Therapy Dog Saturdays
Drop into the Chatham Branch for some canine therapy with our furry friends!
Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Early Literacy Programs
|Family Storytime||Tuesdays, March 26 to May 28||10:00 am||Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories that are fun for the whole family!|
|Mother Goose||Wednesdays, March 27 to May 29||10:00 am||Songs, rhymes, and stories for children 0 to 24 months and their caregivers. Drop in. Please bring a blanket to sit on.|
|Family Storytime||Thursdays, March 28 to May 30||10:00 am||Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories that are fun for the whole family!|
Tips for Traveling with Smartphone and Tablet
Friday, May 24 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 8 10:00 to 11:00 am
Smartphone and tablet can be your most vital travel tool, you can rely on it for navigating unfamiliar places, finding places to eat and things to do, and taking photos. To help you plan a smooth summer vacation, staff shows you how you can prepare your devices for better travel experiences. We will talk about how to use Google map, how to use Google flight to find best ticket, and more.
Magic Tree House
Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 pm
Adventure awaits! Join us in the "Magic Tree House" to see where Jack and Annie go on their next mission! Join us for crafts and fun activities. Drop in!
Read Local: CK Author Festival
Saturday, May 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
The Read Local: CK Author Festival will be held at the Chatham Branch on Saturday, May 25 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Festival is a great opportunity for readers and aspiring writers to connect with local authors, discover new books and support local writing talent.
From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, CKPL will be showcasing local authors who will be available to meet with readers, talk about their books and discuss their writing process. Read Local: CK Author Festival’s featured authors include children’s and young adult writers, non-fiction authors and fiction writers representing a variety of genres. This year's list of authors includes:
Regina Stockus Susan Nuttall Wade Vermeersch
Veronica Lloyd Meggan MacKenzie Pamela Muntean
Rodney Coreau Emma Kathleen Arlene Melanson
Stacey Weeks Linda Lou Classens Sylvia Taekema
Darin Cook Christa Simpson
At 3:00 pm, CKPL will welcome keynote speakers and Chatham-Kent authors, Jim and Lisa Gilbert, who will discuss their new book “A Chatham-Kent Tapestry: A Visual History to 1950.” Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert will also share about their writing experiences. Come and enjoy their visual dedication to Chatham-Kent’s local history.
Transform Your Life with Positive Thinking: Affirmations
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm
Affirmations are positive statements you can use to help shape your life. Jackie Lefebvre, of Enchanted Harmony, will discuss how you can use affirmations to make positive changes in your life. Drop in.
Countryside Knitting Club
Date: Third Wednesday of each month (September to June)
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
The Countryside Knitting Club meets monthly at the Chatham Branch of CKPL and new members are welcome! Participants are encouraged to bring their own knitting needles and yarn. During meetings new techniques are demonstrated, members bring in items for ‘show and tell’, items are collected for charity, and members work to solve each other’s knitting issues.
CKPL Chess Club
Date: every Tuesday evening
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Chatham Branch Community Living Cafe.
CKPL Chess Club is a drop-in program open to all ages and all skill levels. Bring your own board or borrow one from the Library. Registration not required.
Special Populations Programs
Meet new friends, enjoy interactive stories, crafts,movement and music. Open to all abilities.
No registration required.
Monday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 am.
Die Cut Days
Available by appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Die cut machines punch themed shapes for classrooms, paper crafts, journals, and more! Bring your own paper/cardstock. Laminating service available.