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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 • Posted March 18, 2009

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library offers free access to over 60 databases which are authoritative, free of advertising, and suitable for children. Subjects covered are science, technology, health, medicine, business, homework, business, history, genealogy, and literature. Come by or call the library to learn how to log on to these TexShare databases sponsored by the Texas State Library.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill (JF HEM). Junior Historical Fiction. “Thirteen-year-old Prometheus Jones and his eleven-year-old cousin Omer flee Tennessee and join a cattle drive that will eventually take them to Texas, where Prometheus hopes his father lives, and they find adventure and face challenges as African Americans in a land still recovering from the Civil War.”

Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells (F WEL). Junior Historical Fiction. “With the war raging and the Union under siege, we see history unfolding through Willie’s eyes and then through Tad’s — and we see Lincoln rising above his own inborn sadness and personal tragedy through his devotion to his sons. With evocative and engaging illustrations by P.J. Lynch, Rosemary Wells offers a carefully researched biography that gives us a Lincoln not frozen in time but accessible and utterly real.”

Write Before Your Eyes by Lisa Williams Kline (JF KLI). Junior Fiction. “An old journal seems to be eighth-grader Gracie’s ticket to the worlds of magic of which she has read, but her writings not only come true, they have unexpected consequences for her family and her best friend, would-be boyfriend Dylan.”

The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (F KIN Wim.3). Junior Humorous Fiction. “Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.”

What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (F PHI). Romantic Fiction. “A down-on-her-luck movie actress runs into her detestable former co-star—dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard—in Las Vegas and gets caught up in a ridiculous incident that leads to a calamitous elopement.”

Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron (F EPH). Domestic Fiction. “Ivy and David Rose, happily married high school sweethearts and expecting their first child, are plunged into a growing web of suspicion when a young, pregnant high school classmate disappears and David’s past is exposed in this tale of obsession.”

Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell (F COR). Historical Fiction.

Rachel Getting Married (DVD MP RAC). Movie.

Learning By Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit by Corita Kent and Jan Steward (701 COR). Nonfiction.


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 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:

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