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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 • Posted October 27, 2010

The Mason Study club members are passionate about the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library and work tirelessly to support it. In 2010 the Study Club donated $1000 to the library which enabled the purchase of almost sixty books. It’s time to start thinking Fall and of course, cool weather food like chili. Every year the Study Club offers a scrumptious chili lunch as a fund raiser for the library. This year it will occur on the west end of the Courthouse lawn, November 12 from 10:30 – 2:00. Please put it on your calendar of highly anticipated annual food events. You’ll be glad you did!

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

Microcosmos: Discovering the World Through Microscopic Images from 20 X to Over 22 Million X Magnification by Brandon Broll (502 BRO). Nonfiction.

Tribe: Endangered Peoples Around the World by Piers Gibbon (OS 308.5 GIB). Nonfiction.

Happiness Key by Emilie Richards (LTE F RIC Hap.1). Mystery Fiction. "When the only other resident of Happiness Key dies alone in his cottage, four women warily join forces to find his family. Together, they discover difficult truths about their own lives and the men they love— and uncover the treasure of an unlikely friendship."

The Confirmation by Ralph Reed (F REE). Political Fiction. "Newly elected U.S. president Bob Long is weighing reports of nuclear weapons in Iran when he learns Justice Peter Corbin Franklin, 86-year-old liberal conscience of the Supreme Court, has suffered a massive stroke."

Warlord by Ted Bell (F BEL Haw.6). Suspense Fiction. "Someone from the past has the British crown in his sights again, and has proven once before that these threats are not to be taken lightly. This is just the call to duty British-American M16 counterterrorism operative Alex Hawke needs to get back in action — if the madman doesn’t wreak total havoc first."

Half-Price Homicide: A Dead-End Job Mystery by Elaine Viets (F VIE Dea.9). Mystery Fiction.

Waking Up in Dixie by Haywood Smith (F SMI). Humorous Fiction. "Cruel, small-town banker Howell Whittington has a stroke sitting up in church, and when he wakes up, he’s transformed and wants nothing more than to be a real husband, which scares his proper, repressed wife Elizabeth to death. Setting out to right past wrongs, he blackmails the town’s baddies into doing the right thing by threatening to foreclose on their mortgages."

Tough To Tame by Diana Palmer (LTE F PAL). Texas Romantic Fiction. Another in the Long, Tall, Texans series.

House of Reckoning by John Saul (F SAU). Horror Fiction. "Outcast by an injury sustained from her father, foster child Sara Crane befriends a former mental patient and her art teacher and soon creates paintings of long-ago violent crimes committed by the inmates of a local asylum."


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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