What's Happening in October 2014

@ St. Thomas Public Library

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October @ YOUR Library - See Below for Details

Adult Dept: Library Book Clubs, Alternative Health Program Series, Create, Make & Take - Adult Craft Workshop, Free Movie Thursday "Bottle Shock," Drop-in Computer Lab Help, Computer Skills Workshops, Consumer Health Complete Database

Children's & Teens' Dept: Haunted Library, 123-Read With Me, Young Writers' Club, Teen Advisory Board, Free Movie Friday "How To Train Your Dragon 2," Lego Club, Wii Game Night

Other: Library Closures, 130th Anniversary
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St. Thomas Public Library Learning Series: Alternative Health

Music for Healing with Carla Rose Kelly
  • Friday, Nov. 7, 10 am to Noon
Crystal Energy with Jennifer Lamb
  • Friday, Nov. 14, 11 am to 1 pm
Herbs & Tea with Jane Magri
  • Friday, Nov. 28, 10 am to Noon
Holistic Nutrition with Sarah Tilley
  • Friday, Dec. 5, 10 am to Noon
Seeds of Intention (Art Therapy with Clay) with Sarah Leyes
  • Friday, Dec. 12, 10 am to Noon
  • Space is limited!

Free admission and registration is required for all of the Alternative Health Learning Series workshops in person at the Information Desk, by phone at 519-631-6050 ext. 8013, or by email to tlee@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca. Visit the library's online calendar for all details.
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Register for "Create, Make & Take" in person at the Adult Information Desk on the main level, over the phone by calling 519-631-6050 ext. 8013, or email sandrews@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca. Space is limited.
The Official Bottle Shock Trailer- Sundance 2008
Thursday, October 16 @ 6 PM: Bottle Shock
Free Admission | Carnegie Room | Rated PG-13
The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris". Starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, and Chris Pine.

Computer Skills Workshops

Learn new computer skills in just 2 hours!

Workshop #8: eBooks & Audiobooks
Thursday, October 2, 6-9 PM

Students will learn to navigate to the Ontario Download Service and use the search parameters to find specific content. We will setup and use Overdrive and/or Adobe Digital Editions to transfer eBooks and audiobooks to an external reader device.

Workshop #3: Smart & Savvy Web Browsing
Saturday, October 18, 1-3 PM
An introduction to basic network architecture, web browser functions, web addresses, and web domains. Students discuss various types of malware, how to mitigate against malware, and best password practices.

Workshop #6: Spreadsheet Basics
Tuesday, October 21, 10 AM - Noon

Students will learn to use electronic spreadsheets to organize, process, and display data. We will use automated processes to take advantage of the powerful features of electronic spreadsheet software.

Workshop #1: Basic Computer Orientation
Thursday, October 23, 6-8 PM

An introduction to the parts of a computer, hardware vs. software, documents vs. applications, and keyboard and mouse functions. Students practice opening, closing, minimizing and maximizing windows within the Windows Desktop environment.

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
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Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Upcoming TAB Meeting:
  • Wed. Oct. 15 @ 4 PM
  • Ingram Activity Room
  • Mandatory meeting if you help prepare for the Haunted Library! Don't miss out on TONS of fun and a chance to get your haunt on!

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly for at least one hour. Teens on the Board advocate for youth at the library and help with library programs. Join us for the first meeting to see what it’s all about. FREE Snacks included!!
  • Make a difference!
  • Earn volunteer hours!
  • Looks GREAT on applications!
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - Official Trailer
Friday, October 10 @ 6 PM: How to Train Your Dragon 2
FREE Admission | Carnegie Room | Rated PG

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Other Library News

Library Closures

Please note that St. Thomas Public Library will be CLOSED on: MONDAY, October 13 for Thanksgiving.

Items can be renewed via your online account or returned in the drop-box outside of the library.

We will also be closed on Wednesday, November 26 for Staff Training. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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October is Canadian Library Month. How have libraries touched your life and opened new opportunities? Learn how libraries are helping others and tell your story!
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Our Teen Advisory Board volunteers are a tremendous asset to the library community. They help with programs, such as our Culture Days - Flag Face Painting event and the Haunted Library. TAB members improve the teen collection, decorate the library, and set an example for other youth in the library. These teens work hard to make a positive impact on this community, and we're grateful that we can offer them a safe, encouraging, respectful, and positive outlet to do so. Thank you, Teens!

Contact Us!

Be sure to check out the library on:

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