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Dec 10, 2018

Take time for Christmas

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Today, I am sharing two of my favorite articles from many years ago.  If you missed them when they came out, here they are again; and if you read them in the past, you've probably forgotten them so... here they are again:

Christmas Memories

It's Advent!  We know Christmas is coming because of all the television commercials and Black Friday sales.  I was…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Dec 3, 2018

Happy Hanukkah

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

A short story about Hanukkah: A long time ago (166 BCE), Judah Maccabee led the Jews in driving the Syrians out of Jerusalem. He called on his followers to cleanse the Second Temple, rebuild its altar and light its menorah which was supposed to be kept burning every night.  A miracle occured! Even though there was only enough oil to last for one night, the flames continued…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

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 >>