Early Literacy Programs

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, September 10 to December 3
10:00 am
Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories that are fun for the whole family! Drop in. Best suited for children 0 to 5 years old.
Mother Goose
Wednesday, September 4 to December 18
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, September 12 to December 5
10:00 am
Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories that are fun for the whole family! Drop in. Best suited for children 0 to 5 years old.

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. 


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.


Therapy Dog Saturdays 

Chatham-Kent Public Library, in partnership with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs, is pleased to offer Therapy Dog Saturdays. Come for canine comfort and cuddles! Therapy Dogs will visit Chatham Branch on Saturday once a month from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. No registration required.
Come and visit on Saturdays: 
  • November 9
  • December 7


Sensory Programs for Special Populations 

Adults with special needs are invited to monthly Sensory Programs at the Chatham Branch of Chatham-Kent Public Library. Enjoy an opportunity to interact with peers, share stories, music and crafts. St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs will visit each month. All abilities welcome. Registration is not required. 
Programs are held on Mondays at 9:30 am: 
  • December 2

Adulting 101: Broke Holidays

Thursday, December 12
6:30 pm

Holiday shopping lists continue to grow but our wallets never do! This is your opportunity to gather your friends and create gift-worthy presents 
for your loved ones or to keep for yourself. A fun night where we put your crafting skills to the test! Wearing an ugly Christmas sweater is encouraged!

Intro to 3D Printing Workshop

Thursday, November 13
6:30 pm

Explore the thrilling world of 3D design and get certified to use the library's 3D printing service.

Autumn Children's Programming

1000 Paper Cranes
Saturday, November 9, all day, drop-in
According to Japanese tradition, anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted their most desired wish! We will see how many paper cranes can be made in one day as we wish for peace.
Get "Wimpy" at the Library
Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm
Join us for activities and trivia based on the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books! Drop-in.
National Play Monopoly Day
Tuesday, November 19, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Today is National Play Monopoly Day! Bring the whole family to the library for a giant game of Monopoly! Drop-in. 
Dots & Dogs
Friday, November 22 at 2:00 pm
Ryan and Larissa from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind are visiting the library! Meet Piper, Larissa's guide dog, and learn the do's and don'ts of guide dogs in public. Learn the story of Braille and Braille your own name! Drop-in.
Science Quest
Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Guests from the University of Waterloo are presenting Science Quest, hands-on engineering and science literacy activities. All ages are welcome.