April -Mechanics' Hall Library and MCMA events

Friday,April, 3, 2015, First Friday Artwalk Exhibit in the Mechanics' Hall Library-Feline Photo & Art Exhibit, it will be featuring the winning photos from the "Click for Cats " contest and other Art on display for the month of April.

Mechanics’ Hall Library, First Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, April 7 I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai- Biography

"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."
“When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world”...Amazon.com
Meetings are held in the Mechanics’ Hall Library at Noon.

Bring a lunch; dessert and drinks(Tea or Lemonade) provided, 12 Noon
All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book not required

FMI call Pat at 773-8396 or e-mail  mcma1857@gmail.com

Monday, April 13 at McAuley H.,S. auditorium on Stevens Ave., Portland, for our continuing Travel Lecture series, beginning at 7:30PM.  

This month's lecture will be "Rising China" by Dale Johnson which was postponed from February.  China is a country steeped in history and tradition.  We'll see Beijing, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall.  Don't sit back too far in your chair as we'll be taking a ride on the High Speed Bullet train to Shanghai.  In contract to the antiquity of China, you'll see some of its burgeoning economic expansion, expansive shopping districts, and traffic congestion, as well as the city's new modern flair.  
Parking is on-site, refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!
Hope to see you there,
Donna Knoblock
FMI-Video Preview https://vimeo.com/112280070
“As youngsters we heard, "If you drill straight down through the Earth you would come out in China." That comprised just about the sum total of our knowledge of China. Perhaps the improvement in knowledge since then has been slight.
  We all know of our foreign aid program for China. Not a Congressional act, but enormous amounts of U.S. dollars to China, sent through the conduit of Walmart.”
For more info on the film, check out the site below



 TUESDAY, March 3 rd- Woman in Black by Susan Hill - Fiction MECHANICS’ HALL LIBRARY-First Tuesday Book Club
The Woman in Black
"An excellent ghost story... magnificently eerie... compulsive reading." —Evening Standard
“The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town.
Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor
who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the
windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives
Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the
affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh
House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of
the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but
Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden
behind its sheltered windows. The routine business
trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn
when he finds himself haunted by a series of
mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie,
The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate”........Amazon.com
See more at: http://www.susanhill.org.uk/woman-black#sthash.3RE5kjlR.dpuf
Meeting held in the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library at 12 Noon. Bring a lunch, dessert and beverages (tea or lemonade) will be provided.
All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book is not required.

FMI call Pat at 773-8396 or e-mail mcma1857@gmail.com 

March 6th First Friday and March Artist in the library, Anthony Marino, Abstract in Oil…
Anthony Marino will open his exhibit-“Abstract in Oil” on the First Friday Artwork and will be the Artist in the Mechanics’ Hall Library during the month of March during library hours, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm, second floor, 519 Congress St. elevator accessible 

Anthony S. Marino
“Anthony S. Marino's work is based on the abstract. Working primarily in oil, each piece is simply labeled as “Untitled.” By doing to, this allows the viewer to interpret each image as an individual experience without preconception of subject.”

ESTY-“About…..Anthony S. Marino is an artist/musician/author currently living in Portland, Maine. Founder of the musical project: lo-fi nil, as well as, Liam Said”.

Monday, March 9, 2015-John Moon, “City by the Sea”

On Monday, March 9 at 7:30PM we will present John Moon, local bestselling author, and his slide show presentation of his latest book “City by the Sea II:  A Photographic History of Portland, Maine”. 
The book tells the story through words and pictures of how Portland has transformed itself from a 19th century seaport and railroad center to become a modern cosmopolitan place and world-class tourist destination.  Get ready for an evening of fun and excitement as John takes us on an amazing journey through space and time to re-visit the Portland of years ago and then compares what we find there to the modern city we all know and love.  Parking is on-site.  Refreshments and signed books will be available after the presentation.
call library, 773-8396 or email  mcma1857@gmail.com

     631 Stevens Avenue
           opposite Evergreen Cemetery
     Parking Lot off Walton St.
         7:30-Doors open @6:45
  Wheelchair accessible
All are welcome and admission is free

    FMI-call 773-8396 or mcma1857@gmail.com