Second Saturday Movie
This month’s feature, on February 11, will be The Encounter. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers find themselves in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman, a lonely, single woman, a couple on the verge of divorce, and a youthful runaway all come face-to-face with a diner owner who serves them more than temporal nourishment. This genial host is a certain Nazarene, who knows all of their secrets and possesses the answers to all of their problems—if only they would trust him. It is a miraculous Encounter that will leave them all changed. 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 February 23 selection will be Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
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
Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde. On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.
When Pete Solomon, a neglected 12-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them.
With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive…waiting for the world to catch up with them.
Additional New Titles
• Father Melancholy’s Daughter by Gail Godwin
• The October List by Jeffery Deaver
• The Tent of Abraham by Joan Chittister, OSB, Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti, and Rabbi Arthur Waskow
• Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick. Newbery Honor author Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina’s wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl—both African American.
The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.
Additional New Titles
• We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
• Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schroder
• The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
New Picture, Early Reader and Chapter Books
Shy by Deborah Freedman. Shy loves birds. He’d love to watch them fly and hear them sing, but he’s only ever read about them in books…until a real bird comes along. He’s dying to meet her, but there’s just one problem: Shy is, well, shy—so shy, in fact, that he’s afraid to leave the gutter of the book. Can Shy overcome his fears and venture out onto the page? This sweetly relatable picture book from the acclaimed Deborah Freedman speaks to every child who’s ever felt like hiding instead of facing the daunting world.
Additional New Picture Books
• A Tiger Tale by Mike Boldt
• My Dog Spot by Jack E. Levin and Norma L. Levin
New Early Readers
• Pedro and the Shark by Fran Manushkin
• Wings on Things by Marc Brown
New Chapter Books
• Notebook of Doom: Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz by Troy Cummings
• Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood Is the Strongest Magic by Erica David
• Jack’s Party by Ann Bryant