Mechanics' Hall library Sept. Events

September 1st-First Tuesday Bookclub
 James Hayman – “Chill of the Night” 
Author-James Hayman will be attending the book discussion 
 Noon,Tuesday Sep.1, 2015 James Hayman – “Chill of the Night” 
“Fresh off the success of The Cutting, James Hayman brings Detective Michael McCabe back in an even more powerful tale of duplicity, murder, and revenge. 
Glamorous young Portland attorney Lainie Goff thought she had it all—brains, beauty, and a fast- track to a partnership in a top-ranked firm that was going to make her rich. But then one cold winter night she pushed things too far, and her naked frozen body is found in the sub-zero temperatures at the end of the Portland Fish Pier.” from Goodreads 

Bring a lunch; dessert and drinks(Tea or Lemonade) provided, 12 Noon at the Mechanics’ Hall Library-519 Congress St, second floor, elevator accessible 
All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book not required 
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Sept.4th, First Friday Artwalk and September Artist-Photography
MASON PHILIP SMITH, MCMA member, award winning photographer and author, exhibit will open on the First Friday Artwalk Sept.4th, 5:00-8:00 pm in the Library.Mr. Smith’s photo studio was located in Mechanics’ Hall for 35 years,1964-1999,on the third floor where the ballroom is now reopening.

         "Mason Philip Smith has photographed extensively in Asia and Traces an exhibit of his images from Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand was held at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine during the summer of 2005.
     In September of 2007 an large exhibition of his images from Asia & Newfoundland was held at the Hines Museum of Photography in Nova Scotia. Recently, the Hines museum selected 12 of Smith's China images for it's permanent collection.
     He is the author of Confederates Downeast, Confederate Operations In and Around Maine and co-author of Four Short Blasts, The Great Gale of 1898 & The Loss of the Steamer Portland.” from-

More info can be found at-
Also- Portland Daily Sun article by MCMA member Cliff Gallant-

The Maine Skeins will meet Tues, Sept.15th and every 3rd Tues at the MCMA library from 5-7 approximately. you may come earlier if you wish. bring a craft-in-progress to work on or just come to talk about a handiwork of any sort. we have started a give away or swap time if you have supplies or books you no longer want. be inspired to finish that old project hidden in the closet or start a new one.

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