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.
June 8


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.
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.