September 24, 2018
Some of you may be thinking “I already know everything there is to know about the library.” Others may ask, “Library? What library?” Whichever group you fall into, I have news for you: there's always something more to learn. That's a key thing about libraries; they are places of learning, full of information.
When you think of a church library, do you think of it as a room (or a closet) full of old Bibles and books on religion? Plymouth Library has that. Many different translations and versions of the Bible, ancient and modern. Commentaries. Works by great theologians. Books on spiritual disciplines, issues facing Churches today, world religions. Our collection offers more breadth and depth than you will find in most public libraries. And, as far as possible, it is theologically sound.
Plymouth Library also offers more than books about religion in its collection of more than 5,000 items. Find literary fiction, poetry, essays, biographies of people who influenced the course of history, books on the arts and politics and a wide array of social justice topics. Discover books for children and parents, magazines and DVDs, CDs and audio books. Brand-new books are available that you don't have to wait for months to check out from the public library.
Plymouth library is tucked away, on the main floor, through the door to the left of the restrooms. Once you find it, and spend some time getting to know it, you may start to think of it as a hidden treasure. The library is open Sundays, 9 am to 12:30 pm. Library committee members and I share a selection of new books during Hospitality Hour in the Lounge most Sundays. Look for our display at the back of the Lounge and check out books.
Connect with the Library. If you have read a book recently that you would like to recommend to others, email me a mini-review of the book to share in upcoming Herald articles and my weekly blog. Contact me to be on the Library's email list at PlymouthLibrary@gmail.com.
Learn more about Plymouth Library at the Plymouth website. Click the “Library” icon on the home page, which includes links to the online catalog, Library blog, a virtual Library tour and videos about choosing age-appropriate books for children, read-aloud tips and storytelling.
Discover Plymouth Library, Plymouth Church's hidden treasure! –Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian
Check Out These New Books
Many new books written on a variety of topics are now available for you to check out in Plymouth Library. Find them on the New Book cart, Library display shelves and the library table during hospitality hour in the Lounge. Partial list includes:
Undocumented - John Moore
Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders
A house united: How the Church can save the world - Alan Hilton
The house of broken angels - Luis Urrea
Her right foot - Dave Eggers
What are we doing here?: Essays - Marilynne Robinson
Factfulness: Ten reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are better than you think - Hans Rosling
Dream chasers: Immigration and the American backlash - John Tirman
Unapologetic: Why despite everything Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense - Francis Spufford
Fear - Bob Woodward
The perfect weapon: War, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age - David Sanger
Everything happens for a reason - and other lies I've loved - Kate Bowler
The righteous mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion - Jonathan Heidt
So you want to talk about race - Ijeoma Oluo
What does the lord require?: Doing justice, loving kindness, walking humbly - James Howell
White Fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism - Robin DiAngelo