Monday, July 18, 2016

Jungle Book

On August 25, at noon, the WMCC Book Discussion group will meet in the Library to discuss the short stories that comprise Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

Kipling was heavily influenced by British India, the country of his birth and where he had spent many of his formative years.  After living in England, he and his new family settled in Vermont, where, in 1894, he began to write stories about an Indian boy, Mowgli, and his animal friends who inhabit the jungles of India.  These stories became two volumes of The Jungle Books.  

The Jungle Books' rich characters and settings have inspired films, television series, animated productions, radio shows, comic books, and have been adapted for the theater.

Closed, due to work being done to the library


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Celebrating Independence Day

WMCC and the Fortier Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of our nation's 240th Independence Day.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world...
For more information on the Declaration of Independence, visit the National Archives and Records Administration website:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Welcome Summer!

Summer is finally--officially--here!

Looking for something to keep the kids busy on a rainy day?  Will you get the chance to relax with a book at the beach?  Doing some landscaping and gardening?

Here are just a few of our many summer-themed titles to choose from.  And, don't forget about our audio book collection for those long road trips!

Book Jacket for: Albie the lifeguard  Book Jacket for: Summer fun! : 60 activities for a kid-perfect summer  Book Jacket for: Flower fairies of the summer : poems and pictures

Book Jacket for: Summer; a novel.  Book Jacket for: The end of summer  Book Jacket for: Moon over Manifest

Book Jacket for: Nature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth, my first summer in the Sierra, the mountains of California, Stickeen, selected essays  Book Jacket for: The boys of summer  Book Jacket for: Summer world : a season of bounty

Monday, June 6, 2016

Dad's Day

Sunday, June 19, is set aside to honor the father figures who support, love, and care for us.

Read more about fatherhood from our library collection; here are a few titles to choose from:


Book Jacket for: Disney's The lion king Book Jacket for: Daddy, Papa, and me Book Jacket for: My father's dragon  Book Jacket for: Every Friday Book Jacket for: Knuffle Bunny : a cautionary tale

Book Jacket for: Fathers and early childhood programs  Book Jacket for: The way we never were : American families and the nostalgia trap  Book Jacket for: The road Book Jacket for: March : a novel Book Jacket for: Faith of my fathers  Book Jacket for: Bread givers : a novel : a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New

Book Jacket for: The lightning thief  Book Jacket for: Preacher's boy Book Jacket for: Living with dad Book Jacket for: Shadow of a bull Book Jacket for: Flush

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Celebrate Mom

Sunday, May 8 is Mother's day.  Celebrate with a book about motherhood!  The library has many to choose from; here's a sampling:


Book Jacket for: Mother Goose, from nursery to literature  Book Jacket for: Mother-daughter wisdom : creating a legacy of physical and emotional health  Book Jacket for: I believe in you : a mother & daughter's special journey  Book Jacket for: A thorn in my pocket : Temple Grandin's mother tells the family story

Book Jacket for: Mother's day    Book Jacket for: A promise is a promise : an almost unbelievable story of a mother's unconditional love and what it can teach us  Book Jacket for: The help 


Book Jacket for: Are you my mother?/   Book Jacket for: A ride on mother's back : a day of baby-carrying around the world Book Jacket for: Mother Bruce