Friday, January 28, 2011

Visit the Northern Forest at WMCC

The Northern Forest Center's National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Ways of the Woods exhibit will be open to the college community and the public at White Mountains Community College until April.

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 schedule:

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

All of these events will take place at WMCC Fortier Library on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Band of Brothers

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!