What's Happening in February 2013

at St. Thomas Public Library

Events happening this month in St. Thomas Public Library include (see details below): Blind Date with a Book, Free Movie Friday: ParaNorman, "Children, Loss, Divorce/Separation & You" Workshop for Parents, Adult Book Club, Library closure, 'Tween Scene, Wii Game Night, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority's Annual General Meeting with author Dr. John Bacher, Chess Club, Lego Club, Pokemon Club, and STPL on Facebook.

Blind Date with a Book

"It's a good thing you have a library card, 'cause you're totally checkin' me out!"

There’s no awkward questions, no forced conversation, no judgmental looks, no need to call. Just have a blind date with a book!

Books from an assortment of genres, departments, fiction & non-fiction are wrapped in brown paper, so you won't know what book you check out until you get home. Sure, it might turn out to be a dud, or it could be the diamond in the rough you wouldn’t have given a chance otherwise. There’s no knowing until you check it out...

And don't forget to "Rate your date!" Let us know if your blind date with a book was hot or not for a chance to win a library prize pack!

Look for the "Blind Date with a Book" display on the main level of the library - as soon as you walk in the front doors. But hurry! This "dating scene" will only be around until Valentine's Day!

ParaNorman - Free Movie Friday, Feb. 15 @ 6 p.m. - Carnegie Rm, Rated PG

ParaNorman | Official Theatrical Trailer - Rated PG [HD]

Children, Loss, Divorce, Separation and You - a Workshop for Parents

Monday, February 11, 2013
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Room, lower level
Free admission; no registration required

Join Barbara Saunders, a thanatologist (grief specialist), who offers her experience and knowledge by providing resources and guidance in this special workshop for parents going through divorce or separation.

Workshop overview:
  • How adults may react to divorce or separation if they are also a child of divorce
  • Grief and loss reactions of children that are noticed and unnoticed
  • A child’s concerns
  • Ways to create new memories

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority - AGM & Author Visit

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Book sale & signing at 6:00 p.m.

Carnegie Room, lower level

Free Admission


KCCA is also planning a number of special events leading up to the planting of the one-millionth tree in June, including a speaker’s series, art show and a contest to choose the species of the one-millionth tree. The full campaign and details on how the community can become involved will be revealed at the Authority’s Annual General Meeting on February 20, 2013 to be held at St. Thomas Public Library at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.


Dr. John Bacher, author of "Two Billion Trees and Counting", a biography of Dr. Edmund Zavitz, the first provincial forester in Ontario, will be the guest speaker. Books will be available for sale and signing at 6:00 p.m., before the meeting begins.

Adult Book Club

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Carnegie Room, lower level

Join the Adult Book Club for their meeting about "Tender is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (the author of "The Great Gatsby.") Light refreshments provided and everyone is welcome to chime in on the discussion. Free admission; no registration required.

Book Club books are available on the "Holds Shelf," located on the main level of the library in the non-fiction section.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Carnegie Room, lower level

Start reading now! The Book Club is reading "The Ape House" by Sara Gruen (the author of "Water for Elephants.") Place a hold on "The Ape House" now!

STPL is on Facebook!

Like the Adult Dept on Facebook, or search for "St. Thomas Public Library - Adult Services" on www.facebook.com.

Like the Children's & Teens' Dept on Facebook, or search for "St. Thomas Public Library - Adult Services" on www.facebook.com.

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