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.
March 16, April 13, May 11, June 8


Parent-Child Mother Goose

Mondays at 10:00 am, February 4 to March 18
Join EarlyON and library staff at Chatham Branch for storytime! Songs, rhymes, and stories for children 0 to 18 months and their caregivres. Please bring a blanket to sit on.


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!

Epilepsy And Seizure First Aid – Seizure 101

Date: Monday, March 25 
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented by Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario developed Seizures 101 presentations to educate adults of all ages about epilepsy and seizure first aid. The presentation aims to dispel myths, explain epilepsy, how seizures occur and how seizure disorders are diagnosed, managed and treated. Participants will be able to identify different types of seizures, implement appropriate seizure first aid techniques and accommodate people living with epilepsy. Registration not required.


Lights Out! Storytime

Friday, March 29 at 10:00 am (0 to 5 years)
Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 am (all ages)

It's lights out at the library! In celebration of Earth Hour, join us for songs, stories, and rhymes in the dark. Wear your light up shoes, clothes, and jewellery! Drop in. No registration required.


Digital Magazines for Mobile Devices

Friday, March 29
10:00 am

Learn how to download free digital magazines from Flipster and RBdigital on your mobile devices. Registration required.

Fantastic Faberge Friday

Friday, April 5, drop-in from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Karl Faberge was a Russian jeweller who made fancy eggs for the royal family using precious metals and gemstones. If bling is your thing, drop by to make a fabulous and fanciful Faberge egg. Drop in!


Sticky Slimy Storytime

Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm
Icky, sticky, ooey gooey! Join us for an en-GROSS-ing storytime. Read some "sticky" books and make something slimy! Drop in, no registration required.


CK Reads Author Visit- Kelley Armstrong

Saturday, April 17
1:00 pm
Kiwanis Theatre 

To celebrate the grand finale of the 2019 CK Reads program, Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) welcomes the New York Times number one bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong, to the Kiwanis Theatre (75 William St. N) on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 pm. Enjoy an afternoon with the author and join in a lively discussion about “City of the Lost”. Kelley will also be available to sign copies of her books. This is a free event and no registration is required. 


ID Clinic

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

We can assist with applying for a Birth Certificate and/or Photo ID Card.  Service Canada will be onsite to issue Social Insurance Numbers and/or Personal Access Codes. Financial screening will be available to determine if you qualify to have the cost of ID covered. Pick up a "What Do I Need to Bring" bookmark at your local library today. Appointments available on a first come, first serve basis.


Earth Day Extravaganza!

Saturday, April 27, drop-in 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day! Learn how to waste less and how you can recycle better. Plant a seed. Learn simple ways you can be more earth-friendly. Bring your old markers, pens, highlighters, and mechanical pencils to be recycled through Staples Recycling Program! Drop in. Everyone is welcome.


May the Fourth

Saturday, May 4, drop-in 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Celebrate May the Fourth with Star Wars crafts and activities. All are welcome. Drop in.


Llama Drama Storytime

Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm
Wear your (red) pajamas and join us for some bedtime drama as we read "Llama Llama Red Pajama." Activities and craft to follow. All are welcome. Drop in. 


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: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
The "Read Local: CK Author Festival"will be an opportunity for authors to meet readers and aspiring writers, connect with other local authors and to promote and sell their books. Anyone from Chatham-Kent who has written and published a book, in print form or as an ebook, is welcome to apply. Due to space limitations, all authors are asked to submit an application to be considered for this event. Please email katemcc@chatham-kent.ca for an application. Applications are due by Monday, April 15.


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.
March 18, April 15, May 13, June 10

Die Cut Days

Available by appointment, email cklibrary@chatham-kent.ca. 
Die cut machines punch themed shapes for classrooms, paper crafts, journals, and more! Bring your own paper/cardstock. Laminating service available.