Second Saturday Movies Resume!
This year’s movie series will return on September 8 with I Can Only Imagine, the captivating movie about the bestselling single in the history of Christian music, and Bart Millard, the man who wrote it. MercyMe’s hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” has touched millions of people around the world, but few know how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever.
Make a day of it with the movie, followed by worship at 5:00 and dinner afterward!
Summer One Church One Read
Come join the discussion of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman—the Library’ Summer One Church One Read book—on Sunday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m., in the Conference Room.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.–noon
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,” will start on September 9 and run 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 September 27 selection will be A Place to Stand, Jimmy Santiago Baca’s harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison. A Place to Stand garnered tremendous critical acclaim and went on to win the 2001 International Prize.
Considered one of the best poets in America today, Baca was illiterate at the age of 21 and faced five to ten years behind bars for selling drugs. A Place to Stand is the remarkable tale of how he emerged after his years in the penitentiary—much of it spent in isolation—with the ability to read and a passion for writing poetry. The story is a vivid portrait of life inside a maximum-security prison and an affirmation of one man’s spirit in overcoming the most brutal adversity.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of 2018 selections is available in the OSL Library.
Fall Book Sale
The OSL Library will begin accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs on September 10 for its Fall Book Sale, and will continue accepting items 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!
New for Adults
Holy Hustle by Crystal Stine. Balance. It’s what we long for in our lives as we hear shouts of “work harder!” in one ear, and whispers to “rest more” in the other. What if God’s plan for us isn’t just one way or the other?
Enter the holy hustle. Crystal Stine followed the path to success as she climbed the corporate ladder. Now she explores “hustle” in a new light as a self-employed, work-from-home mom. She invites you to join her in experiencing:
• renewed peace as you focus on serving, not striving;
• reawakened potential as you ditch comparison and embrace community;
• redefined purpose as you seek the roles God has for you.
You were created to work with enthusiasm for the right reasons—and you were made with a need to rest. Discover the place where these two sides meet in a happy, holy hustle.
Additional New Titles for Adults
• Us against You by Fredrik Backman
• Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
• Code Girls by Liza Mundy
New for Middle-
and High-School Youth
The Miracle Season by Kathy Bresnahan is the story of 17-year-old volleyball player Caroline Found and the inspiration for the motion picture of the same name. On August 11, 2011, Caroline “Line” Found was tragically killed in a moped accident on her way to visit her terminally ill mother, Ellyn.
Caroline’s death and that of her mother 12 days later shocked her Iowa City community and devastated her father, Ernie Found, and siblings, Gregg and Catharine. Faced with an overwhelming grief of their own, the Iowa City West volleyball team and coach, Kathy Bresnahan, attempted to move forward, hoping for some type of normalcy to return to their fractured lives.
How do they move forward playing a game that serves as a constant reminder of their fallen leader? Anyone who has struggled to overcome life’s challenges will appreciate this story of strength, faith, perseverance, and love.
Additional New Titles for Middle- and High-School
• A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
• Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
• Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin
New Chapter, Picture,
and Early Reader Books
It’s Shoe Time! by Mo Willems and Bryan Collier. This lyrical beginning-reader turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair. The shoes in a young girl’s closet clamor to be selected as the girl prepares for a “Daddy-and-Me day!”
They are dismayed that she picks a boot and a flip-flop. The shoes follow her out the door to try to get her to change her mind and select a matching pair.
Additional New Early Readers
• Paw Patrol: Pit Crew Pups! by Kristen Depken
• Lucky School Bus by Melinda Melton Crow
New Picture Books
• Pet This Book by Jessica Young and Daniel Wiseman
• There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
New Chapter Books
• The Unlucky Lottery Winner of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee and Matthew J. Gilbert
• The Legend of Diamond Lil by Doreen Cronin