Morning Storytime

Dates: Wednesdays, October 2 to December 4
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am

Stories, songs and fun for the wee ones! This is a great opportunity to let your preschool kids start their lifelong love of the library.

NOTE: October 23 Morning Storytime is cancelled. Please join us for Book Bash at the John Bradley Convention Centre from 5:00 to 8:30 pm for a fantastic free family festival!

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Dates: Tuesdays, October 1 to October 29
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Ages: 0 to 2

Bring a blanket for you and your baby so you can share stories, songs and rhymes. Great place to meet other families. 

Twilight Tales

Dates: Thursdays, October 3 to December 5
Time: 6:30  to 7:00 pm 
Ages: family

Wear your pajamas and be ready for fun because this is a great family storytime that gets everyone up and moving! No registration is necessary, so it's a perfect program for newcomers.

Make a Will Month - Information Session

Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 6:30 pm 

The Ontario Bar Association marks November as "Make a Will Month" each year. This is an opportunity to connect lawyers with their local communities and to raise awareness about the importance of having a will, establishing powers of attorney and estate planning.

Join us at the Dresden Branch as we celebrate "Make a Will" Month by attending a free legal information workshop presented by Whittal + Company in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association. Registration is not required. 

Stay & Play

Every day the Dresden Branch has drop-in activities in the children's area. Bring your friends and let them see how much fun you can have at CKPL's Dresden Branch! 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club

Date: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm 

Each month will be a different theme for this book club for adults. There is no registration, so just read (or listen to) a book from the month's theme and then join us for great discussions. Newcomers are always welcome. Call the branch if you have questions. 519.683.4922.

October - Politics

November - Animal (can be a vampire story)

December - Something by Agatha Christie

Settlement Services

Date: the first Thursday of every month 
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada? Settlement Services can help with immigration issues, legal issues, education, housing and more. For more information, please call 519.354.7424.

Community Navigators

In partnership with Employment and Social Services, Chatham-Kent Public Library can help connect you with community services, fill in applications and more. Open to all, with the help of a Community Navigator, CKPL can:

  • provide one-on-one instruction in accessing government, social and health services online
  • assist with completing online forms and applications
  • help with referrals to community agencies
  • provide employment support and referrals to employment support agencies
  • help to identifying continuing learning opportunities based on your individual needs
  • wellness visits

To make an appointment with a Community Navigator, please contact Dresden Branch for information on available appointments!

Friends of the Dresden Library

The Friends of the Dresden Library is a volunteer group focused on raising money to help enhance programs. Anyone is welcome to join this group and your assistance is greatly appreciated by the Dresden Branch staff. For information, please call 519.683.4922 or email