Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What is an Outlier?

From Malcolm Gladwell's website:  "'Outlier' is a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside normal experience... In this book I'm interested in people who are outliers—in men and women who, for one reason or another, are so accomplished and so extraordinary and so outside of ordinary experience that they are as puzzling to the rest of us as a cold day in August."

On Thursday, February 14, the lunchtime discussion group will meet in Room 122, at noon, to discuss this fascinating topic.  Bring your lunch!

Copies of the book and audio are available in the library.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Library Hours for Spring 2013

Beginning Tuesday, January 22, the hours of the WMCC Fortier Library are:

     Monday-Thursday:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

     Friday:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

     Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spring Evening Lecture/Discussion Series

Fairies and Wishes and Witches, Oh My!
The Import of Fairy Tales in All of Our Lives

Join us for this fantastic new book discussion and lecture series,
led by Ingrid Graff.  All programs are free and open to the public.
Wednesdays, at 7 p.m., except for March 27 at 6 p.m., at the White Mountains Community College, Berlin, Fortier Library (Room 127).  Refreshments will be served.

Books for this series are available for loan at both libraries.

Sponsored by the Berlin Public Library and the White Mountains Community College, Berlin.  Funding provided by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation  - North Country Region.  

Hungry Ocean Discussion date change

The discussion for The Hungry Ocean has been changed to Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Copies of the book (and audio) are available in the library.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Highlighting: Mobile Equipment Technology

Heavy equipment might not be talked about a lot, but it's an essential part of our society.  Especially during long snowy winters, snow removal and safety equipment working properly is a necessity, particularly in northern New Hampshire.  With winter approaching, now is the perfect time to highlight the WMCC's accredited Mobile Equipment Technology program.

 From the WMCC catalog:
"The Associate in Science degree program in Mobile Equipment Technology prepares students to diagnose and service diesel powered trucks and equipment. Students will learn to use a systems approach to analyze and repair diesel engines, transmissions, brakes, hydraulics, related technologies and controlling systems. Extensive lab courses and a co-op experience are supported by rigorous coursework in physics, math, communications and social science. Shop safety, work habits, shop management and customer relations are also stressed.

Graduates of this program find employment at heavy truck and equipment dealerships, as well as forestry, agricultural and automotive dealerships whose lines include diesel-powered units. Students may also find employment in construction, forestry, trucking, skiing, marine service, power generation and other industries that use diesel-powered units.

There are four options in this program. The On-Highway option prepares students to work on heavy-duty on-highway trucks. The Off-Highway option prepares students to work on large earth moving, agricultural, or forestry equipment. The Parts and Service Management option prepares students to work as parts and service consultants, as parts or service managers, or in general service management positions. A One-Year Certificate option is also available."

Find more information by clicking on this link to the Mobile Equipment Technology page.  Or, contact Mobile Equipment faculty: Phil Slocum and Chuck Palmer.

And feel free to visit the library to check out our books and periodicals on this subject!