Game of Thrones Trivia Night 

Date: Thursday, January 17
Time: 6:30 pm

Dothraki aficionados and dragon mothers rejoice! Ridgetown Branch is hosting a free Game of Thrones Trivia Night. Come out with friends and fight for your chance to top the Iron Throne. Rally your bannerman and compete in teams of 2 or 3 through our battle of wits; 8 rounds of Game of Thrones book and television show themed trivia. Registration is not required. All ages are welcome. For more information please contact the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

Adult Book Club

Date: Monday January 21
Time: 1:00 pm

Please join us as we discuss "Daughters Who Walk This Path" by Yelide Kilanko. Everyone is most welcome.

Emergency Preparedness for Families

Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 4:00 pm

Whitney Burk of Chatham-Kent Fire Services will help us prepare for emergencies. She will help teach all ages about natural hazards like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, ice storms, and blizzards -- and what to do when they occur. We will make a family emergency plan, and prepare an emergency kit together. Registration is not required and everyone is most welcome. For more information please contact the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

Fred Penner Reading Contest

Ballots accepted until January 31! 

Do you recognize this song title, "The Cat Came Back"? Staff at the Ridgetown, Highgate and Bothwell branches are super pleased to offer a draw for tickets to see Fred Penner in concert at the Mary Webb Centre in Highgate on Saturday, February 16 at 3:00 pm. When you borrow any two items between December 1 and January 31, you will receive a ballot to be entered into a draw for four tickets, one set of four from each hub branch. Tickets have been made available through the generosity of the Mary Webb Centre Board and The Friends of the Ridgetown Library.

Celebrating Family Literacy Week

Date: Monday, January 28
Time: during open hours

Your library card is your passport to travel the world and to take a learning journey! Check out our online databases and discover PebbleGo, TumbleBookCloudJunior and TumbleBookLibrary. We also have a NEW database, Brainfuse, that offers homework help, live tutoring, skills-building, 24/7 Help Center, a writing lab, and more! 

Date: Tuesday, January 29
Time: during Open Hours

Be the scientist in the house and figure out fun experiments that you can do at home or maybe make some SLIME!

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: during Open Hours

Build something together as a family with modeling clay or using our large collection of LEGO blocks.  Then you could write a story about your experiences!

Date: Friday, February 1
Time:  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Please join us for a PD Day Family Board Game Challenge!  Challenge your neighbours, friends or anyone else to join you in a Board Game Challenge!  We will have various board games for you to choose from.


Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: during open hours

Be a crafty crafter and choose your materials from our large collection of craft supplies to create your own unique creation!

Adult Book Club

Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 1:00 pm 

Please join us as we discuss the CK Reads selection for 2019, "City of the Lost" by Kelley Armstrong. Everyone welcome, registration is not required.

Candle Making

Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 2:00 pm 

In keeping with the theme of our CK Reads selection, please join us as we learn how to make candles using recycled materials and containers. Everyone is welcome, registration is required and can be made online through search.ckpl.ca (keyword Ridgetown) or by contacting the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

Escape to Hogwarts: Harry Potter Breakout Room

Date: Monday, February 18 (Family Day)
Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Grab some friends and uncover the clues to find your missing Hogwarts Express ticket before time runs out in the "Escape to Hogwarts: Harry Potter Breakout Room"! Please join us at the Ridgetown Branch on Family Day to see if you can beat the clock. Teams will have 30 minutes to search for clues and solve puzzles that will lead to their missing Hogwarts Express ticket. Registration is required. Wizards, witches and muggles can register in teams of 2 to 5 at the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121 or online by searching Ridgetown "Escape to Hogwarts" at search.ckpl.ca. Only one person from each group needs to register for a timeslot.  

Adult Colouring

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

Please 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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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 January or February)
Time: 7:00 pm
New members are always welcome!