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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 • Posted November 2, 2011

As many of you already know, the library is closed today and tomorrow. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we believe it will be worth it. The Tocker Foundation gives grants for refurnishing, expanding, or building public libraries, and we were awarded a grant earlier in the year. We’ve been busy arranging our new furnishings and making some necessary changes in shelving. We hope you’ll like our new look. By the way, for you Tom Clancy fans, we now have the complete Jack Ryan series in hardback. We also now have the complete C.J. Box Joe Pickett series.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDs:X-Men: First ClassTransformers: Dark of the MoonThe Lion KingDouble Feature: Camp Nowhere and Baby Secret of the Lost LegendAUDIOBOOKS: Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult (CD F PIC)The 9th Judgment by James Patterson (CD F PAT)Someday by Karen Kingsbury (CD F KIN)FICTION:Bonnie by Iris Johansen (F JOH EQB.3)“When Eve Duncan’s seven-year-old daughter vanished into thin air, Eve found herself in the throes of a nightmare. Now with the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling, Eve has come closer than ever to the truth. But Eve realizes that Bonnie’s father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle.”The Litigators by John Grisham (F GRI)“After twenty-plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy offices in southwest Chicago. Then in stumbles David Zinc. Once David sobers up, they are ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law.”The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell (F MAN Wal.4)“After killing a man in the line of duty, Kurt Wallander resolves to quit the Ystad police. However, a bizarre case gets under his skin. A lawyer driving home at night stops to investigate an effigy in the middle of the highway. The lawyer is hit over the head and dies. Within a week the lawyer’s son is also killed. These deeply puzzling mysteries compel Wallander to remain on the force.”Seven Days in Utopia by David L. Cook (F COO)“Told through the lives of two characters—an eccentric rancher with a passion for teaching truth, and a young golf professional looking to escape the pressures of the game and finding himself stranded in Utopia, Texas—they represent each one of us in our various stages of growth. And through them we are reminded that, in life, we must be willing to coach and be coached.”1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber (LTE F MAC Cov.11)“Bruce Peyton’s pregnant wife, Rachel, has left, saying she can’t handle the household stress any longer. Meanwhile, Linc Wyse’s father-in-law is trying to destroy his business. And Charlotte Rhodes is becoming forgetful, causing her family to worry about her and Ben.”Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum (LTE F GOL que.1)“Writer, quilter, and nurturer of the Queen Bees quilting group Portia Paltrow jogged quickly through the streets of a Kansas college town—until a cat’s shrill cry tipped her off to the body lying just inside Selma parker’s quilt shop. So begins the first adventure of the Queen Bees, eight spirited quilters—caring and quirky with a surprising talent for sleuthing.”Forgiven by Shelley Shepard Gray (LET F GRY) Christian Romance“When a fire destroys the Lundys’ barn, Winnie is injured and confined to a hospital for weeks. She must depend on Samuel Miller. Once a part of the tight-knit Amish community, he had left years earlier to pursue a university education. Despite their growing attraction, Winnie knows it can never develop into something more. When she returns home, she finds her brother determined to find out who is determined to find out who is responsible for destroying his property.”Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (LTE F CAS)“The rules of South Carolina’s Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle are hard and fast, and the new Yankee librarian, Tori Sinclair, has a lot of catching up to do—and she needs a way to clear her name of murder!”Western Fiction:The Apache Kid by Will Henry (WF HEN)“His father called him Red Wolf. His many enemies called him a mad dog and a murderer. He was the last warrior, and his lonely and savage duel with the US Cavalry created a legend as bold as that of Cochise and Geronimo. “LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page!Story Time each Friday 10:00-11:00 A.M.FREE MOVIE: —Monday, 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:; Web Site: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx/mason

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