Whitehorse Public Library

1171 Front St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

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1171 Front St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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    Issue: 2016-12-21

    Birds and Loss

    A plane crashes off the coast of a small island. As the search for survivors surges, the victims’ relatives gather at an inn near the crash site to hope, wonder and come to terms with new loss and old memories. In Birds of Fall author Brad Kessler...

    Dec. 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: amazon.com

    Laughter, Tears, Curtain

    It was the short, sharp shock heard round the world – eventually. But in the world of Topsy-Turvy, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is being staged for the very first time, and there’s a lot at stake. Before Topsy-Turvy, released in 1999 and...

    Dec. 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

    About arrivals and departures

    The epic saga of immigration is brought to human scale in Brooklyn, a critically acclaimed film based on the novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Released in 2015 and available on DVD at the Whitehorse Public...

    Oct. 12, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: IMDb.com

    Deadly Fascination, or, Better Living with du Pont

    Panama Papers got you down? Still feeling the chill of tax season? A dose of the 2014 film Foxcatcher, based on a true story and available on DVD at the Whitehorse Public Library, might be just the thing to remind you to be thankful that you...

    Sep. 08, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: kozzi.com

    Celebrating Fathers and Gay Pride

    June brings summer and Father’s Day, and is also a time of special significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community (LGBTQ). June was chosen as Gay Pride Month to serve as a reminder of a pivotal moment in the fight for...

    Jun. 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Shauntay Grant

    Fresh Words and Deep Roots

    Writing poetry since she was a child, Nova Scotia based author Shauntay Grant says she has always loved creative writing. “The oldest poem I’ve kept is from fourth grade,” she says. The vocalist, poet and author began a residency at the Berton...

    Jun. 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Comic Culture Society

    Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

    The International Tabletop Day celebrates board gaming around the world and an event is being hosted in Whitehorse this year by the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) on Saturday, April 30. The free event takes place at the Whitehorse Public...

    Apr. 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Monarch butterflies may appear fragile, but as a whole the species is extraordinarily hardy. Every year, the Eastern North American monarch butterfly population migrates thousands of miles from southern Ontario to overwinter in Mexico...

    Apr. 14, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.org

    Wonder Dog

    In 1918, a young American soldier emerged from the ruins of a military kennel with a frantic, famished German Shepherd and her five newborn pups. Their survival on the battlefield in France was almost miraculous; Lee Duncan, their saviour, kept...

    Mar. 10, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: IMDb.com

    All for One

    They stayed in the game ... They’re the most-famous musicians you’ve never heard of. Merry Clayton’s performance in the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” is the exemplar of the memorable riff by the unknown singer at the back of the band – it’s...

    Dec. 17, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: hbocanada.com

    Swordplay and Flaming Arrows

    Winter is coming. You might say that’s our motto above the 60th parallel, but they’re also words to live by in Winterfell, the northernmost kingdom of imaginary Westeros. The Game of Thrones saga has unexpectedly surpassed cult status, but its...

    Oct. 01, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Promotional

    A Comedy That is Actually Warm and Funny

    Another comedy that’s not really a comedy – that’s been my reaction to many contemporary films that seem to centre on the sad-clown school of funny, balanced heavily on the side of making me sad, and not in the fun way.

    Sep. 24, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: courtesy Arleen Paré

    Kicksled Readings Presents Arleen Paré and Joanna Lilley

    Building a bridge between poets and the audience — that is the idea behind the Kickseld Readings Series, organized by Whitehorse poet Clea Roberts. On May 21, Victoria-based poet Arleen Paré will read from her book Lake of Two Mountains...

    May 07, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Fun with math

    Emil Imrith laughs easily when he is asked about the stereotype we have for physicists: nerdy types in lab coats standing in front of a blackboard full of numbers and equations. “Nowadays, we have computers that help us to model and simulate,”...

    Apr. 09, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: IMDb.com

    The War At Home

    An article that appeared in the Washington Post just before Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States, about a butler who had served over 30 years in the White House, inspired screenwriter Danny Strong to write a historical epic..

    Apr. 09, 2015