Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
In 1843, Charles Dickens introduced merry olde England to Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and Ebenezer Scrooge. Since then, the story has been reproduced in print, stage productions, TV specials, and feature films. We all know the tale, but have you ever read the original story?
Our monthly lunchtime discussion group will meet and share opinions of the original A Christmas Carol on Thursday, December 18th at noon. The library has several print and audio versions of Dickens' classic, for your reading or listening pleasure. Stop by and pick up a copy. Everyone is welcome--and bring your lunch!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Due to construction, the library will be closed at noon December 19th through January 6th.
* December 19 (from noon on)-January 6th: Library will be closed for renovations
* January 6-9: Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 am to 8 pm and Friday 8-3:30 (closed Saturday)
* Our regular hours resume when the Spring semester begins on January 12th.
* The building will be closed on Monday, January 19th, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Monday, November 10, 2008
The Library has a huge selection of cookbooks and magazines that can help. We have books on a wide range of subjects from wines and napkin folding to poultry and desserts, and everything in between.
If magazines are more your style, we carry a number of food-related titles including Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Gourmet, Saveur, and Dessert Professional.
If you can't find what you're looking for, please ask the library staff for assistance!
Please note, we will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Nov. 27-29) for the holiday weekend.
Friday, October 17, 2008
For our next daytime discussion, we will be reading:
Flight to Arras by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"On May 22, 1940, with France on the point of surrender, Antoine de Saint-Exupery set off on a quixotic reconnaissance mission from Orly to Arras. This lightly fictionalized account of that journey, described in Time as 'a magic text, at times almost biblical,' is a profound and passionate meditation on mortality, war and defeat, and a superb evocation of the experience of flight."
--London Review of Books
The discussion will be on Tuesday, November 25th at noon in the White Mountains Community College Fortier Library. Bring your lunch!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Do you feel guilty about eating that slice of yummy chocolate cake?
Are you struggling with your health and wondering if your diet could be part of the problem?
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan is the next WMCC lunchtime book discussion title. In it, Pollan tries to explain, from a journalist's point of view, what has happened to the food industry and why the American diet is making so many of us unwell.
We'll be meeting in the library on Thursday, October 23rd, around 12:15 (bring your lunch). Copies are still available in the library, both in print and cd formats.
The evening discussion/lecture schedule for October,with funding from the New Hampshire Humanities Council :
Wednesday, October 15 at 7 pm: Frumie Selchen will lead a discussion of Tracy Chevalier's The Lady and the Unicorn.
Wednesday, October 29 at 7 pm: David Smith will give a talk entitled, "Art and the Life in Vermeer."
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Copies of the book are available in the library, in both book and audio formats.
Everyone is welcome! We'll begin around 12:15, so bring your lunch!
Also, a reminder: Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m., Ingrid Graff will lead a discussion of Barry Unsworth's The Stone Virgin.
Not sure where to find information for that paper that's due all too soon? Stop in the library -- or email us or give us a call --and ask a member of the library staff for help. You'll be amazed at the information you'll find.
If you'd like to do research from home, stop by the library to pick up an info sheet that has addresses, logins, and passwords for some great resources. If you're taking classes at one of the academic centers, ask the staff there for a copy of the password list. If you get stuck, contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The WMCC Fortier Library is open Monday through Thursday: 7 am to 9 pm, and Fridays 7:30 am to 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm.
Don't forget to pick up your library cards!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
There have been some changes to the database's appearance, but it's still an amazing resource for finding articles. When you click on EBSCOhost, from the Databases link on our Library's webpage, you'll find a new "Googlized" appearance. Don't worry, it only looks different. It's easier than ever to narrow down your search from 50,000 hits to 50. You'll find it easier to find images now too. And, in case you were wondering, the login and password are still the same, so you can still do your research at 1 a.m. from home.
Ask a member of the library staff for more information, and please, let us know what you think of EBSCOhost 2.0!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This summer, the library is happy to offer SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series) Researcher to our students, faculty and staff. SIRS is an online database that offers resources of differing points of view with reference and statistical information on current topics and controversies such as abortion, cloning, gun control and other social issues.
The SIRS Researcher database can be accessed from the library’s homepage, under Databases. Ask the library staff for the username and password for off-campus use.
For those of you who are already familiar with out databases, SIRS Researcher is replacing Opposing Viewpoints.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
All four discussions and the lecture will be on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m.
* September 17th, Ingrid Graff: Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth.
* October 15th, Frumie Selchen: The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
* October 29th, David Smith: “The Art and Life in Vermeer”
* November 12th, Ingrid Graff: Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
* January 14th, Ingrid Graff: The Other Side of You by Salley Vicker
Books will be available in August. Contact the Library for more information.
(Photos: Upper: Cover of the book Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth ; left: The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry; right: Woman Holding a Balance by Vermeer.)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
We had a lovely discussion about everything from travel to food to spirituality... and we enjoyed pizza too!
For the summer, the book group is taking a break, but many books were recommended: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle being the title mentioned most.
For September: Animal Farm by George Orwell. Copies will be available at the end of August.