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 one 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:


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Story Behind the Understory

Join us on Friday, September 8, at noon in the library, as we talk with New Hampshire author Tim Horvath about his book Understories, and about the writing process itself.  Tim teaches creative writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and at workshops internationally.

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

Understories reviews:
“Philosophical, sometimes whimsical, darkly funny, thought provoking, intense, evocative.”
                                                         — Bookconscious

“The writing is in turns vibrant and imaginative, eloquent and thoughtful, and lush and whimsical.”
                                                         — Books Speak Volumes

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hitting the Road

August is American Adventures month.  With so much to explore, it's hard to know where to start?  If you're wondering where to go, or what to do this summer, the WMCC library has a bunch of suggestions to inspire you to travel, or to plan your adventure--here are just a few:

In our own backyard:


So many places to explore in the USA:


Grab that passport!


Visit WMCC's library catalog to see our wide variety of books on travel and tourism.

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Note from Melissa Laplante,
Director of Learning Resources,
White Mountain Community College

I am delighted to be here at the White Mountains Community College. I recently moved to Gorham from Bartlett, NH by way of Portland, Maine and Heidelberg, Germany. I love reading, exploring technology, teaching and learning, and I am lucky to be able to do all these things here at The White Mountains Community College.

I received a Master of Science Degree in Library and Information from Simmons College. My library experience is in public libraries as well as K-8 school libraries and library instruction.

When I am not in the library I am likely reading, hiking, skiing, cooking, traveling, or exploring the North Country. I enjoy getting to know the White Mountains Community College community- come on in and say hi and please come to library with any questions you may have about the library or an upcoming research project. We are here to help!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pack the Picnic Basket

July is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors.  Hiking, barbecuing, and picnics with family and friends make time outside even better.


Don't forget to pack the blanket and picnic snacks!


Stop by the library to find these, and more books to help you have fun in the great outdoors.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Dog Days of Summer

Too hot to go outside?  Kick back under the air conditioning with your canine companion and spend the "dog days of summer" reading about our best friends.

Here are a few ideas!