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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 • Posted December 17, 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 not be held Friday December 19th, 26th, and January 2 but will return to it’s regular schedule on January 9th.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Salvation in Death by J. D. Robb (F ROB Dal.27). Mystery Fiction. “When a Catholic priest is fatally poisoned during a funeral mass, NYPD Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas pursues an uneasy investigation involving a hidden religious medal, underlined Bible passages, and clues suggesting that the victim was not who he appeared to be.”

Against Medical Advice: A True Story by James Patterson and Hal Friedman (921 FRI). Biography. “Follows a family’s long struggle with their son’s mysterious medical disorder that from the age of five induced violent physical tics and prompted traumatic treatments, a situation that also pitted the family against a disheartening medical establishment.”

The Memorist by M .J. Rose (F ROS Pas.2). Suspense Fiction. “Leaving the Phoenix Foundation, an institute dedicated to the recovery of past life memories, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Meers Logan journeys to Vienna to find an eighteenth-century relic that is rumored to be a portal to the past.”

The Archbishop in Andalusia: A Blackie Ryan Novel by Andrew M. Greeley (Mystery Fiction). “Sent to Spain to prevent a murder, Archbishop John Blackwood “Blackie” Ryan protects a beautiful widow from avaricious relatives who would seize control of her fortune, an effort that is further complicated by dramatic events back in his Chicago home.”

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell (F COR Sca.16). Suspense Fiction. “Leaving behind her Charleston forensic pathology practice to accept an assignment in New York City, Kay Scarpetta learns the story of an injured psychiatric patient who claims he was attacked by a stalker who was killing someone else at the time.”


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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