Mechanics’ Hall Library, First Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, June 2, 12 NOON Founding Mothers  by Cokie Roberts – Non-Fiction
“From #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families–and their country–proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it.
While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favoured recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed and Martha Washington–proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might have never survived.”
                       All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book not required
Bring a lunch; dessert and drinks(Tea or Lemonade) provided, 
All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book not required
FMI call Pat at 773-8396 or e-mail

Friday, June 5th, First Friday Artwalk in the Mechanics’ Hall Library
“Visual History of MCMA’s 200 Years”, The Drawing School -131 year history revisited-Architectural drawings of Will.S. Aldrich(ca.1888), who was a student and draughtsman for MCMA past President and renown architect John Calvin Stevens, along with blueprints and instruction samples from the school.also Slideshow of the 1841 Trade Banners, samples from the past Expositions of the 1800’s
5:00 to 8:00 pm
519 Congress St. Downtown Portland Me.
Second floor, elevator accessible ,

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 Noontime program
Thursday June 11
The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association’s Noontime Lecture Series continues with author Carl Senna on Jun. 11 at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland.   Mr. Senna will be speaking about his book “Never Charged, Never Convicted: my life in the Boston drug trade” by Marvin Clarke with Carl Senna.  This book reveals Marvin Clark’s fascinating life as a Boston drug dealer from 1960 to 1990 and a participant in some of seminal events of the latter 20th century.  
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Marvin Clark lived most his life in Boston, where he wrote for local newspapers. He died in 2011.  Carl Senna is the author of several books, as well as a former editorial writer and columnist for the Providence Journal. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail and other newspapers worldwide.  He lives in Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.
Bring your lunch. Drinks & desserts provided, all are welcome
FMI call 773-8396 or e-mail also postings on Facebook

Maine Skeins-Tuesday,June 16th
Crafters group meets the 3rd Tuesday each month
June 16th in the MCMA library, 5-7 pm, 519 Congress St, 2nd floor, elevator accessible
Drop in-bring your craft in progress, tea & refreshments available.

FMI- call 773-8396