St. Thomas Public Library

Meet the Author of Murder City

MEET DR. MICHAEL ARNTFIELD, author of “Murder City: The Untold Story of Canada’s Serial Killer Capital, 1959-1984” Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 7-8 PM Free advanced tickets available at the Main Service Desk at St. Thomas Public Library (Good-will donations on the night of the event are gratefully appreciated.) Local …

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Easier Homework Help!

Encyclopedia Britannica Online – Try it today! You might already know that St Thomas Public Library subscribes toEncyclopedia Britannica Online! But what you might NOT know is that Britannica has a sleek new interface! Instead of the old-fashioned look and feel, this database now has three user-friendly interfaces that target …

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Library Celebrates Million Dollar Neely Donation

August 25, 2015 – At a press conference today, St. Thomas Public Library Board Chair Greg Grondin announced that the Library will receive a donation from the estate of Mary Ann Neely in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars). “I can admit we were all momentarily speechless,” said Grondin. …

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Help Make Summer Reading Club Even Better!

Did your children take part in this year’s TD Summer Reading Club? If so, all Canadians are asked to take a brief survey to provide feedback to the coordinators of the national reading club. There are two surveys available – one for caregivers and one for children. http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/parents/surveys Participation is …

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Press Conference Re: Major Donation to Library

St. Thomas Public Library, August 19, 2015 – St. Thomas Public Library will hold a Press Conference on Tuesday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. for all local media contacts. The announcement, which will be held on the main level of the library, will disclose a very generous donation to St. Thomas Public Library …

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New Innovation Centre Planned for St. Thomas

St. Thomas Public Library, July 21, 2015 – The City of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Public Library, and the Thames Valley District School Board are working together to create a leading ‘Innovation Centre’ at the former Wellington Street School. Supported by the Dorothy Palmer Estate, the purpose of this state-of-the-art …

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Another Library Tech Upgrade!

In December 2013, we upgraded our online catalogue from an old version to a newer version. This June, we are doing it again! We are so excited that, starting on June 24th, 2015, the library’s online catalogue will be getting a facelift! Here is the URL for the new online …

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Technology Zoo – Printers and Vinyl and Robots – OH MY!

We’re launching our Creators’ Community with a Technology Zoo! Creator’s Community is waiting for you to Devise, Design, and Discover with an all-day, hands-on open-house on the main level with new technology and library services. Live demonstrations will help YOU be a “Tinker Thinker” at ANY age! Visit three or …

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Needlessly Complicated Printing – Nope!

Back in January, we launched our new Mobile Printing service, so that library customers could print directly from their mobile devices and laptops. Since its launch, we’ve printed over 150 pages using Mobile Print! Have you ever wanted to print a document you discovered on your tablet, and gone through …

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Lifelong Learning Awards Celebrate Achievements of Adult Learners

Event: Wednesday, May 27, 7:00-8:30pm St. Thomas, Ontario, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – The Elgin Council for Adult Education, Training and Employment (ECAETE) is pleased to announce this year’s Lifelong Learning Awards, a celebration of the achievements of local adult learners.  This is an opportunity for teachers and members of …

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Arduino Program Means Making Tinker Thinkers

Do you have a “Tinker Thinker” at home? St. Thomas Public Library is excited to offer a unique and entirely new program for youth age 12 to 17 years. “Introduction to Arduino” will be taking placethis Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. until noon in the Carnegie Room of …

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MakerSpaces in Libraries

You’ve probably heard the buzzword before: “Makerspace!” But what exactly is a Makerspace, and why should the library even care about them? Well, I want to answer these questions, and talk about why the “Maker Movement” is important to public libraries. Put simply, a Makerspace is a community-operated workspace where …

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Online Help for Teens

It’s Canadian Mental Health Awareness Week and today we’d like to share a resource made specifically for teens that can help them make choices for positive mental health. Adolescence is a time of dramatic change. The journey from child to adult can be complex and challenging. Young people often feel …

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Chalk it up to positive mental health

Next week, (Monday, May 4 through Saturday, May 9), we are participating in a community-wide initiative in celebration of Mental Health Week. Organizations in the downtown are decorating their sidewalks with positive, encouraging, and anti-bullying messages all through the week.  Library staff will have chalk available for customers to fill …

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Free Comic Book Day 2015

Free Comic Book Day @ St. Thomas Public Library Saturday, May 2, 2015 While supplies last Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Children’s & Teens’ Information Desk | Lower Level Adult Information Desk | Main Level 100% FREE! Free Comic Book Day takes place onSaturday, May 2 and St. Thomas Public Library …

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Library Launches Commemorative Book

St. Thomas Public Library, April 27, 2015 – St Thomas Public Library will be hosting a book launch for the photobook created to commemorate the library’s 130th Anniversary in 2014. St. Thomas Public Library spent all of 2014 celebrating its 130 years of service to the community, and the photobook …

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St. Thomas Public Library Offers Free Online Education Courses

St. Thomas Public Library, April 20, 2015 – Just imagine what you can learn… from website design and marketing, to public speaking and management skills! St. Thomas Public Library is pleased that we can now provide our members with access to a variety of learning programs through “Gale Courses”. Through …

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Celebrate National Canadian Film Day

St. Thomas – Elgin Local Immigration Partnership invites all community members to celebrate to the National Canadian Film Day Event: Wednesday, April 29thuntil May 2nd, 2015.   St. Thomas, Ontario – The St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership (STELIP) is pleased to invite all community members to attend the free week …

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Experience The Hobbit in April!

If you’d like to have a Hobbit Movie Marathon but don’t have eight hours to sit down and plow through the movies like a bleary-eyed super-fan, join us at the library in April where we’ll show all three movies throughout the month for free! You can even wear your comfortable …

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