Columns

The Weekly News

  Today Nathan and I had the pleasure of meeting Terry Carroll and his wife Nancy.   Terry is the Publisher of  “The Weekly News”  and a short while ago in one of his editorials, Terry was musing about  The Weekly News‘ online presence. Something we here at the blog like to …

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Friends Annual General Meeting

Friends of St. Thomas Public Library’s Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:00 p.m. Library Meeting Place, Elgin Mall (beside Library Administration) Friends of St. Thomas Public Library Members, Volunteers, and Public Welcome! The pe...

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Let the Fun Begin!

St. Thomas Public Library is one step closer to moving back home. On Monday, May 3rd the library board was pleased to announce that the contract for our Revitalization project has been awarded to K & L Construction of London. “K&L Constructio...

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Victoria Day – Let’s Get Gardening!

St. Thomas Public Library presents… Victoria Day – Let’s Get Gardening Featuring the Elgin County Master Gardeners Friday, May 20, 2011 7:00 p.m. Elgin Mall Community Room (Beside Smithbooks) The Elgin County Master Gardeners join us ...

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This Little Library Went to Market

The snow has finally stopped falling; old man winter has moved on and made way for spring! Ahhh, spring, the sun is warming the earth and we’re opening doors and windows to let the warm, fresh air flow through spaces that have been shuttered for too ...

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What a weekend!

The summer season hasn’t even officially started yet and I have had one of the busiest weekends that I have had in a long time! Friday night we intended to go to the Tomcats home opener at Elmslie Field but when we got there we had found out it had …

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Going… Going… GONE! (Conclusion)

There have been many exciting happenings at St. Thomas Public Library over the last few months. We’ve packed up the books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, chairs, tables, computers – the whole lot! We’ve sorted and carted, stored and organized all of the c...

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Dogs: Mans Best Friend

We have all heard the term “Man’s Best Friend” used in relation to dogs. Have you ever wondered how this term came about? We live in a day and age where it is expected to see a dog at the side of it’s family. Dogs are revered as members of the family and lavished with indulgences we often do not even afford our children. Veterinary care is as extensive as human medicine. However this was not always the case. Our… (more...)

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Hey, Did you know the Art Centre offers FREE Educational tours for Educators and Teachers!

Arts education can expand creativity, teach diversity, build community and preserve cultural traditions. The arts can enhance learners’ abilities and enrich their understanding of the world. The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre supports arts education activities for all ages in schools and in communities. Our programs create artistic, participatory and meaningful opportunities for learners. Our [...]

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“Before” Guided Tours

St. Thomas Public Library will never be the same. This is your opportunity to see it before everything changes… STPL “Before” Guided Tours Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. 153 Curtis Str...

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Reminder: Make your dress appointment now

If you need a dress for your prom or graduation OR if you know of someone in need of a dress for their prom or graduation, please, contact Jody at 519-896-4749 to make an appointment. Our days are April 25, 27, 28 from 3:30pm to 7:00pm at the Aylmer Optimist’s Hall, 30 Queen Street, Aylmer, [...]

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April’s Special from Under The Umbrella

    This month Under The Umbrella is offering a great deal on stained glass classes. For the entire month, purchase one full course  at the regular price of $150.00 and get the second one for half price.   This is a great way to spend time with a family member, friend or c0-worker. Sign up today [...]

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Artist2Artist This Sunday April 17 2-4pm Free Event!

ARTIST2ARTIST The Art Centre is thrilled to present the first, in a new series of events entitled, Artist 2 Artist.  This series will feature well known artist from our community and the surrounding area and will be presented as a conversation between the participating artists.  The Artist will share stories and insights about their careers, [...]

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At the Art Centre this Friday! Julie Berry The Walnut Cracking Machine, Book Reading.

BuschekBooks of Ottawa invite you to join us as we celebrate the launch of the walnut-cracking machine By Julie Berry 7:30pm Friday, April 15, 2011 St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre “With their capacity to listen intently and to everyone, their seasoned home-grown voice, and their front-and-back porch wisdom, Julie Berry’s poems seem effortlessly to set [...]

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Butterfly Memorials by Under The Umbrella

                  BUTTERFLY MEMORIALS After the loss of a Family member or a good friend, we try to find ways to hold on to thier Memories.  Under The Umbrella is pleased to offer BUTTERFLY MEMORIALS  Each  Stained Glass Butterfly is hand crafted using quailty stained glass and is ready for hanging in any bright window. Each time you [...]

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The littlest Hobo

Hobo was found as a lost dog near Sparta, and no owner came to get him. Hobo was so depressed and upset at the pound. His heart was broken at the pound. It was a great pleasure to get him into our adoption program. He is doing great in his foster home. Hobo is about [...]

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Parkside Collegiate Students to the Rescue!!

Enter 2 wonderful Angels!! Katie D and Maria R. Katie D. came up with this wonderful idea and presented it to Princess Project, she wanted to organize an event to help collect dresses for young ladies who may need a dress for an upcoming prom or graduation. Katie with the help of her best friend [...]

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