Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Historic New England's Jennifer Pustz will discuss the history of domestic servants in New England on
Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. at White Mountains Community College Fortier Library. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

This event is funded, in part, by the NH Humanities Council.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Closing for Hurricane Sandy

Due to Hurricane Sandy, Governor Lynch has issued a state of emergency in New Hampshire. 

As a result, White Mountains Community College and the Fortier Library will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 29th and will reopen on Wednesday, October 31. at 7 a.m. 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, The Way We Worked will be on display in the White Mountains Community College Fortier Library from October 27th through  December 7th.  Featuring photos and artifacts from 1857-1987, the exhibit chronicles the jobs and the people that built 19th century America.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Working in the North Country

November 14:  WMCC Fortier Library and Berlin Public Library will co-sponsor a panel discussion on how we worked in the North Country on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the WMCC Bistro. Craig Doherty will moderate the panel with Bill Thomas talking about working in the woods, Linda Upham-Bornstein on the history of women working in Berlin, Jim Wagner on working at the mill, and Barry Kelly on being an entrepreneur in Berlin.

This event is funded, in part, by the NH Humanities Council. It is open to the public free of charge and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nickel and Dimed Again

The lunchtime book discussion group is taking a page from the evening discussion group, and will be discussing Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenrich on Thursday, October 25th at noon in Room 122.

Nickel and Dimed is about the author's project to see how low-wage Americans, the "working poor," survive, and hopefully, make a better life.

Copies of the book and audio cds are available in the library.  Bring your lunch!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Highlighting Early Childhood Education

 During the month of October, the Fortier Library's Program of the Month is: Early Childhood Education.

Degrees and certificates are available from WMCC for this essential field.  Here's a brief description from the Early Childhood Education catalog program description: 
"The field of early childhood education is growing and changing rapidly, and we are responding to the educational and programmatic needs of New Hampshire's youngest citizens. With the increasing demand for family child care providers, lead teachers in preschools, educational assistants in classrooms, early intervention specialists and directors of child care centers, there has never been a greater need for well-qualified early childhood professionals. 

Our early childhood programs provide many avenues for growth, challenge and foster a joy for learning. The curriculum is performance-based. Students build a teaching and learning portfolio based on standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and NH ECE Professional Development System. Students have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences, such as student teaching in our on-campus, nationally-accredited childcare center or interning in our on-site Child Care Resource and Referral agency."

For over 20 years Professor Pat Finnigan Allen has been guiding the program at WMCC and brings a wealth of experience to the curriculum.  She can be reached by email at, and by phone at 752-1113 x 3016, or contact the College Admissions Office for more information.

In the Fortier Library, you can find materials on all facets of childhood education.  Parents, teachers, and daycare providers are welcome to stop by and browse our materials, or to find something specific.