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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011

We want to thank the high-schoolers who came with Mrs. Leslie Cope to help out at the library on Volunteer Day last Wednesday. Jade Witt, Hannah Haley, Jared Tatsch, Dyllan Hofmann, Chance Stockbridge, Riley Owen, and Staci Habecker did a great job picking up trash and weeding the front flower beds, and we couldn’t have moved all that furniture and those boxes of books without them! On a different note, if you’re looking for something for the children to do on Halloween next Monday, we will be showing Disney’s Spooky Buddies at 3:45 in the Stribling Room. Also, it’s time for the Friends of the Library to have a general meeting, so I hope all of Friends will be able to make it. The meeting will be November 7 at 5:15 P.M. in the Stribling Room. NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)Audiobooks: Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert (CD F GIL)First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbad (CD F VAN)The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman (CD F HOF)The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (CD F WAL)DVDs: Fast FiveBridesmaidsThe Green Lantern—cartoonThe Last SongIndiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost ArkIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomIndiana Jones and the Last CrusadeThe SandlotThe Sandlot 2Hannah MontanaMary PoppinsNon-Fiction:Beyond Tallulah by Dennis Hamilton (338.04 HAM)“At the dawn of the Information Age in 1963, a computer salesman in Texas saw an opportunity where IBM, his former employer, saw only dusty oil camps. This young entrepreneur, who had grown up dirt-poor in rural Louisiana during the Great Depression, staked his young family’s livelihood on the notion that computers would help out local businesses—and, quite possibly, revolutionize the way America did business. Six years later, Sam Wyly stood at the apex of a mercurial ascent in the new computer services industry.”Fiction:The Evil Inside by Heather Graham (FGRA Kre.4)“A member of the nation’s foremost paranormal forensic team, Jenna Duffy has made a career out of investigating the inexplicable. Yet nothing could prepare her for the string of slayings once again plaguing Lexington House, or for the chief suspect—a boy barely old enough to drive, much less kill.”The Dawn Country by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear (F GEA Peo.18)“Gannajero, a witch who steals children, still holds Odion’s friend Wrass captive, along with several other children, and Koracoo and Gonda are determined to save them all. This time, they have allies: a battle-weary Mohawk war chief and a healer rom the People of the Dawnland.”One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt (F ROS Car.9)“For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of twenty-six people. What he needs now is defense lawyer Andy Carpenter, who most definitely is not in the market for a new client.”The Race by Clive Cussler (F CUS Bel.4)“It is 1910, and Publisher Preston Whiteway is sponsoring an intrepid aviatrix in a race to cross American in less than fifty days. Josephine Frost’s husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her. There is no doubt he will try again. Detective Isaac Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before and knows that Frost won’t be after just his wife, but also after Whiteway and Bell, too.”The White Lioness by Henning Mankell (MAN Wal.3)“When Inspector Kurt Wallander is called in to investigate the murder of a Swedish housewife, it initially seems like a routine case, but he soon uncovers an assassination plot. He finds himself in a tangle with the secret police and a ruthless ex-KGB agent.”The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind (F GO Swo.12)“Hannis Arc, working on the tapestry of lines linking constellations of elements that constituted the language of Creation recorded on the ancient scrolls, was not surprised to see the seven ethereal forms billow into the room. Since the seven rarely used doors, the open shutters had been meant as a declaration for all, including the seven, to see that Hannis feared nothing.” Western Fiction:Bad Company by William A. Luckey (WF LUC)“Blue Mitchell wasn’t expecting much when he drifted into Carrizozo. Protecting a man was easy work. But what Blue got was a lot more than he bargained for. He was caught in the middle of a desperate battle for land and cattle high on the sunbaked mesa where tempers and temperatures ran branding-iron hot.”Tangled Trails by Jim Kane (WF KAN)“Luke Riatt enlisted in the Texas Rangers after the Civil War and the loss of his wife and child to cholera. His name carried a harsh and fearful connotation. But even Luke was baffled by the desperately wounded man with blood on his saddle who talked feverishly about a bat with a Colt and a cat in his saddlebag.”LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page!Story Time each Friday 10:00-11:00 A.M.FREE MOVIE: Disney’s Spooky Buddies—Monday, Oct. 24 at 3:45 in the Stribling Room 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/mason

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