Friday, November 24, 2017

Season's Readings!

December is traditionally a time for celebrating with family and friends.  Holidays and parties abound, where good food and presents are shared.  Cold and snow find us again as winter begins.

Stop by the Fortier Library to find books on your favorite holidays, seasons, culinary ideas, and crafty presents to make.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Culinary Masterpieces!

Throughout the month of November, the WMCC Fortier Library will be celebrating our amazing Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry Arts programs.  Taught by award-winning instructors, the New Hampshire Culinary Institute at WMCC is the oldest Culinary Arts program in New England; they have been training top chefs since 1966!

For more information about the degree or certificate programs in:

Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts

Contact chefs:
Kurt Hohmeister
Travis Giles
Gregory Worthen

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flying the coop?

Reduced Library Hours October 11th

Wednesday October 11th is the CCSNH Symposium. The Fortier Library's hours will be reduced to 1pm-7pm. Students in need of a computer or assistance may go to the Academic Success Center in Room 104 starting at 8am.Pumpkin, Autumn, October, America

Monday, October 2, 2017

Spooky Story Season

During the month of October, as temperatures drop and nights grow longer, it's the perfect time to carve pumpkins, eat caramel apples, and prepare for Halloween.

The WMCC Library has a great collection of fun kids books and scary tales, both new and old, for all ages and reading levels.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Transporting Into the 21st Century

For the month of October, the Library is highlighting WMCC's transportation-industry programs:

Automotive Technology

Automotive Service Management

Please stop by the library to find out more about how these programs could lead to your future career, or to check out materials related to these exciting fields!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Banned Books Week Success Stories

Thank you to WMCC students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members for participating in our Banned Books Week display and for the insightful discussions that followed.

The winner of the participation prize is: Tammy Vashaw! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Banned Books?!

September 24-30, 2017, is National Banned Books Week, where libraries across the country raise awareness about titles that have been banned, or challenged, in U.S. schools and community libraries.
What are banned books?  According to the American Library Association (ALA):  "A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials."  

In an effort to raise censorship awareness, the WMCC Fortier Library is highlighting titles which have been under attack.  Visit our display to find out what books were "inappropriate" or "offensive," and why.  Is your favorite book on the list from the Library of Congress's Banned Books that Shaped America?

Stop by the library and have your mug shot taken with a dangerous book!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Closing Early September 18, 2017

Good morning,
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fortier Library will be closing today at 5pm. Students may go to Room 212 for computer use after 5pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, September 11, 2017

What is a Brave New World?

Aldous Huxley wrote the cautionary, futuristic distopian novel Brave New World in 1931, but it is set in in the year AD 2540.

Already, in 2017, we are grappling with some of the same ethics issues in politics, religion and medicine that Huxley pondered 86 years ago.

Join the group and find out where fact meets fiction, on October 5, in the library.   Bring your lunch!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Celebrate the U.S. Constitution

September 17, 2017 is Constitution Day.  Learn more about it by checking out our Library display!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fall Foliage

Cooler evening temperatures have arrived, and that means autumn is drawing near.

Folks come from all over the world to hike through New Hampshire's colorful fall foliage.  We're lucky we can play in the crisp fall leaves in our own back yard.

The Library has a variety of book on N.H. and New England hiking trails, hiking adventures, and other materials to inspire you to get out and play.

Stop in to see our display!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Promoting the Joys of Education

Welcome back to school!

From PreK through Grad School, September is an exciting time of year in the world of education.

To celebrate the start of a new academic year, the WMCC Fortier Library is honoring our College's educational degree and certificate programs:

The Library  has a number of books, magazines, databases and Ebooks available to support WMCC programs.  Please contact the college for more information about this exciting field of study!

Monday, August 28, 2017

We're here for you!

As fall classes begin at WMCC, remember to use YOUR library!

Need to access your online accounts?   Unsure how to do research?  Have to print an assignment?  Can't find a classroom?  We're here for you-- just ask!

Visit us:  Room 127 on the Berlin Campus
Call:  603-342-3087

The library has quiet, comfortable nooks for studying, and meeting rooms that can be reserved for group projects.  Or, drop in between classes and unwind with the puzzle table.

Our hours this fall are:

Monday-Thursday      7:30am-7pm
Friday                          8am-4pm

Closed weekends and holidays.

Semester breaks and summer hours subject to change– check our website for updated info.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer gardens

Gardens are magical places.  Whether for shade, flowers, vegetables, rocks, birds, butterflies, or water, gardens of any variety are healthy and happy spaces for many creatures.

If you're fortunate enough to have space to create a garden of your own, or just want to read about Mother Nature's wild places, we have a wide variety of books that instruct and entertain, including:



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Farm Follies

Image result for farming quotesWhere does our food come from?  August is a perfect time to celebrate farms and those hard working people who feed us.  Roadside stands and farmer's markets are overflowing with fresh, colorful, healthy food, just taken from the earth.

To learn more about farming, visit a local farm!  If you can't get to one, visit the library, where we have a bushel of books for you, and the kids in your life, to read about how food is grown and raised before being prepared for the table.  Here are a few: