testing Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah residents for arsenic and other metals that were associated with the Giant Mine. If you received a letter in the mail about this program, it means you have been selected to participate. Interviews take about 30 minutes. You will also be asked to provide toenail clippings, urine and saliva samples. A small gift will be provided to compensate you for your time. We look forward to your participation. Please respond to let us know by Email: ykhemp@uottawa.ca or call us at 867-445-1574
Oct
23

Adult Learn 2 Curl League

Oct 23, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (Oct 23 - Dec 11) $175/adult 8-week program Get weekly lessons from trained instructors on delivery, sweeping & strategy. Each week builds on the last so you have time to practice what you are learning in a comfortable, sociable environment. Our 8-week pro-gram uses the highly successful curriculum developed by Curling Canada. Develop the skills now and get hooked on this lifelong sport! Please pre-register online at www.yellowknifecurling.com Space is limited, register now! More info available on our website. Money-back guarantee: If you don’t love the program after the first two sessions, we will give you your money back!
Oct
24

Tuesday Toddler Time (Drop in)

Oct 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday Toddler Time Drop In | 18-36 months 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 program will be followed by a half hour of socialization time. Sept 12 - December 12 (no program Nov 29) 10am - 10:30am Library Meeting Room
Oct
24

TAG Meeting (Teen Advisory Group)

Oct 24, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Have your say! Join TAG - the Yellowknife Public Library's Teen Advisory Group. * Meet new people * Gain community service hours * Help with library programs * Join a book club * Get volunteer experience for your resume All meetings are from 4pm - 5pm in the library meeting room. There will be snacks! Contact Megan - mclark@yellowknife for more information.
Oct
24

YKACL Peer Support Group

Oct 24, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
YKACL Peer Support Group When: Tuesday nights from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: Abe Miller Building (4912 53 Street) Who: Adults aged 28 and over, with or without a diagnosed disability Our Peer Support Group (PSG) provides a fun, safe space for adults to meet and socialize. Our goal is to create a community of support and learning, and to foster connections for adults living with a disability or those who just need a little more support. It’s a great way to make new friends in a welcoming and safe place where participants can be themselves. Our activities include life skills, cooking, getting active, community engagement and learning. Meals are not provided. A small healthy snack will be available during prog*******. All are welcome to attend this program at no cost.
Oct
24

Literacy Outreach Centre celebrates 20 years!

Oct 24, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
THE LITERACY OUTREACH CENTRE invites residents to attend an open house in celebration of the institution’s 20th anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Join us from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trades and Technology building (4509 Franklin Ave.) and explore various displays and activities that will document the Literacy Outreach Centre’s past, present and future. This public event i* ***ered by The Fat Fox café. The Literacy Outreach Centre, a partnership between the Yellowknife Association for Community Living (YKACL) and Aurora College, provides daily morning literacy classes and afternoon literacy outreach for families, seniors, and adults. Services are available to those with and without a disability.
Oct
24

Chess Club

Oct 24, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Join us every Tuesday from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for the weekly meeting of the Yellowknife Chess Club. All players welcome! Library Meeting Room.
Oct
25

Wednesday Story Time (Drop In)

Oct 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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 @ 10am - 11am Library Meeting Room September 13 - December 13 (no program on November 29)
Oct
25

Halloween Skate

Oct 25, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:20 PM
Show us your costumes at the annual Halloween Skate. Please ensure that there are no hanging parts near your skate blades. Free admission. Regular rules for public skating apply - please review the attached document. By entering any City of Yellowknife Special Events venue, you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced. Please advise the photographer in advance if you do not wish to be photographed.
Oct
25

Yellowknife International Film Festival

Oct 25, 2017 06:00 PM - Oct 29, 2017 11:00 PM
The Eleventh Annual Yellowknife International Film Festival will take place October 25 to 29th, with screenings at the Capitol Theatre, and a series of professional development and networking opportunities. YKIFF is hosted by WAMP (Western Arctic Moving Pictures), a non-profit organization in Yellowknife with a mandate to support, showcase, produce, and promote film, video, and digital media throughout the Northwest Territories. This year’s YKIFF event will include feature films from around the cir***polar world, including: - My Father From Sirius (Director Einari Paakkanen in attendance) - Hello Destroyer (Director Haydn Wazelle in attendance) - Journeys to Adaka (Director Fritz Mueller in attendance) - I Am Not Your Negro - Long Time Running - Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World - When They Awake! - The Other Side of Hope Northern productions are being well represented at this year’s festival. Local and NWT directors, producers, and actors will be in attendance to showcase their work, and to discuss the burgeoning NWT film industry. - Jerri Thrasher (Inuvik) – The Last Walk - Jen Walden (Yellowknife) – Dal Segno - Dez Loreen (Inuvik) – The Mad T*****r - Mitch Wiles (Yellowknife) – Elevator Friends - Caroline Cox (Yellowknife) – Wild Kitchen - Chris McNutt (Whitehorse) – NorthwesTel Filmmakers and film enthusiasts are invited to artists talks; question-and-answer periods with filmmakers, funders, and actors; and workshops with industry professionals who can help locals fine-tune their craft and become competitive within the industry.
Oct
26

Health Effects Monitoring Program (Arsenic study in Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah)

Oct 26, 2017 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Do you want to know the types of contaminants your body is currently getting exposed to? The Health Effects Monitoring Program is testing for metals of arsenic, cadmium, lead and others that have found to be associated with the Giant Mine. Our 16 local Research Assistants are currently reaching out to randomly selected households. If you and your family decide to participate you will receive your confidential results in a personal letter in the spring 2018. Your participation will also contribute to the overall picture of contaminant exposure among the people of Yellowknife. Individuals who have not been randomly selected can ask to participate as volunteers. Please contact the Project Manager, Renata Rosol at ykhemp@uottawa.ca or call Stacey Sundberg at 867-445-1574
Oct
26

Thursday Baby Time (Drop In)

Oct 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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 are welcome. Admission is free and the program will be followed by a half hour of socialization time. Thursdays @ Noon - 12:30pm September 14 - December 14 (no program on November 29) Library Meeting Room