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Story Hour starts at Jordaan Library
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LARNED — Jordaan Memorial Library has begun fall hours. The Jordaan Library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  The Jordaan Library is closed Sunday.
Jordaan Library’s Story Hour still has openings. Children 4 years-of-age and five-year-olds who do not attend kindergarten are welcome. Children must registered so they can check out books.  Story Hour meets at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Children will enjoy stories, art projects, and games.  It’s a great introduction to reading and using the library.
Imagination Library is coming to Pawnee County with funding provided by the United Way of Central Kansas and Pamida.  Children from birth to five years-of-age will receive a book of their very own every month.
Musician Dolly Parton sponsors the program because she believes books and reading are an important part of childhood.  She grew up in a family that could not afford to buy books.  The books are age appropriate and include current books as well as old favorites. 
The kickoff is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 in the Jordaan Library.  Computers will be available to sign children up.
New Books
Winter Games
FBI agent Jeff Hutchins arrived at the small airport in the middle of a frigid, snowy night to pickup a young child. The child had vanished. 
Hutchins was startled by a single gunshot but he wasn’t worried, there were two burly FBI agents with him.  He rounded the corner and started to run down the terminal hallway then he noticed the two agents leaning against the wall. He saw a radio on the floor along with an FBI issue pistol. Now Hutchins could see the pool of blood between the agents whose throats had been slashed.  Then everything went black in “Winter Games,” by John Lacombe.
Nick “Foxy” Foxton returned to the Grand National as a spectator years after an accident ended his career as world-class jockey.  Minutes before the big race begins his American colleague Herb Kovak is shot at point blank range and the gunman escapes into the crowd. 
Nick discovers a threatening note in Herb’s pocket and the newspapers begin to speculate it was a gangland killing.  Nick discovers Herb named him a beneficiary in his will. It could prove to a dangerous gift in “Gamble,” by Felix Francis.
The Wild Rose
London, 1914, World War I is looming on the horizon.
Willa Alden is a passionate mountain climber who lost her leg climbing Kilimanjaro with Seamus Finnegan.  She will never forgive him for saving her life. Seamus, a polar explorer attempts to forget Willa marrying a beautiful young school teacher in England. 
Max von Brandt, a German socialite, who courts high society women has a secret agenda in wartime London. The “Wild Rose,” by Jennifer Donnelly is the conclusion to the conclusion to the Rose trilogy. The first two books, “The Tea Rose,” and “Winter Rose,” are part of the library collection.
Case of Puppy Love
Terri’s shop K-Nine treats is located in a local mall. She sells fresh-baked dog treats, coats and sweaters. In her spare time, she fosters rescued puppies. Carter helped her rescue four puppies from a fire and they begin a relationship.
Terri does not know that Carter is part ownerf of the mall where her shop is located. Disaster threatens when Carter learns his company is planning to evict Terri in a “Case of Puppy Love,” by Lois Schwartz.
Dreams of the Dead
Two years ago, Nina was appointed to defend Jim Strong against murder charges. Strong is a sociopath who ruined many innocent lives, including Nina’s. Jim Strong vanishes.
Phillip Strong, Jim Strong’s father, delivers a letter to Nina that is supposedly from his fugitive son asking for money. Phillip is sure the letter is authentic. Nina isn’t sure. When two women are murdered, Nina begins to question their links to her new client in “Dreams of the Dead,” by Perri O’Shaughnessy.