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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 • Posted April 20, 2011

“Perhaps no other natural resource in Texas has been more coveted, more haggled-over, more central to who we are and who we’ll be, than water.” The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has donated two sets of an award-winning documentary, narrated by Walter Cronkite, about the state of Texas water. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and I hope that community groups, educators, and patrons will consider using these DVDs when considering water issues in our community. These five DVDs are a compilation of short films exploring topics ranging from dealing with drought to the value of wetlands and more. These five volumes of DVDs may be checked out singly or as a set. The Texas Association of CPAs has donated a DVD, The Money Mammals “that uses music and fun to teach kids about the value of money.” These DVDs will be located on the non-fiction shelf in the DVD section.Thank you to everyone who came out for the Friends of the Library Book Sale last week. We had a great turnout, and I appreciate your support of the library and your love of books!NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from the publishers’ summaries)Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb (F ROB)“A driver for a top-of-the-line limousine service is found dead—shot through the neck with a crossbow. Days later, a stunning, high-priced escort is found killed at Coney Island, a bayonet stuck in her heart. The trail lead to CEOs whose information has been hijacked. NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must discover why the playthings of the rich and famous have become the prey.”Escape from the Alamo by Dac Crossley (F CRO)“This is the story of young George Hanks, an ever-grinning Tennessee lad called ‘Possum’ by Davy Crockett. No longer grinning, Possum finds himself on the battlefield at San Jacinto, wounded, confused, and alone. He can’t go back to Tennessee because they believe he died at the Alamo. Possum believes that Crockett must have also survived . . . and undertakes to find him in South Texas.” My Lost Skirt by Lynda Durrnat (YA DUR)“How did Jennie Margaret Hodgers, a colleen and a shepherd, find herself in the Battle of Vicksburg, in the Confederate state of Mississippi? That lass is gone forever. She’s shot four men, maybe more, and she’ll never come back. Jennie Hodgers might as well be dead and buried. Goodbye, Jennie.”Serendipity by Louise Shaffer (LTE F SHA)“A child of theatrical royalty, Carrie Manning is having a hard time getting her own act together. Thirty-seven, aimless, and having just buried a famous mother she never understood, she is desperate to uncover her family’s mysterious past in the hopes that it will help her understand herself.”Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich (F EVA Die.1)“Seven Stones of Power. No one knows when they were created or by whom. Each is said to represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Now the Stones have found their way to Salem, Massachusetts, and so has Gerwulf Grimoire, adding himself to a rogues gallery of power seekers. Grimoire has abilities that he feels entitle him to posssess anything he might desire. That would include Elizabeth Tucker, the woman he needs to find the Stones. Lizzie is freshly transplanted from New York City to Boston’s North Shore. With a new job as pastry chef . . . her life is pretty much on track . . . until it’s suddenly derailed.”LIBRARY NOTES:Story Hour 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 4.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: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx

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