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Programs & Events - Ridgetown Branch

Adult Colouring
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: open hours
Ages: all ages welcome

Please join us every Tuesday to de-stress and relax with our awesome colouring materials and colouring pages.

Saturday Sumthin' Sumthins'
Date: Saturdays from September to December
Time: open hours

We are trying something different on Saturdays in Ridgetown called Saturday Sumthin' Sumthins'. Not sure what that means? We are not altogether sure either! Join us for different self-directed activities and the books related with those activities. Registration is not required. For more information please call the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

Pop-Up Storytimes

Are you a daycare provider? Run a home daycare or homeschool your children? We offer Pop-Up Storytimes. Give us an hour's notice and we can provide a Storytime for you and your group in the library. Maybe you would rather have us come to you? That too can be arranged! Please contact the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121 and let us work together to keep our children reading!

Adult Book Club
Date: Mondays - September 18, October 16, November 20, December 11
Time: 1:00 pm

  • September 18: Gone to Pot by Jennifer Craig.
  • October 16: Away by Jane Urquhart.
  • November 20: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris.
  • December 11: Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand.

Registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Ridgetown Branch.

Organizing Solutions by Heather Campbell
Date: Thursday, September 21
Time: 7:00 pm

What is a Professional Organizer and what do they do? Learn about the organizing process, downsizing tips, decluttering tips, and getting your estate organized. Registration is required and can be made online through or by contacting the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

Thursday Tall Tales Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 7:00 pm

Following in the oral tradition of telling stories, we will learn how to 'tell' a story and share some of our own stories and maybe even make up a few new ones! Telling stories is a nurturing act for the listener, who is connected to the storyteller through the story, as well as for the storyteller who is connected to the listeners through the story. Registration is not required.

  • September 28: Storytelling Family Storytime
  • October 26: Autumn Family Storytime
  • November 30: Remembrance Family Storytime
  • December 21: Holiday Family Storytime

PD Day Fun! Learn to Code
Date: Friday, September 29
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

What is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Join us to learn about this fascinating subject and what we can do with it. Computers will be available for hands on learning. Registration is not required.

Ontario Public Library Week - How-To Festival
October 16 through October 21

The How-To Festival provides an opportunity to showcase expertise, teach a new skill and promote a business/service to our community. More information will be available soon. Watch this space!

PD Day Fun! Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 2:00 to  4:00 pm

Be a detective! Help Pete the Cat find the missing cupcakes! This is a drop in program that you can complete at your own pace filled with scavenger hunts, puzzles and so much more. Registration is not required.

Spooky Family Storytime
Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Please drop in to the Ridgetown Branch where there will be treats and activities for the children enjoy and rest up from their adventures around town with a few stories.

Blacksmith & Tin
Date: Thursday, November 2
Time: 7:00 pm

Please join us for a presentation with a display of blacksmith and tinsmith paintings and wares by local business Blacksmith & Tin. There will be photos of the demonstration/setup, aw well as photos of painted tin birds, some in the process of being made. You may have seen Blacksmith & Tin on the Mary Webb Centre Artisan Tour. Registration is not required.


Join us for a Walk-a-Story for Remembrance Day in Ridgetown. Watch for book pages on display from October 30 to November 11. at participating local businesses. For more information, call the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

ID Clinic
Date: Tuesday, November 21
Time: 2:00 to 7:00 pm

Need a birth certificate? Photo ID? Get help with the application process from Employment and Social Services staff and the library's Community Resource Advisors. We can help you access services in your community and get library cards too! 

PD Day Fun! LEGO Movie
Date: Friday, November 24
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Make a LEGO Movie with all our LEGO pieces and devices. Drop in! Registration is not required.

Gifts to Make & Give (and Maybe Keep for Yourself)
Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 7:00 pm 

Learn how to make unique and useful gifts to give away or keep for yourself! We won't tell! Instructor Nicole Duncan. Registration is required and can be made online through or by contacting the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

Need help? A Community Resource Advisor can help you...

  • Create and use email accounts
  • Complete online application forms
  • Find information on government websites
  • Use Facebook, Twitter, or other social media
  • Find resources in your community to help with job search and much more!

Ask library staff about drop-in and appointment times.

Service to Village on the Ridge Retirement Residence

Once a month, a volunteer delivers large print books to Village on the Ridge retirement residence. The date of delivery is the first Friday of the month. If you are interested in receiving a book delivery, please call the Ridgetown Branch for more information.

Home Service

Library Home Service is offered to Chatham-Kent residents who are confined to a private residence or institution for three months or longer as a result of ill health, physical, visual or age related disability. 
A library volunteer would be happy to deliver books to your home monthly.

The Friends of the Ridgetown Library
Date: Second Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00 pm

New members are always welcome!

Settlement Services
Date: Third Thursday of every month
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada? Settlement Services can help with immigration issues, legal issues,  
education, housing and more.  For more information, please call 519.354.7424.

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Friday, September 22, 2017
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