Sept.MCMA Events in Mechanics' Hall

 August 31,Wed. 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
Sept. 2nd, First Friday, in the Mechanics’ Hall library
“Union Station Remembered” (1888-1961)with photos and art of the grand old station that was lost to urban renewal on August 31,1961, 55 years ago, exhibit by MCMA librarian Pat Larrabee
Sept.2nd, First Friday Artwalk, Banner Parade down Congress St.
Along with a group of talented USM students I have made banners for  groups that include bakers and farmers, blacksmiths, coopers, luthiers,  caregivers and healers, communicators, teachers (AFT), musicians, technicians and hackers and a couple of  banners with 19th century labor slogans-
Each cloth  banner will be high in the air, supported by two people carrying two 12’ wooden poles - we will be parading south from the Hall to Monument Square  and  then possibly  to City Hall during First Friday Art Walk
Please feel free to ask friends to join in- no need to be formally identified with the group whose banner you are carrying or rallying behind- this is an open celebration, inspired by Portland’s history
If you would like to carry a banner for this short parade- please contact (MCMA member)Ellen- reply to this email or txt me at 505-610-6725.

Sept.6th, First Tuesday Book Club-12:00 Noon,A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
“The author of the USA Today and New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home has once again created an unforgettable historical novel. Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences”….Amazon

PubHub #53 - Betsy Biemann and Kate Curran of CEI
Wednesday, Sept. 7 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:
Betsy is a familiar face in Maine’s entrepreneurial community – from serving as President of Maine Technology Institute from 2005 to 2012, to being a Maine Angel, to work at Harvard on growing Maine’s farming and food industries, she is a force for good for Maine. She will speak at the September PubHub about her new gig as CEO of Coastal Enterprises (CEI), a mission-driven lender and one of the nation’s premiere rural community development organizations. Betsy will be joined by Kate Curran of CEI’s Women’s Business Center. Kate will share news about CEI’s new Entrepreneur in Residence program for Maine women business owners. We’re thrilled to have Betsy and Kate speaking at the September PubHub. 

We hope you can join us! Please do us a favor and register to attend - that way we make sure we have enough beer and food. Thank you eternally. 

Sept.15th, Thursday  12:00 noon, Mechanics’ Hall Library, Mary Foley(MCMA member) who leads tours of Past MCMA members buried in Evergreen Cemetery she will talk of  members of MCMA who were prominent men of Portland and how they contributed to the education of tradesman and the industries of Portland.

Sept.21st, Third Wed.
Maine Skeins have changed their time and day to 3rd Wednesdays from 12-2pm in the library. drop in to craft or color anytime.
        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.

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