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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 • Posted May 9, 2012

You spoke—we listened. Four focus groups were held in February to help us set goals for the year. One thing that came out of the discussions was the need for at least one day with expanded hours. So here it is—we will be open from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. on Tuesdays. Hopefully, some of you who haven’t had time to take advantage of our services before will be able to do so now. We’ll be waiting for you . . . !

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


A Touch of Frost: Seasons 1-6 “. . . one of Britain’s most successful detective series and starts David Jason as Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble.


Love You More by Lisa Gardner

A Treasure Worth Seeking by Sandra Brown

The Overlook by Michael Connelly


Delirium by Lauren Oliver (YA OLI Del.1)

“They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: it kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.”

Twisted by Sara Shepard (YA SHE Pre.9)

“The pretty little liars have more secrets than ever—twisted secrets that could destroy the perfect lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.”


Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell (921 PAR)

“This is a unique look at the inner workings of a combat platoon in Afghanistan and the forging of a cohesive fighting force out of a wildly diverse group of men under an exceptional leader.”

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (305.5 BOO)

“A triumph of a book—a beautiful account, told through real-life stories, of the sorrows and joys, anxieties and stamina, in the lives of the precarious and powerless in urban India whom a booming country has failed to absorb and integrate. This is a brilliant book. . .” —Amartya Sen, winner of the Nobel prize in Economics


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (F FOE)

“Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, and pacifist he is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died on 9/11.”

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin (F MAR)

“Private investigator Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller are brought together once again in an electrifying race to track an escaped serial killer and cut off a major terrorist attack.”

Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick (FQUI Fli.1)

“Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage far from London where she had been attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of Crystal Gardens, she finds some pleasurable diversion in sneaking in to explore the grounds owned by Lucas Sebastian. As the dangerous energy emanating from the Gardens grows stronger, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried too long.”

Sacrilege by S. J. Parris (F PAR)

“Summer 1584: Beneath a baking sun, a wave of fear washes over the streets of London as rumors of a plague ship docking in the Thames spread through the city. . .”

The Bone Yard by Jefferson Bass (F BAS Bod.7)

“Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine State when he’s called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a boys’ reform school in Florida.”

LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library! Yoga in the Library Mondays and Thursdays 8:15-9:15 A.M.


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