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Wednesday, August 6, 2008 • Posted August 6, 2008

Last week I mistakenly identified the leader of the Children’s Summer Activity Program and the reader in the photo with the children as Judye Oden. She is actually Judye’s daughter, Becky Bauer. While Judye did recruit Becky and they make a great team, Becky was the driving force behind the very successful 2008 Program. When an event runs as smoothly as this one did you know some serious planning and work went on ahead of time and during! Thank you Becky for your help and a thank you also goes to other volunteers who gave so generously of their time and talents. They include Teresa and Katherine Koock, Jessica Thomas, Tammi Pinter, Rosemary Davis, and numerous children’s parents, grandparents, and friends.

This Saturday, August 9, Lisa Collett will be heading up a Teen Event at the library from 1:00-3:00. All teen students are invited to come share in the fun and have a chance to win an IPod Shuffle.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Into the Fire by Suzanne Brockmann (F BRO Tro.13). Suspense Fiction. “Battling depression after the fatal shooting of his wife Angelina, Vinh Murphy finds solace in his friendship with Hannah Whitfield, only to discover that the FBI is hunting for a man named Murphy in connection with the murder of a neo-Nazi leader.”

Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich (F REI). Suspense Fiction. “Following the death of his wife in a mountaineering accident, Dr. Jonathan Ransom receives a mysterious message that makes him the subject of an international manhunt as he struggles to unravel the truth behind his wife’s secrets.”

Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (F SIL All.8). Suspense Fiction. “Investigating the suspicious death of a journalist in Moscow, Gabriel Allon learns of the machinations of a former KGB colonel whose covert arms dealing business is part of a larger plot to challenge the global dominance of the United States.”

Franklin & Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life by Joseph E. Persico (921 ROO). Biography.

Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson (921 ALC). Biography. “Evaluates the relationship between Louisa May Alcott and her idealistic father, discussing how Louisa’s exuberant personality often challenged Bronson’s child-rearing philosophies and how Louisa eventually came to support her family through writing.”

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (YA PAT). Science Fiction. “Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents’ footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence of Earth and another planet are at stake.”

The Shack by William P. Young (F YOU). Religious Suspense Fiction. “In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, “The Shack” wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.”


The Read To Swim program continues. Students can read at the library for 1 hour and get a coupon for a free pass to the pool or a Dairy Queen ice cream cone.

Story Time is taking a Summer vacation and will be back in the Fall.

Library hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Library Information - 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:

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