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Cheese Please! Recipes for National Cheese Lover’s Day 

cheese platter

Sweet cheeses, January 20th is National Cheese Lover’s Day! It only feels right that this day would fall within the month of my own birth as I am a certified cheese lover. I like all cheeses in all formats, never met a cheese I didn’t like, etc. In honor of this special day, I flipped through our extensive… 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 >>

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Houses Made by Our TAB Members A tradition that many families do around the holidays and a sweet treat that is decorated to perfection: Gingerbread Houses. A tradition that my own family never did; we always did other things: seeing the lights on houses or at the park, drinking chocolate milk and eggnog, playing… 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 >>

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!


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 >>

Today Is National Waffle Day!

Belgium waffles

Who doesn’t love a classic, golden waffle covered in maple syrup or piled with fruit and whipped cream? Today we celebrate this sweet breakfast and the anniversary of the first patented waffle iron. It was on August 24, 1869 that Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his official waffle iron patent. Swarthout’s waffle iron… read more >>

We All Scream for National Ice Cream Day!

Large assortment of artisanal Italian ice cream

“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!” Let’s celebrate National Ice Cream Day!    If you’re interested in all things ice cream, look no further: this blog has it all! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday… 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 >>