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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • Posted January 4, 2012

Don’t forget, the Friends of the Library are hosting an Open House on Monday, Jan. 9 from 6:00-7:00 P.M. We are proud of our new furnishings and window renovations, and we hope you will come and see our new look.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDs:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2Cowboys and AliensCars 2Rise of the Planet of the ApesKung Fu Panda 2One DaySeven Days in UtopiaMr. Popper’s PenguinsThe DebtSanta Clause 2Lost in TranslationThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collectionAgatha Christie’s Poirot collectionInspector Morse collectionFICTION:The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus Book Two by Rick Riordan (JF RIO Oly.2)“Beginning at the ‘other camp’ for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this second installment introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven.”The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell (F MAN Wal.4)“In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered—the death of the unknown woman covered up by police. A year later in Sweden, Wallander is baffled by two murders and must uncover the connection between these deaths and the earlier unsolved murder in Africa of the fifth woman.”Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry (LTE F PER Mon.17)“When Monk and Hester investigate the murder of a small-time crook, they are led to an unresolved crime from the past and to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire’s most respected men.”The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (LTE F DIF)“After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria’s only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. When she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.”Only Time Will Tell by Jeffery Archer (Bk. 1 of The Clifton Chronicles) (LTE F ARC Cli.1)“Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920. As a dock worker in Bristol, he never knew his father. But an unexpected scholarship to an exclusive boys’ school ensures that his life will never be the same.” She Shoots to Conquer by Dorothy Cannell (LTE F CAN)“Charming amateur sleuth Ellie Haskell begins to explore the Mucklesfeld Manor, but it’s quite possible she’s not prepared for the secrets lurking behind closed doors.”Unleashed by Laurien Berenson (LTE F BER)“Melanie Travis is planning her wedding to her fiancé, Sam. But his ex-wife moves back to town and then is found strangled with a dog leash! It will take the instincts of a bloodhound to sniff out a killer who will do whatever it takes to put an end to Melanie’s sleuthing.”

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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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