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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • Posted November 30, 2011

Do ya’ll have a pampered pet at home that sometimes doesn’t mind like it should? If so, come on out to Lenore Newsome’s Basic Dog Obedience lecture at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, Dec. 5 in the Stribling Room. Having a well-mannered pet is a blessing when folks start visiting for the holidays. You can find a listing for all our Stribling Room bookings on our Facebook page—just search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDs Christmas Lodge (Thomas Kinkade)The Road to Christmas/Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (Lifetime double feature)Planes, Trains, and AutomobilesSingle Santa Seeks Mrs. ClausSanta BabyCaféAttack on LeningradLonesome DoveReturn to Lonesome DoveA Charlie Brown ThanksgivingA Charlie Brown ChristmasIt’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie BrownAudio Books:A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie MacomberWhere Angels Go by Debbie MacomberThe History of Love by Nicole KrauseThe Lake of Dreams by Kim EdwardsThe Witch of Portobello by Paulo OelhoFICTION:Artifacts of Death by Rich Curtain (F CUR)“The body of a murdered ranch hand is discovered in the remote country near Moab, Utah. The only clue besides a 9-mm slug in the victim’s head is an ancient-Indian potsherd stuck into his chest. Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera is assigned the case.”The Year We Went Home by Jean Thompson (F THO)“Thompson offers a powerful story of a single American family during the tumultuous final decades of the twentieth century. It begins in 1973 when the Erickson family of Grenada, Iowa, gathers for the wedding of their eldest daughter. Even as they celebrate, the fault lines in the family emerge.”Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott (F ABB)“Sam Capra is a brilliant young CIA agent, stationed in London. He and his wife Lucy have everything anyone could hope for . . . until they lose it all in one horrifying moment. Seven-month pregnant Lucy calls Sam and tells him to leave the building immediately. He does . . . just before it explodes, killing everyone inside. Lucy vanishes and Sam wakes up in a prison cell.”Lethal by Sandra Brown (F BRO)“Speaking in a whisper he said, ‘I promise not to hurt you or your kid. But you gotta do everything I say.’ She suddenly realized who he was, and that sent a bolt of terror through her—he was the man who shot all those people last night.”Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel (F STE)“Hugues Martin takes a run-down hotel and turns it into the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous as well as a perfect home for his beautiful young wife and their daughter. But when his wife runs off with a notorious rock star, Hugues is suddenly a single parent to four-year-old Heloise.”

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

Lenore Newsome will present a short program on Basic Dog Obedience Techniques at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library’s Stribling Room on Mon., Dec. 5 at 2:00 P.M.

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