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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library offers helpful services that some people aren’t aware of including fax, scanning, color prints and copies, inter-library loan, and wireless internet access. The library also has a large collection of DVD’s for check out. So when you think of the library don’t just think books, though we do have over 15,000 of those.

And beginning early next year the library will offer free downloadable e-books! Watch for more information about this exciting new service.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer (F PAL). Medical Fiction. "Dr. Nick Garrity and psych nurse Gillian Coates determine that one-by-one, each of those in the operating room for a fatally botched case is dying."

Known to Evil by Walter Mosley (F MOS MCG.2). Suspense Fiction. "Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind- the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can’t fix—and he’s come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down."

Lone Star Winter by Diana Palmer (F PAL). Texas Romantic Fiction. Two classic Palmer novels: The Winter Soldier and Cattleman’s Pride.

Locked In by Marcia Muller (F MUL McC.26). Mystery Fiction. "After being shot in the head, Sharon McCone suffers from locked-in syndrome, which involves almost total paralysis but an alert conscious mind. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body’s prison and discover her attacker’s identity, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason why she was assaulted."

Texas Standoff: A Novel of the Texas Rangers by Elmer Kelton (WF KEL Ran.10). Western Fiction.

Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker (F PAR Spe.39). Mystery Fiction. "Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Boston PI Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange-money for a stolen painting. The case becomes personal when Spenser fails to protect his client and the valuable painting remains stolen."

Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz (F KAT). Domestic Fiction. "Rose is a working dog devoted to keeping the sheep and other creatures at Bedlam Farm out of danger. But as the weather grows cold, Rose senses danger—a storm unlike any she’s seen. When an epic blizzard finally strikes, Rose needs all her courage to help her master save the farm."


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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