Second Saturday Movie
Christmas on Salvation Street will be the Second Saturday Movie, on December 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Holy Word Theatre. Noah Davis is a pastor in an affluent community. Depressed after losing his wife to illness, he is contacted by an old friend who has opened a mission in a rough inner-city neighborhood. With Christmas approaching, Noah packs up and, with his two daughters, moves into Salvation Street Mission. With a lot of faith, belief, and elbow grease, the impossible starts to become very much a possibility, until a local gang threatens violence. Despite all the challenges, there is a glimmer of hope for the future of the neighborhood, just in time for Christmas.
Make a day of it with the movie, followed by worship at 5:00 and
Monthly Book Club for Adults
Because of the Advent and Christmas season, the Book Club for Adults will not meet in December. Join this exciting community of readers when they resume on January 25! The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Library to discuss the novel selected for that month. A list of the monthly selections is available in the Library.
Magnify Your Advent Season
Be sure to visit the Library’s Advent and Christmas book displays for children, youth, and adults. To make your selection easy, a large number of books are on separate displays, one for children and youth and one for adults.
Shepherd on the Search to Help Children “Magnify”
To help children discover the joy of searching for the Christ Child during the Advent season, children who visit the Library on Sundays and Wednesdays, through December 24, and find one of the 12 nativity figures hidden on the shelves will receive a treat and a prize. Be sure to visit the Library and encourage your child to follow the shepherd’s search for Baby Jesus.
Stick Together Mosaic Keeps Growing
Over 1,900 stickers have been placed on the mosaic for the OSL Library’s fall reading program, Stick Together. One sticker is placed on the mosaic for each item you check out. Together we are building a mosaic to reveal one of God’s many blessings. Be sure to come view the mosaic—can you guess what the image will be?
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
Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph by Adam Hamilton. From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph’s place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked but contains valuable lessons for all of us. Hamilton examines Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Absent from much of the biblical narrative, Joseph never spoke a word, but his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God’s salvation plan for humanity.
As you read this book, you will understand how Joseph’s story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would never have chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.
Exchange your doubt for courage this Advent and Christmas season. The story of Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.
Additional New Titles for Adults
• The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
• The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
• Without Warning by Joel C. Rosenberg
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications, and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened…for what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School Youth
• The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
• The Raft by S. A. Bodeen
• Trapped in a Video Game 4 by Dustin Brady
New Picture, Early Reader, and Chapter Books
We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio. Over six million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to “Choose Kind.” Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. With We’re All Wonders, Palacio makes her picture-book debut as both author and artist, with a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations. Palacio shows readers what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world—a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way.
We’re All Wonders may be Auggie’s story, but it taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It’s the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.
Additional New Picture Books
• Everyday Angels by Mark Kimball Moulton
• There’s Nothing to Do by Dev Petty
New Early Readers
• The Magic School Bus Fights Germs by Kate Egan
• Big Digger Helps Out by Sue Graves
New Chapter Books
• Christmas in Cooperstown by David A. Kelly
• O Bethlehem by Joan Petersen Tietz