Second Saturday Movies Take a Summer Break
The Second Saturday movies will be back this fall, with I Can Only Imagine, on September 8.
MercyMe’s hit Christian song, “I Can Only Imagine,” has touched millions of people around the world, but few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, the award-winning recording artist and lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history.
Mark your calendar now to make a day of it at OSL with the movie, followed by worship at 5:00 and dinner afterward, on September 8!
Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy with Books and DVDs
Relax and enjoy the summer with books and movies from the OSL Library. To make your selection easy, a large selection of items is on display for the whole family!
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—for Children, Youth, and Adults
The OSL Library is sponsoring “Reading Rocks,” a summer reading program, through August 5. Each day they check out items, children, youth, and adults will receive a treat and enter their book receipt 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. 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 May 24 selection will be Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, an American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West by the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner—a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past.
Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair, retreats to his ancestral home to write the biography of his grandmother, an elegant and headstrong artist and pioneer who, together with her engineer husband, journeyed through the hardscrabble West nearly 100 before. In discovering her story, he excavates his own, probing the shadows of his experience and the America that has come of age around him.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2018 selections is available in the OSL Library.
New Books for Adults
Tomorrow by Damian Dibben. A winter’s night, Venice, 1815. A 217-year-old dog is searching for his lost master. So begins the journey of Tomorrow, a dog who must travel through the courts and battlefields of Europe—and through the centuries—in search of the man who granted him immortality.
His adventures take him to the London Frost Fair, the strange court of King Charles I, the War of the Spanish Succession, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam, and 19th-century Venice. His is a story of loyalty and determination, as Tomorrow befriends both animals and humans, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for war, and gains insight into both the strength and frailties of the human spirit.
Tomorrow’s journey is also a race against time. Danger stalks his path, and in the shadows lurks an old enemy. Tomorrow must find his master before their pursuer can reach him and his master disappears forever. A spellbinding story of hope in the face of despair, Tomorrow draws us into a century-spanning tale of humanity and the unbreakable bond between two souls. After all, what is lost can surely be found…
Additional New Titles for Adults
• Talking with God by Adam Weber
• Force of Nature by Jane Harper
• Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe
New for Middle-
and High-School Youth
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. A police officer who mistakes a toy gun for a real threat shoots 12-year-old Jerome. As a ghost, Jerome observes the devastation that’s been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing.
Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey toward recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father’s actions.
Once again, Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today’s world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School
• You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
• Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
• The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
New Early Reader, Picture,
and Chapter Books
I Am Enough by Grace Byers is the picture book everyone needs. This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another.
This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduations. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.
Additional New Picture Books
• Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
• Yip! Snap! Yap! by Charles Fuge
New Early Readers
• Marvel Super Heroes 6: Early Readers by Thomas Marci
• Elephant & Piggie: I Am Invited to a Party by Mo Williams
New Chapter Books
• Eerie Elementary: The School Is Alive by Jack Chabert
• Finding Tinkerbell #1: Beyond Never Land by Kiki Thorpe