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 October 26 selection will be Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Barcelona, 1945—just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian-book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.
Daniel’s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work.
To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it, his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness, and doomed love. Before long he realizes that if he doesn’t find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2017 selections is available in the OSL Library.
Stick Together: Intergenerational Fall Reading Program
Children, youth, and adults are invited to participate in Stick Together, the OSL Library’s intergenerational fall reading program. Each day you check out items, you will receive colored stickers that will be added to the Stick Together mosaic. Together, Library users will build a mosaic to reveal one of God’s many blessings.
Fall Book Sale Is Coming Up
The OSL Library will be accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs through October 18 for its annual Fall Book Sale. The sale will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, in the Friendship Room.
A large selection of children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction books, music CDs, and movie DVDs will be for sale. 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
Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker. In this highly anticipated new book, beloved author Jen Hatmaker parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere.
Whether it’s the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip or the way she learned to forgive, she offers a reminder to those who sometimes hide in the car eating crackers that they do have the moxie to get back up and get back out. They can choose to live undaunted, “in the moment,” no matter what the moments hold, and lead vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.
Additional New Titles
• Glass Houses by Louise Penny
• Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger
• They Call Me Momma Katherine by Katherine Hines
• Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
OSL Library Online Catalog
Anyone may access the OSL Library’s online catalog, OPAC, to search for items, see a carousel of new books, read snapshots of featured books, access tutorials for using OPAC, view Library news and messages, and more. If you’ve provided your e-mail address, you may view your personal OPAC account to reserve and renew items, develop watch lists, and more. See Library staff for log-in details.
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
The Impossible Vastness by Samantha Young. India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity.
Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend, Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.
India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. As India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the façades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever
From the New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young comes a story of friendship, identity, and acceptance that will break your heart—and make it whole again.
Additional New Titles
• One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
• Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin
• Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
• Guinness World Records 2018 by Guinness World Records
New Picture, Early Reader, and Chapter Books
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima. This heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.
Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he’s always been a little bit different—his tusk isn’t as long, he’s not as good a swimmer, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him.
Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns. The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? Perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds.
Told with heartwarming illustrations and sweet text, Jessie Sima’s debut picture book is about fitting in, standing out, and the all-encompassing love of family.
Additional New Picture Books
• Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
• Escargot by Dashka Slater and Sydney Hanson
New Early Readers
• Disney Pixar Cars: Tales from Radiator Springs by Daniel R. Shealy
• Berenstain Bears’ Family Reunion by Stan Berenstain
New Chapter Books
• Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
• Stories of Pirates by Russell Punter