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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 30, 2009

The library will be closed for renovations in January. During regular library business hours in January, 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 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.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary. by Steven Winn (636.7092 WIN) Nonfiction. "A narrative based on the author’s ten-part series in the "San Francisco Chronicle" describes one man’s uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him."

Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Paris Vendetta

La’s Orchestra Saves the World

The Disciple


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

Story Time will not be held December 25 or in January.

The library will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Monday, December 24, 25, and 28.

The library will have limited services due to renovations in January. Please call for more information.

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 Stepyhen Coonts (F COO Car.4). Suspense Fiction. "Iran is weeks away from acquiring nuclear weapons and has every intention of using them to strike first— only Tommy Carmellini and Jake Grafton can stop a nuclear nightmare."
by Alexander McCall Smith (F MCC). Historical Fiction. "In 1939, Lavender Stone flees London to escape the German bombs and her shattered marriage. Settling in a small town, she pulls together a makeshift orchestra to help cope with the times."
by Steve Berry (F BER Mal.5). Suspense Fiction. "Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn’t looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop. But narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his unexpected new ally—an American Secret Service agent—and help him stop the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy."
by Harriet Reisen (921 ALC). Biography. "A vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott that explores Alcott’s life in the context of her works, all of which are to some extent autobiographical."

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