Preschool Storytime

Date: Thursday, October 18 to Thursday November 8
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 am 

If you are looking for a fun, interactive program for you and your little one, then please join us for a this program. We'll sing songs, listen to short stories, learn rhymes and finger stories, play with musical instruments and more. Ages 18 months to 4 years. Registration can be made online at search.ckpl.ca or by contacting Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

PD Day Fun - All Things Harry Potter

Date: Friday, October 26
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Please join us for this fun program and decide which Hogwarts House we would be in, go on a Hogwarts Scavenger Hunt, try your hand at Quidditch and much more!  Everyone is most welcome and registration is not required.  For more information please contact Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

November is “Make a Will” Month

Have You Made Your Will?
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 6:00 pm
Celebrate “Make a Will Month” by attending a free legal information workshop presented by Whittal and Company in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association. Learn the significance of having a will, the value of Estate Planning and the importance of Power of Attorney. Registration not required.

Funeral Pre-Planning with Jeff Mardling

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

Please join us as we learn more about pre planning funerals with Jeff Mardling of The McKinlay Funeral Home Group.  Planning ahead enables you to make financial arrangements to cover your funeral costs. Funeral insurance and funeral trusts are sound financial planning options you can consider ahead of time. You want your family to have the benefit of a meaningful funeral. A funeral is an important event for a grieving family.

Adult Book Club

Date: Monday, November 19
Time: 1:00 pm 

Please join us as we discuss "Into the Water" by Paula Hawkins. Everyone is most welcome.

PD Day Fun - Day of the Child

Date: Friday, November 23
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Please join us as learn more about the Day of the Child. We will be reading stories, playing games and making some awesome crafts, please come! National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989. By ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, Canada made a commitment to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect. This commitment includes the opportunity for children to have a voice, be protected from harm and be provided with their basic needs and every opportunity to reach their full potential. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121

Card Making with Janet Cartwright of Stampin'Up!

Date: Tuesdays November 20, November 27 & December 4
Time: 7:00 pm 

Please join us as we make three Winter/Christmas Festivities/all Occasion cards each session. Cost is $12.00 per person per session. All supplies are included. Registration is required. Please contact the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121 or go to search.ckpl.ca and use keywords 'RID Card Making' to reserve your spot.

Fred Penner at the Mary Webb Centre

Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 3:00 pm

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. When patrons borrow any two items from December 1 to January 31, they will receive a ballot to be entered into a draw for four tickets, one set of four from each of our Hub branches to this concert. Tickets have been made available to us through the generosity of the Mary Webb Centre Board and The Friends of the Ridgetown Library.

Adult Book Club

Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 1:00 pm 

Please join us as we discuss any of our favourite Christmas stories. Everyone is welcome.

Origami for Adults with Tom Kumagai

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 4:00 pm 

Please join us as we learn the intricacy of origami with Tom Kumagai. Everyone is most welcome but the program is most suitable for ages 16 and up. Registration can be made online at seach.ckpl.ca, keyword RID or by contacting the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

Christmas Bad Art Night

Date: Thursday, December 20
Time: 6:30 pm 

Get in the Christmas spirit and unleash your inner Bad Artist! Bring yourself and your friends, ages 16 plus! Christmas nibbles and hot cider will help with the creative process or lack thereof. Everyone is most welcome. Registration can be made online at search.ckpl.ca , keyword RID, or by contacting the Ridgetown Branch at 519.674.3121.

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
Time: 7:00 pm
New members are always welcome!