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Articles for December 2017 

Dec 25, 2017

Boxing Day to Epiphany

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

After you have opened all the presents and eaten your fill, what do you do? Are you done with Christmas for another year? Not so quick! Tomorrow is Boxing Day. I always observe it by saying "Today is Boxing Day", but in England, December 26 has a long history. Here is a bit about Boxing Day customs from the British newspaper, The Telegraph:

According to some Boxing…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Dec 18, 2017

Christmas Customs

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Every family has Christmas customs.  Certain foods that are served every year. The order in which presents are opened (feeding frenzy vs one at a time). Going to church for the children's service or the candlelight service. Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters.  Passing on that singing fish to some unsuspecting recipient. They may be new customs that your family started or old ones going…  MORE >>

Dec 11, 2017

The Meaning of Christmas

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

For many of us, the true meaning of Christmas came through Sunday School stories, our participation in Christmas pageants, and setting up nativity scenes. Generally, Santa Claus was not involved in these. I was in a living nativity scene when I was in Sunday School. I must have been eight or nine years old. I was hoping to be Mary or an angel.  My mother had told me about how she had been…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Dec 4, 2017

Me Too

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

By now, you've heard about the #metoo movement. Even if you aren't on Facebook. Even if you don't have a Twitter account. Even if you don't watch television or read newspapers or magazines, you must have heard about #metoo. In fact, you may have heard so much that you are getting sick and tired of the whole thing. There's the danger.  We are so inundated with bad news that we just want it…  MORE >>

Articles for December 2017