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  • Sun. Jan. 19th: Mechanics’ Hall presents: Author & Activist Rick Bass

    Sunday, January 19th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS What role does literature play in conversations around environmental justice? Are story and advocacy, art and protest different paths to seeking similar outcomes?  Before he became a......

  • Thu. Jan. 23rd: Recognizing & Mitigating Flood Risk

    Thursday, January 23rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS Join us for our inaugural program in this series: Recognizing and Mitigating Flood Risk with Jim Nadeau. Nadeau will present basic concepts and disconnects of the flood......

  • Sat. Jan. 25th: Palaver Strings “On the Nature of Daylight”

    Saturday, January 25th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS Palaver Strings’ program On the Nature of Daylight explores the gradual return of light marked by the winter solstice. As we look through thin sunbeams and frosted......

  • Wed. Jan. 29th: Makers at the Hall w/ Nathan Richardson

    Wednesday, January 29th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-8:00 PM in the Library EVENT DETAILS Demystifying the Guitar: Nathan Richardson is an experienced Luthier, guitar designer, and technician who loves to share his passion for all things guitar with musicians and musical instrument makers alike.......

  • Tue. Feb. 4th: First Tuesday Book Club

    Tuesday, February 4th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, comes a riveting story that traces the......

  • Wed. Feb. 5th: Going for It! Talent Show

    Wednesday, February 5th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7-9 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS Going For It serves as an exercise in bravery and community care – a space to play the one song you know on guitar, to try the stand-up act......

  • Fri. Feb. 7th: Reading Series with Print: A Bookstore

    Friday, February 7th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Jolene Grace will discuss her title Going Dark in conversation with fellow author Jane Willan. Both authors are part of the Sisters in Crime organization. In Going Dark, Gabriel......

  • Wed. Feb. 19th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, February 19th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come work on your latest craft project in our historic library! Bring your lunch and chat with other makers. Snacks and tea are provided. Craft Club meets every third......

  • Wed. Feb. 26th: Makers at the Hall w/ Catherine Wiersema

    Wednesday, February 26th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-8:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Chocolats Passion is a tiny artisan maker (from Portland) in a big chocolate world! Catherine will first focus her talk on a brief history of chocolate, then show how......

  • Thu. Feb. 27th: The Mechanics of Our Built Environment

    Thursday, February 27th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS THE MECHANICS OF OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENT: In partnership with the Portland Society for Architecture, Mechanics’ Hall will host a series of eight, free, lunchtime forums on current......

Recent Events

  • Wed. Jan. 15th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, January 15th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come work on your latest craft project in our historic library! Bring your lunch and chat with other makers. Snacks and tea are provided. Craft Club meets every third......

  • Tue. Jan. 7th: First Tuesday Book Club

    Tuesday, January 7th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for a discussion of David Grann’s outstanding novel, Killers of the Flower Moon. In the 1920’s, after oil was discovered on the land of the Osage Nation......

  • Fri. Jan 3rd: Reading Series with Print: A Bookstore

    Friday, January 3rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for another exciting partnership event with Print: A Bookstore. We invite Maine author Douglas W. Milliken who will read from OUR SHADOWS’ VOICE.  A young boy internalizes......

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