Shepherd on the Search
To help children discover the joy of searching for the Christ Child during the Advent season, the OSL Library is again sponsoring Shepherd on the Search! On Sundays and Wednesdays beginning December 1, patrons who find one of the nativity figures hidden around the front of the Library will receive a treat and a prize. Be sure to visit the Library and encourage your child to follow the shepherd’s search for Baby Jesus.
Add joy to your Advent season by checking out books on display for children, youth, and adults! Be sure to visit the Advent and Christmas book and movie displays in the OSL Library. To make your selection easy, a large number of items are on separate displays, one for children and youth, one for adults.
Second Saturday Movie
This month’s Second Saturday Movie, on December 14, will be Christmas Jars.
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Jason F. Wright, Christmas Jars tells the story of Hope, an aspiring reporter who has had her fair share of tragedy in life. Abandoned at birth, she’s grieving the recent death of her adopted mother when her apartment is burglarized of all her possessions.
While reporting the burglary to the police, Hope discovers a jar full of money, labeled “Christmas Jar.” Shocked and grateful for this act of kindness, Hope discovers that people all over her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, have been receiving Christmas Jars for years during times of need. The jars are always anonymous and always contain different amounts. In this heartwarming Christmas classic, Hope goes undercover to discover the secret behind the Christmas jars, putting into motion a series of events that will change her life and her community forever.
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!
Sunday 8:30 a.m.–12:15
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
Noel Street by Richard Paul Evans. The year is 1975. Elle Sheen is a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old son, Dylan. As a waitress at the Noel Street Diner, Elle isn’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah.
As their lives unexpectedly entwine, Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, is not only fighting demons from his past, but may also have the answer to Elle’s own secret pain—a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness.
Additional New Titles for Adults
• Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels
• The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
• Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera
- • Fangsgiving, critter-mess, and the mysterious Saint Lick.
• Why strange humans called Carol come and howl at the front door.
• And why shiny trees suddenly sprout inside your kennel.
This will be the best holiday ever. As long as the Mom-Lady doesn’t find out what Junior did to the Fangsgiving turkey. You can keep a secret, right?
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School Youth
• Guinness World Records 2020 by Guinness World Records
• Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney
New Picture, Early Reader,
and Chapter Books
The Broken Ornament by Tony DiTerlizzi. Jack wants this to be the best Christmas ever, and he knows just how to make it happen—more lights, more presents, more cookies, more treats. More. More. More!
When Jack breaks a dusty old ornament, he’s not sure why his mom is so upset. They can always get more ornaments, so what’s the big deal? Turns out the ornament was an heirloom, precious for more reasons than one. Jack has a lot to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.
A fairy emerges from the shattered ornament. She has the power to make the most magical Christmasy things happen. Suddenly trees are sprouting, reindeer are flying, and snowmen are snowball fighting. All of it is so perfect, or it would be if she could fix Mom’s ornament, but she can’t. Now it’s up to Jack to make some Christmas magic of his own.
Additional New Picture Books
• How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton
• Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff by Stacy C. Bauer
New Early Reader Books
• Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (Narwhal and Jelly series) by Mo Williams
• The World of Dinosaurs by Bendon Reading Discovery Books
New Chapter Books
• The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
• Mystery on Church Hill by Steven K. Smith