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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 • Posted June 23, 2010

In the main foyer of the library, Carolyn Phillips has set up an interesting display about trains and railroads. She was employed by the MKT RR (Katy) in Denison, TX before it was bought by Union Pacific in 1986. Carolyn’s father, grandfather, uncle and brother also worked for the Katy RR. Notice the train painting which was created by one of Carolyn’s third grade students several years ago.

At the end of June, Mary Jo Cockrell will be retiring after many years of service at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. She has been a valuable asset to the library and will certainly be missed. While she prefers not to have a big "to-do" for her retirement we all wish her well on her next life adventure.

Wednesday, June 30 will be the last day this year for Read To Swim.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende (F ALL). Historical Fiction. "The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible."

Courage and Consequence by Karl Rove (921 ROV). Biography."… Rove has been attacked his entire career, accused of everything from campaign chicanery to ideological divisiveness. In this frank memoir, Rove responds to critics, passionately articulates his political philosophy, and defends the choices he made on the campaign trail and in the White House."

The Killing Edge by Heather Graham ( F GRA). Romantic Suspense Fiction. "Florida psychologist Chloe Marin and Luke Cane, a British ex-cop-turned-P.I. investigating the disappearance of a young swimsuit model on behalf of her father, have trouble trusting each other, even though they are attracted to one another and have the same hunch that a killer is using a modeling agency to stalk his prey."

Dangerous by Diana Palmer (F PAL). Romantic Suspense Fiction. "A merciless man with a haunted past, FBI agent Kilraven can’t help being attracted to Winnie Sinclair, a shy 911 operator. When he makes the disturbing discovery that her family’s unsavory past might have a bearing on his cold case, Winnie is determined to help him crack it—and the ice around this Texan’s heart."

Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush (921 BUS). Biography. "In a captivating and compelling voice that ranks with many of the greatest memoirists, Laura Bush tells the story of her unique path from dusty Midland, Texas, to the world stage as First Lady. She captures presidential life in the frantic and fearful months after 9/11, and humorously lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House."

Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber (F MAC Blo.7). Romantic Fiction. "On the anniversary of his beloved wife’s death, Michael receives a letter Hannah had written him. She makes one final request— she’s chosen three women, and asks him to consider them as a new wife. He’s a man who needs the completeness only love can offer— and the list leads him to a woman who can help him find it."

Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick (F QUI Dre.2). Romantic Suspense Fiction. Book 2 of the Dreamlight Trilogy.

The Promise: President Obama, Year One by Jonathan Alter (921 OBA). Nonfiction. " … one of the country’s most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama’s difficult debut. In Alter’s telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader."

The Fate of Texas: The Civil War and the Lone Star State edited by Charles D. Grear (T 973.7 FAT). Texana.


Story Time will be held again starting in the Fall.

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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