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Langlois, Rev. Gloria (nee Goruk)

Rev. Gloria Langlois (nee Goruk), wife of Robert, resident of Port Stanley, former dietitian and Presbyterian minister, passed away last Sunday morning in the company of her husband and children. A celebration of her life will be held at St James Presbyterian Church, at the intersection of Yarmouth Centre Road …

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Weeks, Colin

Weeks – Colin of Union passed away on Sunday, February 12th, 2017, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Bernice (Curtice) Weeks and dearly loved father of Kay (Denise), Russell and Ian Weeks. Dear brother of Carol Lee of England and Susan Metcalfe of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by several nieces, …

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van Meppelen Scheppink, Jelle “Jerry”

On February 12, 2017, the Lord took to Himself our dear husband, father and Opa, Jelle van Meppelen Scheppink In his 93rd year Beloved husband of Truus van Meppelen Scheppink (nee Nijhof) Predeceased by his dear son Hans van Meppelen Scheppink On December 26, 1972 Dear father and Opa of John & …

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Carr, Shirley Thelma

Shirley Thelma Carr Shirley, the daughter of the late William and Olive Smith, was born in Toronto on February 5th, 1930. She passed peacefully on February 11th, 2017 in her 88th year. Shirley spent a happy childhood in Toronto with her parents and three sisters. While completing high school, she …

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Taylor (McIntyre), Isabel L.

Taylor (McIntyre), Isabel L. of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, enveloped in the love of her family and friends, on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Donald Taylor and dearly loved mother of Cynthia Taylor-Luce (David) …

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Keeping Up With Technology: Self Check-out

For the first time since I started working at the St. Thomas Public Library over 20 years ago, a new and different kind of technology graces a small space near the corner of the Customer Service desk.  A “Self Check-out Unit” stands silent, ready ...

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Words and Music 2011

Fans of Linwood Barclay will be delighted to know that the acclaimed Canadian bestselling author will be headlining this year’s edition of the popular Words and Music program hosted annually by the St. Thomas Public Library. Renovations at the Librar...

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Book Sales in Need of Children’s Books

I’m not sure if you know this, but one of the largest donor to St. Thomas Public Library fundraising is the Friends of St. Thomas Public Library. (They’ve donated over $100,000 since 2005, and have been a huge help to the library since 1994...

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Adult Book Club Lineup Announced!

Looking for good books, thought-provoking discussion, and friendly people? St. Thomas Public Library has that! All are welcome to attend the St. Thomas Public Library Adult Book Club. The Book Club is friendly group of people with an interest in readin...

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July Library Revitalization Update

It’s high time for an update on the Library Revitalization Project. Progress has been made both at the Library and in the planning details surrounding the project. In addition to the concrete dust flying in the building on Curtis Street, detailed pla...

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Finding Great Books is Easy!

Not sure what book to read next? Enjoy a certain author, but read everything they’ve written? NoveList can help you find your next great read quickly and easily!   NoveList is a readers advisory database designed to help fiction and nonficti...

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