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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • Posted March 11, 2009

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library wishes to thank the Mason Study Club for their generous donation of $2,000 which will allow the library to purchase much needed books. Last year they also gave a large donation toward the establishment of the Cup and Chaucer coffee bar located in the library. The Mason Study Club has been a strong supporter of the library for many years and the time and effort given by the members is greatly appreciated. They are valued partners of the library and continually help to make it successful. You can help the Mason Study Club help the library by purchasing their beautiful, hand crafted note cards and the new book covers which are both functional and attractive. These items may be purchased at the library.

Many library patrons are enjoying the new online system that allows them to access their library account and the library catalog from any computer. If you’d like to join them and be able to view your check out history, renew your books, reserve books, and do much more, simply come by the library to get your logon information.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel (F STE). Romantic Fiction. “Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family. When she house-sits for her sister, she discovers an unexpected, yet attractive houseguest with a psycho ex-girlfriend.”

Promises in Death by J. D. Robb (F ROB). Suspense Fiction. “Amarylis Coltraine had recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she’s been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she’s taken down just steps away from her apartment, disarmed, and killed with her own weapon, for Eve Dallas, the victim isn’t just one of us.”

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child (F CHI). Suspense Fiction. “A group of scientists undertake an expedition to Alaska’s Federal Wilderness Zone to study the effects of global warming. The expedition changes suddenly when the group heads out on a routine foray into a glacial ice cave and makes an astonishing find.”

Safer by Sean Doolittle (F DOO). Suspense Fiction. “After being accused of a horrible crime that he did not commit, Paul Calloway discovers that his family and entire neighborhood have turned against him.”

Night and Day by Robert B. Parker (F PAR Sto.8). Mystery Fiction. “Paradise, Massachusetts, Police Chief Jesse Stone must deal in his own laconic way with the town’s rights and wrongs, including a Peeping Tom, the Paradise Free Swingers, and a firestorm of protests at the junior high school.”

Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee (F LEE). Romantic Fiction. “In 1942, Will Trusdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, has fallen headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But when World War II strikes, Will is sent to an internment camp, while Trudy remains outside. Trudy is forced to form dangerous alliances with the head of the Japanese gendarmerie, whose desperate attempts to locate a priceless collection of Chinese art lead to a chain of terrible betrayals.”

Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper (F HAR). Biographical Fiction. “Spanning half a century of Elizabethan and Jacobean history and sweeping from the lowest reaches of society to the royal court, this richly textured novel tells the real story of Shakespeare in love.”


Library hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Story Time is held most Friday’s at 10:00 at the library. Story Time will not be held March 13, 20, or 27.

Live Homework Help for K-Adult is available through the Library’s web site. Instead of a Library Card #, type mbeckert. Live Homework Help is available every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Day.

Library Information - Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; Fax: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site:

Megan Bierschwale and Judye Oden were the readers. Judye also played her guitar and led the children in singing. Story Time will start again Friday, April 3.

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