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Jordan Library open for regular hours
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LARNED — Jordaan Memorial Library has a new boiler and has resumed regular hours. Thanks for being patient during the week we were closed. 
It’s amazing how cold a stone building can become when the outside temperatures aren’t above 50.  Everything is working now so come in and check out our new books.
The early out Book Clubs for first through fourth graders will meet Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the library. The topic for December is “A Little House Christmas.” 
First and second graders will meet at 1:30 p.m..  Third and fourth graders will meet at 2:30 p.m. Encourage your child to join the fun and bring along a friend.
Ellen Jones,  from the Fort Larned National Historic Site presented an program on Native American customs, legends and games Nov. 12.  Fifteen children took part in the program.  One of the activities was painting a Cheyenne war pony.
Christmas ornaments and decorations owned by Rachel Bird are on display in the entry way and the multipurpose room.
Five new adult Christmas books are ready to be checked out. 
“A Christmas Homecoming,” by Anne Perry is a masterpiece of suspense that lifts the spirit in the end.
“The Christmas Wedding,” by James Patterson is fresh look at family and the magic of the season. There’s a mystery groom. 
“Lost December,” by Richard Paul Evans is a modern day holiday version of the Prodigal Son. 
“The Christmas Singing,” by Cindy Woodsmall is a touching story of second chances and Christmas among the Plain folk. 
“Snow Angel,” by Glenn Beck is a tale of family forgiveness and the freedom to live a future free of the past.
“11/23/63,” by Stephen King is an incredible journey into the past with the possibility of altering it.  Jake Epping, a thirty-five year old English , agrees to enter the portal to past in the back of his friend Al’s diner.  The mission is to prevent the Kennedy assassination.  Epping’s new life as George Amberson is the world of JFK, Elvis, big American cars and cigarette smoke everywhere.  He eventually runs into a troubled loner, Lee Harvey Oswald and ends up in Dallas.  The past becomes suspenseful and terrifying as Amberson struggles to change the past.
Detective Alex Cross was the first detective on scene when the unthinkable happened, someone manages to kidnap the president’s children from their school. Someone powerful doesn’t want him too close.
Then the D.C. water supply is contaminated and Alex sees the threat of a devastating attack on the United States. 
Meanwhile, with each hour that passes the chances of the finding the children alive diminishes.   An emotional plea from the First Lady to save her children forces Alex to make a decision that goes against everything he believes in “Kill Alex Cross,” by James Patterson.
A Japanese cargo ship cruising near the Azores bursts into flames. Pirates rushing to plunder the ship explode.  Kurt  Austin, Joe  Zavala and the NUMA team rush to investigate an extraordinary graveyard of ships and planes littering the Atlantic’s floor. 
An ambitious African dictator has developed a weapon of almost mythical power and plans to use it to extort the world’s most powerful nations.  Refusing to cooperate will lead to the destruction of the world’s greatest cities beginning with Washington, D.C. in “Devil’s Gate,” by Clive Cussler.