Hall Events

Upcoming Mechanics’ Hall Sponsored Events:

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  • Wed. Aug 21st: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, August 21st 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. Sept 3rd: First Tuesday Book Club

    Tuesday, September 3rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for a discussion of Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.  Bring your own lunch, but tea and sweets will be served.  All are welcome.  Pre-reading of the book......

  • Fri. Sept 6th: Honored Guests Art Opening

    Friday, Sept 6th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Chalkboard Gallery   EVENT DETAILS A vision of artist Larry Hayden, the Portland Drawing Society was created years ago to both indulge a passion for drawing and to honor the wealth of leaders......

  • Fri. Sept 6th: Meet author Edwin Hill

    Friday, September 6th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for our third partnership event with Print: A Bookstore.  Meet mystery writer Edwin Hill who will be discussing his new novel, The Missing Ones, in conversation with......

  • Wed. Sept. 18th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, September 18th 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. Sept 25th: Makers at the Hall w/ Katie Benedict

    Wednesday, September 25th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-8:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS We welcome back this series from summer hiatus with Katie Benedict. Katie is a Portland graphic designer specializing in creating web pages and printed materials for her clients. She......

Recent Events

  • Tue. Aug 6th: First Tuesday Book Club

    Tuesday, August 6th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Book club discusses Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin.  Bring your own lunch, but tea and sweets will be served. All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book is......

  • Fri. Aug 2nd: Writing with Wit

    Friday, August 2nd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Join us for our second partnership event with Print: A Bookstore, Writing with Wit: Three Maine Women Share Their Writing and Publishing Experience. Co-hosted with Maine Authors Publishing. Kathy......

  • Wed. July 17th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, July 17th 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......

Types of Events at Mechanics’ Hall

Mechanics’ Hall Programs

We are known for our Sparrow Lecture series, Makers at the Hall talk, library offerings and gallery shows. Members may attend at free and discounted rates. Contact programing@mainemechanics.org to get involved.

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Co-branded Events

Events sponsored jointly by MH and other organizations allow help to support each other with our strengths. Often MH donates use of our hall. In return, we discount entrance fees for MH members and take a percentage of the proceeds. Contact hall@mainemechanics.org for more information.

Rental Events

We are proud to work with numerous clients to provide MH members and the public with unique programming through rental agreements. Contact us to make a reservation.

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