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2019 (51)
2018 (48)
2017 (41)
2016 (44)
2015 (36)
2014 (36)
2013 (8)


Jan 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr and Plymouth Church

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

As we look at Plymouth's history, we discover a connection with Martin Luther King Jr. In the book, Seeking to Serve by Mildred Tanner Andrews, we learn that "Following the 1955 boycott of segregated buses in Montgomery, Alabama, Garfield High School invited the controversial Dr King to speak in Seattle. Despite a flood of protests, the Seattle School Board decided to permit the speech.…  MORE >>

Jan 13, 2020

Yom HaShoah

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). There are people who maintain that the Holocaust was a big hoax, fake news. We know that people will believe the most outrageous things if those beliefs feed into their worldview. Conspiracy theories are everywhere. There was no lunar landing. No such thing as global warming. Aliens (the little, green ones from outer space)…  MORE >>

Jan 6, 2020

Bully Boys

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

Construction on the Smith Tower started in 1911, and it was officially opened on July 4, 1914. Until 1962, with the advent of the Space Needle, it was known as the tallest building west of the Mississippi. It turns out that wasn't actually true, but in 1913, when my grandfather went up to the top of the Smith Tower to film movie footage for a newsreel, the building was literally a big deal. I…  MORE >>

Dec 30, 2019

Best of 2019

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

This is the time of the year when folks look back on the past twelve months and feel compelled to write lists of the best restaurants they reviewed, the best theatrical productions, the best football games, the best books. Then the lists are shared in newspapers, magazines, and on tv.  I have always resisted the temptation - until now. Today I want to tell you about some of the best books…  MORE >>