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Programs & Events - Ridgetown Branch

Sign up for TD Summer Reading Club beginning Saturday, June 24!

Download Ridgetown Branch's TD Summer Reading Club flyer!

 TD Summer Reading Club 2017

CKPL Grows Seed Library

Spring is here! Stop in to "borrow" some seeds from our Seed Library!

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.

Tech Talk
Date: Tuesdays, July 4 and July 18, August 1, August 15, August 29
Time: 2:00 to 2:30 pm, 3:00 to 3:30 pm , 6:30 to 7:00 pm, 7:00 to 7:30 pm
Ages: All ages welcome

Book a session for one-on-one help with your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone, or ereader and we can help! Register online at or by contacting the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121. Please let us know what you would like help with when registering.

Bad Art Night
Date: Tuesdays, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22
Time: 7:00 pm
Ages: 16 +

Leave your talent and good taste at home and join us at Ridgetown Branch as we make some really ugly art. Don't know how to paint? Not good at drawing? Just want something to do with your friends? This is the event for you! We'll provide the supplies, you provide the badness. Leave your inner critic at home and have fun creating something terrible. Then you can show off your creation in our Bad Art Gallery Show for your chance to win our Trophy of Terribleness! This is the perfect opportunity for you to win an art competition even if you lack artistic talent. Registration is required and can be make online at (RID Bad Art Night) or by contacting the branch at 519.674.3121.

Summer Fun Used Book Sale
Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: during open hours
Ages: all ages welcome

Drop in to Ridgetown Branch during the Festival of Porches and Verandas and visit our Summer Fun Used Book Sale! This is the perfect time to stock up on your beach and travel reading!

TD Summer Reading Club 

Maxkwushak (Lil bears) Drum Group
Date: Tuesday, July 4
Time: 1:00 pm

Special guests from the Delaware Nation "Lil bears" Drum Group will perform in celebration of Canada's 150! Brought to you in partnership with Child and Youth Planning Network.

Cross Canada Celebrations
Date: Tuesdays, July 4 to August 8
Time: 1:00 pm
Ages: 6 years and up

July 4 - True North - We the North
Yukon "The Klondike", Spectacular Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Please join us as we begin our exploration of Canada in the North.

July 11 - British Columbia
Let's learn about British Columbia and create our own paintings of trees inspired by the Canadian artist, Emily Carr.

July 18 - Midwestern Canada
Alberta "Wild Rose Country", Saskatchewan "Land of Living Skies", Friendly Manitoba
Let's cross the Western provinces!

July 25 - Ontario "Yours to Discover"
Learn about the spooky tales of Chatham-Kent and create your own legendary creatures and folk tales of Canada.

August 1 - Quebec "La Belle Province" "Je Me Souviens"
Learn about being better together! Canada is a country of different peoples not only cooperating together to get things done, but having fun too!

August 8 - East Coast Canada
New Brunswick "New Nouveau Brunswick", Prince Edward Island "Birthplace of Confederation", Nova Scotia "Canada's Ocean Playground", Newfoundland and Labrador
Please join us as we explore our Eastern coast and enjoy all the great things Canada has to offer!

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, July 6 to August 10
Time: 6:30 pm
Ages: all ages welcome

July 6 - I Love A Parade!
Get ready to parade around the library! Join us as we march, create floats and make our own instruments.

July 13 - Hidden Treasures
There are so many hidden treasures and surprises to be discovered in our library and in our country!

July 20 - Our Friends, the Trees
Trees are an important part of Canada's identity, so let's celebrate them with these tree-themed books and activities!

July 27 - East Coast Seabird
Discover the vibrant Atlantic puffin through stories, songs and games.

August 3 - Round We Go!
Round the windmill we go, with thoughts of love and happiness.

August 10 - O Canada!
A program inspired by Canada's flag!

Canadian Children's Authors
Date: Saturdays, July 8 to August 26
Time: open hours
Ages: all ages welcome

Beginning Saturday, July 8, drop by the Ridgetown Branch and celebrate our Canadian children's authors. Read their stories, discover facts about their lives and maybe even make a craft or two.  

  • July 8 - Phoebe Gilman
  • July 15 - Janet Lunn
  • July 22 - Kathy Stinson
  • July 29 - Jean Little
  • August 5 - Robert Munsch
  • August 12 - Dennis Lee
  • August 19 - Gordon Korman
  • August 26 - Eric Walters

Drop In Programs
Date: each week of TD Summer Reading Club
Ages: created for those age 9 to 12, but anyone can participate!

  1. Borrow an iPad or Android tablet (subject to parents signing consent form), keep it for a week and make a movie of your Canada! Bring the device back to the library and we will download it to a USB.
  2. Share a thought. Create poetry and drawings by sharing words and pictures that participants find in newspaper and magazine clippings.
  3. The land of eh's. Enjoy all the great things Canada has to offer! Put your game face on and play one of Canada's most beloved sports!
  4. Pitter patter. Write a poem in the shape of a raindrop.
  5. Colourful horizons. Use chalk and paint to recreate the Northern Lights and find your own constellation in the stars.
  6. My strange tales of Canada. Create some new tall tales by exaggerating the true stories of real Canadian heroes and personalities.

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 (except July and August)
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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Thursday, June 29, 2017
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