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Jordaan Library Talk
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LARNED — The Jordaan Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 for Halloween.  Come in early if you need a spooky book for the evening.
Fort Larned National Historic Site’s Cheyenne Warrior, his wife and a captured U.S. Army horse are on display in Jordaan Library. November is Native American month and a special children’s program will be presented by Ellen Jones, a ranger from Fort Larned.
Children are invited to attend the program from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in the multipurpose room.
Children from 6 to 11 years of age must register in advance because the program is limited to 25 youngsters.  Children under five years of age must be accompanied by a parent.  The program will include fun games, stories, and a painting activity.  The sign up sheet is available at the Jordaan Library.
New Books
‘Killed at the Whim of a Hat’
Jimm Juree, the ambitious backup crime reporter for the Chiang Mai Daily Mail, has to move with her family to a rural village on the coast of Thailand. 
Jimm is convinced her career is over if not her life but that’s before a van containing the skeletal remains of two vintage era hippies is unearthed in a field.  Then the abbot of a local Buddhist temple is murdered and the only suspects are the temple’s monk and nun.  Jimm is determined to unravel the mysteries that connect these events.  Suddenly her life is more exiting and there may even be danger in “Killed at the Whim of a Hat,” by Colin Cotterill.
‘Shock Wave’
The superstore chain PyeMart has plans to build in a Minnesota river town but two groups are dead set against the project.  The local merchants fear for their businesses and environmentalists who are warning of an ecological disaster. 
When the project doesn’t slow down someone takes matters into their own hands.  Two bombs explode one at the headquarters of PyeMart and the second at the construction site. It’s up to Virgil Flowers to find out who’s behind the bombs before more people die in “Shock Wave,” by John Sandford.
“Wildflower Hill’
Emma was a prima ballerina in London until a knee injury ends her career. Forced to take it easy Emma realizes she has mistaken fame and achievement for love and fulfillment.  She decides to return home to Australia where her grandmother Beattie has left her a sheep station in an isolated rural area.
Emma sets out for Wildflower Hill determined to sell the estate.  Instead she finds the magic of the Australian wilderness will  show her the way to the future in “Wildflower Hill,” by Kimberley Freeman.