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!

Story and Skate

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23 and 30
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am 

Two great things to do on a cold day! Join us at the Dresden arena for a couple of stories and free skating. No registration is necessary and there's always room for your friends. Call the branch if you have questions. 519.683.4922.

Cursive Writing Club

Date: Tuesdays, January 15 to March 5
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm 

Do you want to learn cursive writing or perhaps you want to improve your cursive abilities? Join us on Tuesdays for a little story time, a little practice time and a lot of fun. You can register through CKPL's catalogue or call the branch. For more information call 519.683.4922. Best for 8 year olds and older.

Morning Storytime

This Preschool morning storytime will start up again on:
Dates: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am

Twilight Tales

This family storytime will start up again on:
Dates: Thursday, February 14 
Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm

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.

January- Something by Lillian Jackson Braun 
February- Something by Sandra Brown
March- Something by Annie Murray
April- Something by Mark Billingham
May- One of the Harry Bosch books by Michael Connelly

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