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Jordaan Library to start holiday hours
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LARNED — The Jordaan Memorial Library Book Club will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.  Come join the discussion of the book you are reading or just tell us about an old favorite.  New books will be on display and  ready for check out.
The  Christmas Nutcracker display in the library entry way and the multipurpose room is courtesy of Barbara Bland. 
The Jordaan Library’s schedule will change during the last two weeks of December. 
The library will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 19-23.  The library will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26. 
The library will repopen from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27 to 30.  The library will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 2.
Regular hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The following are new books featured at the Jordaan Library.
‘One Starry Night’
One Starry Night long ago little ones everywhere are watched over with care.  Most special of all, Mary and Joseph watch over their newborn babe and the world is filled with love. “One Starry Night,” by Lauren Thompson is illustrated by Jonathan Bean.  The illustrations are a striking combination of brown, black, white and blue.
‘The White Ballets’
“The White Ballets,” by Rajka Kupesic was fortunate enough to dance  the three white ballets Swan Lake, Giselle and La Bayadere . Her beautifully illustrated book shares the stories behind  the three ballets.  She adds her own experience and thoughts on her art and brings her reader onto the stage and into the studio with her.
‘Home for Christmas’
Rollo is a troll who loves to jump and play.  One day, his parents ask for his help just once too often so he packs his rucksack and embarks on a rollicking journey across the tundra. He finds friendly animal families to live with and causes mischief where ever he goes. “Home For Christmas,” by Jan Brett is an adventure in the glorious Scandinavian landscape during the fall and winter.
‘The Gimgerbread Girl’
The Gingerbread Girl is so smart she outwitted the sly fox and is on to the next adventure.  She’s ready to race and is running with a  pack of new friends, the Animal Crackers. Fresh out of the box they go on their merry way. 
They’d better watch out or they could become treats for the trickster fox. “The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers,” by Lisa Campbell Ernst is a new twist on an old familiar tale.
‘Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse’
“The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse,” by Eric Carle will inspire young artists everywhere to use their imaginations.  After painting a blue horse the child goes on to paint a series of animals in bold, unrealistic colors, and forms.  Young children will readily identify with the girl’s happiness  when she finishes her paintings.