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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 • Posted December 10, 2008

The library will be closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch several days in December. Please call ahead if you are making a special trip into town to visit the library. The library will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1 for Christmas and New Year’s.

Story Time will be held this Friday the 12th. It will not be held Friday December 19, 26, and January 2 but will return to it’s regular schedule on January 9th.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

The Quilter’s Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini (F CHI Elm.13). Domestic Fiction. “Having joined Elm Creek’s quilting circle, newest member and chef Anna remembers her past and present experiences in her community’s kitchens and becomes the writer of the group’s official cookbook, in a tale complemented by one hundred recipes.”

Your Heart Belongs To Me by Dean Koontz (F KOO). Suspense Fiction. “One year after the heart transplant that had saved him from certain death, Ryan Perry receives strange messages united by the theme, “Your heart belongs to me,” and discovers that he is being stalked by a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the donor of his heart.”

An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor (F TAY Iri.3). Christmas Stories. “Disappointed to learn that his sweetheart will not be joining him for a first holiday season in a rural Northern Irish community, doctor Barry Laverty keeps himself busy by caring for his patients and struggling to outmaneuver a newly arrived quack physician.”

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron (921 DEW). Non-Fiction. “Traces the author’s discovery of a half-frozen kitten in the drop-box of her small-community Iowa library and the feline’s development into an affable library mascot whose intuitive nature prompted hundreds of abiding friendships.”

Texas Sunrise by Elmer Kelton (WF KEL). Western Fiction. “In “Massacre at Goliad,” a pair of brothers arrives in the Mexican-controlled province of Texas only to witness the outbreak of the revolution, and in “After the Bugles,” Joshua struggles to start over in a new republic that is finding its independence challenging.”

Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra (F CHO). Christian Fiction. “An inspirational portrait of Jesus Christ re-examines his transformational odyssey from humble carpenter’s son to revolutionary leader whose stirring ministry and teachings would transform the world.”


Library hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Live Homework Help for K-Adult is available through the Library’s web site. Instead of a Library Card #, type mbeckert. Live Homework Help is available every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Day.

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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