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

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