St. Thomas Public Library

Library Mourns Passing of Former CEO Carolyn Kneeshaw

St. Thomas Public Library, November 13, 2014 – On behalf of the St. Thomas Public Library Board and Staff, our sincere condolences to the family of Carolyn Kneeshaw, who passed away Sunday November 9, 2014. Carolyn was the much-loved St. Thomas Public Library CEO from 1980 to 2006. She actually …

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Reason #114 – 2 Hour Long Computer Sessions

St. Thomas Public Library always tries to meet the needs of our customers, and we are always trying to find ways to provide better services! The use of our public computer workstations is one of the key services that we offer the St. Thomas community – and the library now …

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Books & Brews – November 2014 Meeting

Our first book discussion for our NEW “Books & Brews” Book Club is quickly approaching! Join us on Wednesday, November 19 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Midtown Tavern (701 Talbot Street, St Thomas, ON) for a discussion on “Wind, Sand & Stars” by Atoine de Saint-Exupery. We currently have …

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Palmer Donation Means “MakerSpace” for STPL

Dorothy Palmer Estate donates $50,000 to St. Thomas Public Library to create a MakerSpace St. Thomas Public Library announced today that the Dorothy Palmer Estate has donated $50,000 to support the development of a St. Thomas Public Library MakerSpace. MakerSpaces are part of a growing movement of hands-on, mentor-led learning …

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STPL Learning Series: Alternative Health – Crystal Energy

What is Crystal Energy Healing? Holistic Practitioner and host of this workshop Jennifer Lamb describes Crystal Energy Therapy on her website: Is a complementary therapy that incorporates the healing energy of crystals and minerals into your chosen healing session. When stones are placed on key energy points within the body, …

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Reason #106 – Walking Tour Helps History Come Alive

Do you remember the old card catalogues? Do you remember thumbing through drawers of smudged and worn cards to find a title by a favorite author, or on a subject near and dear to your heart? We now think finding a book in a card catalogue is old-fashioned, but there …

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Reason #101- Making a Difference: Teen Advisory Board

How does our Teen Advisory Board make a difference? They help us with all sorts of things around the library! Teen volunteers helped us paint faces for our Culture Days program in September. They volunteered their time in the summer to help staff run Summer Reading workshops for younger kids. …

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Poet Susan Paddon Coming to STPL

Your Canadian Federation University Women of St. Thomas Executive is pleased to announce the first in a series of interesting programs for this 2014 – 2015. Topic: A Poet’s Reflections: Chekhov and My Mom Presenter: Susan Paddon, Poet Susan will present using a “book talk” style, encouraging the listeners to …

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One-Stop-Shop for Health-Related Questions

Online Resource: Consumer Health Complete Are you trying to learn more about a certain illness? Are you tired of finding unreliable results when searching in Google? Are you interested in finding out more about a type of treatment? Luckily for you, the St Thomas Public Library subscribes to the databaseConsumer …

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Fine Free September – FINAL WEEK!

We’ve had great success with Fine Free September, our 80th reason to celebrate St. Thomas Public Library during our 130th Anniversary. We’ve had several different types of people appreciate and participate in this event. Customers who are relieved at having their library account fine-free and are able to use the …

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Reason #91 – Anyone Can Join Our Book Clubs

St. Thomas Public Library has three book clubs for adults and every one of them is open to the public, free of charge. Two of the book clubs are new (ish) and one has been going on for over a decade. Public are welcome to join any of them, the …

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Reason #87: Diverse Material Suits Community Needs

At St. Thomas Public Library, we strive to meet the many needs in our community, not only through programs offered, but the materials in our collection. We have pockets of special groups throughout the community, high demand for particular books due to demographics, and trends that run Canada-wide. What we’re …

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Books & Brews: A New STPL Book Club

Books & Brews: a St. Thomas Public Library Book Club A casual, relaxed atmosphere to discuss good books over good beer. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 PM Midtown Tavern, 701 Talbot St, St Thomas, ON N5P 1E1   This ain’t your grandmomma’s book club! This NEW, free book club …

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A New Storytime Program is Starting Soon!

Why read to your baby? It’s probably the most important thing you can do to get your child ready for school! We, as a library, recognize how essential early literacy skills are in the development and educational success of children. We also know that it can be difficult to know …

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Join our Teen Advisory Board

September means a brand new year for our Teen Advisory Board! If you’re in grades 8 through 12, come on out and join us for our first meeting on September 17th at 4:00. TAB meets once a month for an hour, but as a TAB member you’ll have opportunities to …

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Reason #83: We’re Celebrating Culture Days

What is “Culture Days”? Launched in September 2010, Culture Days (www.culturedays.ca) is an annual event that features individual artists, diverse cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals old and new that come together to catalyze and inspire greater participation in arts and culture by featuring free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite …

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Reason #80 – Take a Break with Fine Free September

In honour of our 130th Anniversary, we want you to feel welcome at the library, so St. Thomas Public Library is having “Fine Free September!” Throughout September, we will waive all outstanding overdue fines and accept overdue material without penalty. (Please note that we can only clear overdue fines, and not fees …

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Be “Fine Free” at the Library This September

St. Thomas Public Library, September 1, 2014 In honour of our 130th Anniversary, we want you to feel welcome at the library. So St. Thomas Public Library is having “Fine Free September!” Throughout September, we will waive all outstanding overdue fines and accept overdue material without penalty. (Please note that …

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Reason #79: Get Active with Geocaching!

Geocaching has been around for quite a while, and it’s been picking up steam as access to hand-held GPS units are becoming more affordable and available through Smartphone apps. What is Geocaching? People who are “old hats” at Geocaching will tell you it’s “Finding tupperware in the woods using government …

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STPL Fall Movie Series

Did you know that the St. Thomas Public Library screens movies? In addition to our Children’s and Teens’ movie program, the Adult Department also provides movies to the public. We began the program this April with an Oscar nominated film series and have continued though the spring and summer. Our …

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