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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 • Posted November 23, 2011

The library will be closed at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. We hope everyone will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends, and if you’re on the road, travel safely!NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDsCrazy, Stupid LoveThe Color Purple (two-disc special edition)Non-Fiction:Jeff Davis’s Own: Cavalry, Comanches, and the Battle for the Texas Frontier by James R. Arnold (T 357 ARN)“Remarkably vivid and evenhanded, Arnold offers the first in-depth examination of the exploits of the Second Cavalry. The Second Cavalry was created by U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis in response to the unique crisis—the government’s relocation of eastern Native American tribes and the increasing encroachment of settlers which threatened the survival of the Great Plains tribes, who reacted with furious raids against frontier settlements in Texas and Mexico.”Bodies We’ve Buried by Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch (363.25 HAL)“The first book to reveal the secret world of the National Forensic Academy and the work they do behind the gates of the notorious Body Farm.”Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (921 JOB)“At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality who revolutionized six industries.”The Standard Catalog of World Coins, 38th edition by George S. Cuhaj (737.4 201)How to do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2011-2013 by Ed Sherman (346.01 SHE)FICTION:Death and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin (F GRI Hon.4)“The year is 1953, and Argentina is crawling with every kind of spy, sympathizer, and military official imaginable. Cletus Frade is a Marine fighter pilot ace recruited as a spy by the OSS. The OSS chief has asked him to set up in Argentina with his own official-but-really-OSS airline, and two Nazi schemes are of high concern.”The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo (F PAT)“This Christmas is Gaby Summerhill’s wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, the children have drifted apart. But when Gaby announces that she’s getting married—and that the identity of the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day—she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.”A Lawman’s Christmas (a McKettricks of Texas novel) by Linda Lael Miller (F MIL Mcc.14)“The sudden death of the town marshal leaves Dara Rose Nolan with two young daughters and no husband. With a new marshal in town, she’s living under his roof. With the heart of a cowboy, Clay McKettrick plans to finally settle down. When they say “I do” to a marriage of convenience, the temporary lawman’s Christmas wish is to make Dara Rose his permanent wife.”Zero Day by David Baldacci (F BAL)“John Puller is the best military investigator in the U.S. Army’s CID. He is called out to rural West Virginia where someone has stumbled onto a slaughtered family. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller.”The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg (F ROS)“The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Israeli leaders fear Tehran will soon launch a nuclear attack and annihilate Israel. The White House fears Jerusalem will strike first; an action that could cause the entire Middle East to go up in flames. The President orders CIA operative David Shirazi and his team to sabotage Iran’s warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike.”A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid (LTE F KIN) Christian Fiction“When Todd, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents’ farm, hears that a local shelter is seeking temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week, he knows exactly what he wants for Christmas. The family takes in a very special animal, and an entire community learns the transformative power of goodwill and shared love.”Santa in a Stetson by Janet Dailey (LTE F DAI)“Though Diana Palmer left the big city behind her for New Mexico, she misses the excitement that the Christmas holiday always brought with it. Tall, sexy, and single, rancher Lije Masters is all the ex-city girl needs for a Christmas as warm and happy as two hearts can make it.

”LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library!Story Time each Friday 10:00 A.M

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

The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will close at noon on Wed., Nov. 23 and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28.

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