Chatham-Kent Public Library, in partnership with writer Vanessa Shields, is pleased to offer a free Creative Writing Workshop on Saturday, June 19 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
Participants will learn tips to trigger the creative process, the basics to writing fiction and enjoy interactive learning through timed exercises, discussion and feedback.
Happy to help you in your writing journey, CKPL is also providing participants with a free leather handmade notebook which can be picked up through Curbside Service prior to the program.
Space is limited and registration is required. A link for this Zoom meeting event will be e-mailed prior to the program.
Crafternoon: To Go!
This is a free monthly program that will boost your spirits and exercise your creative mind! Our June Crafternoon: To Go! features String Art.
Registration begins Monday, June 21 at 9:30 am. Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Recommended for ages 13+.
Join us every Wednesday for virtual Trivia Night! Each week we'll post a new Trivia Night game on CKPL's Facebook and 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!
Every weekend we're posting a Kahoot! for Kids on our Facebook page. The game will be available from Saturday at 8:00 am to Sunday at 10:00 pm. Play along!
LitBits CKPL staff are sharing their favourite songs, rhymes, and story recommendations for little ones in these literacy video tidbits: LitBits!
CK Reads Virtual Author Visit Thanks to everyone who participated in CKPL's 2021 CK Reads program. To celebrate the grand finale of the 2021 CK Reads program, we hosted bestselling author, Sheena Kamal, for a virtual author talk. Sheena's talk is available to be viewed on-demand.
The 2021 CK Reads titles “The Lost Ones” and “Fight Like a Girl” by Sheena Kamal are available at all 11 CKPL branches and online in both ebook and audiobook format.
June is Audiobook Month. Celebrate with top-notch listens from CKPL! We have an audiobook for everyone. CKPL offers card members access to over 40,000 audiobooks available from OverDrive, cloudLibrary and hoopla.
Great titles are available for the whole family! Browse CKPL's complete collection of audiobooks at search.ckpl.ca.
Available 24/7,Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors.
New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. Users will enjoy a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and instructor through weekly discussion boards.
Celebrate Pride with books by LGBTQ+ authors! From inspirational memoirs to irresistible romances, these stories honor the journeys of LGBTQ+ individuals and the larger movement for love, acceptance, and equality for all.
Looking for something fresh to read this summer? Whether it’s a previously unpublished writer releasing their first-ever book, or a novelist trying their hand at a memoir, there are plenty of debuts to look forward to.
A limited number of passes are also available as part of CKPL’s Express Collection. Express Collection items are loaned on a "first come first served" basis. Items in this collection cannot be placed on hold, nor can they be set aside for pickup – please ask if one is available at Curbside Service at your branch!