Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
So imagine my excitement when the author released a second graphic just a few weeks ago! I checked it out and found Drama to be just as good as Smile. It's the story of 7th grade theater buff, Callie, and her first fumbling foray into the world of boys and crushes. After her first kiss ends in disaster (the guy totally doesn't like her back), Callie is devistated. Then she meets twins Jessie and Justin, who, at her prompting, become involved with the school's theater production of Moon Over Mississippi, of which Callie is a member of the stage crew. Callie is absolutely smitten with her new friends-who-are-boys. But the road to romance is never easy--especially in middle school!
Drama is believable and funny and possesses the sweet innocence of first love and first crushes (there's nothing heavier than kisses). Combine this with a whole heaping of teen angst, friend drama, family drama, and stage drama, and you've got another winning book from Raini Telgemeier. Oxford doesn't yet own Drama, but if it sounds good, we'll be happy to request it for you from another library. --AJB
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
It's no joke: Prom can be expensive! The cost of the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, the misc acessories can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars! And that's not even including salon services for hair and nails. And we won't even get into limo rental. Long story short, affording all that on an after school/weekend job budget can be scary, but there is help!
Hope Closet, a local non-profit organization, sympathizes with this plight and provides free formal dresses, shoes, and acessories to local girls. Hope Closet Botique is open for one week every April, by appointment only. To shop, one must show a recent report card or valid school ID. Now in its 10th year of operation, Hope Closet has given thousands of dresses to local girls who, otherwise, may not have been able to afford to attend prom.
This year's Hope Closet Botique will be held at Royal Oak First Methodist Church, April 13-20. Appointments can be made 9a.m.-9p.m. by calling 248-374-1309.
For those who donated dresses, shoes, or other acessories, you may get a reciept for your contribution by sending a SASE to:
P.O. Box 530413
For more information: Hope Closet.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Still not finding what you want? Stop by the Teen Desk and ask the librarian on duty for more recommendations--AJB
Monday, March 11, 2013
Despite being quite dated (yes, this one was published before cell phones, MP3 players, and even the internet became mainstream), Bellwether is still an exceptionally entertaining story. Added bonus: Each chapter is started with information on fads throughout history. --AJB
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thinking about participating in OPL's Teen Spring Programming, but not sure which events to attend? Let the fates decide!
Stop by the Teen Department and pick up a Spring Programming Fortune Teller, and discover which of our many fun events is in your future! Will it be the Prom Pretty Lock-In? An After School Movie? Or one of our ongoing teen-run programs (We Cause Scenes, Otaku Central)? Only the fortune teller knows for sure!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Looking to add a little excitement, adventure, suspense, or romance to your typical Monday experience? Drop by the Teen Department @ 4:30 and catch an afternoon movie. These aren't your typical after school specials, though. Only newly-released (within the past 12 months) blockbusters will be shown here!
This Monday (March 4) we'll be showing Men In Black 3 (PG-13). Agent J must travel back in time to the 1960s to prevent his partner, Agent K, from being assassinated by an alien. While teaming up with a younger version of Agent K, Agent J learns secrets about the Men In Black and how he really came to work for them. A fun adventure that nicely wraps up the MIB trilogy! --AJB