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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Posted November 16, 2011

We all know that Mason is the “Gem of the Hill Country”, but what you all may not know is that Nancy Scholibo is the gem of the library. Nancy and I have melded into a truly collaborative team. From picking fabric for new furniture to moving books, she has been involved in every step of the planning and implementation for the Tocker grant, and her honesty, insight, and experience are invaluable to every project. Often working behind the scenes, some people probably don’t know how dedicated she is to serving our patrons or how often she goes over and beyond what’s expected to keep the library running smoothly. Next time you come in, be sure to tell her that you appreciate what she does as much as I do.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDsSpooky BuddiesWeather GirlThe Lion King (new 2-disc diamond edition)Water for ElephantsAUDIOBOOKS:Wish You Well by David Baldacci (CD F BAL)YOUNG ADULT: The Lying Game by Sara Shepard (YA SHE LG.1)“What if you had a long-lost twin? What if she disappeared the day you were supposed to meet? How far would you go to find out what happened?Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard (YA SHE LG.2)“What if your life was in danger? What would you do to save yourself? Could you pretend to be someone else? Never say never.”FICTION:Shock Wave by John Sandford (F SAN Flo.5)“The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart’s headquarters. The blast was meant to do maximum damage. It’s Virgil Flowers’s job to find out who’s behind the bombs.” The Curse of Eve by Liliana Blum (F BLU)“In this extraordinary collection of short stories, Blum presents us with a startling, tender, and often hilarious take on modern life.”The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (F SPA)“In 1984, Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love, though they were from opposite sides of the tracks. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to their home town for the funeral of the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance.”Monument to Murder by Margaret Truman (F TRU Cap.25)“Times are tough in Savannah for former cop and current PI Robert Brixton, so when he agrees to take on a twenty-year-old murder case, he figures he’s got nothing to lose. It’s not long before the trail leads him deep into the corrupt underbelly of Savannah’s power elite, and right into the lap of a secret government organization.”When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey (F DOR)“This hilarious and wacky Florida holiday tale features bighearted psychopath Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman. Like Santa, Serge knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, and as December 24 rolls around, he is filling up the Serge sleigh with an unforgettable bag of presents.” Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen (F GOD Bri.2)“After a month in New York, Cordelia and Letty are small-town girls no longer. Letty is ready to chase her Broadway dreams—no matter the cost. Cordelia is still reeling from the murder of her father Darius Grey and is set to take her revenge. Promised to Cordelia’s half-brother, Astrid is caught up in a world of dazzling jewels and glittering nights.”A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander (F ALEX Ash.6)“An audacious vandal disturbs the peace of London’s elite by splashing red paint on the neat edifices of their homes. This mark, impossible to hide, presages the revelation of scandalous secrets, driving the hapless victims into disgrace, despair, and even death. Lady Emily Hargreaves and her husband, Colin, a favorite agent of the crown, must uncover the identity and reveal the motives of the twisted mind behind it all.”Sunset Bridge by Emilie Richards (LTE F RIC Hap.3)“Former socialite Tracy Deloche has nothing but five ramshackle beach cottages and the unlikely friendships she’s formed with her tenants. As a tropical storm brews, the wind carries surprises and secrets to Happiness Key, and five friends will discover just how much they need one another.”

LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page!Story Time each Friday 10:00-11:00 A.M.—special event on Mon., Nov. 21—Read With a Dog and storyteller Rosemary Davis

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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