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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 • Posted August 1, 2012

Well, I’ve got to tell you—we had a tailwagging, big splashing, book finding good time with our summer readers. But everything good thing has its end, and we are on to other things. Carol Tucker will teach one more round of Computer Basics starting on August 9. She has already begun to plan the curriculum for a Beginning Microsoft Word class that will begin in September. Call us for more information at 347-5446 or 347-5232.

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


Sherlock Season One (BBC/TV)

Sherlock Season Two (BBC/TV)

Judge John Deed Season Five (BBC/TV)

From Time to Time The Grand Complete Collection (BBC/TV)

Spanish: Desde la Cantina Vol. 1 Nuestra Cosa

Young Adult/Junior Fiction:

Warriors: Skyclan & the Stranger by Erin Hunter (JF HUN Sky.3)

Men of the Stars: Warriors: The Last Hope (JF HUN Ome.6)

The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan (JF RIO Kan.3)

Return to the Wild: Seekers: The Melting Sea (JF HUN Seeker Ret.2)


The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore (973 LEO)

Frida Kahlo: The Paintings by Hayden Herrera (759.972 HER)


The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (F MOR)

“Inspired by the life of silent-film star Louise Brooks, the story of two women who could not be more different, and the summer that changed them both.”

Criminal by Karin Slaughter (F SLA)

“. . . an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses forty years, two cillingly similar murder cases, and a good man’s deepest secrets.”

Prophecy by S. J. Parris (F PAR Gio.2)“London, 1583, the year of the Great Conjunction that occurs once every thousand years and is believed to herald the death of one age and the dawn of another. Fear grips Queen Elizabeth’s court when one of her young maids of honour is discovered murdered with astrological signs cut into her flesh.”

Never Too Late by Michael Phillips (F PHI Car.3)

“Fire had ripped Seffie, a slave serving as a companion to a sickly white girl, from her family and stolen her dearest friend. Will she allow it to destroy her one chance at happiness?”

A Month of Summer by Lisa Wingate (F WIN Blu.1)

“In a moving story of separation and forgiveness, two women will unravel the betrayals of the past, examine the yearnings of the heart, and discover the truest meaning of family.”

The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson (F PEA)

“A Chinese national working for an American-owned company is kidnapped in Shanghai. Rutherford Risk, the company’s international security contractor, is paired with Grace Chu a forensic accountant hired to follow the money in a society where private investigation is illegal.”

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke (F BUR Rob.19)

“Recovering from a bullet wound, Robicheaux becomes obsessed with singer Tee Jolie’s. When her sister turns up dead, he believes that putting the evils of the past is more urgent than ever.”

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James (F JAM Gre.2)

“Anastasia Steele has broken off her relationship with Christian Grey to start a new career. But Christian still dominates her every waking thought.”

Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt (F ROS)

“Andy Carpenter lost a case nine years ago, but he believed that Joey was innocent. A new lead takes Andy into a world where the oath of silence is stronger than blood ties and where people will do anything to make sure their secrets are kept.”

Courageous by Diana Palmer (F PAL)

“The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. A woman’s heart, however—that’s dangerous territory.”

Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer (F THA)

“Morgan O’Keefe feels trapped in a gilded cage. Natalie Reynolds is fed up with New York City’s hectic pace. Bella Barnaby quits her job in Austin and goes home to help out her family. The lives of these three women intertwines during a summer ripe for romance.”

Close Your Eyes by Iris and Roy Johansen (F JOH)

“In this adrenaline-accelerating tale of high-stakes, high-seas conspiracy, the authors adeptly juggle multiple points of intrigue with plausible personal relationships.”

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.

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