Second Saturday Movie
This month’s feature, on January 9, will be Coat of Many Colors, a television movie based on the true story of Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. This movie takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat—vividly described in the well-known song of the film’s title—that helped make Parton who she is today. Set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955, this movie is a poignant and uplifting family-friendly film. 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 January 26 selection will be A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2017 selections is available in the Library.

Library Hours
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
Friday Closed
2nd Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m.–noon and 4:30–6:30 p.m.

New Books for Adults
The Whistler by John Grisham. We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice.

But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens.

A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money.

Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this case could be dangerous.

Additional New Titles
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrick Bachman
The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg
Golden Age by Jane Smiley
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst

New for Middle- and High-School Youth
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane. According to 16-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. Her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens.

Zander does not fit in—or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There’s her cabinmate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. There’s also Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.

Amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. First she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.

Additional New Titles
An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Leven Thumbs and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Skye

New Picture, Early Reader and Chapter Books
Warm Hearts Day by Scholastic. 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 will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow.

In Book 5, it’s almost Warm Hearts Day! Everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva loves crafting, so she creates all sorts of fun gifts and treats for her friends. She is excited to give out her homemade gifts at the big party at the Old Oak Tree. But then Eva realizes she forgot to make gifts for her family! Will she be able to make the gifts in time?

New Chapter Books
Never Girls: A Fairy’s Fire by RH Disney
Jake Drake: Class Clown by Andrew Clements

New Early Readers
Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel
Star Wars: Journey through Space by Ryder Windham

New Picture Books
Give Please a Chance by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson
How Do You Say ¿Cómo Se Dice? by Angela Dominguez

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