Morning Storytime

Dates: Wednesdays, October 10 to December 5
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.

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Dates: Thursdays, October 11 to December 20
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am
Ages: 0 to 2
Bring a blanket for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. We're partnering with EarlyON so get ready for fun! 

Twilight Tales

Dates: Thursdays, October 11 to December 6
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.

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.

November- Biography or autobiography
December- (Please contact branch about December’s picks 519.683.4922)
January- Something by Lillian Jackson Braun 
February- Something by Sandra Brown
March- Something by Annie Murray
April- Something by Mark Billingham

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