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Articles for June 2015 

Jun 22, 2015

Grandparents

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Some children are lucky enough to have storybook grandparents.  These grandparents are indulgent, understanding, and have almost unlimited patience.  The grandmothers are plump, have white hair, and like to bake cookies.  The grandfathers usually aren't quite so plump, have gray hair, and like to tell stories..  There is nothing in the whole, wide world that these…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Jun 15, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Today I am sharing books about fathers with you.  Family relationships are not always the stuff of greeting cards, and some of these books explore complex issues.  Others celebrate loving, nurturing fathers (like mine!).  My mother and I would joke that my father's favorite word was "NO", but I was lucky to get him in the Father Lottery.  Happy Father's…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Jun 8, 2015

Family Tree

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Genealogy has an important place in the Bible. Perhaps the best known examples are in the Old Testament with the long lists of who begat whom. (I have copied one from I Chronicles below.) Genealogies provide legitamacy in the Old Testament; there were prophecies about a Messiah descended from King David so in the New Testament (Matthew and Luke), there are two, differing, genealogies of Jesus.…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Jun 1, 2015

Capturing Souls

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

You've heard, haven't you, that some societies believe that cameras will capture people's souls?  Imagine having a photographer point a box at you and later, produce your image on a piece of paper.  You would think it was all done by magic. I know that photography is all about science.  I know that, but I still think it's magic.  Working in the darkroom, seeing an image…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General
Articles for June 2015