Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Other Side of You

Ingrid Graff will lead a discussion of Salley Vickers' The Other Side of You on Wednesday, January 14th at 7 p.m. in the White Mountains Community College Fortier Library.
Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lunchtime book discussion: A Christmas Carol

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

Special Library Hours

Extended Library Hours During Finals:
The Library will be open until 10 pm Monday through Thursday during finals week (Dec. 15-18).

Library Hours During the Winter Break:
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

Need Holiday Help?

Are you hosting a dinner this holiday season? Want a recipe for the perfect pie? Need advice on how to cook a tasty turkey?

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

Flight to Arras

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

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants

Ever wonder what it means when you read a label in a grocery store and see the words "food product"?

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

September lunchtime discussion: Animal Farm

On September 18, in the library, there will be a lunchtime book discussion on George Orwell's Animal Farm.

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.

Welcome to the Fall Semester

Hard to believe that summer is over and fall is just around the corner. Time to think about the new semester.

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 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

New Summer Hours

The Times They Are a-Changin (Bob Dylan)

And so are the hours at the Fortier Library.

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular hours resume September 2nd.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Check out the new EBSCOhost 2.0

Your instructor gives you an assignment ... you need to do research ... where do you start?

EBSCOhost 2.0

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

Welcome SIRS!

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

Paint, Marble, and Words: Fiction and Art

Beginning in September, the Berlin Public Library and the White Mountains Community College Fortier Library, with funding provided by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, will host a book discussion/lecture series entitled “Paint, Marble, and Words: Fiction and Art” at the Fortier Library at White Mountains Community College.

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
* 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

Book Discussion: Eat, Pray, Love

At our last lunchtime book discussion, the group met to discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, led by Peg Heaney and Denise Bergeron. Peg brought photos and a map to help us visualize the places written about in the book.

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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Library Weblog!

Welcome to the White Mountains Community College Library's first Weblog!

Here you will find updates, events, and special notices.

Please feel free to post your comments and suggestions!