Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Twilight Alert!!!

Twilight the movie is scheduled for theatrical release on 12-12-08! Summit Entertainment’s trailer is ready for viewing now on features movie updates each week on “Twilight Tuesdays”. Check out the trailer reaction video contest, cast interviews and the poster created by Joey Lawrence, exclusively for Stephenie Meyer has been visiting the set and getting to know the cast. Visit her blog for details. We have just ordered more copies of all the books in the Twilight series to fulfill the many requests.

Friday, May 9, 2008

12 Things to Look Forward to from the GW Forecast

Based at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., the GW Forecast brings experts together online to forecast coming breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine, and more. Here's what they see for your future. To learn more, visit

2008 Most people use PDAs (personal digital assistants)
2010 Translation software replaces foreign language teachers.
2013 Half of all household waste is recycled.
2014 Healtchare is computerized
2015 Only 10 percent of all jobs are in manufacturing.
2018 Half of all goods are sold online.
2021 Automated highways take us where we want to go.
2025 Children are genetically designed.
2027 A permanent base is established on the moon.
2028 Humans land on Mars.
2043 Humans travel to a nearby star
2044 Most people live to be 100.

What are your predictions for the future?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Food Week is here!

Starting May 10, OPL is celebrating Food, Glorious Food! Stop in for one of these exciting events:

Chocolate, Chocolate, Everywhere
Saturday, May 10 at 2:30
McLaughlin Auditorium
Calling all chocolate lovers! Make and decorate your own moulded chocolates and gift box; dip into our chocolate fondue; win exciting treats with chocolate trivia; and vote for your favourite chocolate bar! For teens ages 12-18. Space is limited. Register at any branch. Call 905-579-6111 ext. 5238 for more information.

Smoothies and Smalltalk
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 PM
McLaughlin Auditorium
Mmmm. . . . smoothies! Come and make your own delicious creation or follow a recipe card! This will be a relaxing evening with good smoothies and great conversation. For teens ages 12-18. Space is limited. Register at any branch. Call 905-579-6111 ext. 5238 for more information.

Veg Out!
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 PM
Legends Centre
Ever wonder what life would be like if you stopped eating meat? Come join us in a talk on vegetarian and veganism, what it means, and who it’s for. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just want to see what the fuss is all about you are welcome to stop by, learn about this life decision and eat some tasty veggie treats! Space is limited. For teens ages 12-18. Free registration at any branch.


Wizard Rock coming to Oshawa: The Whomping Willows Live in Concert at Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Auditorium, Sunday, June 8th 2008 at 2:00 PM

Are you a fan of the Harry Potter series? Love Rock Music? Interested in finding out more about Wizard Rock? Join us in this HUGE event – The Whomping Willows of Wizard Rock fame, live in concert! For teens and tweens ages 11 and up! This is a free concert, but space is limited so visit your branch for a ticket today! Tickets become available on May 12th. Call Tiffany at 905-579-6111 ext. 5238 for more information.

The Whomping Willows is a Wizard Rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. In the muggle world however, he is known as Matt Maggiacomo, the front man of the band, The Whomping Willows. Realizing the effect wizard rock had on the world, Matt decided to write and record music based on scenes in the life of the aggressive tree. As a result, he released The Whomping Willow’s self-titled debut album in 2006. His two newest CDs are entitled Welcome to the House of Awesome and III. The Whomping Willows are also featured artists on many Wizard Rock compilation albums.