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Articles for November 2018 

Nov 26, 2018

Sisu and Hygge

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

According to Forbes magazine, the top ten happiest countries in the world for 2018 are (in order): Finland Norway Denmark Iceland Switzerland The Netherlands Canada New Zealand Sweden Australia

What can we learn from these countries? Hygge, the "Danish art of coziness" has been getting a lot of attention lately. The Danish Tourist Bureau says that "hygge means creating a…  MORE >>


Nov 19, 2018

Count your blessings

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin Roosevelt talked about four fundamental freedoms that people everywhere in the world should enjoy. They were freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. In the United States, the First Amendment guarantees us freedom of speech and freedom of religion. ("Congress shall make no…  MORE >>


Nov 12, 2018

Still worried?

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

I was looking over the articles that I have been writing for the last five years, and I couldn't help but notice how many deal with stress and worry and (maybe there is a connection) the state of the world. Sometimes I am full of despair. Maybe you are, too. But last week's election gives us a glimmer of hope.

I have been feeling motivated to come up with more ways in which we can…  MORE >>


Nov 5, 2018

Politics and Religion

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

We have been seeing more and more of the intermingling of politics and religion. There are religious groups that are fighting for the rights of all the people, and there are religious groups that are fighting to impose their beliefs on all the people. The books I am sharing with you look at the place of religion in the founding of our country and the current battle over the concept of…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith
Articles for November 2018