Second Saturday Movie
This month’s feature, on April 8, will be Unconditional, a riveting story inspired by true events that will leave you eager to find hope in unfortunate circumstances and unexpected places. Make it a day at OSL with the movie at 2:30 in the Holy Word Theatre, worship at 5:00 in the Sanctuary, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place.
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 April 27 selection will be Midnight in Broad Daylight by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this true story of a Japanese-American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II is an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2017 selections is available in the Library.
Sunday 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–7:30 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.
New Books for Adults
Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund. She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.
In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora’s fate fell no further than the abbey until she read the writings of Martin Luther. His sweeping Catholic Church reformation—condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage—awakened her desire for everything she’d been forbidden, including Luther himself.
Despite the fact that the attraction and tension between them is undeniable, Luther holds fast to his convictions and remains isolated, refusing to risk anyone’s life but his own. Katharina longs for love but is strong-willed. She clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a reformer. They couldn’t be more different.
But as the world comes tumbling down around them, and with Luther’s threatened life a constant strain, these unlikely allies forge an unexpected bond of understanding, support, and love. Together, they will alter the religious landscape forever.
Additional New Titles
• Is This the End? by Dr. David Jeremiah
• The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
• The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
• Remembering the Reformation: Martin Luther and Catholic Theology, Declan Marmion, Salvador Ryan, and Gesa E. Thiessen, editors
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family.
What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? The only person alive who can answer that is Starr. What Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Additional New Titles
• The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
• Dash by Kirby Larson
• Middle School: Escape to Australia by James Patterson
New Picture, Early Reader and Chapter Books
Dragon Masters: Search for the Lightening Dragon by Tracey West. This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.
With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow.
In book 7, the Dragon Masters have to track down the Lightning Dragon. First, they need to find his Dragon Master—a boy named Carlos. The Lightning Dragon shoots dangerous sparks of energy. Will Carlos be able to connect with his wild dragon or does a darker master have plans for the Lightning Dragon?
Additional New Chapter Books
• Sophie Mouse: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Poppy Green
• Nancy Clancy: Late-Breaking News by Jane O’Connor
New Early Readers
• Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
• The Great Race, based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry
New Picture Books
• Feathers and Hair by Jennifer Ward and Jing Jing Tsong
• Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie