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Imagination Library signup is Sunday

Children 5 and under eligible

POSTED September 16, 2011 9:18 a.m.

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LARNED — The Imagination Library is coming to Jordaan Memorial Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 
Bring your children to sign up for the program sponsored by country singing legend Dolly Parton.  Take this opportunity to sign your child ages birth to 5-years-old up to receive a free book each month.  You must live in the 67550 zip code area. Computers will be available to sign the children up, there will be refreshments and barrel train rides for the children. 
Dolly Parton did not have books as a child and feels it is very important for children to have their own books. It is important children be read to early and often so they can develop a love for books and reading. The first book, “The Little Engine That Could,” is delivered with a letter from Dolly Parton and personalized with the child’s name.
The Jordaan Memorial Library Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the library. Come join the discussion of books and discover new authors. Feel free to bring the book you are currently reading or one you have read recently to share with the group.  New books will also be on display.
The Central Kansas United Way kickoff for Pawnee County will commence at 5 p.m.
New Books
Only Time Will tell
Harry Clifton’s life began in 1920.  He grew up believing his father, a dock worker in Bristol died in World War I.   His uncle teaches him about life on the docks.  Harry expects to work at the shipyard after he finishes school. An unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys’ school changing his life forever. 
When Harry finally learns the awful truth about how his father died it leads to more questions.  Perhaps he is the firstborn son of a pillar of West Country society whose family owns a shipyard. Follow Harry’s search in “Only Time Will Tell,” by Jeffrey Archer.
Before Ever After
After three years Shelley, has finally begun to adjust to being a widow. Then the doorbell rings and the young man on the doorstep looks like Max. 
Paolo is an Italian editor of coffee table books and has pictures of a bearded man who is Max. Paolo says Max is his grandfather and is still alive. Shelley and Paolo jet across the globe to track Max down in “Before Ever After,” by Samantha Sotto.
Before I Go to Sleep
Memories make us who we are but what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep. Overnight, each night, your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love are forgotten.  Even worse the only person you trust may not be telling you the whole truth. Welcome to Christine’s life in “Before I Go To Sleep,” by V.S. Watson.
The Language of Flowers
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions but for Victoria Jones who has just been emancipated from the foster-care system it is more useful communicating grief. 
She has nowhere to go so she sleeps on a bench in the park where she plants a small flower garden. A local florist discovers her gift and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. She must face a painful secret from her and decide whether to take the risk win a second chance for happiness in “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

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