Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A review by a teen like you! Hunted by P.C. and Kristen Cast

P.C. and Kristen Cast
4.5/5 Stars

This is the fifth book in the House of Night series. In this novel the main character Zoey (a vampire) and her friends; Steview Rae, Aphrodite, Shaunee, Erin, and Samien (also vampire), are hiding out in underground tunnels until Zoey becomes injured and is forced to go back to her school. It had been invaded by an ancient fallen angel and his mutated sons, the raven mockers, with help from the school’s twisted evil head mistress. When Zoey and all her friends, except Steview Rae, are at the school, they realize that almost every other vampire in the school has been hypnotized to follow the fallen angel and the twisted school mistress. All through this amazing book they fight against the evil forces.
I enjoyed this book because of all the suspense and fantastic characters. The suspense because you never know what will happen next (will they get caught? Or not?) and the characters because they seem so real and so relatable. All in all this was a fantastic book, and would be a very good choice if you were looking for a teen novel.
Kelli B.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Upcoming programs:

Evidence Hunter: A Photo Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 PM
McLaughlin Auditorium

This isn’t your basic paparazzi at the library! Help us solve a mystery at the library with photo evidence. Come prepared to follow clues and hunt around the entire McLaughlin Branch. Ages 10 – 15. Free registration at any branch.

CSI Detective Training
Tuesday, July 21 from 2:00 – 4:00
McLaughlin Auditorium

Do you have what it takes to be a CSI Detective? Dr. Shari Forbes, a forensics expert will be here to help you learn about crime scenes, forensics, and more at this exciting programme. For teens ages 12-19. To register, call 905-579-6111.

“The Body in The Book-Drop” Murder Mystery

Monday, July 27 from 2:00 – 4:00

We need your help to solve the mystery of the body in the book drop! Check for fingerprints, interview witnesses, and solve a crime! Ages 10 -15. Free registration at any branch.

Skateboard Art
Tuesday, July 28 from 2:00-6:00
McLaughlin Auditorium

Paint a skateboard deck inspired by Graffiti art and a quote from your favourite book. It is free and there will be snacks! For teens ages 12-19. To register or for more information, call 905-579-6111, ext. 5238.

TAB Presents: Cabbage – A Fairytale Musical
Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 PM
McLaughlin Auditorium

Once upon a time. . . there was a wacky fairytale musical! Come watch the Teen Advisory Board present a fractured fairytale. This production is entirely run by the Teen Advisory Board from the script to direction to acting and more!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Do you want to win an iPod Touch or a gift card to the Future Shop?

Get a Clue!
Teen Reading Programme
June 29 – August 22

This summer teens can get a clue about all the fun we are going to have at the Oshawa Public Libraries Teen Reading Programme. Just drop by any of our 4 branches between June 29 and August 22 for your game card, or register at the Oshawa Public Libraries Booth at Lakeview Park on July 1. Check out books, CDs, magazines, DVDs, and video games for game points. Gather more points by stopping by some of our awesome programmes, or by writing a review of your favourite book, movie, or music CD. You’ll get some great gifts along the way and have a chance to win an iPod Touch, tickets to Canada’s Wonderland, and more each time you complete a game card. Stop by any branch for more details on how you can join up and get a clue all summer long. See for more information.

Get a Clue YouTube™ Contest
Oshawa Public Libraries are offering teens an opportunity to join a Teen YouTube™ Video Contest that begins on July 2 and will run until September 2. The theme of the video contest is “Mystery at the Library”. To participate, teens must follow the contest rules*:
You must be 13-19 years old to enter. You must obtain Parent or Legal Guardian permission before entering and written Parent or Legal Guardian consent is required before entries are considered.
Email your YouTube Video to:

Each Contest Entry must have the following:• Video will be between 1-5 minutes long. • Video will include a mystery.• Somewhere in video you will include “Oshawa Public Libraries”• Video must be intended for family audience viewing and contain content that, in the opinion of the Oshawa Public Libraries, is suitable for all persons aged 13 years and older.
Teens are encouraged to contact Oshawa Public Libraries if they have questions about the contest. A Grand Prize Winner will be selected who will win a $150.00 Gift Card to Future Shop.

The contest will be judged by Oshawa Public Libraries Librarians. The winner will be announced in the first week of September.

Other Stuff to Know
To be considered, your video may not contain content that is inappropriate.
People who are included in your video must have agreed to be filmed.
You must have filled out our application and signed a release form
You may not violate any library policies during the creation of your video.
Winners will be selected based on how well they follow the rules and on how informative and entertaining their submission is. Decisions of the judges are final.
*Please contact: Tiffany Balducci, 905-579-6111 ext. 5238, for detailed rules and regulations