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Research Resources

Chatham-Kent Public Library strives to meet the information needs of the community through our services and resources.

Explore our collection through our online catalogue or by clicking through the resources highlighted by subject (listed under the Research tab on the left hand side of this website).  

Resources of the Month

Ontario Public Library Week is October 16 to 21 and to celebrate, the library is hosting a How-To Festival! Visit your local library branch from October 16 to 21 to learn a new skill in 20 minutes or less!

Everyone is invited to learn something new like belly dancing, meditation, or decluttering techniques! Events are planned throughout the week in all our branches. CKPL will wrap up our weeklong festival with Chatham Branch’s How-To Festival featuring 24 hands-on how to sessions on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Haven’t been to the library for a while? Can’t find your card? Bring in your valid ID and sign up for a new card. Come back and discover what your library card can do for you! When considering a trip to the library, remember: “a visit will get you thinking”!

Can't wait for the How-To Festival? Check out some of our how-to resources!

Complete do-it-yourself edited by John McGowan

Step-by-step meditation : gain focus and serenity with simple-to-follow techniques shown in more than 250 photographs  / Doriel

Homemade modern : smart DIY designs for a stylish home by Ben Uyeda

Ultimate organizing solutions : kitchen, bath, closet, garage edited by Ken Collier

The big book of maker skills : tools & techniques for building great tech products by Chris Hackett and the editors of Popular s

Extraordinary projects for ordinary people : do it yourself ideas from the people who actually do them edited by Noah Weinste

Art of the pie : a practical guide to homemade crusts, fillings, and life by Kate McDermott

 Dare to repair your car : a do-it-herself guide to maintenance, safety, minor fix-its, and talking shop by Julie Sussman & Steph

Body fit : a beginner's guide to fitness  / Greg Marshall

The useful book : 201 life skills they used to teach in Home Ec and Shop  by Sharon and David Bowers

 The big book of hacks edited by Doug Cantor  Skin care & makeup tips & tricks by Karen Latchana Kenney

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Monday, October 2, 2017
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