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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 • Posted December 9, 2009

Since the library will be closed during the month of January the check out limit will be increased for books checked out on these days: Thursday and Friday – December 17 and 18, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – December 21, 22, and 23 and Tuesday and Wednesday – December 29 and 30. The due dates will also be extended until the second week in February.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary. (DVD MP STA). Video.

Star Trek

Stealing With Style


Under the Dome

I, Alex Cross

To Try Men’s Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom

The Lacuna



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

Story Time - Friday 10:00 am December 11.

Story Time will not be held December 18 and December 25.

The library will be closed December 24, 25, 28, and 31.

The library will be closed in January.

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:

by Sandra Brown (F BRO). Historical Fiction. "In a time of drought and economic depression in 1934, Ella Barron runs her boardinghouse in Texas while caring for her son, Solly, and responds to the calm influence of one of her boarders, David Rainwater, while facing the tension and uncertainty around her."
by Barbara Kingsolver (F KIN). Biographical Fiction. "The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds — Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s — and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events."
by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. (F GIN). Historical Fiction.
by James Patterson (F PAT Cro.16). Mystery Fiction. "Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington’s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer’s only victim."
by Stephen King. (F KIN). Psychological Fiction. "The small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, is faced with a big dilemma when it is mysteriously sealed off by an invisible and completely impenetrable force field. With cars and airplanes exploding on contact, the force field has completely isolated the townspeople from the outside world. Now, Iraq war vet Dale Barbara and a group of the town’s more sensible citizens must overcome the tyrannical rule of Big Jim Rennie, a politician bent on controlling everything within the Dome."
by Linda Howard. (F HOW). Romantic Suspense Fiction. "As a brewing ice storm approaches, and despite the icy conditions that have always existed between him and Lolly Helton, combat veteran Gabriel McQueen makes the long haul to the middle of nowhere to find out whether she is safe and sound. Spotting strangers in Lolly’s home—one of them packing a weapon—Gabriel rescues Lolly from her captors ... but when the escape is discovered, the heat—and the hunt—are on."
by Emyl Jenkins (F JEN Gla.1). Mystery Fiction. "Appraiser Sterling Glass exams a number of rare objects that have shown up in a Goodwill store, only to become embroiled in a plot involving several prestigious families, valuable antiques, and con men at some of New York’s leading auction houses."

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