MCMA November Events

 Nov. 1, 2016, “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu”
by Joshua Hammer
First Tuesday Book Club, Mechanics’ Hall Library, 12:00 noon

“To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven.

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world’s greatest and”……
Wednesday, November 2 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mechanics' Hall • 519 Congress St. • Portland
PubHub #55 - Kay Aikin of Introspective Systems on The Art of the Pivot
• 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! 

Friday,Nov.4th-First Friday(5:00-8:00 pm) and Library exhibit for the month of November-mages of Tanzania by MCMA members-Pam & Peter Plumb

 Monday,Nov.7th-Travel Lecture: Crossing Ethiopia
Meet the author and photographer John Snyder in a special travel lecture where he will discuss his trek across Ethiopia on foot and by mule. In 1972, Snyder retraced the route taken by Emperor Tewodros and his army in 1864 to confront a British army at Magdala. Snyder recorded his trip with stunning black-and-white photographs taken with a large-format camera. These photographs, hidden for 40 years, have now been published in a book entitled "Crossing Ethiopia." This event is free and open to the public.
Program begins at 7PM at the Maine Girls' Academy, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland.  Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Nov.15th-ME.Skeins
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.

Monday,Nov. 21 - Ireland,focusing on Northern Ireland and the northern portion of the Republic of Ireland. presented by MCMA members- Lesley MacVane and Roger Berle.         Program begins at 7PM at the Maine Girls' Academy, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland.  Light refreshments  will be provided and all are welcome to attend.
Nov.22-24th—Tues.Wed. & Thurs. -Mechanics’ Hall library will be closed

Wed. Nov. 30th,12:00 Noon , MCMA member Mary Foley
Lunch Time talk by Mary Foley,Friends of Evergreen- “Members of the Suffrage Movement in Portland” that are buried in Evergreen Cemetery
Bring a lunch, with light refreshments & dessert provided.

Wednesday, Nov.30th, Makers at the Hall, 7:00pm
Clint Chase-Boatbuilder
Clint Chase created Chase Small Craft to produce and market kits for small and beautiful “do-it -yourself” boats. He will talk about designing,building and teaching with Small Boats on the Coast of Maine.

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