Stay & Play Activities

Come to the library to enjoy a 'make and take' craft or play a game. Each will will feature something different. Drop in. 

Peppa & George Family Storytime

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 6:00 pm
Brrrrrrrr! It's cold outside! Join Peppa Pig, George Pig and the library staff for a cozy story time followed by an activity. All ages welcome. Drop in.

March Break 'Heroes and Villains' Children's Programs

This March Break, Chatham-Kent Public Library will be the arena for an epic battle of good versus evil! Will you dust off your superhero cape....or your evil laugh? Will you break out your superhero moves...or hatch an evil plan? The choice is yours!

CKPL offers fun and engaging programs that will help you enjoy your March Break to the fullest! Heroes and Villains programs offered at Tilbury Branch include: 

'Super' Stay and Play

Dates: Saturday, March 10 to Saturday, March 17
Drop in during our open hours for fun supehero villain activities! All day, drop in!

Super Villain Boot Camp

Date: Monday, March 12
Time: 12:30 pm 
Always fancies being a villain? Join our super villain boot camp and have a terribly good time.

Green Screen Makerspace

Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 3:30 pm 
Come out and discover how to make pictures using a green screen. Use heroes and villains to make it serious, make it funny - make it your own!

Superhero Strength Training

Date: Thursday, March 15 
Time: 12:30 pm 
Train up to become a superhero! Join us for some fun activities that will make you a hero.

Frozen Powers

Date: Friday, March 16
Time: 12:30 pm 
Learn to use your frozen powers like Queen Elsa or Jack Frost.

Adult Book Club

Dates: March 6, April 3 (First Tuesday of the Month)
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm 
Everyone is welcome to join in a lively discussion of each month's chosen book. Call or visit the branch to request your copy!

Workshops at the Tilbury Leisure Centre, Present by Tilbury Branch Staff
1) Learn to Clean Green 

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 2:30 pm 
Interested in being more environmental around the house without breaking the bank? Learn easy steps to cleaning the green way in your home. 

2) Computer Basics

Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 3:00 pm **New Time**
Bring your laptop and have your computer questions answered.

Card Making with Jenn Ford from CK Card Connection

1) Make Anniversary or Thank-You Cards

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm 
Cost: $12.00 per person
Make three Anniversary or Thank-You cards. Cost is $12.00 per person. Please supply your own glue/tape if possible. All other supplies are included.

2) Make Birthday and Get Well Cards

Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm 
Cost: $12.00 per person
Make three birthday or get well soon cards. Cost is $12.00 per person. Please supply your own glue/tape if possible. All other supplies are included. 

Transform Your Life with Positive Thinking Workshop with Jackie Lefebvre

Walk the pathway to self-discovery, take the opportunity to know a little bit more about yourself, and learn to love yourself more. Drop in. 

1) Celebrating You

Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00 pm 
Learn about the importance of celebrating all of your wins, not matter the size. We will also discuss how we can build celebrations into our daily routine. 

2) Intention

Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 6:00 pm 
Setting intentions is an important part of everything you do. Learn about intentions, their importance and how to set them to support you and your goals. 

Film Club 

Dates: February 22, March 29 (last Thursday of the month)
Time: 6:00 pm 
Enjoy movies? Like to critique them? Join us at the Tilbury Branch on the last Thursday of each month starting in January to discuss a movie. Movie titles will be available for viewing the month before. January title: "Batman".

Paint Night

Dates: March 1, April 5 (first Thursday of the month)
Time: 6:00 pm 
Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun hour of painting at the Tilbury Branch. No experience required. Each month will have a different theme to paint. Registration is required. Please call 519.682.0100 or search 'Paint Night' at

Adult Coloring or Puzzling

Date: every Tuesday
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 pm 
Ages: All ages welcome
Please join us every Tuesday to de-stress and relax with our awesome colouring materials and colouring pages or work on a puzzle. Materials are supplied. Drop in.

One-on-One Book Chats at the Tilbury Branch

When: by appointment
Finding the search for a good book a little overwhelming? Need some suggestions? Meet with Jessica for a personal, one-on-one session to help you find your next great read! Call the Tilbury Branch at 519.682.0100 to book a free, 45 minute session. 

CK Reads 

Our 2018 CK Reads book is "They Left Us Everything" by Plum Johnson. CK Reads is a community-wide book club where everyone in Chatham-Kent is invited to read the same book. Through discussions and programs, CK Reads hopes to bring the community closer together through a shared love of reading. The author will visit Chatham Branch on Saturday, April 28. Free event and everyone is welcome! 

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Settlement Services

Date: March 1, April 5 (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.

Group / School Visits

Class visits or group visits are always welcome at the Tilbury Branch. Come for a visit, browse the books, find out about our free databases or participate in a program designed just for you. We are also available to come out to your location. Contact our staff to arrange a visit. 519.682.0100. Visits are arranged around the needs of the class and teacher.

Home Service to Hudson Manor

Twice a month, a volunteer delivers large or regular print books to rooms at the Hudson Manor retirement residence. If you are interested in receiving a book delivery, please call the Tilbury Branch or Hudson Manor for more information.