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Articles for May 2017 

May 22, 2017

Memorial Day

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

As we prepare to observe Memorial Day, I am thinking about wars.  In recent years, there has been increased attention to the First World War and the tremendous toll it took on the affected countries and on the soldiers, many of whom faced unimaginable horrors.  We will continue to see more books published on this war which was being fought 100 years ago.

There is no one left…  MORE >>

Topics: General

May 15, 2017

Spotting Fake News

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

In these crazy days of fake news and alternate facts, you need a way to separate the true from the crazy. Of course, most people could figure that Hillary Clinton wasn't running a child sex ring from a pizza parlor. And if you read a quote attributed to George Washington that suggests bombing North Korea would make America great again, you might be a little suspicious. But if you believe an…  MORE >>

Topics: General

May 8, 2017

Mothers

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Soon it will be one of my favorite holidays.  I get to be queen for a day, and I get to spend it with my two wonderful sons.  What could be better?  

I'm also thinking of my mother. She died in October, but started slipping away about fifteen years earlier. I try to remember her the way she was when I was growing up. It's probably no surprise that she would read to me.…  MORE >>

Topics: General

May 1, 2017

Undoing Racism

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Racism has been embedded in our institutions, but more than that: embedded in us. Think of the assumptions you make when you read articles in the newspaper, when you see a stranger in your neighborhood. It's like assuming that people who wear glasses are smart or boys who are tall are good at basketball.

I grew up with friends from different races and religions, ethnic backgrounds and…  MORE >>

Articles for May 2017