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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • Posted April 25, 2012

One thing that has impressed me since we’ve moved to Mason is that so many people, either individually or as part of an organization, are willing to volunteer to serve their community. The library benefits tremendously whether it’s having regular volunteers coming in or people or clubs helping with a specific need or project. We are so grateful to all of you, and . . . we need a volunteer for a special project—tutoring a patron for the GED exam. We know that caring people are pulled in all directions by worthy causes, but we’re hoping that someone out there will have time to help with this worthy cause. Please call us for details.

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


The Adventures of Tin Tin

War Horse

We Bought a Zoo

Extremely Loud, Incredibly CloseAUDIOBOOKS:

Cure by Robin Cook (CD F COO)

Gone by Jonathan Kellerman (CD F KEL)

Dark of the Moon by John Sandford (CD F SAN)


The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (JF KIM)

“Moxie has endured 13 years of being an ordinary girl. Now she’s entered Eaton Academy, and the time is right to reinvent herself. She’ll become unusual, outlandish, unexpected, sassy—someone worthy of a name like “Moxie.”

Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen (JF PAU)

“Paulsen’s comic story about a summer job becomes a slapstick lesson in business as one boy turns a mountain of grass into a mountain of cash.”

The Seer of Shadows by Avi (JF AVI)

“Newbery Medalist Avi weaves one of his most suspenseful and scary tales—about a ghost who has to be seen to be believed and must be kept from carrying out a horrifying revenge.”


Labels, Leadville, and Lore by Douglas H. Rhoades (688.8 RHO)“Rhoades‘s discovery of a cache of well-preserved early tins in Leadville, Colorado, opens up a window into the history of daily life for the miners of the nineteenth century.”


Miss Julia to the Rescue by Ann B. Ross (F ROS Jul.13)

“Can Miss Julia juggle choosing a new color palette while scheming to spring a witness from a backwoods sheriff? Just watch!

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (F JAM)

“James draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem and masterfully re-creates their world, electrifying it with excitement and suspense.”

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark (F CLA Rei.15)

“When Regan Reilly returned to the West Coast, where she began her career as a PI, she never imagined that her unsuccessful appearance on a game show seven years earlier would throw her trip totally off course!”

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler (F TYL)

“Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances—in their house, on the roadway, in the market . . .”

A Wandering Heart by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer (F KIN Ang.3)

“Famous actress Charlotte Miller is swept out to sea one day only to have her life saved by local fisherman Colin Doyle. Their attraction is undeniable but Colin believes he has little to offer this celebrated beauty.

Lone Star Noir edited by Bobby and Johnny Byrd (F LON)

“The real Texas hides out in towns and cities like you’ll find in Lone Star Noir, and among the everyday good folks of Texas, you’ll find the hard-boiled understanding of guns and dope and blood money and greed and hatred and delusion that makes these fourteen stories come alive on the page.”

Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry (F PER Pit.27)

“Thomas Pitt is now head of Britain’s Special Branch. Rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line—on which Austrian Duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin.”Calico Joe by John Grisham (F GRI)

“A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball.”

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