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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 • Posted October 21, 2009

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library has recently purchased for the patrons’ use, new computers with flat screen monitors. They take up less space so we were able to add an additional workstation and the monitors are much easier to see than the old ones. We hope everyone enjoys using the computers which are available to anyone who comes into the library.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (F NIF). Psychological Fiction. “When Elspeth Noblin dies, she leaves everything to the 20-year-old American twin daughters of her own long-estranged twin, Edie. Valentina and Julia, as enmeshed as Elspeth and Edie once were, move into Elspeth’s London flat and through a series of developing relationships a crisis develops that could pull the twins apart.”

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (277.3 ALB). Nonfiction. “When an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom’s old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy, Albom goes back to his nonfiction roots and becomes involved with a Detroit pastor—a reformed drug dealer and convict—who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. A timely, moving, and inspiring look at faith: not just who believes, but why.”

Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King by James Patterson (932 PAT). Nonfiction. “James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence—X-rays, archaeologist Howard Carter’s files dealing with the discovery of a long-lost crypt, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages—to arrive at their own account of King Tut’s life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.”

Conquering Fear by Harold S. Kushner (152.4 KUS). Nonfiction. “Drawing on the teachings of religious and secular literature and on the true stories of people who have faced their fears, Kushner helps us to see that fear can present us with extraordinary opportunities—to connect with our emotions, rethink our values, and change our lives, and the world, for the better.”

Rough Country by John Sandford (F SAN Flo.3). Suspense Fiction. “While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking.”


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

Story Time - Friday 10:00 am.

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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