Dec.3rd,2013 MCMA-First Tuesday Book Club

Glass castle by Jeanette Walls

“Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever”.....from
The MCMA library book club meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the library at 
12:00 noon, bring a sandwich, dessert coffee and tea provided.

  For more information you can call   Pat @ 773-8396 during libraryhours,Tue.,Wed,Thurs.10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 519 Congress St, 0r e-mail

First Friday downtown Artwalk should be festive with Congress St closed to car traffic.It will be a "potpourri" of Authors and Artists on the second Library in Mechanics' Hall, 519 Congress St.,elevator accessible. 

Featuring Artist & Authors

Joanne Fitzpatrick and her Pressed Flower Cards

Author John Moon-"Portland, Then and Now"

Paintings and Quilt work by Madeline Young
On going exhibit of Liz Potter-"Tree Cookie Art"

Author Rebecca Goodale, Chilren's Books(Island Dog) & Art 

Illustrator Michael Connors

Author Illustrator Patrick Harrison-"Quiet Courage"

Monday Dec.9th@7:30 pm

The first of the  three MCMA winter film series  of documentary filmmaker  Robert Flaherty,showing in a new venue at the MHS lecture Hall-Monday Dec.9th@7:30 pm

North (also known as Nanook of the North: A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic) is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian arctic. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary....................The film was shot near Inukjuak, on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Having worked as a prospector and explorer in Arctic Canada among the Inuit, Flaherty was familiar with his subjects and set out to document their lifestyle.....copied from Wikipedia

The film will shown at the;

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall   Maine Historical Society489 Congress St., parking off Brown St. in the rear of MHS            

 film begins at 7:30pm, Doors open at 7:00pm            

Admission- Open to the public, free for MCMA members,               $5.00  for non-members and $4.00 for Seniors




NOVEMBER 1st,2013
“Liz enjoys incorporating her love for nature and her love for art by painting on pieces on natural-edged reclaimed wood. She affectionately calls her canvases “tree cookies”, and the preparation for them is almost as intensive as the art making. Her work is bright and bold, drawing influence from the Art Nouveau movement, comics, and children's books.”
Friday Nov. 1st
519 Congress St. Portland Me. Second Floor 

Elevator accessible 
Art Illustration- Exhibit opens on The First Friday Downtown Art Walk, Nov.1st, 5:00-8:00pm
On exhibit in the
library for the month 
of November, viewable during library hours; Tues,Wed & Thurs. 10:00 am-3:00 pm, for more info PH.#773-8396 or e-mail at- or check out Liz Potter at - 

Nov.5th,2013 MCMA-First Tuesday Book Club
"White dog fell from the sky" by Eleanor Morse
Meet Local author Eleanor Morse Who will be attending 
  “Botswana, 1976. Isaac Muthethe thinks that he is dead. Smuggled across the border from South Africa in a hearse, he awakens covered in dust, staring at blue sky and the face of White Dog. Far from dead, he is, for the first time, in a country without apartheid. A medical student in South Africa, he was forced to flee after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force.
  Walking along the road into Gaborone, Botswana’s capital, White Dog following close behind, a chance encounter with an old school acquaintance changes the course of his life”..........For more info-  
The MCMA library book club meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the library at 12:00 noon, bring a sandwich, dessert coffee and tea provided.
  For more information you can call   Pat @ 773-8396 during library
hours,Tue.,Wed,Thurs.10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 519 Congress St.
                                            0r e-mail
Monday Nov.18th-Travel lecture
“Eastern Canada” presented by John Holod and Jodie Ginter
The Canadian Maritimes are a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Our video includes the Gaspe Peninsula and Newfoundland/ Labrador for a spectacular adventure that should be on every travelers "to do" list! The video includes: Tadoussac - whale watching - St. Lawrence River - lighthouse history - Forillon National Park - Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock.
     631 Stevens Avenue
           opposite Evergreen Cemetery
     Parking Lot off Walton St.
         7:30-Doors open @6:45
  Wheelchair accessible

Free to members and open to the public, a  $5.00 ($4.00 for Seniors/Students)donation suggested for non-members or guests.Dvd’s of the travel lecture are also usually available  to buy from the presenter.