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Read Local: CK Author Festival

The "Read Local: CK Author Festival" will be held at Chatham Branch on Saturday, November 25 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, CKPL will showcase authors who will be available to meet with readers, talk about their writing and sell copies of their books. The Festival's featured authors represent many genres including fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adult.  The tentative list of authors includes: 

April Adan                                                       James McLean                                                          

Dawn Beecroft Teetzel                                   J.L. Meredith                          

Michael Dymond                                             Glenn Muller

Barbara Godin                                                 Kate Smoak

David Alec Knight                                            Joanne Smolders

Fran Lucid                                           

At 3:00 pm, CKPL will welcome keynote speaker and Chatham-Kent author, Susan Cullen, who will discuss her book "The World Collective." Susan will also share about her writing experiences as municipal liaison for the local group of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that helps people create and achieve their writing goals by providing tools, structure, community and encouragement. 

Please contact or 519-354-2940 for more information.

Make a Will Month at Chatham-Kent Public Library

The Ontario Bar Association marks November as "Make a Will Month" each year. This is an opportunity to connect lawyers with their local communities and to raise awareness about the importance of having a will, establishing powers of attorney and estate planning. CKPL will celebrate "Make a Will" Month by hosting a free virtual legal information session presented by lawyer Doug Ferguson in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association.

The virtual presentation will be offered on Monday, November 27 at 6:30 pm. Registration and an email address are required.  A link for this virtual event will be emailed prior to the program. Please contact or 519-354-2940 to register or for more information. 

Learn to Play Mahjong

Ready to try something new? Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) is offering this free 4 sessions Learn to Play Mahjong classes on Wednesday, Nov 29, Dec 6,13, and 20 from 6:00 to 7:00pm in the Chatham branch first floor meeting room.

Mahjong is a fun and challenging game that has been enjoyed by people of all ages for many years. With the help of our knowledgeable instructor Chris, you'll be playing like a pro in no time. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn a new skill and meet new people in the process! 

Space is limited. Attendance at all 4 sessions is recommended.

Learn to Curl Storytime with Sydenham Curling Club

CKPL's Wallaceburg Branch is excited to announce a special 'Learn to Curl' Storytime in partnership with the Sydenham Curling Club (SCC).

This program will take place at the Sydenham Curling Club, 7379 N River Line in Wallaceburg. An interactive storytime will be followed by an opportunity for kids to learn the basics of curling on the ice with an SCC Little Rocks instructor.

The event will take place Saturday, December 2, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and is directed toward children ages five to eight, but all are welcome. Only children over the age of five, with a signed waiver, will be permitted on the ice. Children who are going on the ice must have clean indoor shoes and a helmet.

Activities will be available for younger siblings or those who do not want to go on the ice.

For more information or to register, call 519-354-2940 or contact your local library branch.

Chess Club 

Chatham Branch
Every Tuesday night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drop in program. Great opportunity to learn new strategies by playing with different players. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 

Movies at the Chatham Branch

Chatham Branch 
2:00 pm
Watch our Facebook page or our look for our in-house listing for our weekly movies. No registration required. Donation at the door. 

Spice Club

Join us each month as we explore a new spice every month. This is a virtual program and registration is required. Contact library staff by phone (519-354-2940), email ( or text (519-401-7174). 

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