December Events at the MCMA

 First Tuesday Book Club, Dec.1st
Broken for You-by Stephanie Kallos 

 “National best seller and Today show Book Club selection, Broken for You is the story of two women in self-imposed exile whose lives are transformed when their paths intersect. Stephanie Kallos's debut novel is a work of infinite charm, wit and heart. It is also a glorious homage to the beauty of broken things. When we meet septuagenarian Margaret Hughes, she is living alone”..
...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
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Wed., Dec.2nd

PubHub #44 - Kerry Gallivan of Chimani on Accelerating Beyond Startup

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mechanics' Hall • 519 Congress St. • Portland
• About PubHub: We are so excited to relaunch PubHub on the first Wednesday of each month at our new home at Mechanics' Hall. Please join us - it's free for everyone to attend (just register first!) Help us spread the word and share this invitation with your network! 
• About the Speaker: 
In 2010 on a rainy day on the western side of Cadillac Mountain, not even Kerry Gallivan’s iPhone could provide him with the info he needed to navigate his route. Shortly thereafter, he teamed with Shaun Meredith to launch Chimani, the leading developer of mobile apps to help you explore the outdoors. In October, the company announced it had raised $745K from investors including the Maine Venture Fund, Maine Technology Institute, Maine Angels, and early Facebook employee Steve King. Kerry will speak about launching Chimani, accelerating beyond startup, and finding investors to fuel growth. 

 December artist in the Mechanics’ Hall Library 
Friday, Dec. 4th-First Friday Artwalk Artist-Lydia Dehler’s Exhibit- “VIVIDLY INSPIRED”
“My name is Lydia Dehler and I am a sophomore at Scarborough High School. I'm sixteen years old and love the fine arts. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, but have only done detailed pictures for the past two or three years now. I have improved over the years and still aim to advance in my art abilities in any way I can. You can find me on Instagram @vividlyinspired.”
Lydia’s Exhibit-“Vividly Inspired”-  will be on display for viewing for the month of December during library hours.

 Wed.Dec 9, Noon Time Book Talk in the Mechanics’ Hall Library
  John William Babin will discuss his new book-“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Portland: The Fireside Poet of Maine”, by author John William Babin and Alan M. Levinsky, Forward by Herb Adams
“When Peleg Wadsworth built his family home on Congress Street in 1786, he could see the Fore River from his front door. The city grew up around the structure as the Wadsworth-Longfellow family flourished and made history within its walls and the fabric of young America's culture and government. Peleg's daughter, Zilpah Wadsworth, married Stephen Longfellow IV on the first floor, and they raised their eight children in the home with love and high standards. Their second-eldest son, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote his first childhood poem there before going on to pen great classics including "Paul Revere's Ride" and Evangeline. Young Henry watched his father help craft the Maine Constitution and experienced revolutionary ideals of his home city. Step inside the historic Longfellow House and explore the city that shaped a beloved American poet.” from-Book Depository. com

12:00 pm,Bring a lunch,Refreshments, tea and coffee served. 

Saturday,December 12th,  “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas will be read by Abraham A. Schechter , Portland Public Library & Portland Room, librarian and archivist along with Pictures from his studies in Wales.
To be held in the Mechanic’s Hall Library at 1:00 pm.
Free and all are welcome to have some tea and desserts to celebrate a Welch Christmas -lechyd da!(cheers)