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Articles for August 2015 

Aug 31, 2015

Mr Riis and Mr Roosevelt - and a member's review of The Bully Pulpit

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

I wrote a little bit about Jacob Riis last time. Along with being a social reformer, photographer, writer, and lecturer, he was a great friend of Theodore Roosevelt's.  You can read about them in some of the books I've listed below.  (The Big Burn has what is probably the most fascinating account of Roosevelt that I have read.)  

Jacob Riis was from Denmark, and at some…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Aug 24, 2015

"We were all immigrants once"

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

If it's summer, it must be time for summer re-runs. This week and next week I am re-running two of my favorite articles from last summer.

On the fourth of July every year, thousands of immigrants become naturalized citizens.  All the peoples of the United States were immigrants once.  My family came from Denmark and Italy and England (there they are, at home in Bath, just…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Aug 17, 2015

A Night at the Movies

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Plymouth Library has a selection of DVDs for your viewing pleasure.  Many are award-winning foreign films that you won't find just anyplace.  Here are a few new ones:

Expiration Date from Canada -  Charlie Silvercloud III is destined to be killed on his 25th birthday, just like his father and grandfather before him.  With eight days left, he is out buying a casket…  MORE >>

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Aug 10, 2015

It's a winner!

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

The American Library Association has awarded a Newbery Medal and named Honor Books (runners-up) since 1922 (for books published in 1921).  That's 93 years of outstanding (and many forgettable) books.  I have often thought that Newbery books are much more popular with adults than with children.  In recent years, there have been complaints criticizing the committee for…  MORE >>

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Articles for August 2015