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

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