Mechanics' Hall February Events

First Tuesday Book Club, Feb.2nd
The Light Between Oceans

”After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. 
Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.”........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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 PubHub #46 – Crowdfunding! Zootility and Pakpod Talk Kickstarter

Wednesday, February 3 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mechanics' Hall • 519 Congress St. • Portland
• About PubHub: PubHub is 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!


Russian North” curated by Dennis Marrotte.
1st Friday Feb 5 continues  the "Russian North" Exhibit, with added photos from the Spolokhi  photo club of Archangel.  Exhibit will continue through the Month of February.
 Photographs by 10 members of the Photo Club " SPOLOKHI ", from Archangel, Russia, sister city of greater Portland Me.The majority of the Photographs were made in 2014 - while some of Nikolai Chesnokov's works are from the 1990's, to see the collection of pictures check out the web site below.
5:00 to 8:00 pm, Feb.5th and the exhibit can be seen during library hours, 10:00am-3:00pm, Tues., Wed. and Thurs.

 Tuesday, Feb.16th, Maine Skeins, 4:00-6:00pm in the library
Join us for some good conversation and snacks while you work on your latest project.  
Bring supplies you no long need for our Swap Box.Thanks

New signage at Mechanics’ Hall on Congress St


"RUSSIA NORTH"-ARCHANGEL, Talk by Dennis Marrotte

"Russia North", Archangel
January, 27th 2016
Noon Time Lecture
Speaker, Exhibit Curator-Dennis Marrotte 
Mr. Marrotte will talk about the photographs on exhibit in the library buy 10 members of the Photo Club :Spolokhi" from Archangel, Russia sister city of Greater Portland ME.

Fore more information about the sister city program can be found at 

To view the photos check out
All are welcome, bring a lunch, refreshments and desserts provided.
519 Congress St.
second floor, elevator accessible
FMI, Pat at the library, 773-8396 or