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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 • Posted November 25, 2009

Several actions will be taken to reduce the inconvenience library patrons will experience during January, 2010, when the library will be closed for renovations. In January during regular library business hours, a paperback exchange will be set up outside the library kitchen back door so that paperback books may be picked up and returned there. The paperback exchange will work on the honor system with no need for official check out. For those wanting to check out enough hardback books to get them through January, check out limits will be increased for patrons in good standing and the check out time will be extended. The increased limit and extended loan period will be for items checked out during the period of December 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday) and December 28-30 (Monday-Wednesday), 2009.

For patrons needing to use a computer during January: computers will be available for use at the Mason High School Library Monday-Friday 4:00-5:30 for patrons showing a Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library card. Another option for computer usage: for those with a wireless enabled lap top computer, wireless access will be available 10:00-6:00 Monday-Friday outside the Mason County Library.

The library staff and the library board are committed to work with patrons in order to make this period as painless as possible. For more information you may call the library at 325-347-5446 or Julie Harrison, Library Board president at 325-347-1070.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary. (DVD MAR). Video. "In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, one by one in a single file. They will endure freezing temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love."

March of the Penguins


Texas Forts: A Lone Star Guide

Ford County

The Tale of Briar Bank


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

Story Time - Friday 10:00 am.

Story Time will not be held November 27, December 18, and December 25.

The library will be closed November 25, 2:00 – 6:00, November 26, 10:00 – 6:00, and November 27, 10:00 – 6:00 for Thanksgiving.

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:

The Tale of Briar Bank by Susan Wittig Albert (F ALB Pot.5). Historical Mystery Fiction. "Mr. Wickstead has died under a tree limb. The villagers are certain that his death had to do with a treasure he dug up last spring. But why was he in the wood on a frigid night? And what of the claw marks on the limb? And what was that treasure? As per usual, the town’s animals know more than the Big Folk. And only Pickles, Wickstead’s fox terrier, knows exactly what happened. It’s up to amateur sleuth Beatrix Potter to help the denizens of Sawrey, human and animal, solve the little matter of murder."
by John Grisham (F GRI). Short Stories. John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories.
by Wayne Lease (T 917.64 LEA ). Nonfiction.
(DVD MP UP). "When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away. He discovers that Russell, a chubby Wilderness Explorer Scout has stowed away. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for."

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