Summer One Church One Read
Ten copies of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman—the Library Committee’s selection for the Summer One Church One Read book—are available for checkout in the OSL Library.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
Everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly man who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. It is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Stop by the Library to check out or reserve a copy of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, then join in the discussion on September 23 at 10:00 a.m., in the Conference Room.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.–noon
Monday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m.–noon
2nd Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m.–noon and 4:30–6:30 p.m.
“Reading Rocks” Summer Reading Program Runs through August 5
The OSL Library’s reading program, “Reading Rocks,” is underway and will run through August 5. Each day they check out items, children, youth, and adults will receive a treat and have their book receipt entered in a weekly drawing for a $5 gift card.
In addition, the child, youth, and adult who read the most books in their category during the program will receive a $15 gift card. Throughout the nine-week program, Library staff will track and display the number of books each person reads on vinyl records on the bulletin board in the center of the Library.
Monthly Book Club for Adults
The Book Club for Adults meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the OSL Library to discuss that month’s novel. The July 26 selection will be The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart.
Born the illegitimate son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys—or as he would later be known, Merlin—leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. However, destiny has great plans for this no-man’s-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon…and the conception of Arthur—king for once and always.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2018 selections is available in the OSL Library.
New Books for Adults
I Can Only Imagineby Bart Millard. “I Can Only Imagine,” the crossover hit by the band MercyMe, has touched millions of people. However, few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired he song. Now Bart Millard, the award-winning lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history.
Go behind the scenes of Bart’s life to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever. Whether falling in love with his childhood sweetheart or mourning his father’s death, founding MercyMe, or flailing in the midst of success, Bart continues to place his trust in God’s plans—plans that continue to surprise and surpass what he could have ever imagined.
Additional New Titles for Adults
• A Long Way from Home by Cathy Glass
• Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
• Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
New for Middle-
and High-School Youth
Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson. This is the story of two very different girls—quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie—and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel.
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School
• WhatsHisFace by Gordon Korman
• Thunder Girls: Freya and the Magic Jewel by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
• Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
New Early Reader, Picture,
and Chapter Books
Play This Book by Jessica Young. There are many ways little hands can make music. Each page of this interactive book invites readers to strum the guitar, slide the trombone, crash the cymbals, and more—no instruments required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of instruments waiting to share their sounds. Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Play This Book!
Pair Play This Book with Pet This Book, another title in this picture-book line that comes printed on heavy-duty card-stock pages to stand up to all kinds of play!
Additional New Picture Books
• Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First by
• Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors by Keith Baker
New Early Readers
• Elephant & Piggie: The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham
• Finding Tinker Bell: Through the Dark Forest by Kiki Thorpe
New Chapter Books
• Eerie Elementary: Recess Is a Jungle by Jack Chabert
• Welcome to Moldy Manor by Geronimo Stilton