St Thomas Public Library

St. Thomas Seed Library Launch Event!

It’s finally here! Do you like eating? Who doesn’t? Do you like paying high prices for imported veggies covered in pesticides? ….Maybe not. So here is a novel solution- grow your own! And we are here to help make it as affordable as possible by “lending” you the seeds to …

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Library CEO Announces Retirement

St. Thomas Public Library, February 4, 2016 – At the January Library Board meeting, Rudi Denham, CEO at St Thomas Public Library since 2006, announced her retirement for sometime this fall. The actual date is still flexible, and depends on the progress of the upcoming library building project, which is …

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Borrow – Grow – Share: St Thomas Seed Library

Books, DVDs, Free Food…whoah. Let’s take a step back, free food at the library? Well, almost! With the recent rise of food prices, increasing popularity of homesteading and impending zombie apocalypse…growing your own food has never been a better idea in this modern age! Introducing…The St. Thomas Seed Library! Launching …

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Free Magazines On The Go!

St. Thomas Public Library is excited to offer a new online resource this year: Flipster! Flipster provides access to digital copies of magazines, that you can access via an app on your tablet, or the browser on your computer! Now you can download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere, for …

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CD/DVD Swap @ STPL

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6-7 PM | All Ages | Drop-in | Carnegie Room, lower level We provide the space. You provide the trades! Do you have CDs or DVDs you no longer use? Bring them into the library and swap them with other customers. Library staff will not be …

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Available Today: New Online Cataloge

Christmas has come early this year! Starting today, St. Thomas Public Library’s new online catalogue is available to use! Check it out today:catalogue.stthomaspubliclibrary.ca Here are some of the new features our new online catalogue has: Logging in: Did you forget your PIN? Now you can reset it online Are you …

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COMING SOON: New Online Catalogue

Christmas is coming early this year! On December 16th, St. Thomas Public Library’s online catalogue is getting a facelift! As we move to a new library management system behind-the-scenes, library customers will see a new, state-of-the-art online catalogue! Here are some of the new features our new online catalogue will …

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Creators’ Community – “The Studio”

Have you seen our billboard on Talbot Street? Have you heard the rumour about St. Thomas Public Library getting a “studio” where you can recordreal stuff? Bad news first: You have to wait a little bit. The good news? The rumours are true, and here’s everything you need to know …

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Our New Program Is A Bit Of A STRETCH!

STRETCHING has arrived at the St. Thomas Public Library! Where: Rotary Lounge on the main level When: Daily (Monday to Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome! People are already feeling the benefits, which include: Calmer mind Reduced tension Increased flexibility Improved range of motion Improved circulation   We offer …

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Jingle Mingle

Calling adults of all ages, families, kids, teens, friends, and lovers of the Christmas Season! Get ready to mingle at St. Thomas Public Library’s “Jingle Mingle.” Friday, November 27, 2015 from 6-8:30 PM Free admission; non-perishable donations appreciated What can you expect? (Besides tons of fun!) Christmas crafts for adults …

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Reader to Reader: Share Your Recipe Suggestions

Do you love to cook or bake? Do you read cookbooks? Share recipes? Take part in our new Reader to Reader initiative featuring COOKBOOKS and share your love of cooking and baking! Here’s how it works. During the month of November, check out the cookbook display on the main floor …

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Have opinions? GOOD!

What do you LOVE about St Thomas Public Library? And what could we do to MAKE IT BETTER? www.surveymonkey.com/r/STPL-2015 Help us make YOUR St. Thomas Public Library the BEST it can be by completing an online survey! But hurry – the survey closes on October 31, 2015. The more survey …

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Get to Know More About Crime Stoppers

Thank you to Constable Heather White, Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator (right), donating a copy of “What Is Crime Stoppers” by Cal Millar to Public Services Librarian Heather Robinson (left). The book was donated by Cal Millar “So people in the community will have the opportunity to learn more about Crime …

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Costume Swap

Bored with your own costume stuff? Kids outgrow theirs? SWAP THEM! Bring in your unwanted costumes to the Children’s & Teens’ Information Desk between October 1 and October 15, 2015. You will receive a voucher for every costume you bring in. All sizes and ages are welcome! On Saturday, October …

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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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Stained-glass Marker Maker Project

At St. Thomas Public Library’s Creators’ Community, the fun doesn’t stop at the library doors… Here is an idea for an art project for creators of all ages using Sharpie markers and wax paper! Creating your own stained-glass art piece can be a simple and rewarding way to engage children …

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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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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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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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