What's Happening in November

St. Thomas Public Library


The library is CLOSED: Saturday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.

Friends of the St. Thomas Public Library Online Auction

Support the library by shopping with the Friends! The Friends are running their Annual Online Auction from November 1 - 8. Shop for those rare editions or local history gems!

Want to register for a program, but it's full?

Limited entry without registration may be available at the door, but is not guaranteed!


Online Dating Decoded

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Discover the secrets of online dating with Online Dating Decoded! This workshop will teach you how to create an attractive dating profile that reflects your true self. Plus, we'll also cover safety tips to keep you safe from scammers. Connect with like-minded individuals, exchange thoughts, and learn from each other in a friendly and secure setting. Ingram Room, Lower Level. No registration required!

Drop N' Swap: Board Games

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Are you passionate about logic puzzles? Want to test your skills? Join us for Logic Puzzle Palooza! We will have puzzles available in all different formats so you can engage with a wide-range of brain-teasers and even learn how to create your own! Join us on Thursday, November 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on the Main Level, West End for all of the puzzling fun.


STPL Book Club

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

Tuesday, November 7

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Carnegie Room, Lower Level

No Registration Required

Join our monthly book club to discuss unique books with others! St. Thomas Public Library Book Club is open to everyone and we embrace diverse opinions. Even if you don’t like a book or don’t finish it, join us ready to discuss and share! Please contact the library to access a copy of the book.

Genealogy 101

Friday, November 24

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Main Level, West End

Register Here

Discover the secrets of your ancestry as staff guide you through the basics of using Ancestry.com. Learn the tools of this powerful database and how to explore historical records such as birth and death certificates, census data, and more. Learn how to unlock the stories of your family history! Basic computer skills required.


Crafters' Circle

Wednesday, November 8 & 22

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Rotary Lounge, Main Floor

No Registration Required!

Calling crafters of all levels in all fields - knitting, crocheting, journaling, beading, and more - Crafters’ Circle is a time for you to meet, work on your crafts, and share each others’ company!

Crafternoon - Paper Towel Roll Art

Monday, November 13

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

Register Here

Looking for a fun and social way to spend an afternoon? Join us for Crafternoon! Staff will guide you through a fun and creative craft project. Supplies will be provided! In November's Crafternoon, we will make art using paper towel rolls.


Seniors' Walk & Talk

Tuesday, November 7 & 21

9 - 10 a.m.

Elevated Park, 1 Centre Street

No Registration Required

Seniors! Are you looking to get outside and meet new friends? Walk & Talk meets twice a month at the Elevated Park (1 Centre Street) by the Little Free Library! Let's move our minds and bodies together! We will meet at the walking track at Joe Thornton Centre if it is raining.

Tech Talk

Thursday, November 9 & 23

3 - 4 p.m.

Board Room, Upper Level

No Registration Required

Tech Talk is your chance to ask all your burning questions and learn new things! Whether you have questions about the internet, social media, or your devices, we're here for you! Join us in the Maker Lab on the Lower Level.


Intro to Inkscape

Tuesday, November 7

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Ages 11 - 111

Ingram Room, Lower Level

Register Here

Discover the world of graphic design with Inkscape! This free vector graphics editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, is your gateway to creating stunning projects. This beginner course explores the essentials of Inkscape, such as drawing, manipulating shapes, working with text, image importing and bitmap tracing. Basic computer skills required!

Intro to Code

4 Session Program

Thursday, November 9, 16, 23 & 30

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Ages 11 - 111

Ingram Room, Lower Level

Register Here

Learn to code your very own space game! This four-session program is designed for anyone age 11 and up who is interested in developing their coding skills. You’ll learn some of the basics of coding and develop your own space game using Scratch. Basic computer skills required!

Intro to Blender

Wednesday, November 22

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Ages 11 - 111

Ingram Room, Lower Level

Register Here

Learn the basics of Blender! Blender is a free open-source software used to create 3D computer graphics and animation. It allows users to create, model, render, and animate objects in a virtual 3D Environment. Join us to learn the basic tools and how to navigate the Blender user interface. Basic computer skills required!

TEENS (Ages 14+)

Teen Writers' Meetup

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Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, November 15

4 - 5 p.m.

Carnegie Room, Lower Level

Apply for Teen Advisory Board here!

Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens in grades 9 - 12 who meet once a month to plan and promote exciting programs, talk about ways to make the library a more inclusive space for all teens, and discuss books, movies, music, and more! It’s a great way to have your voice heard, make friends, and earn volunteer hours.

Teen Book Chat

Monday, November 20

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ingram Room, Lower Level

No Registration Required!

Teens! Gather at the library for book discussions and snacks! Connect with fellow readers, share your thoughts, and enjoy some treats. It's a fun way to discover new books, talk about your favourites, and make friends.

TWEENS (Ages 8+)


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Express Yourshelf Family Book Club

For families with 8 - 13 year olds

Saturday, November 25

2 - 3 p.m.

Carnegie Room, Lower Level

Register here

Read a book as a family, then join us at the library on the last Saturday of the month to express your thoughts! Did you love it? Not a fan? Tell us all about it! *Register once per family!*

November's Book: New Kid by Jerry Kraft

Drop In Storytimes

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Board Meeting

The next St. Thomas Public Library Board Meeting is on Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m.

For more information on our Board and scheduled meetings, see our website here.

Contact Us


St. Thomas Public Library is committed to providing accessible programs to our community. If you require an accommodation to attend a program, please speak with a staff member, call 519-631-6050, or email info@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca!


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Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Holidays.