What's Happening in December 2014

@ St. Thomas Public Library

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December @ YOUR Library - See Below for Details

Adult Dept: Anniversary Open House, Holiday Giving, Library Book Clubs, Free Movie Thursday "The Judge," Drop-in Computer Lab Help, Computer Skills Workshops, NoveList Plus Database (A reader's best friend!), Alternative Health Program Series.

Children's & Teens' Dept: 123-Read With Me, Free Family Movie Days "Dolphin Tale 2," Family Storytime Puppet Show, Lego Club, TAB Meeting, Young Writers' Club.

Other: Library Closures, 130th Anniversary, Library Friends Shop MAJOR sale and holiday closures.
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Tuesday, December 2, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Greetings at 4 PM
We’re wrapping up our year-long 130th Anniversary celebration with an Open House!

Join us for our 130th Anniversary “Telling Our Stories” Commemorative Book launch
and refreshments provided by Arthur Voaden Secondary School Culinary Class! Free gift bags available, while supplies last.
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Holiday Giving - DONATE NOW!

Click the "Holiday Giving" button above to donate online! The library has made special cards for you to give to the person you donated on behalf of. Donate in person to pick up your card, or leave instructions online and we'll mail it for you!

The Judge Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Robert Downey Jr., Billy Bob Thornton Movie HD
SEE IT BEFORE IT'S RELEASED TO DVD!

Thursday, December 11 @ 6 PM: The Judge

Free Admission | Carnegie Room | Rated PG
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. This star-studded movie includes: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Computer Skills Workshops

Learn new computer skills in just 2 hours!

Workshop #8: eBooks and Audiobooks
Tuesday, December 2, 10 AM - Noon
Students will learn to navigate to the Ontario Download Service and use the search parameters to find specific content. We will set up applications to transfer eBooks and audiobooks to an external device.

Workshop #3: Safe and Savvy Web Browsing
Thursday, December 4, 6-8 PM

An introduction to basic network architecture, web browser functions, web addresses, and web domains. Students discover various types of malware, how to mitigate against malware, and best password practices.

Workshop #5: Microsoft Word Basics
Saturday, December 6, 1-4 PM
An introduction to word processing functions, e.g. pagination, fonts and sizes, inserting graphic elements, printing, and keyboard shortcuts. Includes information about creating PDF files for publication and distribution.

All workshops are FREE!

Registration is required as space is limited.

By Phone: 519-631-6050 ext. 8013
In Person: Adult Information Desk, main level
Email: eliebregts@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca

St. Thomas Public Library Learning Series: Alternative Health

Holistic Nutrition with Sarah Tilley
  • Friday, Dec. 5, 10 am to Noon - FULL!
Seeds of Intention (Art Therapy with Clay) with Sarah Leyes
    • Friday, Dec. 12, 10 am to Noon - FULL!


    This is just a reminder to those who have already registered for the program. Interested in MORE programs like this? Email Trish at tlee@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca to let her know!

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    Register by calling the Children's & Teens' Department at 519-631-6050 ext. 8015, or email the team at youthdept@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca. Or visit us in person! We like it when you come to see us :o)
    Dolphin Tale 2 Official Trailer #2 (2014) - Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. Dolphin Movie HD

    Showing on 2 Days!

    Friday, December 19 @ 6 PM & Monday, December 22 @ 2 PM
    Dolphin Tale 2
    Free Admission | Rated PG | Carnegie Room, lower level

    The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
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    Other Library News

    Holiday Closures

    Please note that St. Thomas Public Library will be CLOSED on:
    • Wednesday, December 24
    • Thursday, December 25
    • Friday, December 26
    • Wednesday, December 31 - CLOSED at 1 PM
    • Thursday, January 1
    Items can be renewed via your online account or returned in the drop-box outside of the library.

    130 Years to Celebrate

    Did you know that 2014 is St. Thomas Public Library's 130th Anniversary? Imagine that! After much digging in our dusty archives, we have a copy of a handwritten bylaw that City Council passed in 1884, stating that a free library would be established January 1885.

    Read our current list of reasons to celebrate on our Pinterest Board.
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    St. Thomas Public Library strives to offer innovative library services and equipment. We're excited to announce that we've taken away the old, hard-to-reach library catalogue computers and upgraded to 6 library catalogue iPads! Easy to find and easy to use! Two are located in Adult Fiction and one in Adult Non-fiction on the main level, and on the lower level we have one iPad catalogue in C&T Non-fiction, one in Juvenile Fiction, and one in the Teen Lounge.
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    St. Thomas Public Library's eServices Specialist, Eric, has created a Minecraft server just for the library! Play on the library's dedicated Minecraft server against your friends in a more private (and fun!) landscape. See the Children's & Teens' Information Desk for further information, instructions, and permissions.

    Library Friends Shop

    MAJOR SALE - ALL HARDCOVER BOOKS 50% OFF!
    For the month of December, the Library Friends Shop in the Elgin Mall is having a HUGE sale - all hardcover books are 50% off! Hardcover books make fantastic gifts because they're often in better shape than paperbacks. Many don't even look used! Check out their selection often as donations are always arriving.

    SHOP HOLIDAY CLOSURES
    The Library Friends Shop holiday hours:
    • Christmas Eve - Regular hours: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
    • Christmas Day - Closed
    • Boxing Day - Closed
    • New Year's Eve - Closing at 1:30 pm
    • New Year's Day - Closed

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    Library Hours:
    Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
    Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday - Closed