We are proud to announce that our 2019 CK Reads title is "City of the Lost" by Kelley Armstrong! Request your copy today! 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!
Parent-Child Mother Goose
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 to April 2 and April 9 to June 25.
Time: 10:00 am
Songs, rhymes and stories for children 0-18 months and their caregivers. Please bring a blanket to sit on. This program is offered in partnership with our friends at EarlyON.
Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
Appointment times: 6:00 pm / 6:30 pm / 7:00 pm
Reading Buddies offer free one-on-one assistance to children in grades 1 thru grade 6 who like practice reading. Volunteers spend 30 minutes with each child encouraging and motivating them to read using literacy-based games, activities and high-interest readers. Registration required.
Date: Thursdays - March 7, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18
Time: 10:45 am
Children, parents and caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, rhythm instruments and crafts. Registration not required.
Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to come and get creative with our bins of LEGO.
March Break Never Neverland
Date: March 11 to March 16
We are off to Never Neverland! "Just think of happy things" and join us all week on a fantastical adventure as we have fun with fairies, giants, pirates, unicorns and trolls. Be entertained at the Captain Corbin Magic Show and be mystified by his magical powers. Receive a ballot for every program you attend and be entered in a draw to win a prize.
Be sure to check out our "Hidden Gems" Children's Fiction Book Display. For each "Hidden Gem" book you borrow, receive a ballot to be entered in a draw to win a Walmart Gift Card.
Stay and Play Activities
Date: March 11 to March 16
Fairies and pirates and unicorns! Oh my! Join us all week for fantastical adventures in play and crafting!
Pirate Party and Treasure Hunt!
Date: Monday, March 11
Time: 2:00 pm
Arrrr matey! Get thee to our pirate program or be forced to walk the plank! Ages 5 and up. Registration not required
Captain Corbin Magic Show
Date: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 2:00 pm
Be mystified by the magical powers of Captain Corbin! Get your tickets now. Spaces are limited.
Sparkle, Glitter and Unicorns
Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 10:30 am
Embrace your inner unicorn! Drop in for unicorn themed activities and join us for a special unicorn themed storytime. Ages 5 and up. Registration not required.
Rock N' Troll
Date: Thursday, March 14
Time: 2:00 pm
Move your feet and discover your True Colours with Trolls! Ages 5 and up. Registration not required.
Adventures With Shrek and Donkey
Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 10:30 am
Join our Ogre-the-top storytime and games with Shrek and Donkey! Ages 5 and up. Registration not required.
Epilepsy And Seizure First Aid – Seizure 101
Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presented by Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario
Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario developed Seizures 101 presentations to educate adults of all ages about epilepsy and seizure first aid. The presentation aims to dispel myths, explain epilepsy, how seizures occur and how seizure disorders are diagnosed, managed and treated. Participants will be able to identify different types of seizures, implement appropriate seizure first aid techniques and accommodate people living with epilepsy. Registration not required. For more information call 519.365.5132.
CKPL Grows Seed Library
Date: Launching Wednesday, March 20
Time: Open hours at Wallaceburg
Borrow seeds for free, save the seeds you grow, and return some of the seeds back to the library at the end of the growing season.
CKPL Grows Seed Library provides an opportunity for residents of Chatham-Kent to grow healthy gardens, have access to affordable food and create beautiful spaces in their own backyards and local communities. Chatham-Kent Public Library members can borrow seeds for free, save the seeds they grow, and return some of the seeds back to the library at the end of the growing season. CKPL Grows Seed Libraries are available at the Blenheim, Chatham, Merlin, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Tilbury and Wallaceburg Branches.
Pop by any participating branch starting March 20 and get your seeds for the growing season!
CK Reads Book Club
Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6:30 pm
Join us at the Wallaceburg Branch for a discussion of Kelly Armstrong's book "City of the Lost". Registration is required.
No School Friday Crafts
Date: Friday, April 5
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Enjoy your PA Day off and make an awesome craft at the library. Ages 5 and up. Registration not required.
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 2:30 pm
A birdhouse is a nice addition to your backyard. Come decorate one for yourself! Registration is required.
Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
We can assist with applying for a Birth Certificate and/or Photo ID Card. Service Canada will be onsite to issue Social Insurance Numbers and/or Personal Access Codes. Financial screening will be available to determine if you qualify to have the cost of ID covered. Pick up a "What Do I Need to Bring" bookmark at your local library today. Appointments available on a first come, first serve basis.
Baldoon Tapestry Project Show and Tell
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Presented by the Tulip Tree Needlearts Guild of Chatham-Kent.
The Baldoon tapestry celebrates local history with an embroidered panel. Members will be available to answer questions about the tapestry and the Baldoon settlement. Learn more about the project and even set a stitch or two. Registration is not required.
Annual Used Book Sale
Date: April 27 to May 4
Time: Open hours at Wallaceburg Branch.
Looking for some books to take camping or to the cottage? This is the place to buy them!
May 4 – Special price! Fill a bag (provided by us) for $5.00
Amnesty International Book Club
Date Tuesday, April 30
Time 6:30 pm
Join Tracy for a discussion of 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood. Registration not required.
Adult Colouring and Puzzles
What a great way to spend a few minutes or hours! Colouring is a great way to de-stress and relax. Open to everyone ages 16 and older. We even provide the materials! We have a large poster to complete that reads, "Love Your Library." Drop in.
Do you like to knit or crochet? Would you like to learn how? Join us every Thursday afternoon to trade patterns, give suggestions or to learn how to knit or crochet. Always something different for the change in season!