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Articles for November 2016 

Nov 28, 2016

Getting ready for Christmas

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

It's time for my annual seasonal re-run. This is from 2013, updated with some new stories.

It's Advent!  We know Christmas is coming because of all the television commercials and Black Friday sales.  I was thinking grumbly thoughts about the commercialization of Christmas, but I do have to admit that many of my Christmas memories center around presents, both given and…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Nov 21, 2016

Give Thanks

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Give Thanks: A Checklist

Thanksgiving is almost here. I like to think about all the things for which I am thankful. If you would like to do the same, I am providing a useful checklist. Mark off the items that you are grateful for - aardvarks, anybody? Fill in the blanks with things I didn't list. 

I undertook this list as a fun alphabetical exercise for myself on…  MORE >>

Nov 14, 2016

Local History, Part II

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Plymouth Library has invited Judy Bentley to talk about her latest book: Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities, at 10 am on Sunday, November 27, in Hildebrand Hall.  Judy will illustrate her talk with a slide show, and she will have books available for purchase - just in time to stock up on books for your holiday giving.

Walking Washington’s History: Ten…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Nov 7, 2016

Local History, Part I

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

I'm letting my son, Philip Sanderson-Cole, tell the story this week. He wrote this on his phone at one in the morning, and posted it on Facebook. I thought it was so beautiful that I wanted to share it with you:

We are teaching history wrong. History is not just a bunch of facts, dates, and allegories. When I took history classes in high school and college, they were the most boring…  MORE >>

Topics: General
Articles for November 2016