News flash! This Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 in McLaughlin Branch Children’s Services, we are having a party based on the Geronimo Stilton (Thea, too!) beloved book series. Answer some trivia, make a cheesy craft, and vote on your favourite type of cheese. And you never know who might be coming to visit…! Allergy alert. For ages 6 and up. Free registration online or at any branch.
Thanks to all those who participated in the seniors writing contest, this year at the Oshawa Public Libraries. We’d like to congratulate our winners for their fantastic contributions. In first place was The Letter, by Irene Lubowitz. Our second place contestant was A Banjo Player, by Debbie Walker. And our third place winner was Stairs by Vicki Cotter. We hope you enjoy these writers’ fantastic work.
OLA, the Ontario Library Association, is profiling the special services of libraries across the province. Uniquely featured at the Oshawa Public Libraries: our large collection of GM repair manuals, serving Oshawa's love of all things automotive for many years, and serving it, we anticipate, for many years to come.
The Oshawa Public Libraries, Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery thank all those who participated in the Fifth Annual Juried Art Show for Seniors. Our annual art show reception took place June 5th, 2013. If you didn't get to see the show, have a look at the fabolous winning art pieces here!
Durham Region libraries are very happy to announce that the 2013 Pass the Book title is Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. Telling an unforgettable story of Louis Zamperini’s journey from Olympic athlete to the war, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
Keep an eye on both the Pass the Book website and our Facebook page for more information and updates!