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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 • Posted August 31, 2011

With the drought have come wildfires all over the state. In light of these conditions, the Texas Forest Service has provided the library with two DVDs about how to protect your home: Wildfire! Preventing Home Ignitions and Protecting Your Home from Wildfire. These DVDs are available for check-out by individuals or organizations.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDsSomething BorrowedKung Fu PandaThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieWall StreetPure CountryAudiobooksA Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard (CD 920 DUG)Non-FictionArea 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen (355.79)“Area 51 is the nation’s most secret domestic military facility. The U.S. government has never admitted it exists. The stories I tell in this narrative are real. ” —Annie JacobsenTexas Gulf Coast Stories by C. Herndon Williams (T 976.4 WIL)“The Coastal Bend has been a site of early exploration, bloody conflicts, legendary shipwrecks and even a buried treasure or two. These are the stories of the Texas Gulf Coast, from its early days as a Spanish colony through its official statehood in the 1800s.” Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary by Marge Piercy (92 SEN)“Hannah Senesh, poet and Israel’s national heroine . . . volunteered for a mission to help rescue fellow Jews in her native Hungary. She was captured by the Nazis, endured imprisonment and torture, and was finally executed at the age of twenty-three. Like Anne Frank, she kept a diary from the time she was thirteen.” This edition brings together the diary, her poems, letters, memoirs, and accounts by parachutist who accompanied her.If you Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) by Betty White (921 WHI)“Seven-time Emmy winner Betty White’s wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity.”Young Adult The A Circuit by Georgina Bloomberg (YA F BLO)“Traveling the country and competing at the top level of horse shows is nothing new for Tommi and Kate. Tommi is a billionaire heiress . . . Kate puts the working in working student. So when Zara, the wild child of a famous rock star, descends on Pelham Lane Stables, her antics are not welcome. But distraction has many names, and one of them is Fitz, the bar’s resident Casanova, and he just wants Kate to give him a chance.”Leaving by Karen Kingsbury (YA KIN Bail.2)“Bailey Flanigan and Cody Coleman are not only separated by physical distance, they are also faced with great emotional distance. While Bailey grows closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York, Cody coaches a small high school football team . . .on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one another. And in the face of tragedy, who will be there to provide comfort?”FictionThe Name Partner by Carlos Cisneros (F CIS)“In this hard-hitting legal thriller about a drug company that puts profits over safety, Carlos Cisneros takes the reader on a whirlwind ride as his protagonist struggles with his responsibility to his client, his family, and his own personal ethics.”Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell (F CAM)“Margo Crane has the deadeye poise of her heroine Annie Oakley and the tender heart of the child she is. When she sets out on her journey on that Michigan river we are both delighted and terrified. But the world is not kind to girl children on their own, and the river is as cold and compassionate as some of those Margo meets—including the mother who abandoned her so long ago.” —Dorothy Allison Split Second by Catherine Coulter (F COU FBI.15)“FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock discover that a serial killer on the loose has blood ties to the infamous Ted Bundy. As the hunt for the serial killer escalates, Savich becomes the killer’s focus.”Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr (LTE F CAR) “Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin River’s new veterinary assistant. The secluded community’s wild beauty tugs at his Navajo roots, and he’s been welcomed by everyone except Lilly Yazhi. Lilly has had her share of her strong, silent, traditional men. She can’t deny his gift for gentling horses, but she can’t control her attraction to Clay.”Three Killers by Eli Colter (WF COL)”“Butcher Krantz [was] a deadly menace to anyone who crossed his path. The only man who wasn’t afraid of Butcher was Crook Alvord. People thought Crook wasn’t afraid of anything, but they were wrong. He feared one man—his brother. In Canyon Center, [Oregon] three killers will meet.”Redwood and Gold by Jackson Gregory (WF GRE)“Andrew Hathaway was about to sell the Madrone Ranch, located in California’s giant redwood forest, to Jet Norcross and his mean-spirited daughter. His own sister and old Daniel Jennifer, his father’s original partner, would have to leave their home. But Jim Glennister, an old gambling partner, beat Jet at his own game. The Madrone is his, but Jet isn’t going down without a fight.” Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder by Sara Rosett (LTE F ROS) “Settling her family into their new home in Georgia, Air Force wife and professional organizer Ellie Avery is busy. She decides to take a peaceful stroll but finds an abandoned graveyard disturbed by recent flooding, leaving two corpses—but only one grave—in full view. When Ellie discovers a clue, she becomes the target of a killer who’ll stop at nothing to protect a deadly secret.”Hearts in the Crosshairs by Susan Page Davis (LTE F DAV) Christian Mystery“Newly elected Maine governor Jillian Goff has arrived for her inaugural address. But what she ended up doing was dodging bullets! Dave Hutchins . . . must protect the governor and find the would-be assassin. He’s trying hard to stay emotionally detached. But the more time he spends with Jillian, the less he can imagine ever leaving her side.”LIBRARY NOTES:Story Time will resume on Friday, Sept. 9 at 10:00 A.M.Free Movie: The Incredible Mr. Limpet—Tues., Sept. 6, 3:45 P.M. Rated “G” Run Time: 99 Min.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/mason

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