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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 • Posted July 18, 2012

If you didn’t notice the Orphan Train article last week, be sure to find it this week because this is a free, multimedia program for the public that you won’t want to miss! Over 225,000 children were sent to the West on the orphan trains, yet many of us remember it only vaguely if we remember it at all. The Library Board is hosting this program as a Brown-bag Luncheon. Join us on Friday, July 20 at 11:30 A.M. in the Stribling room. A Humanities Texas grant has made this program possible, and the presenters will make it memorable. Also, don’t forget our Free Movie Tuesdays. Next week’s will be X-Men, First Class, rated PG-13. The show will begin at 3:30 next Tuesday, July 24.

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


Judge John Deed Seasons 1, 2, 3

The Good Son

Clint Eastwood Collection

A Mind to Murder


It Worked for Me in Life and Leadership by Colin Powell (921 POW)

“This book is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary public service career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State.

The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper (613.2 HAR)

“. . . the simple, nonnegotiable principles for getting thin.”

Ever By My Side by Dr. Nick Trout“tender, wry, and ruminative. . .a tribute to the power and beauty of ordinary life and a celebration of how pets make it all the sweeter and richer.”

A Calm Brain by Gayatri Devi, M. (613.7 DEV)

“This wonderful book is filled with practical ideas that can bring composure to our mind and body in the rush of our daily turbulent and multitasking lives.”


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (F GRA)

“While Lincoln is widely lauded for saving h Union and freeing millions of slaves his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years.

Heartbroken by Lisa Unger (F UNG)

“. . . a tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle.”

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich (F EVA)

“Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel.”

Manifold Origin by Stephen Baxter (F BAX)

“Astronaut Malenfant seeks to uncover the unknown. The very fabric of the sky had torn open, spilling living creatures to the ground and pulling others, including his wife, inside.”

There and Now by Linda Lael Miller (F MIL)

“After her divorce, Elisabeth McCartney felt adrift, so she went back to her centuries-old home. People said it was haunted, but she never believed it until she heard the voice of a child and followed it . . . all the way back to 1892.”

No Place for a Lady by Maggie Brendan (Heart of the West, Book 1) (F BRE Hea.1)

“Longing for a new start after her father’s death, Crystal Clark arrives in the high country in June 1892. Although raised as proper Southern belle, she is determined to stay.”

Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster (F FOS)

“In this thrilling gothic suspense a young mother searches Yorkshire’s windswept moors for the truth behind her husband’s mysterious disappearance.”

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

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