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Chewing Gum In History

Taking chewing gum

September 30 is National Chewing Gum Day.  Besides exercise for the jaw, the history of gum chewing is flavorful!    Scientists have found a wad of birch resin with tooth imprints that was chewed in Finland from 9,000 years ago.  Why did they chew it?  Maybe for the same reason we do: enjoyment.  Maybe they also like the fresh breath… read more >>

Too Much Zucchini!

zucchini

Last year, I planted four plants, and had enough zucchini to provide my neighborhood, coworkers and friends with more zucchini than they ever really wanted.  This year, I planted only three, and it is still happening!  A perfect mix of rain every few days and beautiful sunshine have made this summer the year of zucchini…. read more >>

Lots of Ways to Learn & Improve Nutrition

National Nutrition Month EatRight Personalize Your Plate

March is National Nutrition Month. Do you know what’s good for you to eat? Would you like to improve your diet? Well, the library has some great resources to help you learn about nutrition! These resources are available for all PLYMC library card holders, with most found on the Health Resources webpage and others from our Digital Resources webpage. But this… read more >>

Mocktail Recipes for the Roaring 20s

Mocktail Party

Celebrate the Roaring 20s (both 1920 and 2020) with this delicious mocktail drink! Sara’s Savannah Swizzle Ingredients: Lemon-lime Soda Orange Juice Cranberry Juice Grape Juice (optional) Ice (optional) Directions: Mix equal portions of soda and each juice in a glass. Add ice and garnish as desired. Stir. Or, using a tumbler with a lid, shake… read more >>