Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Due to the weather, the book discussion of Louise Dickinson Rich's We Took to the Woods, planned for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, is being postponed until Monday, March 19th at 7 p.m..

Please contact the WMCC Fortier Library at 603-752-1113 x 3087 or the Berlin Public Library at 603-752-5210 with any questions.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Expanding library hours

WMCC Library 's Spring semester hours have expanded, starting February 27:

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Capturing the North Country

President’s Photography Contest:

Living in the North Country

President Eneguess is pleased to announce a Photography Contest. We’re looking for photographs set in the North Country taken by our students, faculty and staff.


Who Can Enter: Open to all WMCC Students, Faculty (including adjuncts), and Staff


  • · Places
  • · People
  • · Wildlife/Animals

Prizes: Gas cards will be given to the top three winners in each category

Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The fine print:

· Submissions must be printed on 13” x 19” paper*

· Identifying information including your name, address, location of photo, etc. must be on the back of the photograph

· One entry per category per person

· Winning entries will be exhibited for 1 year

· Submissions should be dropped off in the WMCC Fortier Library

*There are numerous online photo printing options for those who wish to participate in the photo challenge including,,, and

Questions may be directed to the WMCC Library at 603-752-1113 x 3087 or

Local history

In her book, We Took To the Woods, Louise Dickinson Rich wrote about her family's adventures living and working in western Maine in the1930s and beyond.

Louise would set aside some time every morning to write what became this classic and humorous memoir.

Our lunchtime group is meeting to discuss this book on Thursday, March 8, around 12:05 in WMCC's Room 122. Copies of the book are available in the library.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

And the Oscar goes to...

If you're curious about the stories behind a few of the movies nominated for Academy Awards this year, have we got some books for you:

Hugo is based on Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and is nominated for Best Picture, Direction, Cinematography, Costume, and several other categories as well.

The blockbuster hit--both the movie and the book, The Help by Kathryn Stockett is nominated for Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role, and Actress in a Supporting Role (x 2!).

The book everyone has been talking about lately, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson has been nominated for a host of awards, including Actress in a Leading Role, cinematography, Sound Mixing, and Film Editing. This is the first book in a trilogy, and the library owns all three.

As J.K. Rowling's iconic series comes to an end, Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows (part 2) was honored with nominations for Art Direction, Makeup, and Visual Effects. We've got all the books in the series if you missed them the first time around, or want to reread them.

Everything old is new again, so the saying goes, and Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre has been made into yet another film, this one nominated for Best Costume.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

More Beyond Brown Paper

This spring, to accompany the Forests and Mountains discussion series funded in part by the NH Humanities Council and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – North Country Region, the Fortier Library at White Mountains Community College is hosting another group of photographs of the North Country from days long past, from Plymouth State University's Beyond Brown Paper collection, which may also be viewed by clicking here.

The exhibit will be on display in the Fortier Library from mid-January through May, 2012. Please call the library if you have any questions: 752-1113 x 3087.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love to read?

If you need inspiration this Valentine's Day, the WMCC Fortier Library has books, audio books, and movies, to get you started.

To name a few:
Love Story by Erich Segal
Eat Pray Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
Amelia Bedelia's first Valentine
Chocolate, a Love Story by Max Brenner
Love, Sex, and Tractors by Roger Welsch
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School by Kelli Dunham
Gracie, a Love Story by George Burns
Down With Love (DVD)
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (cassette audiobook) John Gray

The library has many more titles to get you through the day, and even to recover from it. Just ask a member of the library staff for assistance. We'd love to help you!