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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011

Kudos to our patrons who have taken the plunge and are checking out eBooks! So far, I’m getting positive feedback, and as much as I love seeing our patrons in person, checking out eBooks can save time, gasoline, and book fines. Electronic books can also be an option for folks who may be housebound. If holding a book is a challenge, book stands can be purchased for eReaders now. Also, the font can be set to “extra-large,” which may be a factor for those of you who need large-print books. Some models even have “Read-to-Me” features. And don’t forget—we’re showing Where the Red Fern Grows as our free movie Wednesday, June 29, at 3:00P.M. in the Stribling Room. It is rated G and runs 97 minutes. Adults are welcome!NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDs:Country StrongI Am Number FourJust Go With ItPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s ChestPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndFair GameBooks:Seekers Series: by Erin HunterSmoke Mountain: Books 3The Last Wilderness: Book 4Fire in the Sky: Book 5Spirits in the Stars: Book 6 The Kingdom by Clive Cussler (F CUS Far.3)“The Fargos are used to hunting for treasure, not people. But then a Texas oil baron contacts them with a personal plea: an investigator friend of the Fargos’; was on a mission to find the oil baron’s missing father—and now the investigator is missing, tool. Would Sam and Remi be willing to look for them both?”Ranger Man by William Colt MacDonald (WF MAC)“Johnny Barlow’s friend, Matt Melville, was shot just as Johnny rode into Rawhide City. Now missing is the satchel of gold Matt was carrying. Johnny, a border ranger, suspects that his East of the Border by Johnny D. Boggs (WF BOG)“Based on actual events, East of the Border follows the 1873-74- theatrical tour of the three famous frontiersmen [Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, and Texas jack Omohundro] as they play themselves in Wild West stage melodramas in Eastern cities. Boggs. . .takes his readers behind the scenes, privy to the hilarity but also the pathos of the se legendary plainsmen as revealed in their own words.”Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller (F MIL CC.2)“Conner Creed knows exactly who he is: a hardworking rancher carrying on his uncle’s legacy in Lonesome Bend, Colorado. Maybe a small-town cowboy’s life isn’t his dream, but he owes the man who took him in as a kid. Until the identical twin brother he’s been estranged from for years reenters his life. And then he meets Tricia McCall, a beautiful woman who knows a thing or two about living someone else’s dreams. Together, they just might find their own dreams right here in Lonesome Bend. . .”The Jefferson Project by Thor Duffin (F DUF)“Sam Archer, a former Delta operative, is now a civilian analyst with Homeland Security. He finds clues pointing to an impending terrorist attack on American soil, but is unable to stop it. But in the process of trying, he uncovers something darker and even more threatening. Something that could tear the nation apart.”The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival by Sara Tuvel Bernstein (921 BER)“Bernstein’s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust . . . She defied her father’s orders to turn down a scholarship that took her to Bucharest, and got herself expelled . . . ashamed to return home after her expulsion, she looked for work in Bucharest and discovered a talent for dressmaking. That talent . . . allowed her entry into the highest reaches of Romanian society . . . After a series of incidents that ranged from dramatic escapes to a year in a forced labor detachment, Sara ended up in Ravensbruck, a women’s concentration camp, and managed to survive.”Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas ( LTE F KLE)(Historical Romance)“Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, but she has always longed for an ordinary life. Abandoned by her true love, Michael Bayning, she meets handsome, charismatic Harry Rutledge. The enigmatic hotel owner has wealth, power, and unknown to Poppy, a dangerous hidden life.”Tempted by His Kiss by Tracy Anne Warren (LTE F WAR)(Historical Romance)“When orphaned beauty Meg Amberley is caught in a snowstorm, she takes refuge at Lord Cade Byron’s estate. Stranded together, Meg soon finds herself falling under Cade’s spell. When the roads finally clear enough for her to leave, fate intervenes, and Meg, against her better judgment, poses as Cade’s fiancée. But as their charade deepens, Cade can’t let her go.”Trader of Secrets by Steve Martini (F MAR Mad.12)“Defense attorney Paul Madriani is embroiled in a case as perilous as any he has ever faced: one that involves an angry killer who will stop at nothing short of vengeance, and two missing NASA scientists who are holding secrets that a hostile government desperately wants to purchase –in blood if they must.”

LIBRARY NOTES:Wednesday Movie: Where the Red Fern Grows, Rated G, Free Admission, 3:00 P.M., Stribling Room, Run Time: 97 minutesRead-to-Swim: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 A.M.Book Hounds: ends Thursday, July 21, drawings for iPods Friday, July 22LIBRARY 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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