Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Yankee Crime

Our Spring 2009 evening book discussion/lecture series is Yankee Crime -- we'll be reading four books with New England settings:

* Wed. March 18: Primary Storm by Brendan DuBois, led by Craig Doherty
* Wed. April 15: Flashpoint by Linda Barnes, led by Marion Schafer
* Wed. May 6: Stranger in the Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher, led by Craig Doherty
* Wed. June 3: Bellows Falls by Archer Mayor, led by Frumie Selchen

All discussions begin at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Copies of the books are available at the White Mountains Community College and the Berlin Public Library.

Then & Now photo exhibit

New Hampshire, Then & Now: Historical and Contemporary Photographs of the Granite State from 1840 to 2005

New Hampshire Historical Society...

Photographer and author Peter E. Randall created the exhibit, which contains 80 photographs of New Hampshire; 40 from as early as the 1800s, and 40 taken in either the same location or a similar situation, in the 2000s. Click here to go to Mr. Randall's web page.

The exhibit will be in the library until the first week of May.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New printer!

Thanks to the White Mountains Community College Student Senate for a generous donation that allowed the Library to buy a new HP LaserJet 4015 printer, and toner.

The new printer can print 52 pages per minute, and do double-sided printing, too. The paper tray can hold over a ream of paper, so you'll be less likely to run out of paper while waiting for that English assignment to finish printing. No more long lines for the printer (hopefully!).

Other printers in the library will be shuffled around, but in a good way. The new printer and the HP color printer will now sit outside the library office. Study Rooms 1 and 2 will have their own printers, while the small computer lab will have two higher capacity Dell printers.

Printing is free for White Mountains Community College students, and $.10 per page for all other library users. Color copies are $.25 per page for community members.

Stop by and check out the new equipment! Ask for help with double sided printing.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking?

The Art of Racing in the Rain is narrated by Enzo, the dog, as he discusses family, life, love, television, and opposable thumbs.

Harper Collins says of the book: "A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. "

The discussion will be on January 22, at noon, in the library. Bring your lunch!

Copies are available in the library.