Thursday, February 26, 2009

White Pine Battle of the Books

Durham region schools to compete in FIRST “WHITE PINE” Battle of the Books at Oshawa Public Library

Area teens will be squaring off in a Battle of the Books Competition at the White Pine level on March 5, 2009. They join many other libraries and schools across Ontario who are encouraging teens share their knowledge and have friendly competition in this Battle of the Books. The White Pine booklist is sponsored by the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Programme.
Teen Librarian, Tiffany Balducci, feels that "Reading can be an organized sporting event! It is a lot of fun for schools to participate in friendly competition, answering questions about books that they have all read.”
The 2008 White Pine Book list was released last fall. Since then, local schools have been meeting in White Pine Book Clubs to discuss the books and vote on their favourite. The Battle of the Books will showcase area schools’ reading comprehension and knowledge of the books. It is a voluntary club.
Children, teens and adults can participate in the Forest of Reading program through reading groups in their public libraries and schools. Discover and vote for your favourite Canadian books, authors and illustrators! The Forest of Reading program is sponsored by the Ontario Library Association.
The Battle of the Books will take place at the McLaughlin Branch of Oshawa Public Library on Thursday, March 5 at 12:30 PM.

Twilight Bunnies

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Come to the Battle of the Bands on February 21st!

We will be rocking the shelves!

The Oshawa Public Libraries is hosting a giant musical even on February 21, 2009 at the McLaughlin Branch of Oshawa Public Libraries.

There will be three categories of band playing for big prizes: Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, and adults.

Bands selected to play are:
Grades K-8: Ponies from the Unknown Dimension (11:00 AM)

Grades 9-12 Teen Category: Bonafide Ride (11:30 AM)
Mixed Reality (12:00 PM)
The Nonchalants (12:30 PM)

Adult Category: One Divided (2:00 PM)
You Bet Your Life (2:30 PM)
Blucore (3:00 PM)

Each category has one grand prize. Adults have the chance to compete for ten hours of free studio time at Wellcraft Music Group in Oshawa, while teens are competing for five hours studio time. K-8 contestants are competing for an exciting prize package!

Doors open to the public at 10:00 AM and admission is free! Admission is first come, first serve. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!