Thursday, October 20, 2011

Landscape of a memoir...

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..."

This event is funded, in part, by the NH Humanities Council, with additional funding from the Tillotson Foundation.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beyond Brown Paper: Industrial Explorers

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.

For more information on the exhibit, please call Katie Doherty at 752-1113 x 3086, and for more information on the collection, click on this link: Industrial Explorers.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's alive!

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!