Mechanics' Hall August Events

August 2nd, At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
     “Maddie is left on her own in WWII Scotland while her husband strives to hunt down the Loch Ness monster.
In this new novel from the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. In At the Water’s Edge, she tells the gripping and poignant story of a privileged young woman’s moral and sexual awakening as she experiences the devastations of World War II in the Scottish Highlands.
Madeline Hyde, a young socialite from Philadelphia, reluctantly follows her husband and their best friend to the tiny village of Drumnadrochit in search of the Loch Ness monster—at the same time that a very real monster, Hitler, wages war against the Allied Forces.......” ,,Sara Gruen 

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
Wed. August 3rd

PubHub #52 – Time Warner Cruise of Casco Bay

Wednesday, August 3 from 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Casco Bay Ferry Lines, Portland ME


Friday,August, 5th- ”Winter in August” opens of  the First Friday Artwalk, 5-8:00 pm and on display in the library for the month of August

NEW  paintings by  Peaks Islander Artist-  M. Lavendier  Myers
Lavendier Myers studied with Lawrence Rakovan at Univeristy of Southern Maine and at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. with Brockie Stevenson, Leslie Exton, Hayes Friedman, and Blaine Davis.
A typically individualistic Maine islander artist, Myers primarily uses oil paint outdoors in summer at Cliff Island, Peaks Island, and the Diamond Islands in Casco Bay, Waldoboro, Friendship, Monhegan, Cushing and Port Clyde.
Winters, Myers uses acryllic paints at her studio at the SouthPort Marina, next to the Snowsquall restaurant in South Portland.
Lavendier Myers has held many SOLO exhibits. To name a few: Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda Maryland, Gallery Music, Portland Maine, Gem Gallery and Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island Maine, and TideMark Gallery at Waldoboro Maine.
Purchase list by Individuals and Corporations available upon request.

Myers spent 11 enjoyable years Docenting at Portland Museum of Art, Portland Maine.

Tuesday, August 16th, Maine Skeins, 4:00-6:00pm Maine,
        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. 
                 Fmi or to rsvp call 773-8396 or email  at the library.

Thursday, August 18th, MCMA member and author-Ron Romano, book launch
Early Gravestones in Southern Maine: The Genius of Bartlett Adams 
Mechanics Hall Thursday, August 18
519 Congress Street 7 pm to 8 pm (or beyond) Portland, ME 04101 

This event, free and open to the public, includes introductory speakers, a brief slide show, reading(s) from the book, and audience Q & A (40 - 45 minutes). Throughout the event, attendees may purchase the autographed book (list price $21.99), and enjoy refreshments provided by Spirits Alive and MCMA

Wed.,August 31, 7:00 pm..Makers at The Hall
Guilds, Unions & Associations
    Join our diverse panel of makers and scholars for a wide ranging conversation on the challenges of effective mutual support, in celebration of Labor Day and the first 21st century MCMA Makers Parade