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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 • Posted September 14, 2011

Don’t forget, Story Time has resumed on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 A.M. If you missed Mozelle Palmer’s storytelling performance as the Reading Cat last Friday, you missed a real treat—she did a fantastic job! We will also be showing two more movies in September. The Fox and the Hound will show on Monday, September 19 at 3:45 P.M. in the Stribling Room. It is rated “G” and runs 83 minutes. Cats and Dogs will show on Monday, September 26. It is rated “PG” and runs 87 minutes.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDs:The Tom Selleck: The Western CollectionRioThe Color PurpleThe ConspiratorBuffalo Girls & True Women: Wild West CollectionBedknobs and BroomsticksThe Twilight Saga: New MoonThe Twilight Saga: EclipseThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThe Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingMen in BlackMen in Black IIThe Incredible Mr. LimpetTerminatorTerminator 2Terminator: The Rise of the MachinesEasy Books:Snappy Little ColorsThe Brave Young KnightYoung Adult/Junior Fiction:The Power of Six by Pitticus Lore (YA LOR Lor.2) Sequel to I Am Number Four “Nine of us came here . . . there are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? I am Number Seven. And I’m ready to fight.”Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson (JF PAT)“ This is the totally insane story of how I, Rafe Khatchadorian, fought and overcame a diabolical teacher, sold my sold to the school bully, wrestled with a real live bear, fell kind of in “like” with the most popular girl in school, and accidentally-on-purpose hurt all the people I care about.”Wild Card by Tiki and Ronde Barber (JF BAR)“The eighth-grade season couldn’t be going better for the Hidden Valley Eagles. But report card time spells trouble . . . Adam Costa, their ace kicker, is benched for academic probation. Will the Eagles be shut out of play-off contention for the first time in seven years?”Non-fiction:The Mindset Lists of American History by Tom McBride and Ron Nief (973.91 MCB)“This fascinating book . . . dramatizes what it was like to grow up for every American generation since 1880, showcasing the remarkable changes in what Americans have considered ‘normal’ about the world around them and showing how quickly and dramatically what is normal can change.”The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal (364.12 SEA)“In the summer of 2008, Clark Rockefeller of Boston, wealthy scion of a great American family, made headlines when he kidnapped his own daughter and vanished. The FBI was baffled . . . every lead was a dead end. That was because the man the FBI was hunting did not exist. Clark was in fact a German native named Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter who came to the United States at age of seventeen posing as a foreign exchange student, the first in a thirty-year-long string of increasingly unbelievable deceptions.”Careers in Cosmetology by Mary L. Dennis (346.72 DEN)300 Best Jobs without a Four-Year Degree by Michael Farr (331.70 FAR)Fiction:Breaking Out of Bedlam by Leslie Larson (F LAR)“Meet pill-popping, slovenly, sharp-tongued Cora Sledge—all three hundred pounds and eighty-two years of her. Be prepared for surprises from the moment her children shove her out of her home and into a cinder-block warehouse for the aged. There, love, skullduggery, and heartbreak await Cora. Leslie Larson gives us high hilarity and deep tenderness . . . she gives us a woman who is brave enough to look closely at the sum of all her years and to learn new love from old sorrows.”The Snowman by Jo Nesbø (F NES HH.5)“A boy wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Police investigator Harry Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women.”Silver Girl by Erin Hilderbrand (F HIL)“Meredith Delinn’s perfect life has taken a sharp downturn since it’s been revealed that her husband cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars. Shunned by society and separated from her sons, Meredith has no one to turn to—except her onetime best friend, Constance Flute. What begins as a season of retreat becomes a summer of second chances.”Twelfth Prophecy by Bodie and Brock Thoene (F THO A.D.12)“Life if fraught with danger in the village of Sychar in first-century A.D. But for Abigail, the Samaritan woman, the danger lies not as much from the ever-present Roman soldiers but from the rabbi and the people of Sychar. A woman of renowned beauty, whose reputation was tarnished at an early age, Abigail is pregnant . . . and the father is not her elderly husband.”Unsaid by Neil Abramson (F ABR)“As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds that it is not so easy to move on. Meanwhile, her husband struggles with caring for her houseful of animals. But it is her absence from her last project Cindy—a chimpanzee who may unlock the mystery of communication and consciousness—that may have the greatest impact on all of them. ”Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson (F SIM)“Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and Full Black by Brad Thor (F THO Har.10)“With the CIA’s intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists’ network and prevent one of the biggest threats the United States has ever faced. Simultaneously, a foreign wet work team has been sent to California. Their target: one of Hollywood’s most famous filmmakers.”Back of Beyond by C.J. Box (F BOX)“Cody Hoyt, although a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his friend is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. After years of bad behavior with his department, he’s in no position to be investigating a homicide, but Cody will stop at nothing to find his friend’s killer.”The House at Riverton by Kate Morton (F MOR)“The House at Riverton is a sweeping debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death, and a vanishing way of life, told by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for a lifetime.”LIBRARY NOTES:Story Time—Fridays at 10:00 A.M.FREE MOVIES: The Fox and the Hound: Monday, Sept.19 at 3:45 in the Stribling RoomRated “G” Run Time: 83 minutes. Cats and Dogs: Monday, Sept. 29 at 3:45 in the Stribling Room Rated “PG” Run Time: 87 minutes.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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