St. Thomas Public Library

New Programs for Tweens and Teens!

Do you have tweens or teens at home in need of a creative outlet? We have a program for that! Two new programs are starting in April for older kids to get together and be creative at the library. Tween Scene is for ages 9-12 and will run from 4-5 …

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St. Thomas Public Library Selects Sierra As New Integrated Library Software (ILS)

St. Thomas Public Library, March 27, 2015 – St. Thomas Public Library is proud to announce that, starting in January 2016, it has selected the Integrated Library Software (ILS) Sierra from Innovative Interfaces. The library currently uses the Symphony ILS from SirsiDynix. “The Library is looking forward to this change,” …

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Library Honours Memory Of Carolyn Kneeshaw

St. Thomas Public Library, April 6, 2015 – St Thomas Public Library will be honouring former CEO/Chief Librarian Carolyn Kneeshaw on April 13 at 2 pm. Friends, family and colleagues are invited to join us at a open house on the upper level as the Library Board Room will be …

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Minecraft Launches At St. Thomas Public Library

St. Thomas Public Library, February 27, 2015 – The St. Thomas Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of its very own Minecraft server! Children and teens can use their library cards to log on to any computer in the Dorothy Palmer Youth Library and get full access to …

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Teen Tech Week @ STPL!

Teen Tech Week 2015 is March 8th-14th! The library has events all week to showcase the tech resources we have to offer. Teens are starting to use technology more heavily in school, and future employment can depend on technological literacy! The library is here to provide teens with free access …

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Free Income Tax Clinics 2015

If your income is low* and your tax situation is simple, volunteers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency, may be able to help you free of charge.Now with convenient evening hours! (See below.) No appointment necessary – just drop in! St. Thomas …

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Featuring Fabulous February Finds

The Adult Department on the main level of St. Thoma Public Library now has THREE book displays: one in the fiction area, one in the Marketplace near the DVDs, and one in the non-fiction section. It keeps our staff (and our customers) busy, busy, busy! What’s featured this February? Nothing …

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Even Bacon Needs Research

Are you in the market to buy a new car? Perhaps you are thinking of giving a new digital camera as a gift, but don’t know which model is best? Has your vacuum cleaner stopped working and you need to find a replacement? These are the types of questions we …

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Are Mystery Books Still a Mystery to You?

If you’ve never really delved into the world of the Mystery genre, you don’t know what you’re missing! Indeed, it can be a very frightening place. Where do you start? There are so many series, authors, sub-genres… How do you pick a good one? Good news! Our “Whodunnit” evening mystery …

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Send a Print Job from Asia to the Library

Have you ever found a form or interesting article on your smartphone and gone through the hassle of sending the link to your email, logging into a library computer, pulling up the email, and then print it? Talk about needlessly complicated. Don’t worry – we fixed that. St. Thomas Public …

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St. Thomas Public Library Introduces Two New Self-Checkout Machines

St. Thomas Public Library, January 12, 2015 –St. Thomas Public Library is excited to announce the arrival of two new self-checkout machines! The library has been proud to offer self checkout services for over 4 years already, and in recent months, the unit has seen an increase in usage of …

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Love That Latin – New Intro Class

Back by popular demand! After much success with the multi-level “Love That Latin” courses offered at St. Thomas Public Library, we’re offering the introduction course again to welcome more St. Thomas community members to the basics of Latin. Classes begin Friday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m. and take place every …

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Upgraded Library WiFi

St. Thomas Public Library has upgraded the public wi-fi to improve reception! Customers anywhere in the building no longer need a password to connect. In lieu of a password, users are required to agree to a pop-up page when they first connect, and every 2 hours after that. Look for …

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St. Thomas Public Library Welcomes New Librarian, More Community Connection

St. Thomas Public Library, December 5, 2014 –St. Thomas Public Library recently welcomed a new staff member to their midst and in doing so took another step towards fulfilling their goals of creating connections in the community and serving with excellence. Becky Stark, a native of Dorchester, has been added …

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Season-tastic Displays for December 2014

Have a holly, jolly read with the help of St. Thomas Public Library! Our staff have been at it again and the creative book displays are finishing on a rather high and awesome note this year. We have two displays in the Adult Department on the main level of the …

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Support STPL with Giving Tuesday

  Black Friday/Cyber Monday are about deals; GivingTuesday is about giving back – “the opening day of the giving season,” if you will. GivingTuesday proves that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. It celebrates how Canadians can do more with their wallets than just shop– and …

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Reason #122 – You’re Invited to Our Anniversary Open House

You’re Invited! Tuesday, December 2, 3014 | 3 – 6 PM | Greetings @ 4 PM We’re wrapping up our year-long 130th Anniversary celebration with an open house! Join us for our 130th Anniversary “Telling Our Stories” Commemorative Book launch and refreshments provided by Arthur Voaden Secondary School Culinary Class! …

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Reason #118 – We’re 100% Accessible

We are accessible! Recently, the Province of Ontario passed laws requiring that all companies, organizations and government agencies make their services more accessible. Although the new legislation also applies to libraries, accessibility is nothing new for us! A principle of service for libraries has always been that we serve all …

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Movember Bro-Lit

    During the month of November, thousands of men grow mustaches to create awareness of men’s health, in particular the importance of prostate check-ups. Men (and women) also raise money to help support research and awareness of prostate health. This year, St. Thomas Public Library is getting into the …

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