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 book. The April 25 selection will be Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Slaughterhouse-Five is a satirical anti-war novel published in 1969. The novel represents Vonnegut’s personal experiences as a prisoner of war during the fire-bombing of Dresden during World War II. Slaughterhouse-Five features the author’s perspective in the first and last chapters and briefly throughout the novel, but for the most part is told from the perspective of a fictional character, Billy Pilgrim, who has “come unstuck in time.”
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of 2019 selections is available in the OSL Library.
Eggs-on-the-Shelf Lent and Easter Activity
To keep God’s grace at the heart of the Lenten season, come check out items from the OSL Library each Sunday and Wednesday through April 21, find one of the Resurrection Eggs hidden among the shelves, and answer a question about the Easter story to receive a prize!
Second Saturday Movie
This month’s feature, on April 13, will be Unbroken (postponed from last month due to weather), an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and WWII hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell). When his Army Air Force bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini and two other crewmembers survived on a foundering life raft for 47 days. The men faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft. Beyond the raft, they faced a trial even greater—they were caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini answered desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; and brutality with rebellion. (The follow-up movie Unbroken: Path to Redemption will be the April Second Saturday Movie.)
Make a day of it with the movie at 2:30 in the Holy Word Theatre, followed by worship at 5:00 in the Sanctuary, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place!
Spring Book Sale
Come stock up on your summer reading, viewing, and listening materials at the OSL Library Spring Book Sale! Youll find a wide assortment of books, movie DVDs, and music CDs for all ages. The sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, in the Friendship Room. Don’t miss it!
Sunday 8:30 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 for Adults
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser. Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, Fraser also chronicles Wilder’s tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.
The Little House books portray the pioneer spirit as triumphant against all odds. However, Wilder’s real life was harder and grittier than the books. Prairie Fires is a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her 60s, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that Wilder turned to children’s books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading—and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.
Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder’s dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.
Additional New Titles for Adults
• When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury
• The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
• Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
Almost Home by Joan Bauer. Twelve-year-old Sugar Mae Cole and her mother, Reba, have never had a lot, but they’ve always had each other. That’s always been enough.
However, when Sugar’s grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren’t so easy to come by for the homeless.
Nevertheless, Sugar’s mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush, a foster family, a supportive teacher, a love of poetry, and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can’t control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School
• Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo
• Middle School Born to Rock by James Patterson
• Lion Down by Stuart Gibbs
New Picture, Early Reader, and Chapter Books
Love Made by Quina Aragon. The joy of the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—has existed for all eternity. That indescribable joy bubbled over to make creation. God made so many wonderful things, but we are by far his greatest work of art.
Share that precious truth with your little one with this unique children’s book celebrating the miracle of God’s creation. Boys and girls will learn about God as the Trinity, the Creator, and about how they are made in his image.
Beautifully illustrated and lovingly written, Love Made will become a story time favorite for your child or makes a thoughtful gift to give a parent-to-be. Help your child discover that out of all the amazing things love made, the most amazing of all is them.
Additional New Picture Books
• The Hug Who Got Stuck by Andrew Newman
• The Magic Hat Shop by Sonja Wimmer
New Early Reader Books
• How Not to Babysit Your Brother by Cathy Hapka and Ellen Titlebaum
• I Spy: 4 Picture Riddle Books by Jean Marzollo
New Chapter Books
• Highway Cats by Janet Taylor Lisle
• Zoey and Sassafras: Monsters and Mold by Asia Citro