Winter One Church One Read Discussion
The library committee will lead a discussion of the Winter One Church One Read selection, This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger, on March 22, at 10:00 a.m., in the Office Conference Room.

This Tender Land is a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression. In 1932, the Lincoln School in Minnesota is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated.

It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

Copies of the books are available for checkout in the Library.

Library Hours
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
Friday Closed
2nd Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m.–noon and 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Second Saturday Movie
This month’s Second Saturday Movie, on March 14, will be Indivisible, the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife, Heather, whose lives are fully devoted to serving God, family, and country. When war etches deep battle scars both overseas and on the home front, the Turners’ rock-solid marriage is shaken to its core.

Carrying burdens the other can’t comprehend, each must decide if they’re willing to face one more battle—the fight to save their marriage. From the director of The Grace Card, Indivisible is the story of one marriage…one family…under God.

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!

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 March 26 selection will be This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Find more information about under “Winter One Church One Read Discussion,” on this page.

Join this exciting community of readers! A list of 2020 selections is available in the OSL Library.

Spring Book Sale Is Coming!
The OSL Library will be accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs (no textbooks, encyclopedias, or dictionaries) from Sunday, March 8, through Wednesday, April 8, for its Spring Book Sale. The sale will be on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Friendship Room.

As always, you will find a large selection of children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction books, along with music CDs and movie DVDs. So weed out your collection and make room for new items to come!

New for Adults
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. One summer morning, 12-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among the passengers are a Wall Street genius, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband.

Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers.

Then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?

Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

Additional New Titles for Adults
Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

New for Middle- and High-School Youth
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds. This story was going to begin like all the best stories—with a school bus falling from the sky, but no one saw it happen. They were all too busy.

They were too busy talking about boogers, stealing pocket change, skateboarding, wiping out, braving up, executing complicated handshakes, planning an escape, making jokes, lotioning up, finding comfort, but mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School Youth
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
The Green Ember by S. D. Smith
Kingdom Keepers: Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson

New Picture, Early Reader,
and Chapter Books

Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. A young girl’s wish is granted when a new sister arrives. While the baby can’t do much, over time the big and little siblings become inseparable, playing and dancing, imagining and laughing.

By each other’s sides, they are smarter, kinder, and braver than they ever thought they could be. And they are forever sisters first. This exquisite celebration of the bond between sisters is inspired by the spirited childhood of Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, authors of Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.

Additional New Picture Books
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
Some Days I Flip My Lid by Kellie Doyle Bailey

New Early Reader Books
Drop It, Rocket by Tad Hills
Barbie: A Pet Vet by Mary Man-Kong

New Chapter Books
Billy and the Mini Monsters: Monsters on a Plane by Zanna Davidson
My Weird School: Miss Daisy Is Crazy by Dan Gutman

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