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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 • Posted September 24, 2008

Story Time has started again at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Last week “Dr. T”, Sherra Theisen, PhD of the Texas Nature Project and her helper Jan Schultz brought interesting nature objects. The children enjoyed seeing a bird nest, turtle shell, seeds, prickley pears, scorpion, and spider. This week Judye Oden will have a special science project. Story Time is every Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Live Homework Help is a free tool for students of all ages. A tutor is ready to help you one-on-one from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. daily. Math, science, social studies, and English for ages K-12, college intro, and adult learners are covered. Go to the Library’s new web site at and click on the Live Homework Help link next to the smiley face. It will take you to a page that asks you to enter a library card number. Instead of a library card number, you’ll enter mbeckert. That will take you to a page where you will select a grade level and subject. If you need a Spanish speaking tutor, press the En Espanol button at the top right corner.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis (302.0 NEC). Nonfiction. “Describes how thirteen women combined forces and funds to jointly purchase a diamond necklace that they would share, revealing how a simple agreement to share a piece of jewelry became a study in friendship, adventure, possibility, and the power of giving back.”

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (F BAR). Suspense Fiction. “Having left her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, fifteen years ago under troubling circumstances, psychic Towner Whitney reluctantly returns after her eighty-five-year-old great-aunt Eva suddenly disappears.”

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (F SIT). Fiction. “When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities.”

Silks by Dick Francis and Felix Francis (F FRA). Mystery Fiction. “Geoffrey Mason, a defense barrister with a passion for horse racing, finds himself caught in the middle of a web of intimidation and danger when he becomes involved in the case of jockey Steve Mitchell, accused of killing a fellow steeplechase rider.”

Palace Council by Stephen L. Carter (F CAR). Suspense Fiction. “Young writer Eddie Wesley and his lover, Aurelia Treene, investigate the murder of wealthy and respected Philmont Castle, embarking on a twenty-year quest for the truth that takes them from wealthy New York drawing rooms to Nixon’s Oval Office.”


Story Time is at the library Friday at 10:00.

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

Live Homework Help for K-Adult is available through the Library’s web site. Instead of a Library Card #, type in mbeckert.

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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