Monday, December 19, 2011

Warm Up with Hot Cocoa Cones: Dec 21-22

Need a last minute gift?
Back by popular demand, Hot Cocoa Cones. Stop by the Teen Area and make a Hot Cocoa Cone. Give as a stocking stuffer or keep for yourself.

Program Times:
Wednesday, Dec. 21: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22: 3-7 p.m.

This is a drop-in program, so registration is not necessary. However, as with all Teen programs, Hot Cocoa Cones is for teens grades 6-12 only. Why? all teen programs are geared toward & developed for this age group.

Monday, December 5, 2011

$$$ For College: December 8 @ 6:30 p.m.

Planing for college doesn't have to be stressful or confusing. To help prospective students in their quest for that degree, OPL is offering Dollars ($$$) For College this Thursday (December 8) @ 6:30 p.m. For this free program, college planning expert Sheryl Krasnow of College & Career Counseling Associates, Inc. will tell all there is to know about financial aid, grants, scholarships, and other $$$-related topics. She will answer all the questions you have--and probably bring up a few points you didn't even know about. With the price of a college education on the rise, this program is a must for both students and parents.

Space is limited, so registration is required. To sign up, call or visit the Teen area. Or register online through the library website.


It has been a year since things in Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl ended badly for both Stargirl and Leo. Stargirl and her family have moved from Arizona to Pennsylvania, but she still thinks of the boy she left behind. The boy who broke her heart and caused her to question everything about herself.

Love, Stargirl is an uplifting contunuation of the story that, previously, ended on a very depressing note. In it, Stargirl begins the "world's longest letter" to her former boyfriend, Leo, in which she confesses just how much he hurt her. At first, all Stargirl can do is mope and empty the pebbles from her happy wagon. But slowly and surely over the course of the novel Stargirl's old quirky self begins to resurface. She makes new unique friends around her neighborhood, finds new goals that don't involve getting back together with Leo, and even discovers a possible new love interest with a neighborhood boy. Best of all, Stargirl learns she doesn't need Leo (or any boy) to have a happy and fulfilling life. Just the same, will she find the courage to mail her letter? And will there ever be an answer to the question she asks each day at sunrise?

Find out.