Program Calendar for more programs and events!
Service Canada Information Session for Seniors Hosted by CKPL
Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) is partnering with Service Canada to provide an overview of Service Canada programs and services for seniors. This virtual information session will take place on Thursday, April 6 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Join us in person or over Zoom. This session will be shown live at CKPL's Blenheim, Chatham, Dresden, Ridgetown and Wallaceburg Branches.
During this information session a Service Canada representative will provide information about Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension Plan (among other services dedicated to Canadian seniors). Learn about eligibility criteria, how to apply, and how to calculate your payment. Participants will also be able to ask questions.
Please register for this free information session in-person at your local CKPL branch or by contacting Ask CKPL
Free Tax Clinics
Throughout March and April, community members will have the opportunity to have their tax returns done free of charge with Canada Revenue Agency's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program via CKPL. For more information please Ask CKPL
CKPL Grows Seed Library: Successful Vegetable Gardening
Monday, May 15
Chatham Branch or Virtual
Join us on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm as we welcome Gardening Girl, Julia Dimakos for a live virtual presentation on Successful Vegetable Gardening. The event will also be shown at Chatham Branch for those unable to attend virtually. Registration and an email address are required. Register for this free information session at your local branch or by contacting Ask CKPL.
This is a free monthly program that will promise to add a bit of SPICE to your life! Each month, those registered will receive a Spice Club kit that includes:
- information about and the history of each spice
- two recipes to try
- sample of the spice to use in the recipes.
Spice Club members are invited to try the recipes at home, and on the last Tuesday of each month, we will meet virtually on Zoom to discuss the history and uses of each spice and share how we enjoyed cooking with the spice. Space for this program is limited and registration is required. Check our Program Calendar for registration information.
We Can Create! Craft Program
Free monthly craft program. All materials provided. Age 16+. Hosted in the Cafe area of the Chatham Branch between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. See our Program Calendar for upcoming events.
Are you looking for a creative outlet? Need some time to escape the everyday? All supplies provided. Come alone or bring a friend. Drop-in. Open to all ages and all skill levels.
Wallaceburg Branch every Wednesday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. See our Program Calendar for details
Chatham Branch every Friday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. See our Program Calendar for details
Are you new to chess or a chess master? If you'd like to test your stragegies or learn some new skills, feel free to drop in any Tuesday night. Open to all ages and skill levels. Bring your own board or borrow one from the library. Registration is not required for this free program.
Wallaceburg Branch every Tuesday 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm.
Ridgetown Branch every Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Chatham Branch every Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Knitting and Crochet Club
Do you like to knit or crochet? Join us to trade patterns, give suggestions or learn a new skill. Drop-in.
Wallaceburg Branch every Tuesday 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Join one (or more!) of our book clubs in a community near you! Visit our Book Clubs page for more information.
Movies @ CKPL
Watch a movie with us at the Chatham Branch. Movie time is 2:00 pm. Check our Program Calendar for Tuesday movie showings.
Join us every Wednesday for virtual Trivia Night! Each week we'll post a new Trivia Night game on
CKPL's Facebook and
CKPL's Twitter pages. The game will be available from 6:00 pm until midnight. To play, click the link in our Facebook or Twitter post, choose a nickname and enter the game. Don't forget to check back the next day to see how everyone scored!