The MoST Visits the Library

The MoST Traveling Science Program will be visiting Central on

Wednesday, July 23 at 2 pm

Ever wonder why Pop Rocks and soda goes fizz? The MoST brings you an exciting selection of experiments that fizz, boom and pop!  You will be amazed and dazzled as you learn the science behind them.  This 45 minute interactive show is for people of all ages and designed to encourage further scientific experimentation!


Spark a Reaction!

Looking for something to do this summer?  Then sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program here at Central.

Registration is easy!

Fill out a summer reading flyer, located in Children’s World or resister online at Or look for the Spark a Reaction link on OCPL’s home page.

Do your reporting online too!

For every 100 pages read, your name will be entered into a drawing to win cool prizes like tickets to: the MoST, Wonderworks at Destiny, Pole Position Raceway at Destiny, and the New York State Fair.  Plus overdue fines will be waived after reading and reporting on 5 books and earn virtual badges!

For teens ages 13-17  or enter grades 7-12.


New Books by a Familiar Face

Erin Butler, a librarian here at Central Library, has published two new YA novels.  Check them out:


blood hexBlood Hex

Two girls. Four centuries. One curse. Isabella and Thomas meet in secret during the witching hours while the rest of the villagers hide behind closed doors. And even though Isabella’s scared, she wants Thomas more. He’ll protect her from the night, from his father who’ll decide her future, and from the paranoia-fueled hunting parties taking away innocents. Centuries later, seventeen-year old Sarah runs away to an aunt she never knew she had. Her dad? Dead. Her mother? A liar. She wants the memories of a father she never got, but instead, discovers her father’s death wasn’t innocent. Everyone — the Wiccans, the townies, even her quasi-boyfriend — is hiding something.


how we lived   How We Lived

A new adult novel from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…
The secrets he’s keeping from that night could destroy everything again…

Nineteen-year-old Kelsey Larkin’s parents uninvited her to her brother’s funeral. She just wanted to wear jeans and a T-shirt–the clothes Kyle would’ve wanted her in–not wrap herself up in death. So she watched the funeral from afar, like an outsider. Which is just how she feels.

Chase came, though, just like she knew he would. Until a few months ago, the three of them had been best friends, and then Chase made a mistake that shattered both families. But when Kelsey looks at him, she doesn’t see her brother’s killer. She sees the boy next door who’s always taken care of her. She sees home. 

When Chase tells her his feelings run deeper than friendship, she can’t help but get lost in him. In Chase, she finally has the closure she’s been unable to find anywhere else. But the boy she’s falling in love with is still hiding secrets about the night Kyle died. Secrets that could destroy everything they have…again.

Spark a Reaction with Summer Reading

Sign-up now for our Teen Summer Reading Program.


Things to know about our Summer Reading Program:

  1. This year’s theme is Spark a Reaction, which focuses on science.
  2. The program runs from Monday, June 30-Monday, August 11.  Read the books you want and tell the librarian about them.  Each week you get to pick a prize for exploring a world of books!
  3. Plus every week will feature a new event/activity including: robotics with Kathy Ceceri, the MOST, Zoo to You, and The Dirtmeister, Steve Tomecek.
  4. Also this summer we will host special drop-in science experiments.
  5. Don’t forget that participating in the Summer Reading Program allows you to have the fines on your library card waived.
  6. To sign up just stop by the information desk in Children’s World and talk to the librarian.

*More information including dates for the programs and the science experiments will be provided in the weeks to come.


Divergent Party


Saturday, March 22 at 1 pm

Liked the book? Can’t wait to see the movie?  Join us for all things Divergent including:

Streaming Author Interview
Faction Aptitude Test
Divergent Tattoos (temporary)
Divergent Trivia/Jeopardy
Dauntless Cake

And a drawing for 2 free movie tickets!


“One choice can transform you”

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Teen Book Club Announcement

Hello All!

The Teen Book Club meetings here at Central Library will be postponed until closer to the Spring. When we are ready to start meetings again, I will make another announcement here on the blog! Have a fun and safe winter everyone!

Opal – My Kinda Sorta Review

Because I cannot adequately form words, I found someone else who could. I’m giving you a link to a tumblr page of how I really feel about Opal. *Warning: Spoilers!* If you have not read Opal yet, do not go to this link!

Oh, the feels!

Opal Released Today

You may remember me fangirling over Jennifer L. Armentrout here and here earlier this year. Well, today, her third book in the Lux series, Opal, came out. Here’s a little more info:

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.


I plan on immediately downloading this to my nook when I get home from work. Prepare for squeeing in my next post, which will most definitely be an amazing review. (Word on Twitter is the end of the book is epic.)

And as always, if you have not read this series, or any of the other Jennifer L. Armentrout books, I highly suggest that you do. Click here to put a hold on any of her titles through the OCPL catalog!

Just In! New Books!

Hey there! Central just got a shipment of some brand new books! Click here to take a look!


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