Adult Book Club

Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 1:00 pm

Join us to discuss "Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Everyone is welcome.

TD Summer Reading Club Kick Off & Author Visit

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Celebrate reading with our TD Summer Reading Club kick off and author visit. A local children's author will be in the Ridgetown Branch with her books and to talk about the writing process. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

TD Summer Reading Club Kick Off! 

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 3:00 pm

Please join us for a rollicking good time with Team T&J to help us kick off our TD Summer Reading Club for 2019. Team T&J take interactive music and entertainment to incredible heights with a high-energy, super-powered concert for kids and families. This live experience is an uplifting journey of self-exploration, creativity and participation that encourages kids to see and feel what it means to come together and STICK2GETHER!" This is a FREE show and will take place at the Ridgetown Rotary Youth and Community Centre on Ebenezer Street in Ridgetown. Everyone is welcome!

Stay & Play Physical Activities

Date: July 2 to July 6
Time: during Open Hours

Drop in for some indoor activities as we crawl, toss rings and build towers of LEGO. 

Dive Into the Natural World

Date: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 1:00 pm

Please join us as welcome the Red Devil Diving Team as they share their experiences in diving the Great lakes and beyond! 

Let's Go Buggy at the Library!

Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 7:00 pm

Please join us as we explore the wonderful world of bugs and what they mean to the natural world. 

Wild About Bridges!

Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 1:00 pm

Please join us as we welcome the Engineers of Ontario. 

Thank You Earth!

Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 7:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the beauty of the planet we inhabit! 

Learn About our Local Wildlife

Date: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 1:00 pm

Learn about our threatened wildlife through a First Nation legend. 

It's All About the Weather

Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 7:00 pm

Please join us as we learn about the weather that surrounds us!

We Are Going to the Birds!

Date: Tuesday, July 30
Time: 1:00 pm

Please join us as we learn about birds and birdwatching in Southern Ontario. 

Wacky Flowers

Date: Thursday, August 1
Time: 7:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate and create your own flower creations. 

Hike the Trails!

Date: Tuesday, August 6
Time: 1:00 pm

Please join us as we welcome Rondeau Park staff as they talk about the importance of Rondeau Park to the local area. 

Love Those Leaves!

Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 7:00 pm

Please join us as we observe and create colourful leaf patterns. 

We are the BOMB, the Seed Bomb, that is!

Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 1:00 pm

Please join us as we create a Seed Bomb to do our part to beautify nature and to help the bees! 

Let's Go To The Birds

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 7:00 pm

Please join us as we learn about our bird friends. 

Stay & Play Jungle Book

Date: August 19 to August 24
Time: during Open Hours

Drop in and Explore the Jungle! 

Stay & Play Science

Date: August 26 to August 31
Time: during Open Hours

Drop in and Explore the Fascinating World of Science!

Tech Connect

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Have questions about your device? Can't connect to your social media? Maybe we can help! If you need one-on-one help for any technology-related basic training (Windows, iOS, cell phone, tablet etc.), sign up online at (keyword "Ridgetown Tech Training") or contact the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121. Please be specific as to the training needed in order for our staff to better prepare for your time with us.

Adult Colouring

Date: every Tuesday
Time: open hours
Ages: all ages welcome

Join us every Tuesday to de-stress and relax with our awesome colouring materials and colouring pages.

Settlement Services

Date: Third 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.

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Ask library staff about drop-in and appointment times.

Pop-Up Storytimes

Are you a daycare provider? Run a home daycare or homeschool your children? We offer Pop-Up Storytimes. Give us an hour's notice and we can provide a storytime for you and your group in the library. Maybe you would rather have us come to you? That too can be arranged! Please contact the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121 and let us work together to keep our children reading!

Home Service

Library Home Service is offered to Chatham-Kent residents who are confined to a private residence or institution for three months or longer as a result of ill health, physical, visual or age related disability.  
A library volunteer would be happy to deliver books to your home monthly.

Service to Village on the Ridge Retirement Residence

Once a month, a volunteer delivers large print books to Village on the Ridge retirement residence. The date of delivery is the first Friday of the month. If you are interested in receiving a book delivery, please call the Ridgetown Branch for more information.

The Friends of the Ridgetown Library

Date: Second Tuesday of every month (no meeting in July or August)
Time: 7:00 pm
New members are always welcome!