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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 • Posted May 25, 2011

Those of you who use the library’s computers may be excited to know that we now have two new Dell laptops available for use here in the library. Two older laptops are being upgraded and will soon be available as well. To check out a laptop, you will need your library card and a picture ID (which is returned when you turn the laptop back in). We also have five new computer books (check out the list below), and we have upgraded the existing desktop computers with Microsoft Office Suite 2010. These improvements and additions to our collection were made possible by the Mason Community Foundation grant that was recently awarded to the library. NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from the publishers’ summaries)Technology: Teach Yourself Visually Office 2010 (005.4 SHO)QuickBooks 2011 for Dummies (657.904 NEL)Digital Photography for Seniors in Easy Steps for the Over 50s (006.62 VAN)Quicken 2011 QuickSteps (657.904 MAT)Starting an Online Business for Dummies (658.054 HOL)Fiction: Save Me by Lisa Scottoline (F SCO)“Nobody could have foreseen what would happen the day that Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in the cafeteria of her daughter’s elementary school. Rose does it to keep a discreet eye on her third-grader, Melly, a sweet, if shy, child who was born with a facial birthmark that has become her own personal bull’s-eye. Melly has been targeted by the mean girl at their new school and gets bullied every day. . . Rose is about to leap into action—but right then, the unthinkable happens. Rose finds herself in a nightmare, faced with an emergency decision that no mother should eve have to make.”The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggins (F WIG)“Linda Davis’s local fabric shop is a place where women gather to share their creations: quilts commemorating important events in their lives. Now, as her only child readies for college, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Mother and daughter decide to share one last adventure together—a cross-country road trip.”Buried Prey by John Sandford (F SAN Pre.21)“An entire block on the edge of the Minneapolis loop is being torn down for development, when an unpleasant surprise is unearthed: the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic, underneath an old house. It looks like they’ve been down there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.”The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew (FMAY)“”Thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Along with Jubie is . . . the family’s black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there—cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father’s rages and her mother’s benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally. Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take.” The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble (F COB Mer.3)(Mercy Falls #3)“Olivia’s sister, Eleanor, was engaged to Harrison Bennett, one of the nation’s wealthiest men, but she has since died. Now the pressure is on Olivia to take her place, despite her suspicions about Eleanor’s fiancé . . . she finds that Eleanor’s death was no accident. And Harrison is not the man she thought he would be.

LIBRARY NOTES:Story Hour is suspended for the summerRead-to-Swim: begins Tues., May 31, 10:30-11:30 A.M.

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: masonlibrary@verizon.net; Web Site: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx

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