Yukon Public Libraries programs and events

Yukon Public Libraries provides fun and informative programming and events for children and adults. 

Upcoming events

Indigenous Book Club: Fresh Pack of Smokes by Cassandra Blanchard

Presented by Yukon Public Libraries and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC).  Author in attendance. Facilitated by Stormy Bradley (Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in).

When: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm.)

Where: In person in the multi-purpose room at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Cost: Free. 

Option to join online via Zoom. No registration required for the in-person event. To get the link to join online, email yplevents@yukon.ca.

ASL interpretation is available on request. Please email or call 667-5239 to request an interpreter.

KDCC has made the Sacred Space available to guests during and after this event, as some of the themes discussed could be triggering. Traditional counsellor and healer Yvonne Jack will be available for smudging and spiritual supports.

A number of print books are available for anyone to borrow from Whitehorse Public Library. The eBook is available from the Hoopla app, with no wait times. You must have a library card to access the digital version. Braille, DAISY direct-to-player, ePub, and other accessible formats are available from CELA and NNELS for those with print disabilities.

It is not necessary to read the book in order to attend the discussion.

Cassandra Blanchard is a Canadian poet. Her debut collection, Fresh Pack of Smokes, was the 2020 winner of the ReLit Award for poetry. A member of the Selkirk First Nation originally from Whitehorse, Yukon, she is currently based in Duncan, British Columbia, following a number of years living in Vancouver. Fresh Pack of Smokes is written as prose poetry, forming what has been described as a poetic memoir of her past experiences with drug addiction, sex work and coming out as queer.

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Yukon Public Libraries fall author tour: Cassandra Blanchard

Readings by the author will take place in the following communities: 


Tuesday, September 27, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Tagish Library

Haines Junction

Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Haines Junction Library

Burwash Landing

Wednesday, September 28, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Jacquot Hall


Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Isabelle Pringle Library


Fall Story Time: All About Me!

An early literacy drop-in program (songs, stories, rhymes and movement) for children and caregivers.

Baby Time: Tuesdays, October 4 through December 6,  10:30 am to 11:30 am

Toddler Time: Thursdays, October 6 through December 8,  10:30 am to 11:30 am

Email whitehorselibrary@yukon.ca or call 867-667-5239 for more information.

Wooden dinosaur toys are perched on top of a stack of books.