Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dear Miley Cyrus,

Have you ever wanted to contact your favourite celebrity? Perhaps you want to give them praise on their latest movie? Or maybe you want their autograph or even a signed head-shot? Whatever your reason, this database of over 15,000 accurate celebrity addresses will help you to contact your favourite star! The service is great, for example if your letter is returned, they promise to try and find a working address for you. Once you are registered you will be given instant access to search the database. For more information (and to register) please click the link below:

Celebrity Addresses


Friday, April 25, 2008

New to Canada?

Have you recently moved to the Oshawa area from a different country? Do you know of someone in this situation?
Join the Youth Host Program
Ages 14 - 22
  • Make friendships
  • Learn about Canadian culture and customs
  • Enhance your English language skills
  • Receive help with homework
  • Take part in informal discussions
  • Share your experiences, interests, talents, with peers
  • and More!

Community Development Council Durham is here to help.

"Moving to a new country can be a great adventure but at the same time ti may turn into a big challenge for youth. Apart from getting over the sadness of leaving your county, family, and friends behind, the hurdles faced in a new country can be many. At the Community Development Council Durham, we have developed a friendship program where Canadian youth volunteers assist their newcomer peers with the settlement process.

If you have recently moved to Canada or have lived here for some time and still don't feel at home, feel lonely, have not really made any friends, need to practice your English language skills, require assistance with homework, want to make friends at school, need to complete your community service hours, need someone to talk to or just need some extra support, then the HOST (Youth) Program is for you!"

This is a Program by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

For information call:

Uzma Gillani, HOST Youth Outreach Worker

Tel: 905-686-2661

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Library Updates!

New Music
We have these CD's in today:

Spiral Beach. . . . .Ball

Thrice. . . . . . . . . .The Alchemy Index Vols. I and II

Taking Back Sunday. . . Notes from the Past

DJ Storm. . .The DTP Takeover - It's an Epidemic

We also have these really sweet talking books that are in MP3 format! You can listen to an entire book and it's only one disc!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Upcoming programmes:

Teen Advisory Board Meeting:
7:00 PM
Legends Centre Branch
Come and have fun, eat some food, share ideas, and get service hours!

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.

Learn to Draw Comic Art with Blac Ice!
Saturday, June 14 at 1:00 PM
McLaughlin Auditorium
Do you like anime and graphic novels? Ever wanted to meet a real comic book creator? Well, here is your chance! Meet the creators of the comic Blac Ice and learn how to draw your own comics! Space is limited. For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Free registration at any branch.

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Titles at OPL

Here are the newest additions to our teen collection!

Barb and Dingbat's Crybaby Hotline by Patrick Jennings

This is All by Aiden Chambers

For Now by Gayle Friesen

Hiding Edith by Kathy Kacer

Snitch by Allison van Diepen

The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane by Polly Horvath

Whereverville by Josh MacDonald

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl by Barry Lyga

Check them out today!

image from Houghton Mifflin Books

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Summer Give Aways!

Coming soon - to a library near you! LOL @ Your Library! This summer: you read, you attend events at the library, you use the materials here, and you get a prize. Some participants will get really BIG prizes. Also, find out about our f2f Book Discussions! The TD Canada Trust Summer Reading Programme registration begins July 2 - don't miss out!

The prizes are going to be HUGE!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

If You liked the book Twilight. . . .

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Vivian isn't the ordinary teenager she appears to be. She is actually a werewolf that can go back and forth between her human form and her wolf form except during the full moon when she cannot control her change. After her father's death, Vivian and her pack move to a new town. At school she feels bored and lonely until she meets Aidan, a human boy with a fascination for all things dark and magical. Can Vivian love a human boy and remain loyal to her pack or will her love for Aidan prove disastrous for them all?

Bloodline by Kate Cary
Lieutenant John Shaw is a World War I officer sent to the front lines. His commanding officer is Captain Harker, a man renowned for his bravery in battle. However, Shaw observes in Harker not just bravery, but a disturbing lust for battle. After Shaw is wounded and is sent back to England to recover he meets Mary Seward, a young nurse. However, Shaw's recovery is interrupted when Captain Harker comes to England to check up on Shaw. Instead, Harker meets Shaw's younger sister, Lily. He quickly seduces her and convinces her to return with him to his home in Transylvania. John and Mary must chase after them to try to save Lily before she falls under the same curse from which the rest of Harker's family suffers.

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen thought she would never have anything in common with Mimi Force and the other snobby rich kids at her prestigious private school. But when she is invited into an exclusive charity committee with Mimi and her rich friends, she learns they have a lot more in common than she thought, including a dangerous enemy.

Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde
Kerry Nowicki never thought vampires existed until she saved one's life. However, Kerry's good deed put her whole family in danger and her brother and father are kidnapped. She doesn't know who she should trust, the vampire whose life she saved or the people trying to kill him.

Devilish by Maureen Johnson
Jane is worried about her friend Ally. Ally who is not very popular has just been humiliated at school. Ally vows to become popular and the next day comes to school with new clothes and a new haircut. Over the next few weeks Ally's wardrobe becomes more and more fabulous while she acts more and more mysterious. Ally finally confesses that she has sold her soul in exchange for popularity. Jane doesn't believe her and brashly offers to swap places with Ally. However, Jane soon learns that the deal is no joke. Can she save her soul?

Hawkes Harbor by S. E. Hinton
After a deal gone wrong, Jamie Sommers, a professional jewel thief, needs a place to lie low for a while. He decides to hide in the small town of Hawkes Harbor. However, it is in Hawkes Harbor that he comes face to face with a danger greater than anything he could ever have imagined.

Midnight's Choice by Kate Thompson
Tess is a switcher which means that she has the ability to change into an animal form. Now Tess faces an incredibly important choice, literally a chose between good and evil. She must decide whether to permanently switch into a phoenix or a vampire for the rest of time.

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
When he goes to New York City to attend college, Cal picks up an unusual parasite. Left untreated it causes an aversion to sunlight and familiar objects, and an uncontrollable desire to bite people. Fortunately for Cal, he is naturally resistant to the parasite. He now works for a secret agency that tracks down others who have been infected by the parasite and helps them including all his old girlfriends.

Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
On her first day at a new high school, Sarah Vida, a witch who comes from a family of vampire hunters, meets two vampires, Christopher and his sister Nissa. They claim they have sworn off killing humans. Though Sarah knows it is forbidden to befriend a vampire, she finds herself attracted to Christopher since he is not like most vampires. Things get complicated when Sarah finds out that an evil vampire named Nikolas who her family has been hunting for over a hundred years is actually the twin brother of Christopher.

Tithe: A Modern Fairy Tale by Holly Black
Kaye discovers she is a changeling. She is actually a faerie who was switched at birth with a human child and raised in the human world. After she finds out she travels to the faerie world, but once there she realizes her new world is full of dangers and the only person she can trust is a dark faerie prince.