Second Saturday Movie
This month’s feature, on March 11, will be The Grace Card. After police officer Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, years of bitterness and pain erode his love for his family and leave him angry with God and everyone else. Can Mac and his new patrol partner, Sgt. Sam Wright, somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible to look past their differences, especially the most obvious one?
Every day we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. The Grace Card is an affirmation of faith and forgiveness that shows we can never underestimate the power of God’s love. 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.
To keep God’s grace at the heart of the Lenten season, when you visit the OSL Library on Sundays and Wednesdays during Lent, beginning March 1, keep an eye out for one of the 12 Cross Eggs hidden on shelves throughout the Library. Find an egg and receive the prize inside.
Lent and Easter Displays for Children, Youth, and Adults
Enrich your Lenten journey with seasonal books, movies and music from the library. To make your selection easy, a large selection 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 March 23 selection will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, a bestselling author who tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2017 selections is available in the Library.
Spring Book Sale
Donate books, then stock up for your summer reading at the OSL Library’s Spring Book Sale, April 1 and 2.
You may donate gently used books, music CDs, and movie DVDs beginning on Sunday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 29. Because of limited storage space, items received after March 29 will be recycled.
The book sale will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, in the Friendship Room. A large selection of children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction books will be available for sale along with music CDs and movie DVDs. A donation of $2 for books for adults and $1 for children’s books and each CD or DVD is suggested.
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
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.
But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities.
Additional New Titles
• The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery
• Lucifer’s Harvest by Mel Starr
• Resilient Reformer by Timothy F. Lull and Derek R. Nelson
• Daughter of the Reformation by Mary Helene Rasmussen Jackson
Wolf Hollow by Rodman Philbrick. Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount. Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.
Additional New Titles
• Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
• The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan
New Picture, Early Reader and Chapter Books
The Life of Martin Luther by Agostino Traini. The story of Martin Luther and his role in sparking the Protestant Reformation is given an interactive retelling in this beautiful and sturdy pop-up book. From Luther’s decision to become a monk to his 95 Theses, history jumps off the page through the vibrant, colorful illustrations of renowned artist and paper engineer Agostino Traini. Full of surprising details, this book will have kids coming back again and again to learn about this fascinating chapter in the history of the Christian faith. Published in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Life of Martin Luther is also an excellent book for anyone with an interest in the history of the Christian church.
Additional New Picture Books
• You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan
• Queen Dog by Bridget Heos
New Early Readers
• Moo Dog by David Milgrim
• Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks
New Chapter Books
• Martin Luther: What Should I Do? by Catherine Mackenzie
• The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
One Church One Read: When I Found You
When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde is an exquisite, emotional tale of the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break.
While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy…but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him.
Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has grown into a sullen delinquent whose grandmother can no longer tolerate him. Nathan agrees to care for Nat, and the two engage in a battle of wills that spans years. Still, the older man repeatedly assures the youngster that, unlike the rest of the world, he will never abandon him—not even when Nat suffers a trauma that changes both of their lives forever.
Stop in the Library, check out a copy of When I Found You, and join the discussion on March 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the Friendship Room.