St Thomas Public Library

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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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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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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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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Mysterious Blue Lights at the Library

There are two machines emitting a bright blue light on the main and lower levels… Fear not, Self Checkoutlibrary fans! They’re our fancy, new self-checkout machines! 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 …

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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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