Stay and Play Activities

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

Get Your Summer Read On!

Date: Saturday, June 22 - onwards!
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club! Registration starts today for this wonderful summer program. Drop in to sign your child up for a summer of literacy fun. Through books, programs, and conversations, TD Summer Reading Club kids will explore their own backyards and the world beyond, and will be amazed by the natural world and the role it plays in their imaginations and daily lives. Visit often for your chance to win prizes. Drop in each week for new Stay and Play activities. Children who participate in TD Summer Reading Club have the opportunity to read fines-free all summer long! Ask branch staff for details. 

July TD Summer Reading Club Programming:

Roll with the Rocks 

Date: Thursday, July 4   
Time: 12:30 pm        

Play with our Story Stones, then paint some cool designs on rocks to take home. Ages 4+

Life in the Middle Ages

Date: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 pm

Learn about Life in the Middle Ages with an all day, drop-in program geared for all: children, teens and adults.

Local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism will be in period clothing in the library and on the lawn from 12:00 to 8:00 pm demonstrating life such as it was in the Middle Ages. They are excited to show off their skills and knowledge of life back then and invite you to come and see what all the excitement is about.

Come take a class, pick up a foam sword and learn some rapier moves or just watch the demonstration, join in the dancing on the lawn, or listen to a period story by a strolling bard.

The schedule of classes/demos above will be posted closer to the event. Drop-in to either or both programs.

I Survived the Titanic

Date: Thursday, July 11 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Sink or float with us on the Titanic while we learn about this maritime disaster. Ages 6+

All About Birds       

Date: Friday, July 12   
Time: 12:30 pm        

Did you know that birds are related to dinosaurs? Come out to this program to learn about all things birds - and maybe even become one yourself! Ages 4+ 

A-Honk! Rawr! Aaah-Ooooooooo!          

Date: Monday, July 15   
Time: 12:30 pm        

Do you know what sound a goose makes? A whale? A caribou? You will after we explore the sounds that Canadian animals make. Ages 4+ 

I Survived an Earthquake  

Date: Thursday, July 18 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Have a rocking good time learning about earthquakes. Ages 6+ 

Library on the Lawn #1      

Date: Tuesday, July 23 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Come spend an afternoon on our front lawn. Laughing, learning, and taking in the beauty of being outside.  All ages. 

It's All in the Rings 

Date: Thursday, July 25 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Learn about a tree's life with us. Ages 6+ 

BarryO Kidshow! at Ryder Hall - 55 Bond Ave.

Date: Monday, July 29  
Time: 12:30 pm

Join us at Ryder Hall to see the BarryO Kidshow. For over 20 years now BarryO has been "Brightening the Day" by entertaining kids with a variety of skills. Come marvel at his ventriloquism, magic skills and more. All ages. 

August TD Summer Reading Club Programming: 

"Whose Poop is This?"      

Date: Friday, August 2   
Time: 12:30 pm        

Be an explorer and help us track the animals around the library. Ages 4+ 

I Survived a Shark Attack  

Date: Thursday, August 8 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Don't be afraid to brave the library and learn about sharks. Ages 6+ 

Library on the Lawn #2      

Date: Friday, August 9  
Time: 12:30 pm        

Round 2 of spending time learning about the great outdoors while being in the great outdoors! All ages. 

Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees

Date: Tuesday, August 13 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Join library staff as we explore the world of chimpanzees and Jane Goodall's work to keep them safe. Ages 6+ 

I Survived a Volcano          

Date: Thursday, August 15 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Lava and heat and rocks – oh my! Learn why volcanoes are wonderful creators and destructive forces of nature. Ages 6+ 

Nature Sensory Play & Create      

Date: Monday, August 19 
Time: 12:30 pm        

Explore nature through sensory play and art. All ages. 

End of Summer Party at Ryder Hall - 55 Bond Ave.                 

Date: Wednesday, August 21 
Time: 12:30 pm

Come out and enjoy some end of summer games and activities at Ryder Hall with us. All ages.

Visit often for your chance to win prizes donated by…

Tilbury Lioness Club, Tilbury Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #206, Knights of Columbus #2356

Building a Native Plant Butterfly Garden

Date: Thursday, July 4
Time: 6:00 pm

Learn how to create a beautiful oasis in your garden using plants indigenous to your area to attract butterflies and other pollinators.  Presented by Eva D'Amico. 

Life in the Middle Ages

Date: Tuesday, July 9     
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 pm

Learn about Life in the Middle Ages with an all day, drop-in program geared for all: children, teens and adults.

Local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism will be in period clothing in the library and on the lawn from 12:00 to 8:00 pm demonstrating life such as it was in the Middle Ages. They are excited to show off their skills and knowledge of life back then and invite you to come and see what all the excitement is about.

Come take a class, pick up a foam sword and learn some rapier moves or just watch the demonstration, join in the dancing on the lawn, or listen to a period story by a strolling bard.

The schedule of classes/demos above will be posted closer to the event. Drop-in to either or both programs. 

Card weaving

What's a drop spindle and how do I use it?

How to make simple period style clothing

Learn to make chain mail

Finger Braiding

Rapier (Fencing) Demo (afternoon and evening)

Period dancing on the lawn

Strolling Bard (storytelling) 

Card Making

Date: July 16                 Time: 6:00 pm

Date: August 13            Time: 6:00 pm

Join Jenn Ford from CK Card Connection to make some wonderful themed cards. Cost is $10 per person. We will make 3 different all occasion cards each month. Please bring your own adhesive and scissors if you have them. All other materials are included in the program cost. Please register for each month. Go to search.ckpl.ca and use keywords "card making" to register, or call 519-682-0100. 

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.  Each session is a stand-alone class. Drop in

Transforming Your Belief Patterns

          Date: Thursday, July 18
          Time: 6:00 pm

Learn how to use affirmations to start changing your beliefs. Discover how your subconscious mind can be used to turbocharge your transformation. 

Gratitude

          Date: Thursday, August 15
          Time: 6:00 pm

Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to transform your life. Learn how gratitude can help you to create more of what you want. 

Adult Colouring 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. 

Adult Book Club (First Tuesday of the Month)

Dates: summer hiatus – back Tuesday, September 3
Time: 6:00 pm 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! 

Paint Night (first Thursday of the month)

Date: summer hiatus – back Thursday, September 5
Time: 6:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a free fun hour of painting at the Tilbury Branch. No experience required. Each month will have a different theme to paint. Registration required. Please call 519.682.0100 or search 'Paint Night' at search.ckpl.ca.

TechConnect at the Tilbury Branch

When: by appointment
Tablet? iPad? Smartphone? eReader? Laptop? MacBook? Have some tech questions? We can help! Sessions are 45 minutes in length. Bring your device along for one-on-one technical help. Call the Tilbury Branch at 519.682.0100 to book a free, 45 minute session.

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Settlement Services

Date: 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.