Tag Archives: St. Thomas Public Library

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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St. Thomas Public Library Welcomes New Librarian, More Community Connection

St. Thomas Public Library, December 5, 2014 –St. Thomas Public Library recently welcomed a new staff member to their midst and in doing so took another step towards fulfilling their goals of creating connections in the community and serving with excellence. Becky Stark, a native of Dorchester, has been added …

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Season-tastic Displays for December 2014

Have a holly, jolly read with the help of St. Thomas Public Library! Our staff have been at it again and the creative book displays are finishing on a rather high and awesome note this year. We have two displays in the Adult Department on the main level of the …

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Cutler, Theresa

Cutler, Theresa of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 27th, 2014, at her late residence in her 97th year. Predeceased by her parents Ed and Lyda Cutler. She was the last of her family. She worked at Alma College and St. Thomas Public Library. There …

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Support STPL with Giving Tuesday

  Black Friday/Cyber Monday are about deals; GivingTuesday is about giving back – “the opening day of the giving season,” if you will. GivingTuesday proves that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. It celebrates how Canadians can do more with their wallets than just shop– and …

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Movember Bro-Lit

    During the month of November, thousands of men grow mustaches to create awareness of men’s health, in particular the importance of prostate check-ups. Men (and women) also raise money to help support research and awareness of prostate health. This year, St. Thomas Public Library is getting into the …

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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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KNEESHAW, Carolyn

KNEESHAW, Carolyn – Peacefully, in her 73rd year.   Carolyn passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Valleyview Home in St. Thomas.  Carolyn was the devoted wife and best friend of Ray Kneeshaw.  Loving mother of Rob Kneeshaw of London and Dan Kneeshaw and his wife Melissa of St. …

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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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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 #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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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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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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Reason #72: Resources for Homeschooling

As you may have noticed, homeschooling is on the rise in Canada and St. Thomas is no expectation. St. Thomas Public Library staff from the Children’s & Teens’ Department have definitely noticed the growing trend and have adapted their collection and services in order to best serve the needs of …

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Reason #70: Content, Connect & Comfort with Library Nostalgia

Reminiscing through thoughts of nostalgia building feelings of contentment of thinking of happy moments from your past, connection to others with similar memories or memories of old friends and familiar faces, and comfort of things familiar. I believe that many of us have fond memories of the library, moments of …

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Reason #69: We Support Local Artists

For many years now, St. Thomas Public Library has been proud to display the creative works of many talented local artists through our Art in the Library program. Artists can display their work for a one-month period. The “Art in the Library” program is provided as a community service; displays …

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Reason #66 – Peace of Mind with Free Fob

As you may have heard from our 5th official reason to celebrate St. Thomas Public Library, all of our library cards come with a bonus key fob for your house/car keys. This little fob comes in handy in many ways. For example, if you forget your library card at home, you …

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Reason #64: Library Programs Create Friendships

We could tell you that library programs for children, teens, and adults create meaningful friendships, but anyone can claim that! When people attend one of our programs, workshops, or events, that common interest brings people together, breaks down barriers, and allows people to interact with each other. If these programs were not offered, it …

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Reason #63: We Proudly Own Local Art Donations

St. Thomas and Elgin County are blessed with an artistic community. As a “Community Hub,” St. Thomas Public Library is proud to display some of that amazing talent. Our “Art in the Library” program has hosted MANY local artists who use a variety of media to express themselves and as …

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