MCMA Events in May

May 3rd,Marmee and Louisa by Eve LaPlante
The untold story of Louisa May Alcott and her mother

Marmee & Louisa, hailed by NPR as one of the best books of 2012, paints an exquisitely moving and utterly convincing portrait of Louisa May Alcott and her mother, the real “Marmee.” Award-winning biographer Eve LaPlante mines the Alcotts’ intimate diaries and other private papers, some recently discovered in a family attic and others thought to have been destroyed, to revive this remarkable daughter and mother. Abigail May Alcott—long dismissed as a quiet, self-effacing background figure—comes to life as a gifted writer and thinker. A politically active feminist firebrand, she fought for universal civil rights, an end to slavery, and women’s suffrage. This gorgeously written story of two extraordinary women is guaranteed to transform our view and deepen our understanding of one of America’s most beloved authors.”
All are welcome.Pre-reading of the book not required 
Bring a lunch; dessert and drinks(Tea or Lemonade) provided, 12 Noon at the Mechanics’ Hall Library-519 Congress St, second floor, elevator accessible
FMI call Pat at 773-8396 or e-mail Check us out on Facebook
PubHub #49 – Tim Ludlow on Managing the Financial Reins at Vet's First Choice

Wednesday, May 4 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! 

• About the Speaker: Vet’s First Choice rocketed onto the Portland business scene in 2010, and now boasts revenues in the eight-figures, a spot on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies, and a $52 million investment round in 2015. What does it take to manage the financial reins of a super-fast growing firm? Tim Ludlow joined Vet’s First Choice as CFO a year ago, and will speak at the May 4 PubHub about the financial planning required to make a successful start-up stay successful. Join us!

May 6th, 2016,First Friday Art Walk, 5:00-8:00pm-MCMA member Zoo Cain
Zoo Cain’s Exhibit, “Work by Zoo Cain” - Lots of Colors, recycling items into an art form. The Exhibit will be on display for the month of May in the library.
For the May 6 First Fri. Art Walk, the facade of Mechanics' Hall will once again be the backdrop for LumenARRT! 's large-scale video projection in conjunction with 350 Maine to get out a message about the consequences of warming for the Gulf of Maine.  From 8-9PM, view this beautiful video on our Hall and listen to the soundtrack created by the Leftist Marching Band.
Monday, May 9th,Travel films - “Egypt Eternal-The Quest for Lost Tombs”, a National  Geographic presentation. and- “Discover...the treasures of Turkey”, where 10,000 years of history and adventures await!
Tuesday, April17thMaine Skeins, 4:00-6:00pm Maine,,Skeins, 4:00-6:00pm
        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  
                 Fmi or to rsvp call 773-8396 or email  at the library.

Monday, May 23rd- A live travel presentation  “Newfoundland” by Peter Plumb.

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