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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 • Posted December 7, 2011

I’m excited to announce that the library now has a Kindle Touch available for check-out. As you know, we already had a Nook that patrons can check out, and it has been in great demand. To check out either eReader, patrons need to call or come in and put their names on the hold list. Checking out an eReader is a great, risk-free way to explore the eBook experience! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDsIt’s a Wonderful Life (DVD MP ITS)White Christmas (DVD MP WHI)John Wayne Westerns: The Cowboys, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, Fort Apache (DVD MP JOH)Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (DVD MP BEE.CHR)Larry Crowne (DVD MP CRO)Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (DVD MP PIR.4)Original Christmas Classics Disc 1: Santa Claus & The Little Drummer Boy (DVD MP CHR.1)Original Christmas Classics Disc2: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Frosty the Snowman (DVD MP CHR.2)Sesame Street: 1, 2, 3 Count With Me (DVD MP COU)Patriot GamesThe Hunt for Red OctoberClear and Present DangerNon-fiction:Best Friends, Occasional Enemies by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella (818 SCO)“New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter are the best of friends— and occasional enemies. Now they’re dishing about it all: their lives, their relationship, and their carb count.”Young Adult/Junior Fiction:Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (J KIN Wim.6)Fang: Maximum Ride Series #6 by James Patterson (YA PAT Max.6)Angel: Maximum Ride Series #7 by James Patterson (YA PAT Max.7)Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (JF PAO Inh.4)FICTION:The Drop by Michael Connely (F CON Bos.17)“Harry gets two new cases. First, DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches that of a twenty-nine-year-old convicted rapist. Was he involved in the crime when he was only eight, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime lab? Then he is called by the chief of police himself to a death scene fraught with internal politics.”Devil’s Gate by Clive Cussler (F CUS Aus.9)“Austin and Zavala find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world’s major nations.”V Is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (F GRA Alp.22)“A woman with a murky past who kills herself—or was it murder? An elegant and powerful businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law. A private detective, Kinsey Millhone, whose 38th birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a busted nose.”Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson (F PAT Cro.18)“Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The president’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school, and someone powerful doesn’t want him too close.”Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston (F CRI)“Seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. They are dispatched to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, but once in the rain forest they are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn.”Lost December by Richard Paul Evans (F EVA)“Lost December is Evans’s modern-day holiday version of the biblical story of the prodigal son, a powerful tale of redemption, hope, and the true meaning of love.”Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (F EVA Plum.18)“Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home.”

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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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