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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012

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

Our Free Tuesday Movies will show the Disney classic Dumb, rated “G,” on Tuesday, June 26. Bring the kids and grandkids for popcorn and fun!


Standing Firm (Christian)

The Bodyguard

The Muppets

El Capo Parte 1


Cirque du Freak: Tunnels of Blood (JF SHA Fre.3)

“Evil stalks Darren and Evera, the snake-boy, and all clues point to Mr. Crepsley, Darren’s master. Are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood?”

Cirque du Freak: Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan (JF SHA Fre.4)

“Darren was a regular performer at Cirque Du Freak, but now he and his master Mr. Crepsley embark on a dangerous mission to the very heart of the vampire world where Darren must face the Vampire Council.”

Scumble by Ingrid Law (JF LAW Bea.1)

“Ledger Kale had always dreamed of the awesome magical power he’d get when he turned thirteen. But his dreams are soon in pieces. And so are the toaster, the TV. . . ”


DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America by Sykes, Bryan (559.93 SYK)

The Death of Liberalism by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. (320.51 TYR)

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro (973.9230 92 CAR)


The Calypso Directive by Brian Andrews (F AND)

“For 155 days Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus but this is a lie. Against all odds, Foster escapes and steals a virulent strain of bubonic plague as insurance.”

Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger (F UNG Hol.2)

“Former policeman Jones Cooper is visited by Eloise Montgomery, a psychic who brings him dire predictions about his future.”

Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah (F HAN)

“In fast-moving prose punctuated by snappy asides, Hannah examines whether love and commitment are enough to sustain a marriage when two people who have put their individual dreams on ice get a chance to defrost them. . .”

Heresy by S.J. Parris (F PAR Gio.1)

“Oxford. 1583. The cloistered academic and spiritual home of the most revered scholars in the world. But somewhere within the private changers of the university a brutal killer lurks.”

Wicked Eddies by Beth Groundwater (F GRO RM.2)

“Fly fishing is dangerous? River ranger Mandy Tanner finds out when she discovers the body—with a hatchet buried in its neck—of a would-be competitor in the Salida tournament.”

A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis (F DAV)

“Lacey Winkler’s life seemed close to perfect—a loving husband, twin daughters, and a home filled with the beautiful creations she weaves—until a rare disease slowly steals her ability to use language. Margot, her sister, struggles to support Lacey while somehow pursuing her own dreams.”

The Informationist by Taylor Stevens (F STE)

“Stevens’s new action heroine doesn’t have to kick over a hornet’s nest to get attention, though her feral, take-no-prisoners attitude reflects the fire of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander.” –Publisher’s Weekly

The Proposal by Mary Balogh (F BAL)

Lady Muir has seen her share of tragedy—a freak accident took her husband much too soon. She has no desire to marry again, but Lord Trentham saves her after a fall. As their two vastly different worlds come together, both will be challenged in unforeseen ways.”

The Undertow by Jo Baker (F BAK)“This is the story of the Hastings family—their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks—captured in a seamless series of individual moments that span the years between the First World War and the present.”

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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