What's Happening in March

St. Thomas Public Library

See What's Happening!

For details on all our events, visit the library and pick up a copy of STaPLe, our program guide! You can also view it online here:

March at your Library


Adults: STPL Book Club, Whodunnit Book Club, Readers' Corner, Introduction to Goodreads, Introduction to Podcasts, Film Night


Family & Children: Saturday Storytime: Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Play with Purpose (formerly EarlyON) Playgroup, French Storytime, Saturday Storytime, LEGO Club, Family Game Night, Homeschool Program, Young Writers' Club


March Break: Escape the Library, Origami Workshop: Beginner, Origami Workshop: Advanced, Minute To Win It, LEGO Challenge, Perler Bead Creations, Board Games, Club Rex


Teens: Teen Advisory Board


Creators' Corner: Vinyl Cutter Drop In, Livestreaming, Microfilm, VHS to Digital, The Amazing Micro:bit, Tangible Transformations: 2D to 3D Art, Introduction to Digital Design


Wordpress Series: Website I: Create a WordPress Website or Blog, Website II: Make Your WordPress Website Look Great Using Themes, Website III: Attract Traffic to Your Website or Blog


Computer Workshops: Computer Basics 1, Computer Basics 2, Spreadsheets, Email Basics, Malware and Privacy, Web Skills


STPL Plus


Community: Parks and Recreation Program Guide

Adults

STPL Book Club

Tuesday, March 5

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Carnegie Room, Lower Level

No registration required!


March's book is The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens. Find extra copies of books in the Book Club section of the Holds Shelf on the Main Level!


April's book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Whodunnit Book Club

Tuesday, March 12

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Board Room, Upper Level

No registration required!


March's book is Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville. Find extra copies of books in the Book Club section of the Holds Shelf on the Main Level!


April's book is The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey.

Readers' Corner

Tuesday, March 26

10 - 11 a.m.

Rotary Lounge, Main Level

No registration required!


Do you love to talk about books? So do we! Come join us for an informal chat by the fire in the Rotary Lounge. There's no preparation an no pressure. Just bring a book or two and tell us about those stories. Come and meet other readers and expand your 'to read' list!

Introduction to Goodreads

Saturday, March 16

10 - 11 a.m.

Creators' Corner, Main Level

No registration required!


Want to keep track of what you read? Looking for book suggestions? There's an app for that! Learn to use Goodreads to keep lists of books you have read, want to read, and are currently reading! Explore ratings and reviews by other readers and receive personalized recommendations. Bring your own tablet or device or use one of our laptops.

Introduction to Podcasts

Wednesday, March 27

2 - 3 p.m.

Creators' Corner, Main Level

No registration required!


Curious about podcasts? If you want to know what they are and how to find ones you'll enjoy, we're here for you! Learn how to search for titles to download or stream. Explore different genres and hosts to discover a new way to listen, even if you aren't connected to WiFi! Bring your smartphone, tablet, or use one of our laptops.

Film Night

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Family & Children

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Play with Purpose Playgroup

Mondays: March 4, 18, 25

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

No registration required!


EarlyON is now offering Play with Purpose at the library! The program is designed to encourage and support language development, early literacy, listening and concentration, fine and gross motor skills, and social skills. Each month one skill will be the focus of the program. The activities offered will support the skill and provide an opportunity for you to engage with your child and encourage their development through play. Circle time wraps up the program.


March’s focus is Nursery Rhymes. Explore the activities available to discover how your child’s favourite nursery rhymes can support early language development, early math skills, and fine motor skills.

Drop In Saturday Storytimes

Saturdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

No registration required! Space is limited.


Storytimes at the library are a fun and engaging way to encourage a lifelong love of reading. We will have fun with books, songs, and rhymes.

French Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 27

6 - 7 p.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

No registration required!


A storytime for families interested in sending their children to French Immersion. Introduce your child to the basic elements of French! We will learn with stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 3+.

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March Break Registration Programs

Registration for all March Break Programs opens Monday, March 4!

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Origami Workshop: Beginner

Monday, March 11

10 - 11 a.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

Registration required, space is limited!


Learn the basics of paper folding to create cute creatures! Ages 6+

Origami Workshop: Advanced

Monday, March 11

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

Registration required, space is limited!


Older kids will learn how to create tulips in a flower pot! Ages 9+

Minute To Win It

Friday, March 15

2 - 3 p.m.

Carnegie Room, Lower Level

Registration required, space is limited!


A fast paced competitive hour of silly games for kids ages 10 - 12.

Registration for all March Break Programs opens Monday, March 4!

March Break Drop In Programs

LEGO Challenge

Monday, March 11

2 - 8 p.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

No registration required!


We will provide the LEGO while you provide the creativity. Complete some of our provided challenges or design something of your own!

Perler Bead Creations

Thursday, March 14

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

No registration required!


Create fun pixelated art with perler beads using provided templates or your own imagination! All supplies provided. 1 per person.

Board Games

Friday, March 15

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

No registration required!


Choose from our great selection of board games. Challenge your family and friends and meet other players!

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Teens

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Creators' Corner

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WordPress Series

Website I: Create a WordPress Website or Blog

Monday, April 1

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Creators' Corner, Main Level

Registration required, space is limited!


Learn to use WordPress, a free tool, to create your own attractive website or blog for personal or business use! We will show you how to sign up for free website hosting through WordPress and navigate the WordPress dashboard so that you will be able to continue adding content to your site on your own!

Website II: Make Your WordPress Website Look Great!

Monday, March 4

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Creators' Corner, Main Level

Registration required, space is limited!


Learn how to personalize your WordPress site: get tips on choosing a custom theme, creating menus and plugins to add features such as a contact page, photo gallery, or interactive calendar.

Website III: Attract Traffic to your WordPress Website, and Q&A

Monday, March 11

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Creators' Corner, Main Level

Registration required, space is limited!


If you build it, you'd like them to come! Find out how keywords and social media links can make search engines like your site. Also, bring any questions you have about your WordPress website and we'll answer them together!

Computer Workshops

STPL Plus

Did you know your library card can save you money? STPL Plus is a program that offers discounts at participating local businesses when you show your library card! Visit our website to see what special offers these amazing local businesses have!

Community

Looking for more activities? Check out the programs from Parks and Recreation, featuring plenty of athletic and creative programs for kids! For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 519-633-7112.