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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 • Posted May 13, 2009

On Monday June 8, the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will have an open house to kick off the start of student summer reading. Showcased will be dozens of new Junior books purchased with a generous donation from the City of Mason. Watch for more information (a really neat prize is involved).

Summer is a busy time at the library. Volunteers are needed to lead or help with a one week activity program for young children, help with the Read To Swim program sponsored by the Mason National Bank, and to shelve children’s books. If you would like to help children have a fun experience at the library please call 325-347-5446 or come by 410 Post Hill.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn (F QUI Che.1). Humorous Mystery Fiction. “Meet Chet, the wise and livable canine narrator...who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator.”

The Perfect Poison: An Arcane Society Novel by Amanda Quick (F QUI Arc.6). Romantic Suspense Fiction.

Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas (F DAL). Historical Fiction. “Set in the high country of Colorado during the Depression, this is the story of an unforgettable friendship between two women—eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort and seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle—and the deepest hardships and darkest secrets they shared with each other.”

A Mercy by Toni Morrison (F MOR). Historical Fiction. “In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love—first from an older servant woman at her master’s new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith.”

The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice (F RIC). Psychological Fiction. “In the halls of Newport Academy, a unique private school that has attracted generations of rebels, outcasts, and visionaries, a poignant and unforgettable lesson in the eternal truths of sisterhood is about to begin for Maggie Shaw, her fourteen-year-old daughter Beck, and her sixteen-year-old son Travis.”

8th Confession by James Patterson (F PAT Wom.8). Suspense Fiction. “The Women’s Murder Club faces its toughest challenge as Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder of two San Francisco millionaires and reporter Cindy Thomas digs into the brutal slaying of a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless.”

Tea Time For the Traditionally Built: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novel by Alexander McCall Smith (F MCC Det.10).

Tenth Stone by Bodie & Brock Thoene (F THO A.D.10). Christian Fiction. The tenth in the A.D. Chronicles series.

Take One by Karen Kingsbury (F KIN Abo.1). Christian Fiction. The first in the Above the Line series.


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

Story Time will be held Friday’s at 10:00 through the end of May.

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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