Fall Book Sale
The OSL Library will accept books, movie DVDs, and music CDs for its Fall Book Sale through October 17. The sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, in the Friendship Room.
A large selection of children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction books will be for sale, along with music CDs and movie DVDs. Don’t miss it!
Second Saturday Movie
This month’s movie, on October 13, will be I Believe. Nine-year-old Brian (Rowan Smyth) has a supernatural encounter with God, an experience that sends him on an adventurous quest to find out more about what Christians believe. He faces heavy opposition from the world around him, especially from his own father Simon (Matt Lindquist), an atheist TV newscaster.
Brian finds allies in the pastor of a local church (Wilford Brimley) and a wounded U.S. Marine (Jeremy London). Brian’s pure and innocent faith brings about manifestations of God’s extraordinary power that quickly become breaking news.
Make a day of it with the movie, followed by worship at 5:00 and dinner afterward!
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.
“We ‘FALL’ow Jesus” Fall Reading Program
The OSL Library’s fall reading program, “We ‘FALL’ow Jesus,” runs through October 28. Each day they check out items, children, youth, and adults will receive a treat and have their book receipt submitted for a chance to win a weekly $5 drawing.
As the program continues, the Library’s Tree of Life display will show the beauty of God’s creation by its leaves of green turning to brilliant golds and reds, representing the ways God richly blesses and transforms us.
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 25 selection will be Lincoln at the Bardo by George Sanders.
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.”
From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of 2018 selections is available in the OSL Library.
New for Adults
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Crystal Stine. Two sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector, and Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and often life-changing. When Lucia starts hearing voices, Miranda must find a way to reach her sister. Lucia impetuously plows ahead, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again—but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved.
Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, an immigrant story, and a young woman’s quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. It’s also a story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone.
Additional New Titles for Adults
• Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos
• Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
• Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
New for Middle-
and High-School Youth
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly is a funny and poignant story about unexpected friendships. Told from four points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero). In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.
They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well, and leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil.
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School
• The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
• The Unwanteds: Island of Graves by Lisa McMann
• Evil Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
New Chapter, Picture,
and Early Reader Books
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung. The Reds, the Yellows, and the Blues all think they are the best in this vibrant, thought-provoking picture book, with a message of acceptance and unity.
In the beginning, there were three colors—Reds, Yellows, and Blues—all special in their own ways, all living in harmony until one day, a Red says “Reds are the best!” and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anything that can change their minds?
A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.
Additional New Early Readers
• Monsters Love School by Mike Austin
• All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman
New Picture Books
• Dora the Explorer Phonics Reading Program: Let’s Go Explore! by Scholastic
• Ten Apples up on Top by Theo. LeSieg
New Chapter Books
• Dragon Masters: Waking the Rainbow Dragon by Tracey West
• The Fantastic and Terrible Fame of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee and Matthew J. Gilbert