MCMA November Events

 November Events

First Tuesday Book Club Nov.3rd, 2015 Richard Blanco
Reader’s Choice - “Looking for the Gulf Motel” or “Boston Strong”
“Family continues to be a wellspring of inspiration and learning for Blanco. His third book of poetry, Looking for The Gulf Motel, is a genealogy of the heart, exploring how his family’s emotion legacy has shaped—and continues shaping—his perspectives. The collection is presented in three movements, each one chronicling his understanding of a particular facet of life from”....from Goodreads

Boston Strong: The Poem to benefit The One Fund Boston
Boston Strong is a commemorative chapbook that beautifully reproduces Richard Blanco’s poignant poem presented May 30, 2013 at the benefit concert to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 2013 during the Boston Marathon.”. ...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
FMI call Pat at 773-8396 or e-mail Check us out on Facebook 

Nov.6th, First Friday, Doug Bixby-Colored Pencil, “Life in Doodles” is back by Popular demand !!, Another chance to catch the history and humor in daily events with a artistic flair! Friday night-5:00 to 8:00 pm and during library hours in the month of November.
" Doug Bixby recently retired after a 25 year planning and engineering career at Bath Iron Works. For much of that time he kept a daily written and pictorial record of his activities on a desk calendar. Using pencil, pen, colored markers and the occasional collage, each monthly sheet became a unique and humorous diary of events.
"This was my creative outlet over the years while on the phone or waiting for the computer to sort through data."
Travel Presentations-Monday
Nov. 9th “A Mountain called Katahdin”
Selected for Screening at
Environmental Film Festival, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Honorable Mention, Rural Route Film Festival, New York, NY The Frugal Environmentalist Festivals
Mountain Festival, Golden CO
Shown on Maine PBS

“I commend this moving film to anyone who loves Maine or nature, and especially to those who love both.”
Senator George J. Mitchell

Five years in the making and 100 minutes in length, Wilderness and Spirit, A Mountain Called Katahdin captures the spirit of Katahdin and the people who have been drawn to Maine’s “Great Mountain”. The film explores ways of thinking about the wilderness and how people from many walks of life, past to the present, have found spiritual solace and strength in this mountain called Katahdin.
This landmark documentary includes first recorded footage of the Katahdin 100 Run of the Penobscot people and the only footage of Earl Shaffer’s historic climb up Katahdin on his 50th anniversary AT Thru Hike. The film brings together the writings of Henry David Thoreau, the paintings of Frederic Church and Marsden Hartley, interviews with Baxter State Park staff, Governor Baxter descendants, Donn Fendler, subject of “Lost on a Mountain in Maine”, the legendary stories, dances and music of the Penobscot people, and the recollections of the residents of Millinocket and the hikers and climbers of Katahdin. Music for the film was composed by Tom Myron. The traditional Penobscot music is performed by the Keepers of the Penobscot Drum.
“Wilderness is a vast time out, a place where we no longer dominate, where we recognize we are part of something larger than ourselves.”

From the film, Roderick Nash, author, Wilderness and the American Mind

Nov.23rd -Hawaii
The presentations will be held at:
631 Stevens Avenue opposite Evergreen Cemetery
Parking Lot off Walton St.
7:00, starting time-Doors open @6:30
Wheelchair accessible
All are welcome and admission is free

FMI-call 773-8396 or