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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Podcast

Asian American, Pacific Islanders Heritage month

Tune into this month’s episode of the PLYMC Library Anywhere Podcast for a celebration of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Heritage! Two librarians discuss how the library is honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) all through the month of May with information, programs, and book recommendations.   For 2022, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council… read more >>

All About St. Patrick on His Day

Saint Patrick Statue looking after the valley on Croagh Patrick, Ireland

St. Patrick a patron saint of Ireland (as well as Nigeria) and was instrumental in bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle. Two of his writings have been preserved over the years: his Confessio, a short spiritual autobiography and the source of most of what is known about him; and his “Letter to Coroticus,” which denounces British mistreatment of Irish Christians.  Patrick (christened “Patricius”) was born to a well-to-do… read more >>

Looking for Luck in the New Year: Traditions and Superstitions from Around the World

luck superstition

2022 is right around the corner!  I’ve scoured the internet to find the best ways to bring luck into the new year.  I tried to include the most achievable traditions I found, and left out some of the most outlandish.  Why not try to bring in as much potential luck for the new year as possible? … read more >>

Happy Thanksgiving!

Family or friends praying holding hands at Thanksgiving celebration table

Today is Thanksgiving Day!  As you recline on the couch, digesting your feast, kick back and enjoy this blog all about Thanksgiving. History In the United States, Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday in November, and this year that is November 25.  (The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Japan also celebrate similar holidays about being… read more >>

Manatee Awareness Month

manatee and baby

November is Manatee Awareness Month!  Developed in 1979 to honor and celebrate these special animals, with their cute squished faces, plump bodies, silly flippers and paddle tail, Manatee Awareness Month reminds us how much we love these wonderful creatures. Tragically, there has been an unusually high rate of manatee mortality in 2021.  A federal investigation… read more >>

National Pug Day!

pug lounging in grass

October 15 is the best day of the year: it is the day that we celebrate the adorable little dog known as The Pug. This holiday was developed in 2012 to “celebrate this wonderful, loving and loyal breed and to encourage pug lovers all over the world to adopt their next pug from the shelter… read more >>

Hispanic Heritage Month

hispanic-heritage-month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the Hispanic Culture, and recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic-Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. When is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month runs annually from September 15 through October 15. September 15 was selected as… read more >>