Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Forests and Mountains: Living and Working in the North Country.
Copies of the books are available at both the Berlin Public Library and WMCC Library. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is funded, in part, by the NH Humanities
Council, with additional funding from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – North County Region.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
For our next discussion, we will be reading Archer Mayor's Open Season, the first book in the Joe Gunther detective series, set in Brattleboro Vermont.
Join the group and be a part of the discussion when we talk with the author by phone!
The discussion will be on Thursday, January 12 , 2011, around noon in Room 208 at the White Mountains Community College. Bring your lunch!
Copies of the book (print and audio) are available in the library.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Think you don't have time to read? Yes, you do!
The WMCC Fortier Library has, for your listening pleasure, a collection of audio books on cassette and cd. They're perfect for long commutes!
Just ask a member of the library staff to see the "audio book" binders for lists of titles and authors.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Since 1973, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has challenged humans and dogs through some of the roughest terrain on Earth.
Read author Gary Paulsen's gripping account of the race in Winterdance, his memoir of the over 1100 mile journey.
Join the lunchtime discussion group on Thursday, December 8 at noon-ish in room 122. Copies of the book are available in the library. Bring your lunch!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The final book in the 2011 White Mountains Community College/Berlin Public Library fall book discussion series is This House of Sky by Ivan Doig. Scholar Emily Archer will begin the discussion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 at the WMCC Fortier Library. Copies of the book are available at both the Berlin Public Library and WMCC Library.
"Doig's beautifully rendered, inspiring story of growing up in western Montana. It's a powerful tale of place, familial bonds and perseverance..." longitudebooks.com
This event is funded, in part, by the NH Humanities Council, with additional funding from the Tillotson Foundation.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
An opening reception for “Industrial Explorers,” an exhibit on Research and Development at Brown Company from 1915-1968 will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at the White Mountains Community College Library from 4 to 6 P.M. The exhibit is on loan from Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains. It is made up of photographs from the University’s Beyond Brown Paper collection and explores the origins and history of the innovative Brown Company Research and Development Group. Linda Upham-Bornstein researched and wrote the accompanying text.
The exhibit will be on display at the White Mountains Community College Library until January 9, 2012.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
In the spirit of the season, the WMCC lunchtime book discussion group is bringing to life the Gothic classic, Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
In the almost 200 years since its original publication in 1818, this well-known story has been reworked and transformed for the theater, film, television, and many a Halloween costume. Written as a cautionary tale about the ethics of science, and also against man's inhumanity to man, the themes in Frankenstein, still apply in the modern world.
Copies are available in the WMCC library, in book and audio formats. Read it and join us on Thursday, November 3, around noon, in Room 122. Bring your lunch!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The next White Mountains Community College/Berlin Public Library evening book discussion will be on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at the WMCC Library, when Holly Perrault will delve into the novel Sula by Toni Morrison.
"In Sula, Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, tells the story of two women, friends since childhood, separated in young adulthood, and reunited as grown women...
Copies of the book are available for loan at the Berlin Public Library and WMCC Fortier Library.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Hard to believe Fall is here already, at least the Fall semester anyway.
This year the WMCC's Fortier Library hours are slightly different:
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you'd like to contact us, for any reason, please call 603-752-1113 x 3087.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
On Thursday, October 6, join us at the WMCC Fortier Library, around noontime, when we will be meeting to discuss Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
First published in 1960, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel has become a modern classic, addressing issues of race, gender roles, rape, integrity, and heroism.
Copies--audio and print--are available to borrow in the library.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer prizewinning novel Gone with the Wind is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011.
On Thursday, August 25th, the lunchtime book discussion group will be meeting at noon in the WMCC Library to discuss this work of historical fiction that has itself become a piece of American history.
If you've seen the movie, or already read the book, join us as we travel back in time, to Scarlett O'Hara's Old South.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Originally written in 1967, this highly acclaimed story, first written in Spanish and translated into 37 languages, tells the story of seven generations through turbulent times.
Copies of the book are available for loan at both the WMCC library and the Berlin Public Library.
This event is funded, in part, by the NH Humanities Council.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
- August 24: 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Scholar: Craig Doherty
- September 21: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
- Scholar: Suzanne Brown
- October 19: Sula by Toni Morrison, Scholar
- Scholar: Holly Perrault
- November 16: This House of Sky by Ivan Doig
- Scholar: Emily Archer
Copies of the books are available at both libraries. Call WMCC at 752-1113 x 3087, or BPL at 752-5210 with questions.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
ProQuest, one of the Fortier Library's amazing research databases, has a new look, and a new way to find the resources you need. This search engine retrieves reliable articles from scholarly journals, trade publications, and dissertations. Thousands of journals are available in full-text.
Login to ProQuest through the library's homepage, either directly or through the Multidatabase link. From off-campus, use the EasyLogin portal. Ask a member of the library staff for help!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
EBSCOhost is now available for use with mobile devices!
To access EBSCOhost using your mobile device, go to the WMCC library's Databases page and click on EBSCOhost, then EBSCOhost Mobile.
EBSCO's new iPhone app is free, and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enable users to:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Please see a member of the library staff with any questions, and to pay for prints.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Fortier Library is looking for work study-eligible students to work part-time. If you are currently a WMCC student and qualify for work study (check with the Financial Aid Department), stop by the library to talk with Katie or Denise about availability.
Positions are open for the summer and for the 2012 academic year. In order to work during the summer students must be taking at least 6 credit hours.
Monday, April 25, 2011
For 20 years, American-born author Bill Bryson traveled the world, and wrote funny stories about it until he settled in England.
Back in the United States, he wrote a weekly British newspaper column with his humorous observations about the changes that have taken place since he lived here last. Those articles have been assembled into the book I'm a Stranger Here Myself.
Join us on Thursday, May 12 around noontime in the library.
The library has copies of the book and audio available for checkout.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Please join us in the library on Wednesday March 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The next story hour is on Wednesday, April 6th.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Read Allen Koop's real life account of the WWII German prisoner of war camp in Stark, New Hampshire, Stark Decency and the remarkable stories of the people involved. Copies of the book are available for loan in the WMCC Library.
The discussion will be on Wednesday, April 6, around noon, in the WMCC Fortier Library. Bring your lunch!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Jamie Ford's debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet intertwines first love, racism, patriotism, family dynamics, cultural differences, and American history.
Bring your lunch to our March 9th discussion, meeting around noontime.
Copies of the book, including audio, are available in the library.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The Northern Forest Series discussion of Thoreau's The Maine Woods led by Craig Doherty, with funding from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, is rescheduled for Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 7 p.m. at White Mountains Community College Fortier Library
Friday, January 28, 2011
To accompany the exhibit, WMCC's Fortier Library and Berlin Public Library will host a Northern Forest series with three book discussions and one talk, thanks to funding from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau on February 2, 2011 led by Craig Doherty
Where the Rivers Flow North by Howard Frank Mosher on March 2, 2011 led by Craig Doherty
The Northern Forest edited by David Dobbs and Richard Ober on March 30, 2011 led by Michael Wilson, Senior Program Director of the Northern Forest Center
And, on April 13, 2011, Rebecca Rule will give her talk, Cross Cut
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
In 1942, E Company was created as an elite rifle company for the U.S. Army. The group of citizen soldiers, 140 men, and their seven officers, saw action throughout WWII, and were present at Normandy and also at Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Stephen E. Ambrose's Band of Brothers tells the stories behind the historical facts, of the men and their battles.
We will be discussing Band of Brothers at the College's lunchtime book discussion group on Thursday, February 3rd around noon. We have copies of the book to lend in print and on audio. Bring your lunch!