Special Events

All our events are special.

From author readings to book sales, interactive movies to gala evenings, EPL events are always an experience.

Coming Events

Lorne Rubis: The Workplace Community 2015-2020
Author and Chief People Officer at ATB Financial Lorne Rubis will share insights on today's work place and where we're headed on Monday, November 9, 2015. Tickets are available through Tix on the Square. 

Gallery at Milner
Take in works by local artists in our monthly exhibits on the main floor of the Stanley A. Milner Library downtown. 


Film Series at EPL
Free movies! Need we say more?


Get a great deal on used books, CDs and DVDs. We host 4-5 sales each year. Make sure you don't miss the next one November 13-15, 2015 at the Stanley A. Milner Library downtown



Past Events


Alberta Readers' Choice Award
Every year the public votes for their favourite Alberta book and EPL awards the author $10,000. The public will be able to vote for their favorite book until August 31, 2015.


Gordon NeufeldRaising Children in a Digital Era
Join us as we welcome best selling author and child psychologist Gordon Neufeld for a presentation that will offer tips for building strong families in our digital world on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The ticket lottery is now closed, all ticket winners will be notified by May 13th.

Our annual fundraising gala on Saturday, April 18, 2015  features incredible cakes, amazing silent auction packages and stories from the heart.


Disney's blockbuster Frozen is taking EPL's Whitemud Crossing Branch by "snowstorm"! Showing for the selected winners who entered the draw are on Saturday, March 28, 2015 (10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.) and Saturday, April 11, 2015 (10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.)Find out more!


Roméo Dallaire: Freedom to Lead
In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, join us as we welcome Lieutenant General Roméo 
Dallaire for a presentation on leadership, risk-taking, and intellectual freedom on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.


George Kourounis Live 
Former host of "Angry Planet" and storm chaser George Kourounis will be hosting a live speaking event on Tuesday, September 16th in the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre. Hear him speak about travelling to dangerous places to document the extremes of nature.


Delivering Happiness
For the second event in the Forward Thinking Speaker Series Join fellow business professionals on October 28th for a light breakafst and a dynamic presentation by Sunny Grosso, Coaching and Cuture Chief at Delivering HappinessTM and leader of the DH@Work team.

Mark Frauenfelder: Making Makers
EPL is proud to welcome "Boing Boing" founder Mark Frauenfelder for a series of events on June 16 & 17 in the EPL Makerspace and the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre.


Our Centennial is coming to a close, but we want to continue to celebrate with you, our customers! Join us on Thursday, March 13, 2014 for programs, cake and more.


Our annual fundraising gala on Saturday, March 8, 2014 features incredible cakes, amazing silent auction packages and stories from the heart.


Freedom to Read Week
Don't take your freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression for granted. Come celebrate Freedom to Read Week at various branches from Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014.


International Open Data Day Hackathon
Calling all hackers, developers, designers, statisticians and anyone with an interest in open data. EPL and the City of Edmonton are joining forces to celebrate International Open Data Day with a one day hackathon February 22, 9 AM – 5 PM, in the Makerspace at Stanley A. Milner Library. Registration is limited.

EPL Squared
The Edmonton Public Library is taking over Churchill Square once again for our third annual EPL Squared outdoor library festival on September 14, 2013