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From the Librarian's Shelf
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 4, 2012

As most of you with children know, we have three summer reading programs going full-speed ahead. Moreover, we have just added the Early Literacy Station to the children’s area. The ELS is a touch-screen computer that comes pre-loaded with games and activities in reading, writing, computing, math, science, art, music, and social studies. The content is designed for children ages 2-8, and content can be played in English or Spanish. On another note, we’ll be showing The Dark Knight (PG-13) for our Free Movie Tuesday on July 10; movie will begin at 3:30 P.M. Also, the computer classes will start the next cycle on Thursday, July 12.

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


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (CD F COL Hun.1)

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (CD F COL Hun.2)

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (CD F COL Hun.3)


Monarch of the Glen Series 3 & 4

Rush Hour 2

Alfred Hitchcock: 4 Tales of the Macabre

Somewhere in Time


Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

Triumph by Carolyn Jessop

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman


Cirque du Freak: Trials of Death (JF SHA Fre.5)

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan (JF SHA Fre.6)

The Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell (JF RUS Dor.1)

The Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renee Russell (JF RUS Dor.2)

The Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO-Talented Pop Star Girl by Rachel Renee Russell (JF RUS Dor.3)


How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People by Alford, Henry (155.67 ALF)

Screwed! By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann (337.73 MOR)

Talk About Good (cookbook) by Junior League of Lafayette, Inc. (641.5 LAF)


Por la vida de mi Hermana by Jodi Picoult

Agua para Elefantes by Sara Gruen


Mission to Paris by Alan Furst (F FUR)

“It is the summer of 1938. Europe is about to explode, and a Hollywood film star has become part of an informal spy service being run out of the American embassy in Paris.”

New York by Edward Rutherfurd (F RUT)

“Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant.”

Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin (F MAR)

“Former Texas Ranger, Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed—a modern-day cowboy living in a world that doesn’t quite understand his clear view of right and wrong and instinct to protect those who can’t protect themselves.”

XO by Jeffery Deaver (F DEA Dan.3)

“An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,” leads country-pop ingénue Kayleigh Towne into the terrifying realm of obsession.”

The Third Gate by Lincoln Child (F CHI)

“Professor Jeremy Logan is an expert in the inexplicable, a sleuth able to solve everything from scientific enigmas to spiritual anomalies. An old friend’s invitation draws him into an adventure more exotic and harrowing that anything he could have expected.”

The Bourne Imperative by Eric Van Lustbader (F LUS Bou.10)

“The man Jason fishes out of the sea awakens with amnesia. A Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, and is now being stalked by Mossad’s most feared killer.”

The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert (F ALB Dar.2)

“Albert brings a small Southern town to life and vividly captures an era and culture—the Depression, segregation, class difference, the role of women in the South—with authentic period details.”

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes (F HAY)

“Years after Catherine survives a brutal attack she’s still trying to break free of her obsessive fear that she’s never going to be safe again. But she’s right. She’s not.”

Little Night by Luanne Rice (F RIC)

“Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault.”

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

LIBRARY INFORMATION: Open 10:00-6:00 M, W, TH, FR 10:00-8:00 Tuesdays

Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; FAX: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx/mason



The Dark Knight (PG-13)3:30 p.m.

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