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 June 22 selection will be A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. This beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness in this work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the monthly selections is available in the Library.
Second Saturday Movies Take a Summer Break
The OSL Library’s Second Saturday Movies will resume in September. Keep an eye on The Intercom and weekly bulletin announcements for the return of movies and dinner this fall.
Sunday 8:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 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.
“Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program Begins June 4
To encourage the OSL community to read and “Make the World a Better Place,” the OSL Library will sponsor a summer reading program for children from June 4 through August 13. Each day they check out items, children through high-school youth will receive a treat and may submit their book receipt in a contest to determine who reads the most books during the 10-week program. Each child or youth who checks out items will be entered into that week’s drawing for a $5 prize. At the end of the ten weeks, the two children/youth who have read the most books will receive a grand prize. At the end of the program, those who are involved in the reading program will be invited to participate in the OSL Library’s community service project as part of CityServe, organized by LifeLight and Empower Sioux Falls.
New Books for Adults
Church Refugees by Josh Packard. As millions of church members fall into inactivity each year, they’ve probably also started skipping church on Sunday. We need answers—not statistics. We need to understand and hear from people who are leaving church so we can find a way to turn around the trend.
This book uses in-depth sociological research to get to the heart of the issue. The data is collected from interviews with real people about why they left and who they really are. These aren’t the “nones” who have no religious affiliation. They’re the “dones” who’ve been faithfully serving in local churches for years. This is their story.
Additional New Titles
• Bear Town by Frederick Backman
• The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
• If Not for You by Debbie Macomber
• All-Butter Short Dead by H. Y. Hanna
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop. This adaptation of Outlive Your Life for teens offers practical tips youth can take out into their community to make a difference, plus real-life stories about those who have done just that. Teens learn that God can use them to make a difference right now. He wants to use them today, without waiting for them to be older, stronger, richer, or even more “together.” God can use their minds, their spirits, and their hands and feet to make permanent change for His kingdom.
Also included are valuable resources, interesting facts about the needy in the world, and how little it takes to make a big difference, plus other interactive elements such as journaling opportunities for writing personal ideas and service goals.
Teens will learn that their role in life is bigger than themselves, and that they’re not too young to make a difference for God.
Additional New Titles
• Eleven by Tom Rogers
• Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs
• Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee
New Picture, Chapter Books,
and Early Readers
Don’t Touch This Book by Bill Cotter. Larry the lovable monster from Don’t Push the Button! is back with another hilarious interactive adventure, now in board book format.
I know what you’re thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But…don’t touch this book! (Don’t even try it, bub.)
Okay, okay. You can touch, but you can only use one finger. Whoa. How’d you do that?
Larry is a lovable monster, but he has trouble sharing. It’s up to you to show him how it’s done.
Additional New Picture Books
• I Don’t Draw, I Color by Adam Lehrhaupt
• Dinosaur Zoom by Penny Dale
New Early Readers
• Lego City: Help Is on the Way by Sonia Sander
• Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail by Herman Parish
New Chapter Books
• Olive & Beatrix: The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders by Amy Marie Stadelmann
• I Survived True Stories: Nature Attacks by Lauren Tarshis