Second Saturday Movie
Mully will be the Second Saturday Movie, on February 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Holy Word Theatre.
Mully is the true story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his own existence and searching for meaning in life. Against the better judgment of family and community, Mully sets out to enrich the fate of orphaned children all across the land. Jeopardizing his own life and the security of his family, Charles Mully risks everything and sets in motion a series of events that is nothing short of astonishing.
Make a day of it with the movie, followed by worship at 5:00 and dinner afterward!
Winter One Church One Read Selection
To help make adults aware of some of the outstanding junior novels available, and to encourage families to discuss junior titles, the OSL Library has selected Wonder by R. J. Palacio as its intergenerational Winter One Church One Read title. Twelve books and two picture books are available for checkout from the Library, with the book discussion scheduled for March 18, at 10:00 a.m., in the Conference Room.
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.
Almost Finished! Libby Hintgen was the first to guess the picture in the OSL Library’s Stick Together intergenerational mosaic: it’s a picture of a dove. Over 3,585 of the 4,195 stickers have been placed on the mosaic so far. Together we will complete the mosaic, which reveals one of God’s many blessings—peace.
Eggs-on-the-Shelf Lent and Easter ActivityTo help keep God’s grace at the heart of the Lenten season, each Sunday and Wednesday from February 14 through April 1, patrons who check out items and find one of the twelve Resurrection Eggs hidden among the shelves in the Library will receive a prize after they explain the way the picture of the item inside relates to the Easter story.
Lent and Easter DisplaysEnrich your Lenten journey with seasonal books, movies, and music from the Library. To make your selection easy, a large array of items is on display for children, youth, and adults.
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 22 selection will be The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyer.
When fourteen-year-old Carson Fielding bought his first horse from Magnus Yarborough, it became clear that the teenager was a better judge of horses than the rich landowner was of humans. Years later, Carson, now a skilled and respected horse trainer, grudgingly agrees to train Magnus’s horses and teach his wife to ride. As Carson becomes disgruntled with the power-hungry Magnus, he also grows more and more attracted to the rancher’s wife, and their relationship sets off a violent chain of events that unsettles their quiet South Dakota reservation border town. Thrown into the drama are Earl Walks Alone, a Native American trying to study his way out of the reservation and into college, and Willi, a German exchange student confronting his family’s troubled history.
In this unforgettable story of horses, love, and life, Carson and the entire ensemble of characters learn, in very different ways, about the bonds that connect people to each other and to the land on which they live.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2018 selections is available in the OSL Library.
New Books for Adults
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. When their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge. Unfortunately, strangers arrive in force.
Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents, but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.
Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. When Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history and on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.
The story is on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. This riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.
Additional New Titles for Adults
• After by Joy Ohagwu
• Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
• Hannah’s Hope: A Mully Children’s Rescue Story by Paul H. Boge
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. With the perfect mix of comedy and tragedy, love and loss, and pain and elation, the characters in Tell Me Three Things come to feel like old friends who make any day better.
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son, and to start at a new school where she knows no one.
Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling himself/herself Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?
In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?.
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School Youth
• Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
• The Running Dream by Wendlin Van Drannen
• Wings of Fire The Graphic Novel: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
New Picture, Early Reader, and Chapter Books
Where Is Mount Rushmore? by True Kelley. It was world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum’s dream to carve a 60-foot-high likenesses of four presidents on a granite cliff in South Dakota. Does that sound like a wacky idea? Many at the time thought so.
Borglum faced a lot of opposition and problems at every turn. The blasting and carving was carried out through the years of the Great Depression when funding for anything was hard to come by, yet Mount Rushmore now draws almost three million visitors to the Black Hills every year. This is an entertaining chronicle of one man’s magnificent obsession, which even today sparks controversy.
Additional New Chapter Books
• The Notebook of Doom: Battle of the Boss-Monster by Troy Cummings
• Tales from Deckawoo Drive: Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? by Chris
New Early Readers
• No More Monsters for Me by Peggy Parish
• Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over by Herman Parish
New Picture Books
• Be Brave, Little Penguin by Tracey West
• Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them by Martha Heineman Pieper