Countryside Knitting Club Monthly Meetings

The Countryside Knitting Club meets monthly at the Chatham Branch of CKPL and new members are welcome! All meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month (September to June) from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. 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. 

Family Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:00 am, January 15 to February 26
Thursdays at 10:00 am, January 17 to February 28
Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories that are fun for the whole family! Drop in, no registration required.

Mother Goose

Wednesdays at 10:00 am, January 16 to February 27
Songs, rhymes, and stories for children 0 to 24 months and their caregivers. Drop in, no registration required.

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.

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.
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 13
May 11
June 8

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 to10:30 am.
January 21
February 25
March 18
April 15
May 13
June 10

Caturday Cat Cafe

Saturday, January 12
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Participants can stop by the Chatham Branch meeting room to meet volunteers from Chatham Pet and Wildlife Rescue and their furry friends. Café visitors can play or snuggle with some adorable kitties for fifteen minutes while they learn about the work that the Pet and Wildlife Rescue does in the community and how they can help. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For the wellbeing of the animals, we are limiting the number of participants allowed in the Café at one time to 16. Patrons may have to wait to enter the Café if the meeting room reaches capacity. Advanced tickets for the Café can be reserved starting Friday, January 4. A limited number of standby tickets will also be available starting at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 12. Presented in partnership with Pet and Wildlife Rescue.

CK Public Health Information Session: How to Use Naloxone

Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Chatham Branch Meeting Room

This training, offered by CK Public Health, will provide information on how to recognize an overdose, what to do in the event of an overdose and how to administer Naloxone. Participants will receive a Naloxone kit at the completion of the training. 

Plese register by searching "Naloxone" at or call 519.354.2940.

Where is the Big Bad Wolf? A Fairy Tale Mystery

Tuesday, January 22: drop in 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Special storytime: 6:30 pm
Who pushed Humpty Dumpty? Where is the Big Bad Wolf hiding? What happened to Little Bo Peep's sheep? Help us solve these notorious Fairy Tale mysteries. Drop in.

Family Book Club

Saturday, January 26: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
In celebration of Family Literacy Day, join us for the very first Family Book Club! Discuss your current favourite reads, find out staff picks, and participate in activities and crafts that make stories come alive. Drop in. Everyone welcome. Come ready to discuss your favourite book!

Sustainable Living Information Night

Monday, January 28, 7:00 pm
Discover sustainable living! Learn tips and tricks you can use to save the planet and find out how Chatham-Kent is becoming more sustainable. Guests include Lance Meredith, Permaculture Designer, Reanne Rekker, Self-Taught Sustainability Guru, and Brock McGregor, CK Councillor.

Alice in Wonderland

Friday, February 1: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Special storytime: 10:30 am
Join us as we go "down the rabit hole" into the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland. You won't want to be late for this Mad Hatter party! Drop in.

Peppa Pig and Her Piggy Pals

Tuesday, February 12: drop-in 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Special storytime: 6:30 pm
Play with us as we celebrate Peppa Pig and her piggy pals in a precious storytime, featuring your favourite pigs of all time! Prepare for pig tales, STEM activities, crafts... everything except jumping in muddy puddles! Drop in.

Community Wellness Day  

Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Chatham Branch – Meeting Room
Regration is not required.

A one hour yoga session will be offered by CKPL's very own Simon Swanek from CK Body Language from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. St. John's Ambulance therapy dogs will then come to say hello from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and an arts and crafts table will be available nearby for those that are feeling creative! Please come on by and join us to boost your sense of wellness and community over the cold winter months.

Family Day Science Fun!

Monday, February 18: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your family, imagination and creativity to the library and explore hands on science experiments. Challenge your mind and have a BLAST! Drop in. No registration required.

CK Museum Imagination Station

Saturday, February 23: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Let your imagination grow! Join us at the library for some hands-on fun as you create, explore, and discover with activity stations from the Chatham-Kent Museum's Imagionation Station. It's sure to be fun for the whole family! Drop in.

Die Cut Days

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